07-09-2009, 08:00 PM
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What exactly does weekly water change entail?
I was uinder the assumption that changing out 1/3 of the water in my tank (which includes siphoning the crap out of the gravel) was sufficient.
However, it seems that the majority of you change 10-25% of the water on a weekly basis. Can you share whether you clean the substrate each time or do you do that less frequently?
Also, do any of you use a buffer like strss coat when changing the water so the fish don't stress out as much? I haven't had my tank up and running for too long now so I'm learning more every day.
Thanks in advance for any input. There are a lot of you that have been at this fishy thing for a while and your advice is very helpful. Based on your tank pics. you know what you're talkng about.
Looking forward to hearing what you do. Or, if anyone has a thread link where you've discussed this before, I'd be happy to go there. I'm still learning on the navigation of this site as well.