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When to change water after adding fish
Old 02-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
 
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When to change water after adding fish

Up until now Ive never added more than 3 fish at a time and never had any problems. Just now I added 6 new fish to my planted 75, how long should I wait to do a water change? or should I just test every night to see if anything raises?
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
 
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I would say do 20% daily for about a week
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
 
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I disagree on the daily water changes--unless there is a problem. But in a "planted" 75g tank with only 6 fish being added, nothing should occur. Assuming they are not enormous fish, and "planted" means quite a few plants.

Weekly water changes should be basic. The volume depends upon the fish load, but it can vary from 25% to 60% every week. I do 50% weekly, but I have a lot of fish in my tanks, notwithstanding they are well planted.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #4
 
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Oh no, nothing big just emperor tetras. Theres only 12 fish in there so its not heavily stocked by any means.
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