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My first water change?
Old 02-10-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
 
My first water change?

Hi again..So it's going on my 3rd week with my 25 gal salt water aqu. and touch wood everything is going good so far.I have 2 in. of live sand across the bottom..11 pounds of live rock..a 400 powerhead and a millinium 3000 wet dry multi filter..I have a 1 and a half in. spotted cardinal..A 1 and a half in. tomato clown.A 2 and a half in pacific blue tang and 3 small hermit crabs. thats all the fish i will be getting until I upsize down the road..I just did a watertest yesterday and the levels are perfect..so my question is..When should i perform my first waterchange?..how much should I change?..and whats the best way to go about it..thank you
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
 
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Well I have been doing a lot of research and the people at my saltwater lfs (very reliable and family owned!) say every 2 weeks, they also say if nitrates go over 50ppm do a water change. So 50ppm is the limit unless you have coral which means the nitrates should be 0ppm but no higher then 5ppm. As for the amount they recomend 10-20% if you have liverock and 25-35% if you don't have liverock. I hope I haven't confused you lol


What is the nitrate level in your tank?
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