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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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How long does it generally take to do a water change for a 55g and 75g and how much water do you change?? Im assuming you dont carry buckets back and forth.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-05-2007, 10:05 PM
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I used buckets. It takes me 40-50 minutes to carry out water changes and gravel vacuuming for a 75 gallons. I do nearly 50% water change daily.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-05-2007, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Why dont you use a hose or one of those things called a python??

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Why dont you use a hose or one of those things called a python??
I prefer labor.

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50% daily??? is that not excesive?? i do 15% weekly and it takes about an hour, i use buckets too, but the kitchen is close!
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50% daily??? is that not excesive?? i do 15% weekly and it takes about an hour, i use buckets too, but the kitchen is close!
Depending on the bioload but I feed several times a day in small rations and several of my fish are just greedy feeders.;)

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-07-2007, 08:26 PM
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I do a 25% change every other week. I figure that the plants give me a rally good ammonia and Nitrate buffer. I use a 7 gallon bucket rather than a python so I can see if I have sucked up any baby cories. Probably takes 25 to 30 minutes end to end, another 10 to 15 for monthly filter maintnance

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