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pescao 01-08-2007 05:25 AM

water changes
Hello people
my questions is: how often should i change the water and how much water to change?

Melissa 01-08-2007 06:04 AM

I think its something like 20% every 2 weeks.

sazzy 01-08-2007 06:06 AM

i have a 4' tank and i change aprox 10gallons a week :D
i think it just depends on what fish you own and the size of your tank, if you could post what you have it may help?

usmc121581 01-08-2007 06:29 AM

I have seen many different views on water changes. I've seen people do them once every 6months, 1 a month, every week, 2 a month, etc. I used to believe if it isnt broke dont fix it. But that was the old me. Now I will do them once a month if not 2 times a month. In the winter time I only do them 1 time a month because I'm loosing 28gallons every 2 weeks at least, when the weather strats to warm up and evaporation calms down I will start back on 2-3 times a month.

caferacermike 01-08-2007 06:43 AM

I do 15g in a 75g every 2 weeks.

trreherd 01-08-2007 01:52 PM

How much water and how often will i need to change it in my 20 gallon tank with 10 gallon sump?

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