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punky1991 04-11-2014 11:10 PM

should i do a 50 percent weekly water change or 2 25 percent weekly water changes?
 
so i did that fish calculator thing and it says to do a 50 percent weekly water change or i may want to split it up into 2 25 percent water changes what do you think.

CaptainMbuna 04-12-2014 03:40 PM

I suggest you avoid the hassle of two separate water changes. It will be less stress on you as well as your fish. What additives are you using for your water changes.

I use Seachem Prime & Aquarium Salts.


Jeff

Flint 04-12-2014 03:52 PM

Aquatic salts are not appropriate to use constantly, they can harm your fish in the long term. They are freshwater fish.

What size is your tank, what is it stocked with and did you go through and complete the nitrogen cycle?

CaptainMbuna 04-12-2014 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flint (Post 4286602)
Aquatic salts are not appropriate to use constantly, they can harm your fish in the long term. They are freshwater fish.

What size is your tank, what is it stocked with and did you go through and complete the nitrogen cycle?

Aquarium Salts are perfectly safe to use during your water changes. They reduce stress, treat parasites, protect fish from nitrite poisoning. Been using them for over 30 years and never once lost a fish due to it. If your having issues with your fish check your water parameters. It would have nothing to do with the Aquarium Salts.

Jeff

Tolak 04-12-2014 05:40 PM

I'm trying to think of a bigger scam in this hobby than aquarium salt. If you feel the need to use it pick up a 50 pound sack of livestock salt, same thing, for $5. I use it for hatching bbs, in a busy year breeding I'll go through 50 pounds. If you use salt to deal with stress, parasites or nitrite you're treating the symptoms, not the problem.

As far as water changes I'd go with the 50%, why drag out & put away gear twice.

CaptainMbuna 04-12-2014 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainMbuna (Post 4286642)
Aquarium Salts are perfectly safe to use during your water changes. They reduce stress, treat parasites, protect fish from nitrite poisoning. Been using them for over 30 years and never once lost a fish due to it. If your having issues with your fish check your water parameters. It would have nothing to do with the Aquarium Salts.

Jeff

So my Mbuna have no need for Aquarium Salts?

Jeff

CaptainMbuna 04-12-2014 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tolak (Post 4287266)
I'm trying to think of a bigger scam in this hobby than aquarium salt. If you feel the need to use it pick up a 50 pound sack of livestock salt, same thing, for $5. I use it for hatching bbs, in a busy year breeding I'll go through 50 pounds. If you use salt to deal with stress, parasites or nitrite you're treating the symptoms, not the problem.

As far as water changes I'd go with the 50%, why drag out & put away gear twice.

So my Mbuna have no need for Aquarium Salts?

Jeff

Tolak 04-12-2014 08:48 PM

No they do not need aquarium salts.

CaptainMbuna 04-12-2014 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tolak (Post 4288482)
No they do not need aquarium salts.


How many Cichlid tanks do you have and how many Cichlids. Please share your pics.

Jeff

BWG 04-12-2014 09:32 PM

Hey Jeff, question for you...is that sincere interest in Tolak's fishroom or a passive aggressive attempt at pointing out you use salt and your fish are fine because you have no actual info to debate with?


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