how many is two many water changes?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by REEFerMADNESS88, Oct 30, 2015.

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  1. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    so i am currently running a 2.5 gal pico. the only filtration being power head/liverock and water changes. lately i have been doing 8oz change every day just to be safe. If we do the math thats about 75% every month. I have been told by certain sources that this may upset the biological filtration do to microbe loss and not enough recovery time. Have you any thoughts on this???
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Are there any fish? Please list your livestock.
     
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    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Not sure what microbes they are referring too. I would maybe do every other day but your tank will tell you. The main thing is to be sure salinity is stable and not to strip too many nutrients but with that fish you should be fine.
     
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    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    what about when i start adding corals, I plan on just doing soft corals, zoas mushrooms, etc maybe switch it to every other day or even do 4oz a day as appose to 8
     
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