Would Like To Get Your Opinion On ......

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by lunatik_69, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I normally do my 20gal water change every Sat. morning and started thinking of dividing the water changes during the week. For example, a 10gal exchange on Wed. and the other 10gal on Sat. Its alot less work load on Sat. and the tank gets " refreshed " alot sooner then waiting a whole week. I know I havent " re-invented " the wheel or anything, but just wanted some feedback on the subject. Thanks, Luna;D
     
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  3. Nemo 22

    Nemo 22 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    do you have alot of detrius or algae issues or is it just because you want to.if you do have alot of it then go for it.if not i dont reccomend it.your fish sometimes get stressed out with water changes and snails and other inverts dont like the water change to much.so its on you.
     
  4. Reefdiver72

    Reefdiver72 Feather Duster

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    I would say watch your xenia and it will tell you I change out about once a month but I have alot of volume and fuges to filter the water. But your xenia will tell if there is anything wrong if you change your water like that.
     
  5. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    No algae issues here, my Kole Tang does a great job on algae control. Just thought of re-freshing the water more frequently than once a week. Im " assuming " its the same , just dividing the gals.
     
  6. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    i dont do water changes, so i cant help ya.
     
  7. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Me either! Spend my money on equipment and coral not salt.
     
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  9. Nemo 22

    Nemo 22 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    stress would be my only concern and death of inverts.i lost like 10 snails in between 2 water changes.it sucked.so it on you like i said.see what works for you best
     
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    3rd for me...though it probably will bite me in the butt sooner or later...though the tank is 4 years strong.
     
  11. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    4 years still running is awsome. You are sure doing something right. As long as you replace elements with equipment and dosing you should be ok.
     
  12. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Well, I am on the side of water changes....We do ours once a week, 10 gallons on our 72....