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Advice? Water changes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ChapmanFM, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. First off i should state I am not having any problems. I have had my 125g up for years and I do 10g weekly water changes. Im just curious how often and how much everyone else does.
     
  2. Barrett GIRS Member

    167
    Urbandale, IA
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    I do 8 gal a week on my 60 gal.
     
  3. Chief Reef Leadership Team GIRS Member

    296
    Iowa City, IA
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    I do 5 gallons biweekly on my 35 gallon all In one
     
  4. StormyMoe GIRS Member

    134
    Waukee
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    Right now I do about 20 gal a month on my 90 gal. I had been doing about 8-10 gal a week on it but I've gotten busy lately.
     
  5. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper

    453
    Marion, IA
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    I do 3 gallons a day on my 300 gallon tank and never touch a bucket.

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  6. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper Premium Member GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
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    +380 / 1 / -0
    We do about 10% every other week on our 300 & 210 (one tank per week).
     
  7. Actuary Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    645
    Adel, IA
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    +126 / 1 / -0
    Hopefully I don't start a riot... I don't do any regular water changes on my 400g. I send in a water sample for testing at Triton Labs every few months and nothing ever stands out.
     
  8. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper

    453
    Marion, IA
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    What do you have or use for filtration?

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  9. Pygmey Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    700
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    +101 / 1 / -0
    What do you use to change it?
     
  10. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper

    453
    Marion, IA
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    +143 / 0 / -0
    I use a duel head stenner pump works great

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  11. BrandonD32 Previously Sully32 GIRS Member

    392
    West Des Moines, IA
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    +51 / 3 / -0
    I don't do water changes unless something is looking off. I suck out detritus and run it through a piece I made with filter floss. I dump it back in after it is filtered. I dose as necessary to keep my levels where they need to be. It started as an experiment with a Pico reef that I had, and now I have moved the concept to my larger tanks. Removal of detritus, macroalgae, protein skimming, and dosing are how I keep my tanks going. I rarely actually make new water.
     
  12. 10 gallons weekly on a 30 gallon tank. Hang-on filter and a teeny-weeny protein skimmer. Don't dose or add anything else.
     
  13. Actuary Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    645
    Adel, IA
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    +126 / 1 / -0
    I have chaeto in my fuge and a 76" tall skimmer. No filter socks but I will occasionally put a pad of filter floss in my sump. I also run GAC and GFO.
     

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