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Advice? Water changes

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by ChapmanFM, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. ChapmanFM GIRS Member

    82
    Fort Madison
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    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

    72
    Urbandale
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    I do 8 gal a week on my 60 gal.
     
  3. Chief Reef GIRS Member

    197
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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    I do 5 gallons biweekly on my 35 gallon all In one
     
  4. StormyMoe GIRS Member

    115
    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 GIRS Member

    435
    Marion
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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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    We do about 10% every other week on our 300 & 210 (one tank per week).
     
  7. Actuary Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    578
    Adel, IA
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    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 GIRS Member

    435
    Marion
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    What do you have or use for filtration?

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  9. Pygmey Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    637
    Cedar Rapids
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    +91 / 1 / -0
    What do you use to change it?
     
  10. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    435
    Marion
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    +129 / 0 / -0
    I use a duel head stenner pump works great

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  11. Sully32 Well-Known ReefKeeper

    301
    Des Moines
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    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. DSPENCE GIRS Member

    133
    Marshalltown, IA
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    +22 / 0 / -0
    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

    578
    Adel, IA
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    +102 / 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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