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View Poll Results: Water Changes
Chlorine neutralizer only 149 28.76%
Chlorine neutralizer and buffer 45 8.69%
Chlorine neutralizer and salt 57 11.00%
Chlorine neutralizer and epsom salt 38 7.34%
Chlorine neutralizer, buffer and salt/epsom salt 120 23.17%
Other (please describe below) 109 21.04%
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Old 12-02-2012
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I do water changes once a week, 40-50% for the big guys and a little more the fry. I put API water dechlor in and some Epsom salt. I have and have had all my Troph tanks with PFS and I haven't had any of my fishy friends complain lol.... They all bred once they hit about 3"
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I used to do 30% weekly, but now that I'm a stay at home Dad, I do 10% daily. It's a little overkill, but my time with my tanks brings me some semblance of serenity. Haha. I use Seachem Prime, epsom salt, and baking soda. Occasionally I use Rift Lake salt instead of the epsom salt and baking soda. My tap water is pretty hard and alkaline, so I don't have to buffer as much as some people do.
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I used to do 30% weekly, but now that I'm a stay at home Dad, I do 10% daily. It's a little overkill, but my time with my tanks brings me some semblance of serenity. Haha. I use Seachem Prime, epsom salt, and baking soda. Occasionally I use Rift Lake salt instead of the epsom salt and baking soda. My tap water is pretty hard and alkaline, so I don't have to buffer as much as some people do.
Do you measure Nitrate levels? Just curious what nitrate levels are like with a greater frequency of water changes.
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Its a slight exaggeration on the "daily", but it's pretty close. I check my water chemistry weekly, and have never had an issue with my nitrate levels. I overdo it on my biofiltration, and have no chemical filtration. I have a canister full of matrix and sponge filters with powerheads. I experiment a lot, and have found this to be optimal for my tanks. Everybody I know has told me to do it different ways, but I think you just have to find what works for you and your H2O.
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