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Tropheus Disease, Health and Nutrition Discussion of Tropheus diseases, general health, nutrition and water conditions.

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 01-09-2008
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Please tell us about your water change routine by voting above, and then tell us what you voted for, and why
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30% weekly, sand gets siphoned every time, canister gets cleaned every 2 months, and i use Cloaram-x powder and epsom salt with each change. Maybe its just coincidence, but i havent had a single case of sickness or bloat, in either of my Troph tanks.... I think its the epsom salt.
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50% every week, siphon the sand and water comes straight out of my well, so no chlorine!
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i water change 30% weekly , gravel vac , and add chlorine neutralier and baking soda to my water. Baking soda to add carbonate hardness.
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I have 4-120 gallon tropheus tanks and 1-70 quarantine tank. The primary tanks usually get a water change every week, but I'm trying to start stretching it to 2 weeks. The typical change is about 40% but sometimes as much as 50 or 60%. I rarely vacuum the sand but I do try to disturb it when filling the tank back up with a hose. Also besides declor (prime), I use a cichlid salt homemade mix that includes Topic Marin, epson salt and baking soda.
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I do 50% water changes 3 times monthly. I use Prime to dechlorinate and I add Tropic Marin sea salt, epsom salts and bakng soda, but only to my wild caught groups.

I've read that some people believe buffering the wtaer makes for better breeding but I've yet to see any research on this, and I've yet to personally see a corrolation between the two. I'm of the opinion that buffered water protects against ph crash, but does it really promote breeding? I'm not convinced.
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I do 50% weekly water changes and use Sodium Thiosulfate to dechlorinate



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I do a 30 percent WC once a week and i vacuum the sand occasionally i don't add anything other than the cichlid buffer to my water being that it's well water.
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I do 50% weekly w/c using cloram-x as the conditioner, 1 tsp baking soda per 5 gal. and, 1 tbs sea salt per 5 gal. I vac the sand every 2nd w/c
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How do you guys add all these buffers and salts? Just dump it in? Mix it with water in a smaller container and pour it in? or Premix your entire water change water before hand? Thanks
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