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View Poll Results: How often and how big. Please read carefully and be honest.
Daily 4 2.25%
3 times a week @ 10 - 25% each time. 4 2.25%
3 times a week @ 25-50% each time. 1 0.56%
3 times a week @ 50%+ each time. 1 0.56%
2 times a week @ 10 - 25% each time. 9 5.06%
2 times a week @ 25 - 50% each time. 8 4.49%
2 times a week @ 50 - 75% each time. 7 3.93%
2 times a week @ 75%+ each time. 2 1.12%
1 times a week @ 25 - 50% each time. 61 34.27%
1 times a week @ 50 - 75% each time. 46 25.84%
1 times a week @ 75%+ each time. 11 6.18%
1 time every 2 weeks 15 8.43%
1 time every 3 weeks 2 1.12%
1 time every 4 weeks 1 0.56%
I some time go more than a month between water changes. 6 3.37%
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50% every other day , daily for my discus and weekly for reef tanks
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Believe me, I wouldn't do it if I didn't have to. We get charged for every gallon coming in, and every gallon going out (sewage charge), which means for every 100g I put into the tank, I'm charged for 200g. I change 100g on three, and 30 on one tank every week. That's 660 gallons I pay for every sunday. Anything less than this and my fish are in 40ppm nitrates.
Yikes! Do you know what's causing that? Might be a good investigation to solve for sure.

I thought that most Sewage companies only charge you for the lowest water/ sewage usage quater per year that you use and then base the rest of the years charges off of that. So lets hypathetically say you use and average of 1500g of water for 3 months in the winter, which was the lowest use of water for any of the 4 quaters of the year. They would assign a specific charge to that 1500g as it was all that you used in water. Even if you used 2500g/ quater for the other 3 quaters the sewage company would still only charge you for the 1500g in sweage for the other 3 quaters of the year...

This is how they do it around here. Is it the same?
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No, they charge for every gallon I use, and I use 2,400 g per month on my tanks alone. We have a sensor on the side of the house that they can read the inside water meter from. They come every three months, read the meter and double the amount. My sister lives in area about 10 mins from me that has free water. Go figure. My nitrates are high because I overstock my tanks.
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What I do is dont drain into my drains I just dump water on to plants saves u a lot on sewage bill
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Ok I get water changes are needed, but that seems a bit excessive..
that looks more than 80%
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What I do is dont drain into my drains I just dump water on to plants saves u a lot on sewage bill
Thats not how it would work, as Noddy said they come around and double his water usage... So even if he put it on his plants they are still doubling his total no matter what.

I lived close to him before, I dont know how my water bill worked but I know my parents werent too impressed when I had 14 tanks running, with weekly 55-65% water changes.

I do 60%+ weekly on both of my tanks, after a couple weeks of normal water changes I do 90% just to really clean it out nicely. Worked well for me for a long time and have gone back to this routine again.
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I voted 25% weekly, but I also do 10% 3X a week when I'm not busy with my training. Weird coz i dont even have any Trophs lol... I guess good training for a future troph owner😊
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Always 50-75 just because of my scheduling, if I have more time then I might do another smaller one.

Around here we get billed per gallon of water used and sewage is 52% of water the water usage is. But you can call the water company and they will come
out and you can show them your setups and how you use the drained water to take care of outdoor watering and they will discount the sewage charges.
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10% every day. I use a drip system so all I do is plug in the pump in the vat. Do need to put it on a timer as sometimes I forget and do more than a 10% water change.
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I voted for one time a week at 50-75%. I do wc's on Fridays usually because I get off work early on Friday's and I dont have anything going on until much later in the evening when I have to bowl.
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