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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by EnigmaticGuppy92 View Post
i said that some people may prfer to do more there is no right and wrong here it is down to personal preference to be honest changing large amount of water in the correct manner is not exactly going to harm the fish
I agree. Sorry about that. I was replying to WVDiscGolfer:

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I guess I'm operating under the assumption that as long as I'm still seeing particles being removed by my vac then why stop at 30% etc.
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If you are changing out that much water every week primarily because you can see particles, have you considered increasing your filtration? It might end up visibly clearer and cleaner, and require less significant water changes. I put a 2213 on a 10 gallon. It looks dirtiest immediately after I replace the water because everything is stirred up. Within minutes it looks as good as it does a week later. I still do weekly water changes because I think it is best for the fish, not because it looks or tests like it needs it.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 05:26 PM
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Outside of an emergency I personally would never change more than 40-50%
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM
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I've changed upwards of 90% on tanks repeatedly. Never any stress. Usually promoted breeding in both fish and shrimp.

If you've never done it, I wouldn't say not to do it. I've never seen a loss due to large water changes. The only time I've ever seen someone kill fish with large water changes was due to HUGE temp changes(usually too HOT, not too cold, as I only use cold tap water) or due to source water with no dissolved oxygen.
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Water in the wild is constantly changing and flowing so I don't see why it would hurt
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by alfalfa View Post
I agree. Sorry about that. I was replying to WVDiscGolfer:
ok my apologies lol

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