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watter-changes and bennificial bacteria.

I was wondering if large waterchanges can kill the bacteria on your filter midea?

I Add decloranator to the tank right before I fill it up, but somehow I dont think that will emeaditly nutralize all the chlorine. I'm sure it wouldnt be a problem if I was dooing 10% waterchanges, but I uasily do 75% watter changes. Could this be hurting my bacteria population?

I'm pretty sure alot of people waterchange just like me. eg= add the dechlorinator strate to the tank, and then fill the tank back up. Has anyone had probelms with this method affecting thier bennificial bacteria?

75 gallon, fillstar xp2 with inline reactor, 12 Lb pressurised co2, 4.2 WPG-corallife 3x96 watt PC-, fluorite/silica-sand substright.
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Never had a problems. I think you might encounter a mini-cycle that lasts less than a day or two, but other than that there's shouldn't be a major effect on an established system. There's just way to much bacteria to kill, and bacteria bounces back fairly quickly.

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thanks for the enlightening me...

My filter is only 2 weeks old, so maybe it needs more time to esablish bateria collonies. I've noticed a build up of protiens on the surface of my water. I'm blaming the new filter for the cause.

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