How Often Do You Do Water Changes, and How Much? - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: How often do you do water changes, and how much?
50% or more, two or more times a week 2 3.28%
50% or more, once a week 33 54.10%
30%, twice or more a week 1 1.64%
30%, once a week 10 16.39%
25%, twice or more a week 2 3.28%
25%, once a week 3 4.92%
Less than 25%, once a week 3 4.92%
I change some every month 4 6.56%
I just top off the tank 2 3.28%
I change the water if the nitrates get too high 1 1.64%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question How Often Do You Do Water Changes, and How Much?

I'm new here and have spent most of my time doing a lot of reading. I've noticed that people do things differently than what I'm used to and I'm trying to get a handle on that

One of the things I'm really curious about is the lack of routine water parameter testing and how often everyone does water changes, hence this poll and one other I'd like to do on testing

So, for the first one: how often do you change and how much?

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I would say 40% sometimes less sometimes more.

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ROFL! Man, you guys are fast

I hadn't had time to finish the poll even. Can you go back and select one? There's a max of 10 poll options, so I tried to get as many in as I could.

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I change 50%, every 4 days on my rainbow tanks -- which is most of my tanks. So, it's about 50%, twice a week.

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50% once a week, but once a month or so I'll change 60%-70% to stop anything building up.
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50% once a week on my 55g
25% once a week on the 2.5 and 30 gal


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33% once a week.....my holding tank only holds 10 gallons and my aquarium is a 30.....i dont do ei and i dont have a heavy fishload ...
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70% once or twice a week and i never test for anything any more
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Think Barr likes the results of this? It seems that his ideas must have some merit if everyone is doing it the EI way.
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