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Water changes and Dosing

I normally would do EI Dosing with dry fertilizers(KNO3, KH2PO4, and Plantex) and change 50 percent once a week. I have college starting up and i work 30 hours a week. I sometimes dont have time to do my 50 percent change every week. Is there anyway I could get away with a water change every other week? Its for my 20 gallon tall. Anyone have a dosing schedule with a similar tank that only changes water every 2 weeks instead of every week? If so, please share. I'm open to all suggestions.


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Yes that is possible if your tank is in good shape and your ferts are in high enough numbers then you could stretch it out but it's not a science you'll have to judge it by eyeball to see what works.

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I would try and do your best to stick to the schedule as much as possible. Buy or make a python and water changes get a whole lot easier. A single 20g tank shouldn't be that bad.

I'm currently working 50-65 hours a week, and I'm still finding time to maintain 8 tanks. Sometimes its not so fun at 1am on a weeknight, but it needs to get done.

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sadly a python doesn't work with my sink


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sadly a python doesn't work with my sink
It doesn't work in the sink or with that faucet? Can you replace the faucet? Maybe not if it is an apartment.

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doesn't work with the faucet and yes, i can't change it


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You could also switch to PPS-Pro if the big Sunday WC is to much.

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