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RCS and water change?

I just red a post that they do drip during water change to slowly mix the water. Does this apply to RCS? I change 25% twice a week but I just take the water out and pump the water in, with proper temp, KH, GH but lower TDS.
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OMG, I siphon out the water, add a little prime to room temperature tap water and pour it in.

I'll drip acclimate new shrimp, but honestly, if people saw me going to that much trouble over a tank at work, I'd be forced to get rid of it.
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Neos can handle faster changes. It's not about the speed you change the water it's if the parameters are matched. For my TBs, tibees, CRS/CBS and other I do slow drips. If your shrimp start swimming around like crazy and acting frantic (like they do when they are mating) then you aren't matching your params close enough and the changes are too quick. Size of the tank matters too as does the amount of water you change.


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That's why I stick with shrimps that can live in my tap water. That's why I'm thrilled at the explosion of neos recently. It's just a shame I can only have one at a time.

Oh, and since you'd know, if I happened to have a green babaulti in this tank, I couldn't add super tigers? I know there are so many charts, but they seem to be saying green and tigers shouldn't be kept together.

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When I do 25% water change doing siphon and pump water back in a matter of few minutes, I see one or two that swims around. I try to match the water as close as I can. I'm just sticking with easy shrimp for now and not too much tinkering with water parameter until I'm experienced. Although I'm tempted to mix cherries, yellow and rili in one tank, just want see whats come out of it.
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I dont match exactly I simply siphon out 100% of the water and refill with pretty close temps, five gallon rcs mixed tank with about 30 shrimp and some shrimplets. they flop around on the substrate awaiting water, corals and marine shrimp do too lol
this is to show what they can handle, id never drip or take that much time even with my reef. it gets 100% as well. all small aquaria can handle full water changes, Ive done them on tanks older than most tanks of that size on the internet, hundreds of times per aquarium and as recently as last nite. or, you can drip slowly and carefully match all params, they'll take that as well. not stirring up the sandbed when pouring in new water in either system is the trick.

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hey didnt you have another thread on water changes where bostoneric was against the full water change option>? this seems like a mirror thread

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Unless the livestocks require 100% water change or the water must be change because of toxic dumped, I wouldn't do it. No matter how much you match the water, it'll still alter the parameter if you do 100%, that's just me.
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+1 No reason to do 100% water change, and put the livestock through "flopping" on the substrate..


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I cannot kill RCS if I tried, and I have many times, many ways. They are cockeroaches.




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my tank has a reason, its not like most tanks. Mine has exceptional nitrate production due to age of sandbed and the extra export gets me the longest time in between changes... my tank is pump, heater and filter free it does benefit from the export.

The same has been said about large water changes in reefs, corals being more sensitive. turns out they adapt too, it all adapts to however you run your system. For many tanks large changes don't have to be ran if design is sufficient, and in many cases large wc correct parameter issues much safer than individual param dosing. It's an option to know how to wield in good aquarium practice imo

in the case of both these threads from Hunter, either way you change water has been shown to work on a very long term basis, pretty much cant go wrong. cherries are toughies

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