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for last couple years doing weekly 50% water changes on pps pro, co2 55, 40, and 10 gallon. tanks are moderately loaded / fed. busy with work and considering going to biweekly water changes. thanks for feedback.
 

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PPS Pro is designed for minimal water changes.

I am almost sure Edward will reply to this.

I use PPS Pro & Classic, I water change based on TDS readings only.
Well that is a lie, sometime WC on NO3 readings.
 

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know ill hear it for this but prefer not to do regular water chemistry tests - in part why i opt for pps pro. this is just a general poll to get a feel for others pps pro water change frequency.
 

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I test at least something every 2 weeks or so.
Just dipping the TDS pen in the tank is very fast.
After several years I know where each tank should be, within close proximity anyway.
NO3 test this evening it has been about a month since last test.

I think that once your learn how your tank runs you should test at least something once a month as a gauge to know where you are at.
 

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need to learn tds method.
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Water column parameters should remain consistent. Testing for all possible components is impossible so we rely on water changes. But this can go either way, too few water changes is as bad as too many.

So why not measure water conductivity instead. Measurement is free, convenient and fast. Substrate, fish food, fertilizers and other dissolved compounds are increasing water conductivity. Plants are decreasing conductivity by consuming compounds. Plants are the ultimate filters purifying water column. For more details please see TDS meters and Chemicals & Dosing.
 
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