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bruce 1
04-27-2011, 9:38 PM
What % water change do you do each week? or bi-weekly?

04-27-2011, 9:42 PM
I have to admit that I'm pretty slack... I typically do one a month, unless testing shows levels too high in nitrates and phosphates (meaning detectable on my non lab grade Elos/Salifert/Seachem tests). Obviously undetectable doesn't mean zero, but I don't fear high numbers.
I should really do better.

I usually change between 15-20%.

Now that the poll is up, I voted. Sorry I typed a whole explanation. :)

04-27-2011, 10:07 PM
I'm do 30g's bi-weekly on my 120g. This is my 5th tank and just invested in a RODI less then 2mths ago...:doh:...
IMO,The most effective filtering method... Period!!!

04-27-2011, 10:48 PM
I do about 15% every week. When My 60 cube was up. I'd do 10 gallons per week. Now with the 93, I play on doing 15 gallons per week. I seem to get good results with this routine.

04-28-2011, 3:19 AM
none. (i know whats coming. be gentle y'all)

at least not since October last year anyway

sry. didnt have that in your poll

Ralph ATL
04-28-2011, 6:14 AM
30% every 10 days to 2 weeks....

04-28-2011, 7:22 AM
25% every 2-3 weeks.

04-28-2011, 8:17 AM
Roughly 30% weekly.

04-28-2011, 8:49 AM
Roughly 15 percent weekly considering im gone mon thru thursday every week, maybe its a comfort thing