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water changes

Postby killielover on Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:54 am

Can anyone give any scientific rational for changing the water in an aquarium. How much, how often? From my experience 25-50% once or twice a week for maintenance is a bit excessive.
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:56 am

Waterchanges depend on the amount of stock In the tank, your waterparameters will tell you this. It's all about the bio-load. What size tank and what inhabitants? Welcome to the forum.
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:58 am

What is going on? That's not how I wrote it?
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby kcartwright856 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:02 am

April Fool's Day, I'd imagine.
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby scpion on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:45 am

I think I am missing something here.. What's the "slimy wet thing cage"...? And why is it call the "wet stuff changes" ?
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby kcartwright856 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:53 am

The forum changes words around for April Fool's.
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:45 am

Not really good for the new members tho.
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:48 am

This has dadof4 written all over it lol
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby scpion on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:06 am

I actually looked up google for the "Lil Piggy Prickelhead".....
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby suvattii2012 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:19 am

concentrate mississippi
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby RTR on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:25 am

If the original inquiry is real, Bertie's response is correct.

Do note that berttie's response included question about the shiny wet things' nature and size as well as the size of the shiny wet things' cage. That is entirely appropriate.

Our general guideline or 50% water partials weekly is based on our suggested stocking levels, which are practical but not generous. Marked understocked tanks may or may not need less water changed per week - if you throw in frozen foods and let them thaw in the tank, and they are your principal food, then even and understocked tank may well need 50% weekly partials or even more to maintain water parameters.

Water parameters shifting over time means loss of water quality ans stress for the fish. essential unchanged water parameters over long periods of time (months to years) means good water quality and healthy long-lived fish with conservative stocking.

FYI, quality commercial breeders change 100-200% of the breeder's water daily. If the fish cannot read the difference in tank water and change water, your conditions are ideal. Hobbyists do not try to achieve that level of care, we settle for what is realistically practical. Fifty percent water changes weekly are far from excessive, but they are only practical, not ideal.

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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby hadla on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:19 am

rotfl, rtr's sig! and post XD
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby scpion on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:26 am

Lol!! His minions will be scratch their heads off figuring out " what fish " ????
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby LooksLater on Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:22 pm

Lol. Hilarious...!
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Re: wet stuff changes

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:04 pm

hadla wrote:rotfl, rtr's sig! and post XD

Omg that is the funniest thing ever lmaorotfl
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