Goldfish Community Maintenance 75 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Mrs.Price, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    Hi there :)

    I just recently upgrading from a 29g to a 75g, when I had my 29g up and running I was slightly overstocked (1 ryukin, 2 comets and 6 danios) and remedied this with overfiltration (Fluval C4 Power Filter), a 3gal water change a day and a 50 Percent water change weekly. I now have a 75g which is currently housing 1 Ryukin, 1 Moor, 1 Fantail, 1 Oranda, 11 danios, and 1 small comet I will be finding a pond for once the weather worms up. My question... I had a perfect maintenance schedule in my 29g and the water was immaculate, now that I have a 75g that isn't nearly as overstocked, how often do you think I should be changing the water? I'd like to keep up with a small water change a day and a bigger one every week, as that seems to keep all of them very happy, however, I'm not sure how much I should be changing a day or weekly now, and if there would be a better maintenance schedule. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I don't have a goldfish tank but I have a fully stocked 75 gallon community tank. I top off what evaporates during the week and do a roughly 25% water change weekly. My water parameters stay good doing it that way and the fish seem very happy.
     




  3. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I'd test your water over the course of a week, see how long it takes them to build up waste. This will help gauge how large of a water change is needed. I like to do 50% water changes weekly on all my tanks. With my Angel breeders I usually do 90%. In this case, more is better :D
     
  4. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    Thanks to all who responded :)
     
  5. AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Cripes... After reading this post you guys make me feel like I am slackin on the water changes....
     
  6. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    You probably are! hehe
     
  7. AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Grrr probably...
     
  8. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    i always slack on water changes... 10% water changes every week mhmmm
     
  9. AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Quite a few New Yorkers on this Forum
     
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