How Often Do You Do Aquarium Water Changes?


How often do you change your water? (Partial water changes)

  1. Daily

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  2. Weekly

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  3. Monthly

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  4. Quarterly

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  5. Hardly Ever

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  1. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    Let's see how often people are changing the water in their tanks.  Login to vote and see the results.
  2. F

    FishFan Valued Member Member

    Do you mean 'partial water change' or total water change?
  3. OP

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    I changed it to include "partial"

  4. C

    Craig Well Known Member Member

    definately weekly mr mike :D
  5. chickadee

    chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    actually i do a 25% twice weekly since i just feel better about it. my little guy was sick and i got started doing it when i brought him home and just haven't stopped
  6. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I usually do 50% once a week in all my tanks except the turtle tank. He gets 100% change every week.
  7. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    weekly 4 me dudes ! i read that if u do it daily it'll change the levels of stuff in the water too drasticly and stress the fish. :)
  8. d

    dahly Valued Member Member

    This is a good question for me at this time. I have been changing 25% every 4 days, but my lfs said that's too much. I was going to go down to 20% every other week, because of the lfs and so much that I have read. I will stay at 25% every 4 days, and check water chemistry once or twice weekly too. "Freshwater fish like freshwater!" If they were in a stream, the water would be in constant change. I just need to be sure the temp is correct, as not to stress the fish. I see Gunnie and other change their water frequently, so will I! Good poll, thanks! :)
  9. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I do 30-50% every week and 25% twice a week on the 75g because it has 3 big waste producers in it. The fry tanks(2) get 50% every day for the first 6 weeks.
  10. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    If your tank is cycled, you can't do too many water changes. Although I do 50% in all but my turtle tank every week, if I did this routine less frequently (like once a month), it could be hard on the fish, because the new water being added might adjust the ph. Since I do it every week, there is probably not much of a fluctuation. More frequent water changes is far more important than how much you change out.
  11. J

    Jason Well Known Member Member

    I used to to do a 25% weekly and a 40% fornightly but now I increase to about a 30% every 5 days or so.
  12. d

    dano569 Valued Member Member

    i do a 25% every week and add in new stress coat and salt. :)
  13. p

    platypuff New Member Member

    I have been completing a 10% water change twice a week
  14. C

    COBettaCouple Fishlore Legend Member

    We do a partial water change of about 25% in all the tanks each week.
  15. s

    simpleton Valued Member Member

    I do my water changes anywhere between weekly to 2 weeks maximum. I usually do a 40% water change with a good cleaning using the gravel vac.