Water Change Frequency

How Often Do You Do Water Changes?

  • Daily

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Weekly

    Votes: 98 67.1%
  • Every Two Weeks

    Votes: 17 11.6%
  • Monthly

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • As Needed (from test kit results or based on knowing your tank)

    Votes: 25 17.1%

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CMB

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BlackSkirtTetra said:
I’m not good at remembering to do water charges so mine alternate at a frequency between once a week and once every three weeks.
I honestly don't want to admit how similar this is to what I do.
 

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I feel like daily water changes is too much for those with MTS. I can imagine changing the water of a twenty or thirty gallon tank daily but not several tanks that size. Where would one find the time for that?
 

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I’m doing daily on my discus and fry tanks. Weekly on my 75 gallon community and every 1-2 weeks on my planted nano tank (try do it weekly but sometimes it gets put on the back burner).
 

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I do anywhere from 20-50% every 6-10 days depending on the tank. @Mike it'll be interesting to see how often people clean their fliters. I know I should probably clean mine more often :p
 

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I used to do 25% daily, then 50% weekly.. Sometimes I left it for two weeks. Now I am doing 80%-90% weekly for clear water.
 

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While cycling at least every other day. Once cycled I do no less than 50% water changes on all of my tanks each week plus one week each month a do a bigger one to reset things. I do a 75% water changes every other day in the tank holding my pleco fry.
 
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jinjerJOSH22 said:
I do anywhere from 20-50% every 6-10 days depending on the tank. @Mike it'll be interesting to see how often people clean their fliters. I know I should probably clean mine more often :p
Yeah I have a list going of polls I want to make and plan on doing them frequently. If anyone has some good ideas on polls feel free to pm me!
 

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I do at least 50% once a week. Usually around 60%. Less on shrimp tanks. Sometimes if I'm bored I'll do a second a week. The last two weeks I've only done 30% changes as college has me wrecked.
 
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