Water changes every 6 months???

mrsmuffin
Member
Tetra is saying that if you use their new product, you only have to do a water change every 6 months...



Have they lost their minds? What are they going to come up with next to try to get people to spend money???
 
Shawnie
Member
OMG can you imagine the questions and help's we would see with only 6month water changes!!! now ive heard it all...I'm worried about this new product already...
 
pinky93
Member
My uncle has that product and he does change his water every 6 months.His fish seem fine.I never personally tried it.Does it work?
 
Shawnie
Member
I wouldnt want to live in my toilet without flushing it for six months..even with an air freshner LOL ....ewww
 
Angela_96
Member
I wouldn't trust anything that says you don't have to do waterchanges but every 6mths, water changes not only help clean your tank, but are refreshing to the fish. If you watch your fish after a water change they will actually jsut about dance in the water (or mine do) My tanks get 2 a week, one w/ vaccuming and one reg waterchange and I do it just because seeing the fish so happy and healthy.
 
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mrsmuffin
Member
Does it work?
I personally don't plan on finding out!

I wouldnt want to live in my toilet without flushing it for six months..even with an air freshner LOL ....ewww
 
Angela_96
Member
Good point Shawnie! Lol
 
MissMTS
Member
IMO, nothing replaces good clean water. Honestly, they are the best thing for keeping your fish healthy. Water changes have helped my fish way more than any meds.
 
Shawnie
Member
seriously tho..that's about what its compared to at least IMO if you don't do water changes...living in a toilet without flushing..ill pass...I wouldnt want it so ill be darn that my fish will live that way
 
Alessa
Member
Shawnie said:
I wouldnt want to live in my toilet without flushing it for six months..even with an air freshner LOL ....ewww
omg shawnie... that's so true! what are they even thinking?
 
Shawnie
Member
hence why I'm not trusting safestart yet ..not to mention, tz had such a bad experience but I'm not a fan of new products until after they work out the bugs...
 
pepetj
Member
I have been trying Tetra Easy Balance (both versions with and without Nitraban), not with the intention of not doing water changes, but to aid in keeping water parameters "balanced". Performing water changes is something I enjoy, as well as every maintenence needed. So far this product seems to keep my pH steady, and nitrates quite low (10 to 25ppm).

I personally don't think adding a product to the water would remove the constant build up of solid waste. I am very careful about gravel/sand vacumm, but if for whatever reason (has not happened yet) I need to delay for two or three days my weekly water change, then having this product makes me feel confident that I won't have a toxic spike. More so in the small tanks (5.5 or 10gal) where a casualty (e.g. a dead snail) could wipe out every living fish in a matter of hours; a product like this one might buy me a few more hours

By the way, for the 5.5gal I perform 30% water change twice a week, adding Easy Balance once a week. Maybe I'm wasting money, but so far, so good.

Pepe
Santo Domingo
 
Shawnie
Member
hmm good info..but why use easy balance if you are a regular water changer? just curious...

and seeing how you like doing water changes, could I hire you out a couple times a week ? ;D
 
Butterfly
Member
Besides removing waste water changes replace some elements that are used up by fish and plants.
Carol
 
Tavel
Member
what about mineral buildup? my water drops an inch per week ( about 1 gallon), and even more if it's hot out. I can't imagine how concentrated the dissolved minerals would get in 6 months.
 
peacemaker92
Member
We shouldn't trust this kind of product. Not changing your water for 6 months? YUCK! NO offence but Your fish will hate you if you use the product! PLEASE, don't buy the product for safety!
 
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