Water changes - how often? Question

  1. N

    Nissile Valued Member Member

    Hi, I have some white cloud minnows and I think they have spawned. The water is about a week old now. So my question is, how often should I change the water in a my tank - normally and after spawning? what percentage? Tell me your water change schedule for your tank :)

    thanks

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  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I do weekly 30% water changes whether fish are spawning or not, some fish such as corys can be triggered to spawn by doing more frequent cooler water changes.
     
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    N

    Nissile Valued Member Member

    Thanks

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  4. K

    Kuhligirl93 Valued Member Member

    I do 50% every week just for water cleanliness purposes, not breeding.


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  5. B

    Bigreddiscus New Member Member

    I do a 25% to 40% water change every week. when i first got my tank my glowlight tetras spawned.
     
  6. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    About 30% once a week.
     
  7. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I do about 25% or 30% a week.


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  8. Phishphin

    Phishphin Well Known Member Member

    I do about 25% a week. That's just a guide though. It really depends on your stocking levels, bioload, etc.
     
  9. T

    Teruterubozu New Member Member

    I do between 10 and 50% depending on tank inhabitants. The only change I make is if there are fry or eggs in the tank I drip the water back in a a slower rate than normal.