Water Changes

Discussion in 'Water Changes' started by Scottshark, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. ScottsharkValued MemberMember

    Hi guys..... Now my tank is cycled..(yes!)... Is it OK to do 40% water changes weekly...that's how much I get out vacuuming all the gravel?....thanjs
  2. ZerologistWell Known MemberMember

    Hi there @Scottshark ! You could do 20% and above water change weekly.
  3. ScottsharkValued MemberMember

    Cool...I was concerned that 40% is too much
  4. ZerologistWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah 40% is a bit too much.
  5. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    Depends on the tank size and bioload. I do 50% weekly on my 5 gallon betta tanks. That's the least I can do if I do the quickest bottom clean possible.

    The key is keeping your nitrate below 40.
  6. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    Keep an eye on your Nitrates...I try to keep my Nitrates 20ppm or below. As far as water changes I do 50% or more weekly.
  7. ZerologistWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah I agree, it really depends on the size of your tank.
  8. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    40-60% weekly is good, 20-40% twice a week is even better
  9. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    Honestly, since the beneficial bacteria live in your filter media you can do 100% water changes if you prefer. The main thing when changing water is to ensure that the pH and temperature of the water matches your tank.