is a W/C needed?

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Nick16, 14 Aug 2009.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi, i have a 120L tank with 12 boras brigittea and some cherry and amano shrimp, (+ 3 apple snails)
    i dont feed massivley, it has no co2 and no ferts, so do i need to do a w/c every week?

    it has a couple anubias barteri as well, i doubt that helps but more info is better than none.
     
  2. GreenNeedle

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    The simple answer is No.

    My Non CO2 tank has not had a water change for nearly 3 months with no casualties :)

    AC
     
  3. Nick16

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    haha, thanks, im not that daring though, i might leave it another week and perhaps do a 30% change. and then next time leave it 2.5 weeks or maybe 3.
     
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    My 500l gets a change once every 2-3 weeks sometimes a month and its normally no different in nitates and is clean as ever. i guess i do it out of pure fear that i will be shot for not doing it!!!
     
  6. Nick16

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    yeah, i want to take the best care of my 'pets' and i feel that by doing lots of W/C's i am doing this, it hasnt sunk in that they will be no different if i half the number im doing. i dont mind it every 2 weeks, thats not a problem.
     

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