Chaos getting a water change and feeding

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Doing a water change and feeding Chaos, so I decided to shoot a vid. Got home from work today and saw driftwood moved and marks on him. Probably chasing the red points around.

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That is one helluva fish.....I'm still surprised there's any HRP's left. B)

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Chaos getting a water change and feeding

I know right. Not sure why he doesn't mind them. Anything else he wants to kill. And thanks, he is a handsome devil.

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What is that set-up? Water draining & filling same time?

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UNC-CH replied the topic: Chaos getting a water change and feeding

That oscar is so impressive. B) The way he conducts himself is different from most other oscars I've seen ... it must be the wild oscar in him. I'm not going to be getting another oscar anytime soon but that doesn't stop me from wanting one like that.
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Darth Nandopsis wrote: What is that set-up? Water draining & filling same time?

Yeah that's how I do my water changes. Once I'm done vac'ing, I fill with that hose, and continue to drain with a larger hose. The larger hose gravity drains at the same rate the vac hose fills from the tap. Just hook it up and let it run for how ever long you want. I keep the water level near the top as well so when I decide I'm done I don't have to wait long for the tank to fill. I do well over 100% water changes sometimes.... just let it run for an hour. I can half my nitrates in around 15-20 mins.

UNC-CH wrote: That oscar is so impressive. B) The way he conducts himself is different from most other oscars I've seen ... it must be the wild oscar in him. I'm not going to be getting another oscar anytime soon but that doesn't stop me from wanting one like that.

He is a different one for sure. I've loved his personality from day one. Hasn't really changed much either.. always intense and getting into everything he can.

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ernie replied the topic: Chaos getting a water change and feeding

Chaos the name really works, who said Oscars don't have personalities.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Re:Chaos getting a water change and feeding

He looks great J, one of my favorites on the site.


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Goranothos replied the topic: Chaos getting a water change and feeding

Wow, Chaos looks great. He's a bruiser.

Re: your water change method. When do you put the conditioner in? After you finish?

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Goranothos wrote: Wow, Chaos looks great. He's a bruiser.

Re: your water change method. When do you put the conditioner in? After you finish?


Thanks. As for the water changes, I don't use conditioner. I'm on a drilled well, and it's 390 feet deep, so lots of water too. I should also mention that using this method uses a lot more water than draining and refilling. Since you are constantly adding water and diluting the system it takes around 125 gallons or more of water flushing through the 125 gallon tank to have the same result as a 50-75% water change. Takes 15-20 mins or so to do this. To take nitrates to zero I probably exchange 200 or more gallons of water through the system. This is just guesstaments, i'm sure there's a principal for this that explains exactly how much water it takes to purge 100%. Really the only way to replace 100% of the water is to remove 100% of the water and THEN replace it, there will always be traces no mater how small if you dont. I have let it run for close to 2 hours before probably exchanged 400-500 gallons of water. I do my water exchanges 2 times a week.

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