Test kit (master freshwater)

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dathrillwill replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

I do a water change once every week. I usually take out and replace 20 gallons of water out of my 150 gallons. Do I need to keep checking even if the fish will have freshwater in the next couple of days?
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

it will depend on the bioloads your fishes discharge.

the reason why we test the water is to determine if we
are about to change it or not. regular changing is good
especially if you do not have testing kit or no time for
testing. however, if you are over stock, 10%, 25% and so
on will not guarantee that your water is in good shape. if
you have huge tank and less stock, you may not need to do
water changes for a couple of weeks. that is the logic on
that.

the question is: what is easier to do, water check or water change?
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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

PAUL wrote:

it will depend on the bioloads your fishes discharge.
the question is: what is easier to do, water check or water change?




x2........... :)
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dathrillwill replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

ehh good point.
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dathrillwill replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

I just got mine, and I'll be using it sunday. I figured to get one because, I may not need to do a water change if my water is in the correct parameters. Which could save me quite a bit of cash.
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Test kit (master freshwater)

dathrillwill wrote:

I just got mine, and I'll be using it sunday. I figured to get one because, I may not need to do a water change if my water is in the correct parameters. Which could save me quite a bit of cash.

that is the logic, not only cash, but time. changing the water alone,
you are not sure. testing the water, you are sure whether to change
or not.
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