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About Water Change

Postby deep123 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:11 am

Why do we need to change 10%-25% water change per month for our salt water tank ? What exactly happen when we change water?.I have heard that Its obvious that if ammonia or other harmful chemical goes high. But in general cases, when we have a stable system ?

Have found this discussion :

http://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/more- ... ssary.html

experts please elaborate.

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Re: About Water Change

Postby bunty123 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:41 pm

Am no expert but can tell you that wc decreases the level of ammonia and nitrate and the new water replenish elements that are needed for proper growth of coral and stuff....
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Re: About Water Change

Postby ashim1610 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:37 am

Well, Deep...........
Monthly wc is very imp for both fw and sw tank.
In case of sw tank where each parameter is very crusial for your pets. Specially for inverts.
Actually ammonia is not risk factor in a mature tank. When a tank is running with proper amount of ls and lr, ammonia and nitrites are more or less nil. But the probs created with the increasing quantity of nitrate , phosphate and many type of DOCs and other toxic elements each day forms in tank water.
Though there are lots of so called branded nitro and phospho guard and other curing elements are readyly available in market but there is a big doubt 'bout there efficiency and they has some chemical side effects on your fish and inverts.
Also the conc. of Ca, Mg, I and other elements present in a good salt decreases day by day as your live stocks are utilising them .

So a partial 15-20'/. monthly wc will help to decrease the harmfull elements from your tank water dirctly and your new 15-20'/. new, fresh salt mix water will supply to your pets their necessary source of Ca, Mg, I and other elements.

Monthly water change is a very good habit for your healthy and colorfull tank to be alive long.
THERE IS NOTHING AS TRANSPARENT AS WATER. BE TRANSPARENT, AND WORLD COMES TO YOU THE SAME. ALWAYS KEEP SMILING.....

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Re: About Water Change

Postby deep123 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:55 am

Got the whole thing clear now. :)

but just curious, aren't we removing the beneficial bacteria also with that water ?

Also have heard that coralline algae goes out if water parameter changes (like introducing new filter or wave-maker, or even little change in water salinity), will the monthly water changes cause that ?
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Re: About Water Change

Postby johnyvinoth » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Regarding beneficial bacteria...they are more concentrated on the filter media, in case of SW it will be in LR and LS...BB will be there in water column well but not much as said above...so that should not be a problem.

Regarding coraline algea...SW experts can answer it better.
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