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Old 09-06-2011, 05:26 PM   #21 
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I only do 50 percent water changes on my tank because it doesnt get that dirty : P
Im gonna buy a gravel siphon soon so I can suck up all the dirt and shizz
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:23 PM   #22 
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What size tank? And it may not "look" dirty, but you don't know what is microscopic and swimming with your fish =)

People who do frequent water changes are far from bad owners in any way. Whatever works for each fish/owner to keep them happy and healthy =)
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #23 
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I have a 2.5 gallon tank, and I'm going to do 100 percent water changes twice a week and it's an uncycled tank. Do you guys think that's okay?
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:47 AM   #24 
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Originally Posted by LittleBettaFish View Post

Your water can never be too clean. Ammonia and nitrite are extremely toxic, and you only have to see how fish react to their presence to know this. Fish can't build an immunity to these, and the only reason fish succumb to disease in poor water conditions is because the stress of exposure to ammonia/nitrite weakens their immune system.
I've come to the conclusion that all these threads asking about water-change frequency are missing the point.

Until someone with impeccable credentials and experience corrects me, this is my answer to, "How often should I change the water in my (whatever size) tank?"

Whenever it tests at .25ppm ammonia. (Can I put that in caps, bold and underlined?)

How much to change is where the discussion should begin, IMHO.
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