Originally Posted by hmckin20
Okay. I've been doing 25% every day out of sheer paranoia (because of the number increase) and I do 25%+ with a gravel vac on Sundays.
So I do need to do 100% on 10g? I was told not to a while back. Even with the filter, do I need to do them?
There is a really long and unnecessary explanation (and precaution) concerning 100% water changes. Like I said before, unless there is enough bacteria growing on other things in your tank, ammonia will eventually build up. Even through partial changes, there is still ammonia, you are just diluting it. However the dilution will eventually become ineffective.
If you have a filter, it will cycle and you'd probably only have to do 25%ish changes a week for 3 I think, again I'm not sure for the number of fish. A lot of people do 10% changes a week in a cycled 10 gallon with one.
Originally Posted by betaguy
I understand no one here is a fan of the .5 gallon tank, but i can put him in it while i change the water in say a 2gal?
There is nothing wrong with using a 0.5 Gallon tank as a temporary home for a water change :)