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Old 06-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #1 
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5 Gallon Unfiltered - Water Changes

My 5 gallon mini bow has 1 nerite snail and 1 male VT. It has a filter, but it was WAY too strong for poor little Velvet. :( So I turned it off. How many water changes should I be doing weekly? When it was filtered I was doing 50% weekly.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 
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Hmm. 50% weekly should do the job. It will keep ammonia minimal.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:09 PM   #3 
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In 5gal without a filter and without live plants....50% weekly with vacuum and 100% monthly....depending on how messy the snail...you may need to add a second 50% weekly water only....

If you have live active growing plants...50% weekly with light vacuum should maintain water quality...
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I think I will baffle the filter so I only have to do 50% weekly w/ vaccume. :)

Thanks for your help.
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