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Old 07-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 
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Frequency of water changes?

I have a filtered 2.5 gallon tank. My manual says that I need to perform a 20% water change once a month. It seems that many people here change their water much more frequently, even with filtration. How often should I do a water change and how much each time?
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #2 
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I would do one every week all atleast 25%. You do only have the betta in there right?
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #3 
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What I recommend on 2.5gal filtered tanks without live plants.....
Twice weekly 50%....1-50% water only and 1-50% to include the substrate by vacuum or stir and dip method to maintain water quality.

Filter media needs a swish/rinse in the bucket of old tank water a couple of times a month to maintain good water flow.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #4 
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I'd listen to OFL over me lol
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #5 
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Most people that write those "manuals" like Petco and Petsmart no nothing. Trust the experts like OFL.
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