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Old 08-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #1 
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Quick question! How often do you do a water change in 10gal?

And what percent? Tank is well cycled and has been set up over a year but starting new fish. Will be 3 ghost shrimps, 6 neons and 1 betta.

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 
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Or maybe just the shrimp and the betta if he's a grumpy Gus :)
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #3 
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I usually just do weekly 25% with a gravel vac on my cycled 10 gallon tanks. Best way to tell is to test your nitrates and see what readings you are getting by the end of the week.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #4 
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I do 10% water changes once a week or 20% once every two weeks. I noticed that for my tank if I did a larger percentage my cycle would get messed up and I'd get cloudy water (bacteria bloom) for about a week.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #5 
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I do 30% weekly changes on my 10 gal tanks. I'll do a larger one if I know the next water change will be delayed by a few days. One tank is pretty heavily planted, but the other isn't. I tend to do closer to 20% on the heavily planted tank.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #6 
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wow cool to know!
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