So I'm not one for doing a 50% water change every day, but since Sunday, I've been doing 75% change every other day, so Sunday, Tuesday, and then I'm going to today.
Is that a fair compromise?
Do I still need to do a 100% change once a week?
Yes, I use a conditioner.
Here's what I do. I put some of Zombie's current water in his Pet Sense cup, take the net, scoop him into his little cup, which makes him so mad, he doesn't understand yet that he's getting a clean home. I take the tank to the sink, dump out 3/4 of the water, start filling it up w/ fresh tap water, poor in a capful of the conditioner, once it's about half an inch from the top (where I like to stop the water at) I go put the tank back on the end table, plug everything back in, let it sit there about 10-15 minutes, then put Zombie back in.