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 Post subject: Water Changes
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How many of you in Northern California used the heatwave as an excuse for a water change? The cool water might induce spawning.


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I'll do it if I see a hint of a tude being down. I have also had my Kapampas spawn in the last heat wave. I only got 4 fry in the tumbler now.

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LOL, You could be on to something there.

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I do cool water, water changes to induce spawns and it does work. I keep my tanks at 75F and add cool tap water until the temp of the tank hits 70-71F. If they are stuborn I do that 2-3 days in a row and most times a spawn will occur. For the week prior to the water changes I power feed frozen krill and then fast them for 3-4 days after the water changes, oftern starting before the third.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Changes
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No excuse here. I just do water changes weekly regardless but yah your on to something :)


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i change 50% weekly all of the time

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what about hardness of water? is soft or hard better?

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I do a 35% to 40% biweekly water change. During the summer when it is hot I'll do a water change in the middle of the week, and cool the tank down if I see a tube drop.

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can i see a picture of a girls tube drop?
no idea what it looks like


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jray03";p="4508 wrote:
can i see a picture of a girls tube drop?
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Sorry this is not the best pic, This was taken just after the spawn you can see the tube is still dropped... Sorry for the dirty tank background.. was having a brown alage buildup due to the antinic light on the tank (seams to promote growth) but was not going to clean it with a girl holding prior to taking the pic.

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On the topic of water changes.... Do any of you use RO or any other type of system to help remove chlorine etc before you treat the water?


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I think Allen has a RO on the display tanks at the store. He is the only one I know that has one.

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Don't live in North Cali, but I do exactly that here in NC & have had some luck with it.


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i just go for 20% per week seems to suit fine


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When I read 35%-50% water changes weekly or twice weekly, that is a tremendous amount of water to be moving in and out of a big tank. With my tropheus tanks (75gal) I do weekly changes like this, but now that I have a 210 gal tank, changing 100 gallons of water a week for a single tank seems like overkill. Are big water changes like this recommended? Necessary?


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