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I use RO to remove the nasties, and do two 15% water changes a week (roughly 125ltrs each). As RO has virtally a 0mgl per litre nitrate level you can change less, tap water here can be 10-20mgl a litre before you start! My tanks nitrate level is normally 10mgl.


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What's the most consecutive days someone has done cold water changes to induce a spawn, and how much was changed daily? Also is there anyone in cold climate that does this, as I live up in the mountains and the water comes out pretty cold.


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I will do it only once. I do a normal water change of about 30%. I would say it takes 1 hour to 1 day for them to spawn. My water temp in the summer coming out of my tap is only 77 degrees. So the water temp in the tank dose not drop to much. I have not had to do it this summer. I have had spawns every time a tube has dropped.

The heat in the valley this year has not been bad at all. We only reached 110 a couple of times this year. This might have something to do with it. The norm has been around 99 all summer. This has been a pleasant summer here in the valley.

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Big Jim";p="17189 wrote:
The heat in the valley this year has not been bad at all. We only reached 110 a couple of times this year. This might have something to do with it. The norm has been around 99 all summer. This has been a pleasant summer here in the valley.


Big Jim, what is your tank temperature before you do the water change? I would suspect over 80?


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My tanks are right at 80 during the summer. They are in the coolest room in my house.

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Thanks,

Mine are also in the coolest room in my house, but they sit at about 76 during most the summer, both times we have had a heat wave (100+) in the last three weeks and I was doing the changes is when I saw some spawning behavior. I have tried the changes when it was cooler, and didn't see as much activity. So I think you may have shed some insight. Guess It's time to put the heater back on, and see if I can spark some magic.


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I do 30% water change weekly whether it needs it or not.
Learned the way When I let it go for three or four weeks and killed four of my four year old calvis.


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Ya I also do a 30% weekly change

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U guys do 50 % change of water every week :S
that doesnt affect ur fronts?:S Whaat about bacteria in the taank ? :S


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lee";p="17170 wrote:
I use RO to remove the nasties, and do two 15% water changes a week (roughly 125ltrs each). As RO has virtally a 0mgl per litre nitrate level you can change less, tap water here can be 10-20mgl a litre before you start! My tanks nitrate level is normally 10mgl.


My Nitrate level comes out the tap at 50mg/L!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to use Nitragon units on my return flow to keep my nitrates <15.....these have to be recharged every 3 weeks with heavily salted water.

Next time i move i'll be testeing the tap water before i decide on the house :lol: :lol:


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Don't know if i understand the question,but after a water change there are enough good bacteria left in the remaining water and the filter(s).

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The bacteria should be fine even after larger water changes(50%). Most of the bacteria should be concentrated in your filters, which you can turn off until after you make sure all the water is dechlorinated. I know some discus breeders growing out fry do 50% every other day :shock: I have vinyl tubing from the hardware store and not many tanks so 50% weekly is fine for me :D


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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?

RO Kh=~0 Gh=~0 Did You have lot of chlorine in Your tapwater ? RO could be helpfull with neon but not with cichlids but RO dont help even neon to get a new generation-must be use stream water.


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Bitterman, your fish is great with vibrant blue. :cheers:

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Bitterman wrote:
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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