water change

A place to talk about your tanks, latest fish or share photo's

water change

Postby steve008 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:28 am

I do a water change every fortnight, and just remove 30 litres is that enough for a 300 litre or should I remove more :snowman:
Posts: 29
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:50 am

Re: water change

Postby cousin it » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:30 am

I tend to remove about 25-30% of the water from my tanks when I carry out a water change. Personally I would remove slightly more water when you carry out a water change, 60-70L should be plenty.

there's always one
User avatar
cousin it
Posts: 2129
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:01 am
Location: Plymouth, UK

Re: water change

Postby Rockfish » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:04 pm


If you only change about 10% each time, you might find that wastes accumulate more quickly then you are diluting them out.

I would recommend around 25% or so as Daran suggested to keep the water quality good. If/when the tank is fully stocked, weekly changes might be better.

Remember there's lots of info at The Tropical Tank main site!
Site Admin
Posts: 869
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:28 pm
Location: UK

Return to Tank Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests