Daily water changes

Bill

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Hi Tom,

If I wanted to do daily 50% water changes for a while, what would you suggest as to resetting the macros and micros?

Should I reset the macros in the morning and the traces in the evening or do the macros one day and the traces the next?

Right now on my 120g tank I add the following nutrients.

CO2 always kept above 30 and runs while the lights are on and 1 hour before.

Day #1
KNO3 1.5 tsp
KH2PO4 .25 tsp
K2SO4 2 tsp
MGSO4 .75 tsp
CACL2 1.25 tsp

Days #2,#4 and #6
Flourish 25ml
Seachem Fe 10ml

Days #3,#5 and #7
KNO3 1.5 tsp
KH2PO4 .25 tsp

So if I add Day #1 nutrients in the morning and Day #2 nutrients in the evening is this to much?

What would you suggest?

Bill
 

fosteder

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Re: Daily water changes

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to do daily 50% water changes?

Is there a reason or is it just some sort of self-punishment? :D
 

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Re: Daily water changes

fosteder said:
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to do daily 50% water changes?

Is there a reason or is it just some sort of self-punishment? :D

I would like to hope and believe that he has a pair of beautiful rare fish that he is trying to induce to spawn ...

... otherwise its a scary question ...
 

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Re: Daily water changes

You'll just dose right back whatever you remove for daily water changes.
I'd add a tad less(say 25% less) of things than what you are now using, you do not need this much.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

Bill

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Re: Daily water changes

Thanks for the help, so I will add the macros's in the morning and the traces at night but 25% less than I am adding now on Day #1 and Day #2.

The reason that I am changing the water everyday is because I am temporarily overstocked and feeding a little heavy. So I decided to go with the extra water changes for a week or so to prevent algae from the extra NH4.

It only takes about 5 minutes of my time and about 15 minutes drain time (while I can do something else) to do a 50% water change. The tank backs up to a garage wall where I have the water coming right to the back of the tank.

I do have this right don't I, didn't Tom say that with daily water changes you could prevent algae caused by NH4?

Bill