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Daily water changes

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Bill, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Bill

    Bill Lifetime Charter Member
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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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Greg Watson

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    Re: Daily water changes

    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 ...
     
  4. Tom Barr

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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
     
  5. 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
     
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