if it looks like your tank needs a waterchange it is too late

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mandarinman, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. mandarinman

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    I was laying in bed this morning thinking about doing a waterchange and thought about it and said to myself "the tank still looks fine". then I thoufht about it. our tanks should never look like it needs a waterchange because whatever is making it look bad is already there. seeping into rocks and affecting livestock. the motivation to do a waterchange (note to self) is to KEEP it looking and being good. so yes my weekly waterchange is now calling me so I will get up in five or so minutes and go prep my water for Todays waterchange.
     
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    well id say that if youve been doing weekly water changes your tank would never visably show the 'need' for a water change.

    often one will have a slight yellow tint to water thats in the tank too long and that can be an indication that a fairly large water change is needed, but you are right, if the tank looks so bad that you feel guilty about not having done a water change, then you probably should have done it a month ago......now time for me to also go change some water.....a month late!
     
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    lol I also woke up and changed some water. It was like I couldn't resist and was compelled to do it even though I know I don't really have to do it. I need a 2nd hobby
     
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    its almost like" how can you be relaxing , you havnt done a water cahnge!
     
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