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  1. PeterAmos

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    So does any one here able to recommend a place where I can get salt in bulk at a cheap price to mix with my RO water
     
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    depends what do mean by bulk.. in general salt terms 25kg bucket is what one would probably eat in his lifetime :) .. but jokes aside I think most sponsors here that supply salt should be able to supply you with a 200kg drum... bigger than that I'm not sure.. why do you need so much salt, how big is your tank?
     
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    Well I figured that bulk is cheaper, my tank is 2000l and if I believe everything I'm told (lol) then I need lots of water changes? Like every week.
     
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    On such a big tank in my opinion you don't need to do so many waterchanges. Its probably not heavily stocked.
     
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    I have to agree on that size you can maybe do every 2 months depends on additives and stock in tank.
     
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    Good idea to buy bulk salt in your case.
    There are a few proponents of less or no water changes, however, with your level of experience i would not recommend it.
    The actual quantity and frequency of water changed will be determined by the progress of your system.
    A system with minimal water changes is something to work towards, not considered achieved from the outset.
    As your tank matures you become comfortable with your setup and your skill level increases, water changes will become less frequent.
     
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    Thanks all, it would be a pleasure not to have to do too many changes. I will see how it goes.
     
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    Agreed. I have had the same advice. The bigger the tank the longer you can go between water changes.
     
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    I think it mostly depends on your bio load .. how many fish you have .. how often and how much do you feed and also how do you keep the parameters stable.. Ca, Mg, Alk etc.. and also as Ivan pointed out its important for one to have a good understanding of the above before deciding to go without water changes for a long time or at all.
     
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    in my opinion the size of the tank will not mater if the tank is heavily overstocked
     
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