Water changes - Boyu TL550

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Marine007, 21 Mar 2012.

  1. Marine007


    10 Dec 2011
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    How often, and how much?

    At the moment I am doing 25l water change weekly. Is this excessive?

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  3. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    30 Nov 2007
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    Smaller more frequent water changes on a weekly basis is better than one large one once a month - in my opinion. You constantly dilute nutrients and replace trace elements.
    Big water changes can upset the water parameters, especially in a small tank. If you have a decent skimmer, then 10% per week is fine, but with those tanks I believe the skimmers are not so effective, so if you can afford it, then 20-25% per week is better. Just make sure the temp and salinity is the same as the tank water to prevent shocking the live stock with different parameters. It's a small tank, so small changes will have a big effect.

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