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    As title sais ive read up that a wc such as 20-40% should not be done when the filters get cleaned.

    Is there any ammount which is safe or should it just not be done.
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    I have always done 50 to 75% weekly water changes, even when cleaning the filter. I have never noticed any type of change in the water parameters from done that. Your water changes should not have any impact on your filter, even when you clean it.
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    Same for me. I always do 50% changes even when I clean the filters and never have any issues. A well seasoned tank should be able to handle a good filter cleaning without trouble.
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Minimum water change I ever do is 50% generally I do mostly 75%. I have a few times left the siphon in too long and ended up with a 90% it has never had a negative impact on my fish
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    Yikes, I've done that too on occasion Scotti. Luckily there is little to no beneficial bacteria in the water.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    The ideal WC amount depends on the tank, how mature the filter is, plants if any. Stocking density.

    You need to get a feel for it. Measuring nitrates before and after will help a bit.

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    The filters have been matured for around 2 years well two have the other less than a year.
    Ive just been reading around and apparently filter changes should not be the same time as a pwc.
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