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  1. Default Water Changes = Instant Happiness


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    A few of my danios had been lingering near the bottom of my tank and I decided it was time for a solid 25 percent water change. Went to my nearest pet shop and bought a small bottle of API stress coat de-chlorinator. I have a bunch of old water gallon jugs laying around from previous water changes, so I used these to hold and store the tap as they were neutralized. My danios perked up almost instantly, though I cant be sure if this change will last. Hoping that the droopy ones eat enthusiastically next feeding session. My gourami, rather surprisingly, is the most active fish and most voracious eater in the tank.
    20 Gallon Planted Aquarium
    5 Zebra Danios
    3 Golden Zebra Danios
    1 Flame Gourami [Dwarf]

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    Do you have a liquid test kit? If not, Get one and use it.

    25% is about half a WC IMO - Especially considering the state your danios were in.

    I encourage you to do 50% weekly for the next 2 months and see how they go.
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    Good news! You don't have to pre teat the water. Just dose the tank first with the require dechlorinater, then add the chlorinated tap water. I never knew this until reading it here - water jugs are not required at all - unless you need to transport the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cermet
    Good news! You don't have to pre teat the water. Just dose the tank first with the require dechlorinater, then add the chlorinated tap water. I never knew this until reading it here - water jugs are not required at all - unless you need to transport the water.
    Is that when using the recommended dosage or double?

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    Personal preference.

    I normally double dose on prime b/c it feels weird to add so little of it...but it is concentrated and will work as directed.
    to each their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank
    Personal preference.

    I normally double dose on prime b/c it feels weird to add so little of it...but it is concentrated and will work as directed.
    to each their own
    I guess it's better safe than sorry when adding tap water first.

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    I usually do well over 50% weekly water changes, closer to 75% or more most weeks. I will use prime and dose enough for the whole tank just before adding the replacement water back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Do you have a liquid test kit? If not, Get one and use it.

    25% is about half a WC IMO - Especially considering the state your danios were in.

    I encourage you to do 50% weekly for the next 2 months and see how they go.
    +1 yeppers


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    A "solid" 25%. LOL I have never done a 25%. 50-75% weekly, tho.

    You need not leave water sitting around. Dechorinator works instantly. Drain water, add enough dechlorinator for the whole tank and fill it back up with the same temp you removed.

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    I'd like to point out that by 75% weekly water changes, they don't mean 75% at once. Maybe spread it out between 2 weekly wc, or even 3. This is something that helps alot with people that have multiple tank syndrome like yours truly.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

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