I thought I'd toss the poll up, so you could see at the time of the poll what was more popular, it wasn't to take away from this thread, as it is a good topic. Something is to be said about a larger water change......it is better for a bigger hit than little ones drawn out. For instance, if you have an accident in the tank (cucumber dies, etc), it is more effective to have a big water change, as you will remove more than if you do a whole bunch of little ones over time.I just wanted to see what others thought about the subject.
I was always religious about the weekly water changes. However, if you have just a softy system, I have seen some incredible growth with less frequent water changes. So, I agree with Nikki that it might depend on what your goals may be. However, as a general rule of thumb, I think weekly water changes are a good idea for most situations...NaH2O said:My answer to this question is it depends on your system. Some set-ups need weekly water changes, while other's don't need to change water often, but need to add trace elements to supplement what gets used up.
Absolutely. If you take a look at the different locations of corals in the wild, then what types of areas/zonations would you find softies vs. SPS?It would seem to me that softies can stand a few more nutrients than sps, would this seem to make sense?