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    What is the longest have anyone gone with doing a water change here? For me, 2 1/2 weeks.

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    2 weeks for me.
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    • #3
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      Sadly, my 125 has gone 3 weeks. It then got a 90% change!
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      • #4
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        My 75 had gone for almost 2 months with only top offs, and with all the plants it had at the time STILL only had a 15 Nitrate when I did the change. The only reason I even did a water change was that tank usually ran about 5 for nitrates on a bad day. Then again when I top that tank off it was taking about 7 gallons a week.
        -Jim-

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        • #5
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          My ponds got waterchanges every 8 or 9 months. Very very heavily stocked ponds. Nitrates always below 5 without any trace of ammonia or nitrite :mrgreen:
          -Jonathan

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          • #6
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            I didn't think we were counting ponds! I recently did a forced water change on mine (raccoons drained it) but before that it had been a solid year. I've always thought it was weird it never has nitrates, its 300g but at its most populous it had in excess of 13 adult comets and commons.
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            Try not to be a man of success but a man of value. -Albert Einstein

            Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something. -Plato

            Say what you mean and do what you say. -Alot of people
            110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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            • #7
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              I dunno! I figured we were. Your pond isn't stocked heavily! Mine were ridiculously stocked compared to yours LOL.

              Longest I went without waterchanges on my tanks was..... around 13 months. I was in the hospital for just over a year.
              -Jonathan

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              • #8
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                sucks you were in the hospital that long, how did the fish fare durring your stay?
                -Jim-

                Originally posted by Albert Einstein
                If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
                Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
                Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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                • #9
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                  They were fine. Plants took over the tank and nitrates were around...60? I can't remember. It was a long time ago. I had many many adult fish in my tank that I didn't remember lol.
                  -Jonathan

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                  • #10
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                    lol its amazing how well these systems work without alot of our help isnt it...
                    -Jim-

                    Originally posted by Albert Einstein
                    If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
                    Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
                    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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                    • #11
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                      Yeah. They were all in 300g+ tanks with some extreme filtration. I was just surprised at how many of the fish reproduced.
                      -Jonathan

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                      • #12
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                        The longest I waited was just under 5 weeks so just over a month, it was my 55G convict tank, Nitrates were 60, but they are such hardy fish and doesnt seem to phase them the least bit and are still growing like weeds, I was topping it off about 2 gallons a week, normal water change for that tank is ever 3 weeks, nitrates are around 40.
                        Matt

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