Water Changes

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 5250 views

  • Posts: 4
  • Liked: 0
  • Thanks Given: 1
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Cambridge

Hi,

Can you recommend an easy way or product to remove the water from the tank to a sink/bucket when performing a water change?

fr499y

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 1,740
  • Liked: 534
  • Thanks Given: 70
  • Received: 338
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/fr499y's-4-footer-mixed-reef/

Reply #1

reef float on here do a AWC unit, fill with new saltwater, switch on, wait a while and then empty container!

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #2

I dont do water changes on saltwater.However you wont go wrong with a reeffloat priduct. Hes been around the forums for years and ive never heard a bad word said about him and his products.


You can buy with confidence.

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,659
  • Liked: 704
  • Thanks Given: 359
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #3

+1 for a reefloat awc and his customer service is great.


Tim

rusty_uk

  • Posts: 185
  • Liked: 51
  • Thanks Given: 0
  • Received: 10
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/rusty's-225l-ea-marine/

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #5

Lol  a few orange B&Q 99p buckets and a length of Ehiem hose, a powerful suck and knowing when to stop and point the hose towards the bucket... lol lol lol


OK cheaper still cut out the orange buckets use old salt buckets  :D and get yer wife to do the water changes...works here  ;)

fishface

  • Posts: 1,401
  • Liked: 445
  • Thanks Given: 119
  • Received: 206
  • Location: Oxfordshire

Reply #6

I drain mine out back window onto the grass

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,612
  • Liked: 1485
  • Thanks Given: 1496
  • Received: 865
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #7

I will once warmer splice into my drainpipe out front of house and put a fitting onto it to clip onto for draining and mark the tank on side for 100L change and 200L change.

I would just dump it strait into front garden as shingle but don't think salt water will help the cars that park over it haha

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #8

Sigh,I will just continue to lug  the Discus water accross the dineing room and accross the kitchen,avoiding strategicaly placed slumbering Chow Chows in doorways. Lift it into the sink,pour , ...... :(

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,612
  • Liked: 1485
  • Thanks Given: 1496
  • Received: 865
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #9

I dont do water changes on saltwater.However you wont go wrong with a reeffloat priduct. Hes been around the forums for years and ive never heard a bad word said about him and his products.


You can buy with confidence.
You say you struggle with algae and keeping certain corals that could well be the reason if all the elements are out of balance and others depleted

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #10

I kept a tank for 6years with no water changes,different tank five footer. SPS , LPS , no problems at all . Useing korrallin amino acids, coral vitalizer and B Balance.


Doing water changes as I have tried this when the problem became a problem , makes no difference whatsoever ,in fact I felt it was worse. Thank you tho for the suggestion.

Can I just add that I am grateful for advice, as id like to solve the problem . Just coz so far it hasnt worked does not mean I am unapreciative. Looks like possibly the charcoal might be?

One thing , I am for the most part in the minority in not doing water changes. I am not in the minority of having cyano, people who do regular water changes get cyano .
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2016 3:45:19 pm by Carol

hixy

  • Posts: 524
  • Liked: 98
  • Thanks Given: 87
  • Received: 49

Reply #11

Melev reef on utube didn't do a water change  for 6 month while using bio pellets with no ill affects .I'm on a meter and do a 10% twice a month.I will see how it goes and will.probably go to monthly soon .

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #12

When I first started in the marine side of fish we were told water change 10% a month. Then quite possibly ,did a bright spark in marketing decide it was good that we did a bigger change weekly? Tisk Im being cynical  >:(


We water change to replenish levels of things like mag and calcium and reduce things like phosphate and nitrate,put simply.


But...if we dont have levels of nitrate and phosphate that require dilution ,and we replenish other levels by balling or reactors ,why one has to question do we need to water change?

Carol

  • Posts: 4,112
  • Liked: 1105
  • Thanks Given: 439
  • Received: 625
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #13

Hello Mr Reefloat  :D reason why I do water changes on freshwater is that the nitrogen cycle isnt completed by freshwater filtration ,your left with nitrate ,so have to dilute this with water changes.
I always if asked advise people new to the hobby to water change on marines.There is a great difference of opinion on whether to or not. Just because I dont ,doesent mean I think everyone shouldnt.I think they should do what works for them.
I dont know what your reading into this? I am not trying to put you out of business  lol


I think you do a good product,offer a good service etc...I have I think "known you " sos to speak since the early days of ReefsUK ,remember them?






Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,612
  • Liked: 1485
  • Thanks Given: 1496
  • Received: 865
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #14

I will add a spanner in works Carol biohome media will help reduce nitrates in a freshwater aquarium it did when my tank use to be freshwater in the beginning ;)





Then I changed the system over to marine.

I also run the same stuff in my marine sump

Thing is Carol every tank is different what is currently working on mine may not work again if I now moved everything to a different glass box. Thing is we dealing with a complete ecosystem most which is still not fully understood.

I did not have any cyano I done several big waterchanges with RSCP and got cyano work that one out but it's nearly all gone was only a little on the sand.

I think it's still a lot of trial and error till you find out what's working.

Thanks:


Tags:


Related Topics

7 Replies
1838 Views
Last post Nov 10, 2017 7:11:14 pm
by zollybosher
19 Replies
4124 Views
Last post Dec 19, 2017 6:24:21 pm
by kidman92
1 Replies
1407 Views
Last post Dec 16, 2017 11:09:53 pm
by Asco1104
5 Replies
2607 Views
Last post Dec 21, 2017 10:22:23 am
by Asco1104
3 Replies
1484 Views
Last post Jan 21, 2019 1:58:51 pm
by HK_Fuey