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Minimizing water changes


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On 7/30/2023 at 12:18 AM, Louise02 said:

Has anyone figured out the ratio of pounds of substrate to gallons of water needed to have a chance at stabilizing the bacteria that minimize the need for water changes?

I’m not sure substrate has much to do with it rather than how established your tank is. If you’re able to create a thriving ecosystem in your tank you can minimize water changes. But you have to be careful of old tank syndrome. Some water has important components in it that will be lost and not replaced unless you do a water change. Regular/semi regular water changes is always a good idea even if they’re small 

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