Water Changes in Winters

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Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby rahul2kcuteguy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:46 am

Hi All,
As this would be my first experience of winters in hobby , kindly advice on water changes schedule & proper way to do it.
I have a south American chichlid tank with a pair of oscars.
Also, installed sera 300 watt heater.
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Rahul Aggarwal



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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby sushant » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:23 am

Always do small water changes. for example if you are doing 20% per week reduce it to 10% twice a week.

Always disconnect the heaters 10 min in advance so that the heaters cools down to normal temperature thus will not crack as a result of sudden temperature drop.
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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby rahul2kcuteguy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:58 am

Thanks for useful info.
Can i add little lukewarm water to my tank while changing it.
Anyother things to be remembered in winter water changes.
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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:34 am

sushant wrote:Always do small water changes. for example if you are doing 20% per week reduce it to 10% twice a week.

Always disconnect the heaters 10 min in advance so that the heaters cools down to normal temperature thus will not crack as a result of sudden temperature drop.


:1

rahul2kcuteguy wrote:Can i add little lukewarm water to my tank while changing it.
Anyother things to be remembered in winter water changes.


If it is possible for you to maintain the same temperature of new water to previous one then it will be good.
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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby rahul2kcuteguy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Thanks Sushant & Rajeev for feedback.
Well, it really make sense to what is suggested like doing less % water changes more frequently in winters.
Also, i think adding lukewarm water will be much better as exactly same can only be achieved by putting spare heater in tank.

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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby kumar jwala » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:12 am

What should be the water temprature for american chichids.

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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby saikumar » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:51 am

sushant wrote:Always disconnect the heaters 10 min in advance so that the heaters cools down to normal temperature thus will not crack as a result of sudden temperature drop.

:1 very very important

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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby sushant » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:28 pm

kumar jwala wrote:What should be the water temprature for american chichids.

24-26ºC would be fine.
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Re: Water Changes in Winters

Unread postby rahul2kcuteguy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:31 pm

Thanks for information.

At present i m keeping 26 Deg C this winters & all my fishes looking comfortable.

Thanks again thnk