Bristlenose World
Don't forget to vote for Bristlenose World Smile




 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Water changes

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
816johnv
V.I.P Member


Male Number of posts : 700
Age : 33
Location : Withernsea Near Hull East Yorkshire
Job/hobbies : Breeding Plecs, Football and most other sports
Thank You Points : 6
Registration date : 2009-01-09

PostSubject: Water changes   Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:28 pm

Hi all

Just wondered how often you do water changes and if you use RO, HMA or just treated tap water


i do a daily change of about 15% on all 4 of my tanks with treated tap water,

but i am thinking of purchasing an HMA unit
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Curby
The Boss
The Boss


Male Number of posts : 3578
Age : 34
Location : Wigan UK {Mars}
Job/hobbies : Killing Zombies.....
Humor : Not Reet int Yed!! /Lee Evans/John Bishop..:)
Thank You Points : 77
Registration date : 2008-12-26

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:54 pm

816johnv wrote:
Hi all

Just wondered how often you do water changes and if you use RO, HMA or just treated tap water


i do a daily change of about 15% on all 4 of my tanks with treated tap water,

but i am thinking of purchasing an HMA unit

i use treated tap water at the moment...and like i said i was doing a 30% W/C once a week..but im gonna start doing one every other day now say just 15 %... Smile

_________________

Dont Forget to hit the AquaRank Logo at the top of the forum page it looks just like this.VVV...........

Click here to vote for Bristlenose World

Visit BristlenoseWorld on Facebook..Sign up Please...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=151223290672
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.bristlenoseworld.com
"L Number mad
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 223
Age : 41
Location : Wales
Thank You Points : 4
Registration date : 2009-01-10

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:21 pm

I am doing 30% water changes every other day on all my tanks ( because the babies poo like mad lol! )
Back to top Go down
View user profile
"L Number mad
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 223
Age : 41
Location : Wales
Thank You Points : 4
Registration date : 2009-01-10

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:22 pm

what is a hma unit never heard of those
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Curby
The Boss
The Boss


Male Number of posts : 3578
Age : 34
Location : Wigan UK {Mars}
Job/hobbies : Killing Zombies.....
Humor : Not Reet int Yed!! /Lee Evans/John Bishop..:)
Thank You Points : 77
Registration date : 2008-12-26

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:54 pm

"L Number mad wrote:
what is a hma unit never heard of those

?????? HMA ?????? scratch scratch

_________________

Dont Forget to hit the AquaRank Logo at the top of the forum page it looks just like this.VVV...........

Click here to vote for Bristlenose World

Visit BristlenoseWorld on Facebook..Sign up Please...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=151223290672
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.bristlenoseworld.com
816johnv
V.I.P Member


Male Number of posts : 700
Age : 33
Location : Withernsea Near Hull East Yorkshire
Job/hobbies : Breeding Plecs, Football and most other sports
Thank You Points : 6
Registration date : 2009-01-09

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:58 am

Hma is more or less the same as a RO unit except with an RO you have to mix the water you cant use pure RO water where as with an HMA you can just pour the water straight into the tank you dont even need to use a water conditioner

Hope this helps
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Curby
The Boss
The Boss


Male Number of posts : 3578
Age : 34
Location : Wigan UK {Mars}
Job/hobbies : Killing Zombies.....
Humor : Not Reet int Yed!! /Lee Evans/John Bishop..:)
Thank You Points : 77
Registration date : 2008-12-26

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:00 pm

816johnv wrote:
Hma is more or less the same as a RO unit except with an RO you have to mix the water you cant use pure RO water where as with an HMA you can just pour the water straight into the tank you dont even need to use a water conditioner

Hope this helps

so i take it you have to buy tubs of this stuff and i bet its costly??

_________________

Dont Forget to hit the AquaRank Logo at the top of the forum page it looks just like this.VVV...........

Click here to vote for Bristlenose World

Visit BristlenoseWorld on Facebook..Sign up Please...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=151223290672
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.bristlenoseworld.com
Brengun
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Female Number of posts : 119
Age : 54
Location : Lowood, Qld, Australia
Thank You Points : 2
Registration date : 2009-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:07 am

I now keep a shreadsheet of my 24 tanks as I was forgetting to water change some tanks and over servicing other. lol!

I try not to over stock my tanks, especially when it comes to plecs. Water change is usually 10 to 30% once or twice a week using rainwater with maybe a bit of bicarb or something to boost my 6 ph water a bit.

If the plecs are young, I will add back the water slowly with a siphon hose and not do quite a large water change all at once.

For the carnivore plecs with a higher tank temperature teamed with meaty foods, I tend to do a water change every third day.

If I am trying to trigger breeding, I do 10%- 25% wc daily and add water a degree or two celcius cooler.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Angi-N-Wayne
Moderator
Moderator


Number of posts : 690
Age : 53
Location : Sheffield, UK
Job/hobbies : Fish are our hobbies
Thank You Points : 10
Registration date : 2009-01-22

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:18 pm

We recently got a 5 filter HMA unit, and it works great Smile Just asked for the fittings to be hosepipe size, and then just attached it.

The flow obviously is a lot slower, but the quality is fab. It's saving me a fortune too as I use filtered water for our own use, so this serves both the fish and us LOL Britax filters were working out at a fiver a month, and we can get the refils for the unit at just under £20 and they should last us a year on the gallonage that they recommend.

The fish seem happier for it too, and as there are no chemicals being added to the water as with de-chlorinators, they have to be happier at less chemicals cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://worm-cultures.com/
816johnv
V.I.P Member


Male Number of posts : 700
Age : 33
Location : Withernsea Near Hull East Yorkshire
Job/hobbies : Breeding Plecs, Football and most other sports
Thank You Points : 6
Registration date : 2009-01-09

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:56 pm

Angi-N-Wayne wrote:
We recently got a 5 filter HMA unit, and it works great Smile Just asked for the fittings to be hosepipe size, and then just attached it.

The flow obviously is a lot slower, but the quality is fab. It's saving me a fortune too as I use filtered water for our own use, so this serves both the fish and us LOL Britax filters were working out at a fiver a month, and we can get the refils for the unit at just under £20 and they should last us a year on the gallonage that they recommend.

The fish seem happier for it too, and as there are no chemicals being added to the water as with de-chlorinators, they have to be happier at less chemicals cheers


if you dont mind me asking what HMA unit have you got and where from and how much
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wolverine
Chief poster
Chief poster


Male Number of posts : 973
Age : 45
Location : UK
Job/hobbies : Fitness Consultant, K9 Security
Thank You Points : 52
Registration date : 2010-05-25

PostSubject: cool idea...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:17 pm

Brengun wrote:
I now keep a shreadsheet of my 24 tanks as I was forgetting to water change some tanks and over servicing other. lol!

I try not to over stock my tanks, especially when it comes to plecs. Water change is usually 10 to 30% once or twice a week using rainwater with maybe a bit of bicarb or something to boost my 6 ph water a bit.

If the plecs are young, I will add back the water slowly with a siphon hose and not do quite a large water change all at once.

For the carnivore plecs with a higher tank temperature teamed with meaty foods, I tend to do a water change every third day.

If I am trying to trigger breeding, I do 10%- 25% wc daily and add water a degree or two celcius cooler.

this is just how I do my tank change bren, it's been quite successful of late too Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wolverine
Chief poster
Chief poster


Male Number of posts : 973
Age : 45
Location : UK
Job/hobbies : Fitness Consultant, K9 Security
Thank You Points : 52
Registration date : 2010-05-25

PostSubject: bren any chance of looking at a spreadhseeet...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:20 pm

bren is there any chance of looking at a brief spread sheet it might help save me some time when I come to put mine up on the pc, prior to starting the fish room....lol...

thanks in advance....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MarkOrm
Large Bristlenose
Large Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 153
Age : 42
Location : Troon, Cornwall
Job/hobbies : Fish, walking, animals, photography.
Humor : Bill Hicks.
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2010-02-24

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:24 pm

I'm interested in this HMA unit as well. I do 25% change with treated water, twice a week, flourish added for plants on the second change.

I like the idea of no de-chlorinator - that yearly refill at £20 is probably half what I use in de-chlorinator every year !
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wolverine
Chief poster
Chief poster


Male Number of posts : 973
Age : 45
Location : UK
Job/hobbies : Fitness Consultant, K9 Security
Thank You Points : 52
Registration date : 2010-05-25

PostSubject: checking out HMA right now   Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:57 pm

more input on the HMA topic would help since I also use quite alot of decholorinator, due to regular fry breeding and evry other day water changes...... regards.. LJ
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Angi-N-Wayne
Moderator
Moderator


Number of posts : 690
Age : 53
Location : Sheffield, UK
Job/hobbies : Fish are our hobbies
Thank You Points : 10
Registration date : 2009-01-22

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:13 pm

We have a 5 stage HMA filter ..... it's really for purifying drinking water ....... and believe me it tastes good!! We got ours from here http://collinswaterproducts.co.uk/ and I can't recommend him enough. He's great for informing you what you should do, and how to deal with any problems you may have. The only down side is that because the water is being pushed through ceramic (final filter) it runs rather slowly, so may be an idea in a fish room to use a tank or water butt. The other half may be glad of it too coz it's a lot cheaper than buying monthly water filters for the kitchen Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://worm-cultures.com/
Boyneburn
Fish Egg
Fish Egg


Male Number of posts : 8
Age : 67
Location : Portsoy,Aberdeenshire
Thank You Points : 0
Registration date : 2010-05-12

PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:08 pm

I have just got an HMA CBR2 METAL REMOVAL FILTER from diskus4u on ebay.I knocked the outlet hose out of the bucket tonight & didn't notice it.B****y water all over fish house floor. Embarassed Embarassed
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scotia-aquatics.co.uk
wolverine
Chief poster
Chief poster


Male Number of posts : 973
Age : 45
Location : UK
Job/hobbies : Fitness Consultant, K9 Security
Thank You Points : 52
Registration date : 2010-05-25

PostSubject: ooops bet that ended of a little damp?   Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:39 am

ohh bet that's happened a few times on here, but alot might not own up to the same error lol....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Water changes   Today at 5:58 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Water changes
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Water to run our engines
» Water pump
» Burrell 4" - help required re getting water from tank to boiler
» 4" water bowser\cart
» 2” Burrell water Gauge – new builders note

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bristlenose World :: Bristlenose Main Area :: Tank/Water/Filters-
Jump to: