New Approach To Water Changes

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  1. daveH

    daveH Team Leader

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    I've started changing my water change schedule from doing a 30L change once per week to dividing it up into 4L changes each day.
    This way I don't have to turn anything off except the ATO. I have a small pump in the skimmer section and while that is pumping into a measured bucket I pour the same amount into the return section.
    1 minute and it's done. I guess I'll see if it makes any difference.
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  2. Wrangy

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    I'll be interested to see too :) I'm tagging along lol
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  4. daveH

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    Impossible in the apartment to automate it. Besides this is so easy, costs nothing and still a labour of love.
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    I do 20l on my systems every 4 days, seems to work.
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    Sounds like someone needs a litermeter......

    200L pickle drum in a cupboard to store NSW/ASW, some JG tubing to get the water to the tank (through the wall, under the carpet, along/behind the skirting, etc, another line to get it from the tank to a drain somewhere) and you will be changing water 150 times a day :cum
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    Nothing's impossible!!!

    You will see improvements but probably not notice them due to tiny increments. Stability in your parameter testing/dosing will be the give away.
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  8. Sean81

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    I have also looked into auto water in an apartment but bit to difficult/ugly. A now do 7-8% 3 times a fortnight and it affects nothing in the tank to do with water line. Just hooding for bit more stability.

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