water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon? - Aquarium Forum
New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby This forum is a friendly place for all the people that are new to the freshwater hobby to post their questions. This section makes it quick and easy to find useful information for beginners and get answers to your questions. Please don't be shy and post a thread with your thoughts. Our friendly community will promptly reply and give you advice, and if you have your setting enabled, you'll get an email when someone responds to your thread. Click the link to get started.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Welcomes: 3
Welcomed 9 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 31
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon?

I've been doing 20L or about 5.28 gallons of water change per week. I have a 30 gallon aquarium. Is this a good amount? Also I let the water get room temperature, but I'm wondering how the temperature variation will affect the fish when I'm putting in the water. My temp goes from about 76.4 to about 77.7 depending on how hot it is in the house. We do have A/C but our house temperature flucuates as well. My aquarium is not near any windows or heating/ac vents.

Last edited by keziahamber; 08-06-2010 at 12:23 PM. Reason: added more to my question
keziahamber is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 12:49 PM
 
A.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 57
Welcomes: 0
Welcomed 8 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Re: water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon?

Well, temperature wise some fish like it warmer, others like it cooler. For a general guide to go by I use this site AqAdvisor for selecting fish compatible with my tank and current fish. It will give recommended water temperatures, a recommended water change percent, and so on. It may not be perfect but it's been a great guide for me to go on.
A.J. is offline  
Said thanks:
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 01:30 PM
 
James0816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,608
Welcomes: 0
Welcomed 10 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 35
Thanked 580 Times in 499 Posts
Re: water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon?

10-25% is a good amount to start with. It mainly depends on your stocking and species. Lightly stocked...you can do less. Heavily stocked, you will want to do more.
James0816 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 01:33 PM
 
SeverumGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 14
Welcomes: 0
Welcomed 7 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon?

That's not a big difference in temp. so I wouldn't worry about it. I normally do about %20 in my 55g tank when I do a water change. That's because I like to go overtop all the gravel to get excess food and waste from the bottom.
SeverumGuy is offline  
Said thanks:
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 53
Welcomes: 3
Welcomed 9 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 31
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: water change 5 gallons of a 30 gallon?

Thanks I used the aqadvisor. Very cool! Its really helpful! Here is what it said for me at this time:
Equipments:

Tank (LxDxH): 36 x 12 x 16.5 inch (30.9gUS)
Filters: Aquaclear 50

5 x Zebra Danio (Danio rerio)
1 x Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia)
3 x Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Recommended temperature range: 23 - 24 C. [Display in Farenheit]
Recommended pH range: 6 - 7.8.
Recommended hardness range: 5 - 15 dH.

You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 239%.
Recommended water change schedule: 13% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 50%.

Last edited by keziahamber; 08-07-2010 at 01:39 PM. Reason: added more
keziahamber is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Aquarium Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome