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    General Water Question...

    At what time of the day is best to do a water change?
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    Like I learn on my last tread about water change, I change more often and more water that I use to do before. I'm doing now my water change end of the afternoon when I have time to water the garden's flowers with the skimmer water and my water filter.

    Three reasons for that:
    1/ I'm working the rest of the day
    2/ I spare water because the water I used before to water the garden is now going in my pond
    3/ If I make a 10 % change, that will take the temperature a little down and I hope that this will help some female to spawn the next morning (I'm still wating for now more then one week).

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    I do my water change when I have time. I do it mosty late morning when things are wamer. I do mini water changes everyday after I flush my settlement of the debris I top it off.


    Marco do you use Evian for water change? LOL Kidding!!!!

    Joe
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    I have heard of some hobbyist having a secondary water tank to age water....What do you guys think of this practice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keokoi
    I do my water change when I have time. I do it mosty late morning when things are wamer. I do mini water changes everyday after I flush my settlement of the debris I top it off.


    Marco do you use Evian for water change? LOL Kidding!!!!

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    A little Evian with a lot of Laguvelin

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco
    A little Evian with a lot of Laguvelin
    Sorry i wanted to write Lagavulin, I guess you had correct it

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    Cool.... tres bien Marco!

    and to reverse PP you use Perrier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori
    I have heard of some hobbyist having a secondary water tank to age water....What do you guys think of this practice?
    I'm sure there's just the right amount of time to aging water. My thought's on this is: if you don't manage this process correctly, you open yourself up for problems.

    The best advice I recieved is this, 2 daily small water changes in spring an summer - early morning and early evening. Just enough to get the daily waste out. This maintains consistent water quality and the impact of "new" water is kept to a minimum. Once daily during colder times of the year. If we flush our toilets every time, should we do this for our pets as well.

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    I agree with Dick's recommendation - it will follow below. Water exchange is best done continuously as a slow trickle. I creates less disruption in the system. Aging and heavily aerating water before it is put in the pond is always good and, in some situations, essential.

    -steve hopkins

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    It seems like the water is running all the time on my pond. I dump the filters in the morning + a little, then I turn the water on low. It takes about half the day to refill it. Then when its full, I dump about more 6" out of the pond and let it fill back up. I would say it takes about 15 hour to do it all.

    I was out at another pond the other day, and they had the water on full blast. I do know, but I think this would be harder on the koi.

    Tom

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