Re: Re: NANFA-- RE: diseased sunfish

John Bongiovanni (
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 13:42:54 -0500

Performing 100% water changes that often, I wonder what the benefit of the bacteria are? You are physically removing the organics, plus the nitrites and nitrates and ammonia. In fact, filtration is unnecessary at this frequency. If you have plant in the tank the frequency may even be detrimental to the health of the plants depending upon the source and make-up of the water. What do you think?


> From: Mysteryman <>
> Date: 2003/04/22 Tue PM 01:26:41 CDT
> To:
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- RE: diseased sunfish
> unclescott wrote:
> >
> > > I usually change 100 % in breeding tanks or species tanks (mostly killis)
> > every week. With young fishes I do this 2 to 7 times a week depending on
> > species and size.
/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,