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How often would I need to do a water change if I had a 40 gallon tank with 3 red bellies in it? Also If you could give me a list of like good filters, heaters, and lights with their prices that would be great.
 

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I'd go with an ac500 filter. a 200 watt submersable heater. and go to www.bigals. com Good prices.
 

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Lucky Luciano said:
Do at least a 25-30% water change once a week. Make sure to treat ur water w/ conditioner before u add the new water to the tank.
I agree.
 

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what do you mean? like after I've taken the water out I put conitioner(what kind) into the leftover water, then add the rest of the water back into the tank. Explain please.........I'm a little slow...lol
 

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The product is called aquasafe. It removes chlorine and heavy metals from water. Just put in after you take the water out. And put new water in.
 

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When u take out the old tank water and say u use a bucket put the new water in the bucket then add water conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramine. then add the new conditioned water to ur tank.
 

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AC500 is a good filter and I probably would go with a 20% water change every 2 weeks. I think once a week is good as well but I don't think it's crucial. Just make sure that when you put the new water back in the tank it is the same temperature as the tank in the water. Too much difference in water temperatures can either kill your fish from shock or it can bring on diseases like ICK.
 

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along with the chlorine remover it doesnt hurt to add some good bacteria with ur water changes. your fish naturally produce them anyways, but with water changes u are flushing a lot of them away.
 
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