Water changes

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    Washburn82

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    Need some opinions or from personal experience. Are water changes really necessary? For example if I'm dosing and I have very low phosphates and damn near 0 nitrates. Is there really a need for a water change if I don't need to dilute any high elements?
     
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    well i know there are trace elements that get replenished with the water change that you may not be dosing if nothing else go longer between them and see how it goes
     
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    Thanks Emmett that's what I was thinking as well. Only reason I ask is I've got my dosing down now, but, when I do a water change it messes it up for a few days after. Even if I dose my new water (that I'm adding) to match my old water. Any other suggestions?
     
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    not really sure i dont have to dose my tank yet but im sure i will sooner or later
     
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