Due to time constraints, I've fallen so far behind on my usual 20% (20 gallon) water changes that I've decided to re-adopt a water change strategy that worked well before, but requires smaller chunks of time to pull off. I'll be doing 5 gallons a day - which is only 5% - but it'll still give me a "25 gallon" water change per 5-day week. This is about 10 times the rate I'm currently changing. :xd: There's nothing magical about 5% or 5 gallons except that it happens to be a super easy and super convenient volume for me and my system. It's a single bucket to carry, I don't have to shut down the sytem, and I can do the setup, mix, drain and refill in about 10 minutes without rushing. Sweet! So anyway, I plan to make a post every day I actually complete a water change and we'll see how long I can keep it going and if I get the improvement in the tank I saw last time I tried this. Anyone else wanna try it? :becky: -Matt P.S. A link with a fairly complete rationalization of this method got posted in post #15 in case you're curious about some of the thinking behind this. P.P.S. If you wanna SEE how I mix water nice and fast, check out posts #301 and #306 of this post. It should only take about 5 minutes!