Cleaning Small Tank

wibbylynn

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Hi everyone. I just want some tips on the best way to clean this tank, the gravel, the decorations, and the tubing/wires. Also, should I put a new filter in as well or wait a while?
Thanks!
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Is that a 2/3 gallon? When I had mine I’d use a turkey baster for the gravel gunk and a small cup to dip water out. And yeah I felt that filter took up too much space, I replaced with a sponge filter. Is it a Betta?
 

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To be blunt I would upgrade if possible. The tank barely looks like a gallon of water and is also quite tall, giving your fish very little swimming room (fish prefer horizontal space).

Normally the sides and gravel are cleaned during partial water changes, the gravel siphoned with a gravel vac. You would take the pineapple decoration out and siphon the gravel. The sides and tubing you could just wipe with a household sponge (a chemical free one that has never been used for anything else).

No need to upgrade your filter but that tiny tank will be a pain to cycle if you haven't already.
 
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Fahn said:
To be blunt I would upgrade if possible. The tank barely looks like a gallon of water and is also quite tall, giving your fish very little swimming room (fish prefer horizontal space).

Normally the sides and gravel are cleaned during partial water changes, the gravel siphoned with a gravel vac. You would take the pineapple decoration out and siphon the gravel. The sides and tubing you could just wipe with a household sponge (a chemical free one that has never been used for anything else).

No need to upgrade your filter but that tiny tank will be a pain to cycle if you haven't already.
Hey there, you’ll be happy to know next month I’m moving to a 55 gallon. Unfortunately in my tiny current apartment this is all I could have. Thanks for the help!
 

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wibbylynn said:
Hey there, you’ll be happy to know next month I’m moving to a 55 gallon. Unfortunately in my tiny current apartment this is all I could have. Thanks for the help!
No problem, just looking out for your best interest as well as the fish's. Bigger tanks are easier to maintain and your fish will definitely thank you for the extra space!
 
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