How often do you clean your tank?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Jon, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. JonWell Known MemberMember

    How often do you change out water / scrape for algae / vacuum your gravel? I wont attach a poll because it seems that since this is a combo of questions it would be easier just to type a response.
     
  2. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    I do water changes twice a week(one of those times being a gravel vac, and havent had any algae to scrape ;) Pleco gets to it before I can lol
     
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    JonWell Known MemberMember

    i vacuum the gravel and change 15% water subsequently bidaily... i know i should cutback but for some reason i find it very fun.
     




  4. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    I clean mine once a week. Change water 30%, vaccum. algae clean etc.
     
  5. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    10% bidaily
     




  6. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    Me too ;D I just don't like hauling heavy buckets from the laundry room...I change the water and siphon the gravel (at the same time) every saturday, 10-25%. I never have to scrape algae, it never grows :)
     
  7. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Typically I do about 10 gallons every other day. 11 gallon buckets are nice :)
     
  8. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    I normally change out 50% in each tank every week except my turtle tank. The speedster gets a 100% water change every week. ;)
     
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    JonWell Known MemberMember

    is there any real danger of cleaning your tank too often with an established tank?
     
  10. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    IN my opinion, you can never do any water changes, but IMO gravel vaccing more than one time a week i s alittle too much.. I try not to mess with any good bacteria _but you have to do it once i week to get rid of any uneaten food, fish poopies, etc. LOL
     
  11. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Jon as long as your fish are happy don't worry about it, I doubt you can do too many water changes ;)
    i do 25 - 50% weekly and vacumm at that time. Plecos do the algae scraping :)
    Carol
     
  12. Fish GirlNew MemberMember

    I plan to change the water every week in my tank. The first time I tried one of my fish died but I think I know how to do it now.
     
  13. dano569Valued MemberMember

    i change 25-30% a week and vaccum half the gravel at the same time. ;D
     
  14. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    i change about 5-6 gallons once a week thruough a gravel vac and scrape algae everyother month or so

    these darn otos dont do the job i need a pleco
     
  15. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    My one pleco keeps my entire tank algae free. :) they are definately good housecleaners
     
  16. dano569Valued MemberMember

    my mbuna tank has brown algae.i don't have a pleco in that tank.
     
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    JonWell Known MemberMember

    my tank has brown algae on just the back panel so i scrape it every once in a while... no biggie
     
  18. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    I heard that brown algae is a sign of having nitrites and ammonia present in your tank.

    Do you guys think this is true?
     
  19. OP
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    JonWell Known MemberMember

    my amonia ppm is 0
    my nitrite ppm is 0
    my nitrate ppm is 2...

    i doubt it...
     
  20. dano569Valued MemberMember

    it's just from having excess nutrients in you tank, i think.
     




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