How often do you clean your tank?

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How often do you change out water / scrape for algae / vacuum your gravel? I won't attach a poll because it seems that since this is a combo of questions it would be easier just to type a response.
 
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I vacuum the gravel and change 15% water subsequently bidaily... I know I should cutback but for some reason I find it very fun.
 

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I clean mine once a week. Change water 30%, vaccum. algae clean etc.
 

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Jon said:
I know I should cutback but for some reason I find it very fun.
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
 

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Typically I do about 10 gallons every other day. 11 gallon buckets are nice
 

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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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is there any real danger of cleaning your tank too often with an established tank?
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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I change 25-30% a week and vacuum half the gravel at the same time. ;D
 

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My one pleco keeps my entire tank algae free. they are definitely good housecleaners
 
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my tank has brown algae on just the back panel so I scrape it every once in a while... no biggie
 

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