Just Out Of Curiosity How Long Does It Take You To Clean Your Tank/s?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Platyarelife, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Platyarelife

    PlatyarelifeWell Known MemberMember

    For my 5g Betta tank and my 54g Chichlid and Cray tank, it took me about 2(2 1/2ish) hours give or take. Cleaning the canister filter takes up most the time since it's a lot to pull apart, clean the tiers, replace the filter pad (make the pads), then put it all back together. Then you go the after clean up. Boy oh boy is it a workout.
  2. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    40 minutes for my 1 gallon
  3. xloe

    xloeValued MemberMember

    I could do my water changes/normal maintenance for 2 tanks (10 and 29) in under 30 minutes for sure. But I kind of love doing tank maintenance so usually I take my time messing with stuff. I also have hob filters, so maybe they're easier to clean than a canister...
  4. fishman'iac

    fishman'iacValued MemberMember

    45 minutes for my 36 gal
  5. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    If I hammer through it, takes me an hour for my three tanks. I start the python on the 65, and while that drains down enough I can reach in, I use a bucket and siphon for the 30g and 15g. By then, the 65 is about a third empty, clean that tank, then fill the 2 smaller tanks, and put everything back together while the 65 fills. Cleaning the filters I do while the big tank fills but considering it’s been a while since I last cleaned them, maybe another half hour or so? Also depends on how big of a mess do I make...
  6. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Less than 30 minutes. I only have a 1g, 2.6g and 3.7g. Not much water to change. Lol
  7. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Around an hour for my 70 gallon, 29 gallon and 10 gallon.
  8. Mom2some

    Mom2someWell Known MemberMember

    I use a python & don’t clean my canister filter weekly. It is about 30 minutes without the canister.
  9. Libbyivan

    LibbyivanNew MemberMember

    Depends on how big and how dirty is the tank , I have undegravel filter also so it take me an hour to clean a 60 gallon tank
  10. HORNET1

    HORNET1Well Known MemberMember

    10 mins for my Fluval Spec V
    30 mins on my 29 gal.

    I perform 30% changes twice per week on both tanks which comes out to almost 1.5 hrs per week.
  11. Kyleena696

    Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    Hour and a half to two hours for my 29 gallon and two tens.
  12. ralph113

    ralph113Well Known MemberMember

    eh?!!! takes me 15min on my 55gal. what do u do??
  13. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Rinse gravel as I don’t have gravel vacuum scrub walls it’s just an estimate i don’t have a clock by me
  14. GrayGray4231

    GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    It takes me about 15-20 minutes to clean my 2.5 gallon. I do water changes, clean the filter, clean algae buildup etc.

    I don't do gravel yet because I don't have a gravel cleaner but I am getting one today.
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  15. Iverg1

    Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Wish I could get one but I can’t find one small enough. Also wish I could get a 2.5 gallon tank for my little guy so he would be happier but space is limited
  16. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    For my two tanks, 10 and 30 gallons, it takes about 20 minutes to do my water changes and look around. If I'm taking a razor blade to the glass for algea, double it.
  17. GrayGray4231

    GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Omgosh yesss they are soo hard to find small enough. But the only reason I am getting on is because I am getting a 20-29 gallon tank today after school that I hopefully can use :emoji_fingers_crossed::emoji_fingers_crossed::emoji_fingers_crossed:
  18. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    That's wonderful. I'm excited to hear that!
  19. Niki Rose

    Niki RoseWell Known MemberMember

    I have to use buckets for all my tanks because I have separate hot and cold taps that prevent me from using a python or hose. To clean the substrate, glass and a 50% water change it takes me 4h 30min to do all tanks, 2 hours of that I spend just on my 70gal.
  20. LowieTheLoach

    LowieTheLoachValued MemberMember

    About 30 min a piece on the two 20g and one 10g tanks. The 55g tank takes an hour to 1.5 hours. The two 20g tanks are my kids' tanks so it's more supervision than just me doing it all. My 6 year old loves being responsible for vacuuming his tank and feeding his crayfish. Wish he was that enthusiastic about his room.