When Do U Clean A 10 Gallon Tank

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When do you clean a 10 gallon tank
 

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Susie11 said:
When do you clean a 10 gallon tank
I usually have a schedule where I make sure to clean every Saturday. For a 10 gallon, replacing 1-2 gallons per week would be good.
 

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For my tanks it’s when the water level drops and the filter makes too much noise. Either that or when the duckweed is too thick and blocks out light to my other plants. So basically weekly or every other week 50%.
 

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Weekly is usually good unless your heavily stocked then twice a week would be more appropriate. You will want to change around 50% of the water and gravel vac. 2 gallon water changes would be a waiste of your time and do nothing as far as freshening the water.
 

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I clean all of my tanks weekly to twice a week, it depends on the stocking when your tank will need to be water changed.
 
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I don't know
 

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Then I doubt they're good. Monthly changes won't cut it, up your changes to at least 25% weekly
 
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Ok I have to get tested for them
 

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HI Susie11, you re info says that you don't know about the nitrogen cycle, but it also says you've been with us for about a month, so that info may not still be true. But if it is true, it is absolutely essential for you to learn and understand the nitrogen cycle, so that you learn about ammonia, nitrite and nitrates. These are all toxins that come from fish waste, and can harm the fish if levels get too high. Once the right bacteria develops in a tank and a tank is cycled, ammonia and nitrites need to be at zero and nitrates need to be kept low. So, if none of this sounds very familiar, click on the blue words and read up on the nitrogen cycle. You will also find more info if you do a search.
 
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I have to buy same stuff
 

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Susie11 said:
I have to buy same stuff
You don't have to buy anything to research the nitrogen cycle, just to test your levels. Without understanding the nitrogen cycle, the tests won't help.
 

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