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08-05-2006, 02:08 PM
how often should we clean our tank, different sites have been saying different things. we have a 10 gallon tank.

08-05-2006, 02:27 PM
you should do a 10 to 15% water change a week. your filters, well that depends on how muck you feed and how many fish are in the tank
but they should be change anywhere from 1 to 2 mouths. but you will get a lot of different answer to this question.

08-05-2006, 03:21 PM
thanks, ok about cleaning is this right
1. remove upto 20% of water
2. remove fish
3. add aqua safe
4. leave fish in bag for about hour (in tank)
5. let fish out or bag.

or is this right

1. remove upto 20% of water once a week.
2. do not remove fish.
3. add water.

08-05-2006, 04:51 PM
good question I'm wondering the same thing

08-05-2006, 05:42 PM
remove 10 to 15 %(20% is fine)of the water from the bottom of tank.
add aqua safe or stress coat to the water.
leave the fish in, do not remove them. i do not.
do this once a week. make sure new water is same temperture as tank water.

i been keeping fish for about 35 years now.

08-05-2006, 08:52 PM
thankyou for your help, just one last question do you add the aqua safe before or after you put the water into the tank,

08-06-2006, 12:30 AM
add before you put water in