View Full Version : Tank Cleaning

01-21-2007, 09:52 PM
Just a question...

I just cleaned my tank today and it took me around 2 hours to do. How long does it take for you to clean yours? Mine is a 90 Gallon with a large rock structure and a couple plants....

blue fin
01-21-2007, 10:02 PM
By cleaning I'll assume you mean, water change, glass cleaning, and filter changing? I do all these operations separately, the water change takes me about 45 minutes, the glass cleaning with removal of top panels takes 30 minutes and the filter cleaning depends... usually about 45 minutes if I clean out the housing....hope this answers your question.

01-21-2007, 10:34 PM
I was just wondering. I usually do it all one day during the week. Usually on the weekends. That is when I have the time mostly because I work two jobs. What about everyone else?

01-21-2007, 10:47 PM
When I clean my tank it usually takes me
5 Min for gravel,
2 for glass
3-4 of trimming plants and filter maintance

It's only a 10g though.

01-21-2007, 11:28 PM
on my 55 it takes me about 30 mins to do water change and clean glass. to clean the substrate it takes me about 25 mins. when i clean one of the two filters it takes about 10 mins. all of this is done at different times of the month/ months

Lady Hobbs
01-22-2007, 02:08 AM
Hey Teh, it didn't take me that long to take everything out of my tank and move it. LOL

But to really clean it, scrub the plant leaves, break down the filter and clean that all out, clean the hoods, glass, etc, it does take a while.

01-22-2007, 09:25 PM
I was just wondering. I thought it might be a cool "get to know you and your tank" type thread.

01-22-2007, 09:38 PM
Usually a water change is about 25-30 minutes on my 55gallon. Cleaning the filter is usually 20.