How often should fish tanks be cleaned?

Discussion in 'Fish Tanks' started by JoannKlein, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. JoannKlein


    Mar 8, 2021
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    Hello everyone,
    I love fish farming. So I made an aquarium in the living room of the family. In order to help the fish get the best habitat, I clean the tank regularly. But I do not know how to properly clean the aquarium, hope everyone can tell me.
    Thanks everyone.
    JoannKlein, Mar 27, 2021
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  2. JoannKlein

    kbuser92 Breeder

    Nov 12, 2011
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    Lincoln, Nebraska
    A weekly 10% water change with premixed water (i.e. mixed to the proper salinity the day before) is the bulk of it. You can clean detritus off the sand with a gravel vac but be careful or you'll remove your sand. Otherwise, clean the glass inside and out and call it a day! If you have a sump, clean the socks out (rinse them out in the old tank water) weekly, dump the skimmer as needed and you can clean out any other media or detritus as needed.
    kbuser92, Apr 4, 2021
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