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post #31 of 33 Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM
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Most do them on a weekly basis, to remove fish waste that may build up, and to vaccuum to gravel (there's a weeks worth of poo and who knows what else down there!), and also because, as JDM says, it's a lot easier to get in the tank for maintenance.

Are you still using buckets? With a larger tank it's a lot easier to use a hose connected to the sink.
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post #32 of 33 Old 02-09-2013, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Do you all think my tank is finished cycling with the picture shown in the previous post??
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Do you all think my tank is finished cycling with the picture shown in the previous post??
Would seem to be.

To explain why we do weekly water changes, read this article:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...hanges-117205/

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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