How often do I clean my 10 gallon freshwater tank? I have 12 fish. - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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Every Week 11 73.33%
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Every Month 1 6.67%
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post #1 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy How often do I clean my 10 gallon freshwater tank? I have 12 fish.

I don't know how often to change the water in my 10 gallon tank. I only have 12 fish but everyone says something different!
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 05:25 PM
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I do weekly water changes on all my tanks. What type of fish are you keeping??

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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8 neon tetras, 3 cherry barbs, 1 sterbai cory
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 05:30 PM
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I do a water change at least once a week, sometimes twice.
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 06:09 PM
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Weekly to latest by-weekly if you have a well planted tank.

On a side note I'd like to point out the stock you have there is not exactly ideal being the calm tetras vs the super hyper active barbs (which the barb's really should be house in larger groups and a larger tank that offers more swim room for them) and the stand alone Cory really is not good at all these fish need to live in group, you really may want to consider returning this one to your LFS.

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post #6 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have only fake plants. The lone cory is not my fault; he was the last one. Thanks for the advice anyway.
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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You'd really help your fish and the water quality if you could spare a few bucks and add a few bunches of maybe stem plants down the Rd.

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Don't plants take a lot of effort? That is what I heard.
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Uhm - NOP. Ass you'd need is water and a semi decent light; plant them, love them done Look at my tanks here with all I gotten if plants was a lot of work do you honestly think I'd have these tank - NOP
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-14-2010, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Semi-decent lol. Thanks a lot!
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