Vacuuming you tank
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Vacuuming you tank

Vacuuming you tank

This is a discussion on Vacuuming you tank within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> How often should you vacuum you tank out?...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Adolfo's Cory
Adolfo's Cory
Blue Gourami
Blue Gourami
Reply
Old 05-19-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
 
Vacuuming you tank

How often should you vacuum you tank out?
iPesci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
 
Amphitrite's Avatar
 
I vacuum mine weekly along with the water changes. Prevents dirt from bulding up in the gravel/sand.

Along with this, I clean the inside of the glass with a cloth and scrape any algae off with the edge of a credit card.
Amphitrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
Same here, I gravel vac every week and do as much as I can. I get a little more because I also do 50% water change but unless your tank has an extremely low bioload I would say it should be done at least once a month if not more often just to prevent the chance of gas buildup in the substrate.
fish_4_all is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
 
leifthebunny's Avatar
 
I do mine once a week. As I only do 20% water changes, I only get sections of the gravel cleaned at a time. Even less so with my community tank which has the flourite. I'm almost tempted just to change out the flourite to cut down on the work in the tank. :P
leifthebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
 
misplacedsooner's Avatar
 
once a week for me too and half gravel vac. like your avatars Kateyoup, always wondering whats next.
mike c.
misplacedsooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 07:56 AM   #6
 
Andyandsue's Avatar
 
Once a week for me too, all 3 tanks. I use the vacuum to change the water, about 20-50%. The smaller the tank the more the water.

Love the Pink Floyd reference Kateyoup!
Andyandsue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #7
 
miagrrl's Avatar
 
ditto- once a week. used to do it once every other week, and i had a lot of excess nutrients. in my 30 gallon i do one half of the tank one week, and the other side the next week- to avoid changing too much water at one time. i do a deep vac once a month (moving all non-living decor and getting underneath). for my 10 gallon, i can get away with every other week- since there are no live plants, and it is not heavily stocked.
miagrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
 
Thanks guy! You have really helped!
iPesci is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacuuming planted tanks mrdemin Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 12-13-2009 06:57 PM
Vacuuming Eco-complete? AmyK Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 06-04-2009 05:46 PM
Gravel Vacuuming Question eruuska Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 16 01-22-2009 10:04 PM
vacuuming around a fish tank??? Little-Fizz Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 12-13-2007 08:55 PM
Vacuuming the substrate leifthebunny Beginner Planted Aquarium 19 04-17-2007 03:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 PM.