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Old 07-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #1 
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Question Vacuuming gravel/ cleaning filter

Hi, I have had my betta for about three weeks now. He is in a 5 gallon tank and I aim to do 25% water changes a week. But I was wondering, how often should I vacuum the gravel? Should I vacuum it whenever I do a water change? Also, same for cleaning out the filter.. how often should I do this? Thanks!! :)
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #2 
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I siphon the gravel every water change :)

If the filter gets mucky, just swash it through old aquarium water during your water change. Only change the cartridge when it falls apart.
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Alright, thanks for the info!! :)
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #4 
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Same here, I syphon every water change
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