Originally Posted by Starfish1
This is exactly how it started for me! My first betta that I won playing a game in Seaside! :D. Now I'm on number 9! Lol
They're addicting but I love each one of them.. How do you get all 10 cleaned in a half hour?!!!? Is there a special trick that I'm missing??
No special trick. I work really fast with everything. I organize all my stuff and clean.
1. have 20 gallons of new conditioned water
2. have the siphon hose
3. bucket to empty water
4. buck of water to clean ornaments (dip them and wipe clean.)
*5. New filters once a month
Ok now I start:
I do each part of cleaning the 10 tanks at the same time. I only have 3 gallon tanks so they're small to clean and easy/very quick.
1. take tops off
2. take out ornaments and put in water bucket
3. siphon substrate/water change
4. take cleaned ornaments back in the tank
5. add water
6. put tops back on
DONE! 30 minutes. That includes getting everything set up and cleaning up. Just dump dirty water and put equipment away.
I don't know if that helps you. I hope so. I have a small flock here so as not to be so big that it's not fun anymore. I so enjoy "projects" and taking care of animals it's just a natural thing for me. You can tell I just love my babies. (I know it's backwards for some but I like to end the boys experience of my cleaning on a positive note. So I feed them a little treat and they are so happy swimming around and then some take a nap.
I cleaned yesterday and laughed like crazy. I have one little boy that actually came up to my hand and tried nipping my finger. That was a first. Have to admit though I thought it was the cutest thing. Ok, just realized I need a betta intervention and have to get a life!!