Hey guys what's up. Haven't been on here in awhile!
Anyways, I have 2 tanks. One 5 gallon with a filter, and one 10 gallon with no filter.
I plan on redoing both these tanks. I do regular water changes, but over time there is some algae, and that darn protein skim. I just want to dump it all out and redo the tank from the gravel up.
Also, my 2nd oldest betta has been forming a lump on his head. He eats and swims normally, so I thought a super cleaning of his tank would help. When my crowntail had some weird popeye going on when I first got him, a new clean tank litteraly fixed it!
I feel unsure though, I've read about the good bacteria being lost with a 100 percent water change.
If I keep the old filter packet in the 5 gallon I'm sure that will help, but the 10 gallon has no filter. I was planning on buying another filter for it though.
The tanks aren't dirty, just yucky to me. How do you all go about a massive redecorating? Do you do 100 percent water changes?