I am reading all this talk about cycling while I don't completely understand the whole process I am gathering letting some good bacteria grow is a good thing. I always used to do 100% changes on a 10 gallon tank I have scrubbing everthing down and rinsing my grave. I have had my 5 gallon tank since February 14th. I am changing the water 50% once a week. I am putting in filters today. There will only be fake plants. I had one live one in each tank they did not do well. So until I get better at this I am giving up on that. Anyway should I vacumn tonight or when should I do it.
I don't feed my fish very much 3-5 pellets a day. They are small and one has already had swim bladder issues.