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Old 06-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #1 
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Question How often do I clean the tank?

I have an Eclipse Corner 5 gallon tank, with a filter going. But I'm not sure how often to clean the tank or change the water. Can anybody help me out with some advice?
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:58 PM   #2 
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I have the Eclipse 6 bowfront tank. I do a water change of 30% weekly. I turn off the filter before I start. I use a gravel vac to suck out the 30%, remove the filter cartridge, swish it out in the old tank water and then replace it. I scrub down the walls of the tank using an acrylic safe scrubber. The new water going into the tank is the same temp as the water in the tank and has been treated with Prime. HTH
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:01 PM   #3 
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I agree with Aunt Kymmie.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #4 
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Well, that depends what fish you have, their sizes, and how much they are fed. It also matters if you have any live plants in there. I have a 55 gallon that is quite densely populated with plants (and believe me when I say quite densely). I have no nitrate, nitrite, or ammonia. I have not changed the water for 1.5 months (but I am going to have to change the water in a few days).

That is why you buy live plants.
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