Originally Posted by Adabell
I have an important question that probably won't have anything to do with the topic of the thread I've made, but I think it's silly to just make a thread over a simple question. How often should I clean a 10 gallon tank and what percentage should be cleaned?
It really depends on how you stocked your tank up. If you just have a betta in there and a few plants then in a 10 gal. tank i would clean it once a month because of the filter and when i clean it out i would siphon about about 20% of the water because that isn't really a HUGE problem. I mean yeah bettas produce waste but not like a goldfish where you would have to do a lot more with IMO.
Though if there is more like a betta lets say 3 cories two platties and 4 guppies (average stocked tank) i would clean it 3 times a month and 25% water changes those three times with the siphon.
Would that guess of how you would have maybe stocked your tank be a little close or reasonable?
I wasnt really trying to get the species correct, but the possible amount.