Originally Posted by stagerlee
That's the way I was leaning once every 3 months or so. Just was wondering what others do. Don't know anyone else around here into fish keeping. Thanks guys
Yeah 3 months is a good time. If you have HOBs, a turkey baster is a great tool for giving the inside of the HOB
a clean without stripping it.
Originally Posted by furryeggs
I've never cleaned the pipe work from the filter to the tank and they are clear of gunk.
I clean my filter once every 4 months and change one of the 3 medias when i do it. the tanks coming up to a year old this month and apart from predation (tiger barbs ate my neons) i haven't lost any fish and haven't had any health problems like ich.
once a month i do change about 20ltrs of water a month but thats about it.
Maybe i've just been lucky.
You should get longer than that from you media, unless it chemical.... Pads, bio-media can last for years....
How big is the tank??. Is it heavily planted or lightly stocked??