ive had this behemoth for years. i live in my parents old house so when they lived here, my dad cleaned it. it has not had a "real" cleaning in over two years. once a week i'll add about 2-3 gallons into it with some drops and scrub down the sides of the glass for built up algae, and maybe every two weeks ill clean/replace the filter. but even though there are algae eating fish in there, i know i need to give the rocks a good cleaning and the other things that are in there. aside from dumping the tank out by the bucket, is there an easier way? TIA.
btw- the fish that are in there have also been in there for 2 years and are all still alive. i hope a deep cleaning doesn't shock them. and, it's freshwater.
Here's an easy to follow step by step on youtube if you want.
If you dont' trust links here's the title
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:18 PM on Jun. 9, 2013