Tank Cleaning - Guidance PLEASE

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Abby
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I have a 20 gal. turtle tank and it\'s set-up with all the proper lighting, basking area, filter etc. however, I want to know how often should I clean it? How often do I need to replace the water? I tend to be over neurotic about cleaniness and safety with my turtle which is why I want some guidance and advise and how to proceed. Thank you in advance for all your help. I
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You can clean it wen evere u feel its dirty.most people clea the tanks every week.
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I usually clean it once a week, or if it gets smelly, whichever comes first.
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Once a week,no matter if it needs it or not, it usually needs it, do you like to swim in dirty water? Do you feed them in there? I move mine to a 5 gallon bucket to feed them, that way they eat, and get rid of waste and my tank is alot cleaner, and i have alot of turtles.
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i ussually feed mine in the tank.but occasionally in a 5 gallon.if the food is messy pellets.
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lol when i had my baby res i kleaned its 20 gallon tank 2 to 3 times a week even though i fed him in a diff tank
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Even with a filter it needs it once a week. I feed mine in a seperate tank and he still need s fresh water once a week. He gets aSaturday night bath.
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When i clean my tank exspesially if its a big tank i think the eziest way to clean it is with a syphan. u can buy tubeing at any harware store and it works great. it also doesnt make a big mess.
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Thanks to all who responded I appreciate the advice and the numerous great tips.

My turtle is my shining STAR!
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