Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Also do the siphon/airline thing: it takes me less than 10 minutes usually to change out the water in my 5 gallon. However, I don't vacuum the substrate (ADA Aquasoil) either - the invert crew in the tank takes care of that.
Also, put a thin piece of stretched filter-floss or something over the opening to the siphon so you don't accidentally remove any inhabitants...