How to Clean a Goldfish Bowl in Five Minutes
You love your goldfish, but don't like to spend a lot of time cleaning out the bowl. I developed a way over the years that allows you to clean out the bowl without disturbing your pet in five minutes or less.
With a few supplies and a little preparation, you will have more time for other things, like shopping for more fish!
Step 1: The day before you clean your goldfish bowl, fill up a small container with clean (i use filtered) water that equates to 1/3 of the tank's capacity. Let this water sit overnight right next to the goldfish bowl, allowing the temperature of both containers to be the same.
Step 2: Using a small suction hose (readily available in pet stores everywhere), remove 1/3 of the water from the goldfish bowl (no need to remove the fish during this process) and collect dirty water into a brand new container. Make sure to agitate the gravel at the bottom of the bowl to loosen and collect the debris.
Step 3: Slowly pour the water you prepared the day before into the goldfish bowl, taking care not to anger (or injure) your fish with a blast of water.
P.S. The waste water collected is GREAT for plants and trees so don't just poor this liquid fertilizer down the drain!