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If you're doing a partial water change, prepare the replacement water in a clean bucket.
Turn off all electrical equipment, including the heater, filter, and lights. This ensures safety and prevents any accidents during the cleaning process.
Take out any decorations, plants, or equipment that can be safely removed. This allows you to clean them separately and access hard-to-reach areas of the tank.
If your filter has replaceable media, follow the manufacturer's instructions for replacement.
Reintroduce decorations, plants, and equipment. Plug in the heater, filter, and any other electrical equipment.