Water changes don’t have to be a big, long, drawn out ordeal. Sure, they make for a great opportunity to do other tasks, such as clean coralline algae from the glass or scrub the gunk off of pump intakes, but if you’re looking for something quick and effective, just do the water change. All you have to do is make the water, which isn’t an exhaustive process by any means, then siphon old water out of the tank and fill it back up. It really is that simple, and doing it once a week or once every two weeks shouldn’t be much of an issue. And with proper planning and equipment, you could even automate the process to some extent. Regardless of how they are done, frequent water changes have a huge upside. They are constantly diluting harmful and undesirable substances, and they are constantly adding much needed elements back into the aquarium. Sure, the task seems daunting if you’re tired and can’t get up off the couch, but are they really that bad?