Official anti-derail thread

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  1. BoelderBeestie

    BoelderBeestie Discus-Guppy-RCS-CRS

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    The big one about 5cm, the normal one same as you. The big one even takes hair algae off the leaves.
     
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  3. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm The Bitch, errr I mean Cow...

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    Airline piping vaccuums slower. Try that. Sometimes i use it for gravel vacs

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  4. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    This is why I love sand
     
  5. Super Sywurm

    Super Sywurm Active Member

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    Should sand be vacuumed?
     
  6. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    I don't. Just stir it a little
     
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    Hi I am looking for 3 "egg crates" the plastic light covers please help

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  8. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    It's real difficult to find eh?
     
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    I think depends on tank and the fish

    If heavily planted, a light vacuum with care not to disturb the sand and plants too much

    In a cichlid or other messy fish tank, you need to do proper gravel vacs
     
  10. Super Sywurm

    Super Sywurm Active Member

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    I turn my tank upside down when I vacuum.
     
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    Hahaha.. so do we!!
    Thats why i keep plants that are tied to wood and rocks!!
    And when i dont turn it upside down doing gravel vacs.. my fish do it for me...
     
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    many moons ago I planted stems and vallis in pots .. that way I could "remove" the pots when doing a vac .. these day I just do not vac a planted tank.

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    How do you get all the nasty stuff out?
     
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    f-fish Well Known Member

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    Today .. reduce what you feed .. find a brand / food that works for you and the type of fish you have. I am still in that experimental phase so trying all sorts to improve water stability get the balance etc without the need for a vac.

    Later Ferdie
     
  15. Reedfish

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    Another nice hot day here.
     
  16. Super Sywurm

    Super Sywurm Active Member

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    What about the poop?
     
  17. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    Breaks apart eventually
     
  18. Super Sywurm

    Super Sywurm Active Member

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    This is new to me...don't think I want to try this method.
     
  19. Hendre

    Hendre More fish?

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    Fish poop disintegrates and goes into the filter. It's much easier than gravel
     
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    Reedfish Moderator

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    Tanks are a closed system and are a relatively small volume of water.
    Unless you have very very few fish for the volumne of water in a heavily planted tank, there will always be the need to remove waste.
     
  21. Super Sywurm

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    I would agree. I can't see myself not removing the waste out of my tank.
     

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