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    How to clean gravel...

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    Zulnaldo asked with respect to budak's tanks:
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    On 3/2/2003 5:49:48 PM

    how do you guys clean the gravel with this sort of setup? my 2 feet now has only bj in it and trying to clean the gravel seems to give a bad back! the uneaten fish food are going to give me problems with algae right? care to enlighten?
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    Sherchoo replied:
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    On 3/2/2003 5:55:34 PM

    Cleaning of gravel is done when I'm doing water change. I will siphon out the dirt as the water is changed.....
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    Ummmm... don't do the normal gravel vacuuming that disturb the gravel. Just siphon off whats sitting on the surface of the gravel. Personally, I seldom clean the gravel. Shrimps and bottom feeding fishes will usually scavenge leftover food... OTOH, if you have lots of leftover food, then you're probably feeding too much or too fast (i.e. food sinks to the bottom before the fishes get most of it).
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    Any advice on gravel hidden underneath riccia meshes? i got a shock when i removed the meshes for retying this afternoon - the layer of gunk on my gravel was disgusting.[]
    ThEoDoRe

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    My advice is to leave it.... avoid disturbing yhe riccia, else they will float up easily.
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    On 3/2/2003 7:48:52 PM

    Any advice on gravel hidden underneath riccia meshes? i got a shock when i removed the meshes for retying this afternoon - the layer of gunk on my gravel was disgusting.[]
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    well.. i switched off my filter so it will be easier to siphon off those dirt underneath the riccia meshes.

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