03-15-2013, 04:32 PM
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How big are the pieces of gravel? I've never used eco complete before, I've always just used sand and/or dirt in my tanks.
If it's small enough to fit through plastic tubing, you may be able to simply siphon it out over a few water changes. I don't use gravel vacs or whatever for water changes, I use regular old cheap silicon or vinyl tubing from the hardware store. Small pieces would fit through that kind of tubing, it just might be a bit of a pain. You could probably net it out as well. If it's been in the tank for a while and you do decide to take it out, you may want to do a section a week or so as it probably has your bacteria in it and you don't want to make your tank go through a cycle.
Or you can just let the sand mix in with it, just a suggestion if you decide you want to take it out without taking your tank down.