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post #11 of 14 Old 01-17-2009, 11:56 PM
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gravel vac-ing a small, different area of the tank each week is the best method. completely draining a tank to clean is the worst as it kills beneficial bacteria and causes your tank to cycle all over again
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-18-2009, 01:41 AM
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+1 for getting a Python. I used to do the syphon and bucket thing when I had my 20 gallon. Bought a Python when I got my 55 gallon and it is so much faster. I can do all three of my tanks in less than an hour.

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-18-2009, 12:38 PM
I.m screaming, JESUS that was funny Smonkey ! I,m certainly not tryinh THAT !

I actually dip the 1 gallon kool-aid jug into the water .
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-18-2009, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Well, thanks for yalls method in cleaning your tanks. Helped me out alot! :D
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