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post #1 of 4 Old 06-17-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning a tank

So i have noticed in my 14 gallon under the rocks im getting some algery growth, is it okay to take the rocks out and just rinse them so i can scrub the bottom of my tank? Today is my water change day, so ill be taking out a few gallons and saving the rest of the water and empty the tank completly so i can clean the bottom
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-17-2011, 07:10 PM
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a no gravel tank? keep rocks/gravel under conditioned water.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-17-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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a no gravel tank? keep rocks/gravel under conditioned water.

its not the small gravel, their kinda like small river rocks, and when i look from under my tank i can see all the poo and algery growth, ill be putting the rocks back in i just want to scrub the tank from the little bit of algery thats growing
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-17-2011, 08:23 PM
Well, with the exception of a gravel siphon and/or a total tear down, I don't think I've ever cleaned the bottom. Still if I just had a rocky bottom, I wouldn't remove any more water than the normal weekly water change. The remove the rocks and scrub the bottom with an algae brush.

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