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Gravel: To DEEP clean or NOT to deep clean...
Old 04-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #11
 
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would have to say if you dig down deeper you could probably stirr up any oxygen bubbles down there but thats my guess. So I dont see anything wrong with digging down deep. With my first tank dug down pretty deep and it did nothing but kick up some oxygen bubbles. I also had no tests so I had no idea if it did anything wrong.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:03 PM   #12
 
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What was wrong with driftwood? I bought some driftwood from a online store. Would I have the same problem even if I boil it?
Driftwoods leach tannins. Boiling won't remove the tannins completely and will continue to leach tannins over time. I doubt driftwoods ever would be the culprit for bacterial blooms.
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