01-18-2009, 11:50 AM
| || | Gravel Vacuuming Question
Kudos to the FishForum! Lots of good info here!
I'm fairly new to fishkeeping, but I'm trying to do things intelligently after plenty of research. One thing I haven't found anything on is the proper vacuum technique.
I've got your basic siphon vac and use it to do regular water changes. The question is how thoroughly to vacuum. Do I want to simply bump the surface of the gravel and get the stuff off the top? Or do I want to push it down deep to get all the junk out? I had just been getting the surface garbage, but last week I went a little deeper and was thoroughly disgusted with the amount of crap that got sucked up.
What does everyone say? I've got a 30 gallon with a blood parrot, a kissing gourami, a tiger barb, a geophagus pellegrini, and several of those neon danios. Tiger barb is soon to join a school that my son has in his 29.