04-25-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rhymon78
Ok, I have just poured it around on the surface but will add it near the filter return, sounds a good idea!
We all listen to you Byron, the Dark Knight, Jedi master, grand master wizard of all things fishy! All your responses are much appreciated, and everyone else's too!
As for substrate cleaning during water changes on a planted tank, just hovering the siphon above the gravel will suck enough away, like fish poo and un eaten food etc. not a good idea to dig the gravel cleaner in? Yet to use my siphon, have been doing water changes with a measuring jug lol.... Tank is only a couple or so months old..
I agree, Thanks Byron for everything! :)
You have the right idea for the gravel. I heard of some people not even doing that much...just taking the water out of the tank. I like to keep my nitrates in check though and not have too much organic matter decomposing.
I wouldn't go deeper in as it can disturb the gravel sending all that matter into the open water. Creates a nice mess. Sometimes you can go deeper without disturbing it. Although it sounds like its bad to have that decomposing matter down, it will benefit the plants more than anything.
Last edited by Termato; 04-25-2012 at 03:50 PM..