03-13-2014, 02:51 PM
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Tips to clean sand substrate
I recently setup a 55 gallon tank with sand substrate. This is my first time using sand and i really like the look of it, until a ton of fish poop is all over it. Yesterday i cleaned the tank and got all of the waste off the sand, after about 4 hrs it looked worse, the fish pooped everywhere. Today, it actually looks a bit better, not sure if this is due to some breakdown of the poop and the filters picking it up.
I was just curious if anyone had any tips to keep sand clean. Or is this just the way sand is? i was also wondering if air stones near the sand surface help to send the poop up to the filters?