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post #11 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 11:56 AM
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I'd leave the gravel alone in new set ups for the sake of the bacteria establishing. I person don't gravel vac until several weeks after the initial set up and then only kinda hover the vac over the gravel.
If you see mush leaves or yellowing one's I'd pick them out of the tank for the sake of them not rotting in there.

No then that shouldn't lower your flow to the extent of it not working. Then its just asking your patience and w/c on that tank.

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Angel thanks... I'll just have to be patient and keep doing my w/c. Good luck on your 30g
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 01:52 PM
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Completely agree. I think your filter is fine and the cloudiness could just be from debris and maybe some dust that was left in from your new gravel (no matter how much you washed it). Next week just to a good pwc and it will clear up on its own.
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks LISA that's what I'm going to do. Let it be and do a good w/c next week
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post #15 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 07:16 PM
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I hate to come in and make a comment after everyone has reached an agreement, but I had the same problem before.

I switched to a couple layers of pantyhose over the intake and it cleared up overnight.
(Ended up removing it, decided I don't need to save all my guppy fry. I'm overstocked as it is.)

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post #16 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 08:38 PM
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Well you can try that method too. It's worth a shot.
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-11-2010, 09:52 PM
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That would def allow more/ quicker water flow but still keep your critters safe there

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-12-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Wat do you do just cut a few pieces of panty hose and elastic band them to the intake? Aren't the panty hose fine material than the sponge = slow down the flow?
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