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post #1 of 3 Old 08-27-2007, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Gravel Vac?

Hey everyone, I just planted my first planted tank () and was just wondering how I go about vacumming the gravel without disturbing the roots?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-27-2007, 09:46 AM
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i find that if i go around the plants,and not very deep
then it works ok for me. :)
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-27-2007, 09:47 AM
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Depending on how heavliy planted it is....I usually angle in from the side, toward the underside of the plants. If they are small enough, I put the vac right over the plant.

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