how do you combat anarobic pockets,when you have
rocks and sand. ??
i would love to use sand,however this has got me thinking,
so if anyone would be kind enough to put their points
across,that would be great.
Hi Lainey, to make sure this doesn't happen I rake through the sand with a plastic fork each time I do a waterchange. If I were you I would lift the rocks off the sand slightly and just rake underneath. Hope that helps :)
i've not got sand at the moment,it's gravel,
i was just wondering really,how you get along.
i guess maybe i'll stick to gravel,and then
i'll not have to worry,as the aquascaping would
be a lot of moving,and i don't want to disturb these,
as i'm trying to break the cycle of the tank being
"the tank of Doom"
guess i'll leave weel alone. :)
Anaerobic:absence of Oxygen.
Organic material decays,and burns up the
available oxygen in that area ie.under rocks,decorations,
undisturbed sections of gravel and/or sand.
these pockets can release the gasses without being disturbed.
However alot of people come across this when cleaning out
the aquarium,and move something that has been in place a long time.
These gasses are toxic,and can suffocate the fish in a matter
Top tip of the day:Aquarium maintenance
Just because your Aquarium looks "clean" does not mean
that it is.
Disturbance of the Gravel/Sand under ornaments is Very important.
i hope this helps,and i apologize for not making it clear
in the beginning. :)