08-24-2009, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by British
What are the parameters in your tank? Do you have a test kit? Weekly water changes are good ideas and the gravel vac makes it less stressfull on the fish, even when you aren't vaccuming the gravel.
Well, I am doing a gravel vacuum and going to do about a 50-75% water change while Im doing it. I do have chemical testing kits and will do them about half n hour after I complete the water cleaning. My tests were always good after the cycling was completed.
update : Im kinda nervous...I gravel vacuumed...replaced 50% water then noticed I had to put water in the filter to get it to spin then all that nasty gunk came pouring back into the water. Did another 50% water change (after cleaning that gunk out, well as much as I could..) but its gloomy in there, not clear like it used to be. Will that die down/settle then go back to being clear??