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sheena0709 07-15-2008 01:04 PM

cleaning tank
 
I have a 29 gallon tank with sand and gravel. My question is, Can i use a gravel cleaner to clean the bottom of the tank even tho there is sand at the bottom?

Flashygrrl 07-15-2008 06:43 PM

Sort of...most people use a fork or something to stir up the sand while hovering the vac tube above the sand bed, that way it should only pick up the stuff that gets stirred into the water. You can't actually dig it into the sand bed like you would gravel though.

BTW, your sand should be stirred up a bit once a week to prevent gas pockets from forming. They can be deadly to your fish.

sheena0709 07-15-2008 07:19 PM

AHHH.... Thanks for the advice. I didnt really think about stiring up the sand. I will do that tonight.

I will have to go out and get a vacum then. I never went and got one becuase i wasnt sure if i could vacum. But i understand what you are saying.

Thanks for the reply!!!

Flashygrrl 07-16-2008 05:05 AM

You're welcome :)


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