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Follow It Home 08-27-2007 09:31 AM

Gravel Vac?
 
Hey everyone, I just planted my first planted tank (:-D) and was just wondering how I go about vacumming the gravel without disturbing the roots?

willow 08-27-2007 09:46 AM

hi
i find that if i go around the plants,and not very deep
then it works ok for me. :)

jsm11482 08-27-2007 09:47 AM

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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