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Katarine
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Probably an obvious question.. PLEASE HELP!
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:29:14 PM »

Okay so I have a new tank and I'm NOT entirely sure how the haywire im supposed to clean the bits of food in the gravel without actually having to replace all the effing gravel. I know this seems really obvious, but i need help! is there like a vaccuum i can purchase or something?

thanks!

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Mindemae
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Re: Probably an obvious question.. PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 08:05:18 PM »

First of all CALM dOWN..take a deep breath...relax  Smiley
What size tank did you buy?  And yes, you would use a gravel vacuum, siphon hose, water changer, etc.  and depending on the size of your tank.
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Re: Probably an obvious question.. PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 08:55:34 PM »

ahahaha  Grin okay calmed down. I just worry. Ive turned into a bit of a fish-freak. But i guess thats why im here now isnt it? Tongue

does a gravel vaccum mean i have to replace the gravel?  Huh
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Re: Probably an obvious question.. PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 09:13:32 PM »

No, you would keep your gravel in your tank and vacuum it while you do a water change.  It vacuums the water and sucks up water at the same time.  The gravel falls back to the floor of the aquarium as you lift up on the vacuum end, and move it to a different spot.  There are battery operated vacuums and then there are plain siphon hoses which in your case you would probably want since your aquarium is so small.
 The water changer hooks up to a sink and vacuums the gravel,  sucks dirty water out to the sink and then replaces with fresh water from the sink.
Those work great for a larger aquarium!  The only thing is you have to be careful of is the that the temperature of the replacement water is the same as the water left in the tank.
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Re: Probably an obvious question.. PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 09:39:13 PM »

WONDERFUL! -claps hands- ^^ TO THE PETSTORE!!!  Grin  Grin  Grin
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