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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Poop for A Fert

How legit is this idea?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:33 PM
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poop good

I never clean my gravel. Is that what your asking? Plants love poop.
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Yeah. I guess. It just seems like gravel cleaning hoses are everywhere. I guess this is for the group of people that don't do plants?
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I gravel vac my heavy planted tank twice a year, very shallow maybe a quarter inch on the top substrate. nothing really come up as the plants use it for food.
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I dont use my gravel vac for the actual vaccum, i just use it to do water changes, i have mabey gravel vac'd my tanks twice in almost a year


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Nature uses poop and look at the results...

Vacuum as it gets out of control.

Don't if it doesn't.
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I never see poo on the bottom of my tank, I think the trumpet snails sift it and the plants use it. My vac is only for changing the water as well
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That's why I love this forum. It saves you from buying silly crap.
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I think if your plants are growing healthy & your fish stock doesn't poop large you don't need to gravel vac. I never used a gravel vac on my tank because the bottom is sand, then again my stock is light
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yeah I have a 3/4" hose I bought at the hardware store for water changes I vac up pond snails with it and water changes but I dont really clean up the poop


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