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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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re doing tank

hi all

I am planing on redoing my tank from scratch.

its a 10g so I was thinking of saving 5g of water in a bucket with the fish, heater and filter.

uproot all plants. discard remaining water, remove the textured background and clean the gravel.

how should I clean the gravel.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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in fact I am going to change subsrate. should I place some old gravel in some tights in the tank
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Why do you want to put gravel in there anyway? I will say get rid of all the gravel and just use the substrate. Unless you want to do some layout design. Just make sure the substrate that you are using does not leak ammonia. Or else you will have to recycle it all over again.



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Keep as much water as you can, and keep the filter running in the bucket while you redo it.
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Why do a lot of people tell people to keep the water when there is hardly any beneficial bacteria in the water itself?

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Why do a lot of people tell people to keep the water when there is hardly any beneficial bacteria in the water itself?

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The beneficial bacteria is in the substraight its self.
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