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Hey I was just wondering when i was gravel cleaning my tank today...: If you had a nano tank, how would you clean the substrate??? Same way as any other tank or do you just leave it there?

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Don't need to clean the substrate. Thats the good stuff some plants can use.

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Oo, well how bout the poop from the fish, do the plants use that as well?

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That's the best part, Ununknown. Lots of macros for plants to eat up.

Unless your tank is way overstocked or you have extremely messy fish, your plants will generally take care of the substrate for you. (Along with the help of your snails, shrimp, and assorted detrivores)
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I ususally do spot cleaning on my nano with a turkey baster. It works pretty well and I can take out as much as I want. Snails are poop producing machines!
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Snails are poop producing machines!
So true.... Couldn't have said it better myself
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useing air line tubeing for a siphon works pretty good too
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I just hover above the gravel just to pick up some dead leaves and poop..but not much.
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Alright, thanks for the info!

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I ususally do spot cleaning on my nano with a turkey baster. It works pretty well and I can take out as much as I want. Snails are poop producing machines!
Wow, even though thats such an easy thing to think up, I would have never thought of that

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