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Question Hoovering sand

Here's the thing I bought a fine substrate almost like sand not thinking how I could clean it can I Hoover it like normal gravel or is there another way of cleaning it, please help I'm stuck for answers now I don't really want to have to change everything again!


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Do a search here. Over at cichlid forum they have a video. Basically you just hover the hose an inch or two above the sand so you suck up detritus but not sand.
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You vacuum it like normal gravel except you can decrease the suction slightly by lightly pinching on the hose. That'll help to minimize the flow and prevent sand from being sucked into the tube.


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