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Angry How to clean Ebi Stratum

Hi, I was just wondering if any of you guys know an easy and less painful way to clean the Fluval Ebi Stratum without it messing up the scape to get all the detritus out.
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Didn't think u ever needed to.. I never did

Interesting if u are supposed to
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The problem as eluded is that stratum doesn't hold up to being jostled around as it will get powderized prematurely. Taking a siphon with gravel cleaner attached will surely destroy it.


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Didn't think u ever needed to.. I never did

Interesting if u are supposed to
If you neve did, then how did you te rid of the detritus and those bugs?
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The problem as eluded is that stratum doesn't hold up to being jostled around as it will get powderized prematurely. Taking a siphon with gravel cleaner attached will surely destroy it.
So, any way of cleaning it? Or just leave it to be?
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yes, the detris/mulm on the surface can be siphoned up while losing a stratum or two long the way. eliminating that which is beneath the surface is normally handled by bacteria. Having the correct type seeded would feed on breaking that down.

Shrimp products from each manufacturer incorporate bacters in multiple product lines for this very purpose. There is a greater dependency on enzymes and bacteria in shrimp tanks than the equivalent fish only as they are less tolerant of water parameter changes.

This of course is a naturally occuring event though time is required. feeding it accelerates the process.


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