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Ada amazonia on leaves after flooding

I'm using the amazonia new for the first time.

Has anyone ever experienced all the fine dirt settling on the leaves? My water cleared up the next morning but there is settling on the plant leaves. Any way to fix it? Or just leave it and it will get better?

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Yeah had it get all over my sieryu stones - I used a W/C tube to extract them off my rocks, but with plants you want to use an air pump tube. Overtime the dirt will come off though (from circulation).
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Yeah had it get all over my sieryu stones - I used a W/C tube to extract them off my rocks, but with plants you want to use an air pump tube. Overtime the dirt will come off though (from circulation).
Thanks! I was a bit worried there that i would have to start over. Cause I didn't know how the dirt would come off on its own. I tried to rub it and it took a bit to get it off.

I will try what you have suggested.


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you can also buy an electric toothbrush (that goes back and forth, nothing that is full rotary) to clean plants and hardscapes with algae. something like this

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you can also buy an electric toothbrush (that goes back and forth, nothing that is full rotary) to clean plants and hardscapes with algae. something like this

Cleaning Planted Aquarium Using Electric Toothbrush - YouTube
This is genius. I'm going to try it. I was thinking paintbrush initially but this is better!


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If you use a syphon that attaches to your sink make sure not to break your suction during water changes, otherwise you could end up with a big burst of water causing the substrate to move around. Amazonia is a awesome substrate you just have to be careful when messing with it.

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If you use a syphon that attaches to your sink make sure not to break your suction during water changes, otherwise you could end up with a big burst of water causing the substrate to move around. Amazonia is a awesome substrate you just have to be careful when messing with it.
Lol actually that's what happened siphon broke causing a big burst of water.

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