Join Date: May 2009
Location: Buford, Georgia
Stuff from "Under" my substrate
Ok, so I finally received my python and started to clean. Man, that thing is so much better than the other thing I had. I have mostly just regular aquarium rounded gravel such as you would get at Petsmart. The pebbles are pretty big, and lots of room for stuff to get down into them. With my other tube, I was able to get the stuff in the first inch or so of the 3 inches of gravel I have, but with the python I shoved it down more and it started pulling back a LOT of cloudy gunk from down near the bottom of the tank.
I only did this a couple of times, as I was unsure if what I was sucking up could somehow be "good" stuff and wanted to make sure to check with the people that know before I go about tackling the whole tank with this method.
So cloudy gunky stuff from bottom of the gravel, good and leave it alone, or ICK! get that out of there! There are no visible debris on top of the gravel, this is from the bottom of the tank, I imagine against the glass.