Vacuuming gravel - any tips?
In what might seem like a noob question I was wondering if anyone had any tips on this. I have the aqueon water changer/vacuum, the one that hooks to your sink, and while it is excellent at changing the water, the vacuum is somewhat of an issue as I literally empty most of the tank water before I get a chance to get it all cleaned up. It is sucking both the substrate and the water out too quickly and I wasn't sure if this was something I'm not doing right or what.
should I stop, fill it back up, clean some more, fill it back up, etc? seems rough on the fauna since i'm sure they dont like tap water that isnt conditioned for too long.