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Is light gravel siphoning ok in a planted aquarium? My 75g tank has been set up for 6 weeks and I noticed in the front of the tank where I have some foreground plants that there was some stuff on the fluorite that got kicked up when I was doing some planting today. I did some light gravel siphoning with today’s water change. Is light gravel siphoning ok in a planted tank?

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Some folks do a vacuum once in a while, others don't. The mulm can be a great fertilizer. I personally don't vacuum.
I would say it is up to you.

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When you move the sand,loads of fish waste will float up.You will be amazed.Are those the supplier of our nitrogen cycle? :mrgreen:
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I would say it's quite okay to do some vacuuming. If you have open spaces, that is. Some tanks are totally covered and vacuuming becomes unpractical or impossible. My 10 gal tank is overrun by Glosso, and my usual weekly vacuuming is getting more and more ridiculous. As long as you leave the root areas of rosette plants undisturbed, I think it doesn't do any harm.


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wasser have any thinking of switching to riccia?Easier to vaccuum the gravel. :twisted:
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Riccia? Tied to the ground? Nah... I am too lazy for that. Too much maintenance, not enough watts... Looks great though


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No i mean tied to rocks. you can simply remove the riccia rock to vaccuum.
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I don't vacuum. Mother nature does not as well

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Your mind went TOO far scorpion.I can't see your mind even by using a high power telescope.
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what, were you up playing Final Fantasy XI ?? (like I was)
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Thanks for your help.

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what, were you up playing Final Fantasy XI ?? (like I was)
No. I do not play role games or any of those for the PS2 or other machines out there.

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