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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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How to Clean Tanks with Soil Substrate

Hi, I posted this on a other forum but nobody actually answered me so I am hoping to find some help here. I have a small tank with fluval plant and shrimp stratum (or volconic soil) as my substrate, its really light and easily disturbed.

I added a bunch of river rocks to hold the substrate in place so the filter doesn't push it around but when I try to clean the bottom of the tank, it goes everywhere. If I suction, it gets sucked up, if I try to just stir it so I can get some of the guck out, it goes all over the tank.

Is there some sort of trick to cleaning with something like this? I mean, I just want to give it a weekly clean so poop and dead plant matter don't collect.

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