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Question Two Substrate related questions PLEASE!!!

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When I remove the gravel will it affect the live bacteria working in my tank to remove ammonia? If so what would be the most effective way of replacing it?

How do you clean sand?




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Default Re: Two Substrate related questions PLEASE!!!

Removing the gravel will remove some of the bacteria but there is plenty still living on all of the other tank surfaces.

I use a turkey baster to spot clean the sand as needed.



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Default Re: Two Substrate related questions PLEASE!!!

Like Greatwtehunter said, there's bacteria in other areas.

Keep your ornaments in tank, don't change out the media in your filter (great bacteria there), and scoop it out. I'd remove the axie too until the sand had had a chance to settle.

I use a siphon on my sand, it picks up a minimal amount of sand if you keep it moving.



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