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Old 08-22-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Do gravel cleaners remove coepods from the tank when I siphon out water?
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It should not but you never know sometimes. What kind of substrate do you have? If it`s sand you really dont need a cleaner. A good clean up crew will do the job. JMO
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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Yes you`ll need to vacuum that to keep nitrates down. I would not worry about pods going up the vac.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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are there a CUC that can burrow into that or will all of the cleaning come from the vacuum?
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CC is pretty sharp and quite heavy. Not too much can get through it. You might want to consider in the future going to sand.
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if i remove a lot of the CC can i put sand on top of it because my tank is lightly stocked at the moment, so it would be easier to change now than later.
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NO the sand will work it`s way to the bottom and you`ll still have the CC at the top. Your sest bet is to remove the CC 1/4 at a time and fill it back in with sand.
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Actually if amphipods and bristleworms can be siphoned through a gravel vac, I'm pretty certain just about anything else can too. I'm all for gravel vaccing no matter what substrate you have and you'll definitely need one for CC.
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