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Old 12-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #21
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Ah yeah ok cool I'll keep that in mind b/c every time I do a PWC some "dust" always settles on my LR and it just makes it look crappy and the whole tank gets a brownish hue to it till I sweep it off
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Ah yeah ok cool I'll keep that in mind b/c every time I do a PWC some "dust" always settles on my LR and it just makes it look crappy and the whole tank gets a brownish hue to it till I sweep it off
That is a buildup of detritus, which we all get. You should be basting that off into the water column for your filtration to take out, as part of your routine maintenance.
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Depending on how you do your water change, you may be able to get rid of most it. If you are siphoning into a bucket, move the hose around the rocks to siphon as much as possible.
I use a Python to remove the water and a turkey baster or power head to "blow out" the detritus from the rocks. Some of it re-settles into the rock and some is removed with the PWC.
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Hmm ok thanks for the tips... now I gotta go get a turkey baster lol.

And no I never thought of syphoning actually I just take it out and pour in all with a tea pitcher lol, which that does create a lot of current and brings up a lot... and I do it the same way with evap replacement.
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