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Old 12-06-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Water changes and your LR.

When you all do your water changes, do you gently blast your LR with a turkey blaster beforehand?

The reason I'm asking is because I'll GENTLY blast along the top of the LR and in some of the crevasses and TONS of detritus and junk will come out, to be sucked up by siphoning.

Do any of you all do this? I'm thinking this has got to be good for the nitrates in the tank to get rid of all that stagnant detritus and waste in the LR holes and crevasses.

What's your take on that?

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Water changes and your LR.

I think, once it decays, your beneficial bacteria will take care of it. I "blast" mine every one in a while. I don't imagine it really matters either way. I would wait for other's advice/experiences as well.
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I really dont see where it would hurt anything. I dont do it but that`s not to say you are wrong.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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I give my LR a turkey baster "cleaning" about once a week.
Especially because my sleeper goby likes to dust everything in the tank with his sand droppings.
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