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Old 04-14-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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First time gravel vac help!

My dad says my arm being in the tank will make the fish sick (skin oils etc). So do I take the fish out? Do I take the decorations out in order to vacuum properly?
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You can stick your arm in the tank don't worry about it. Just make sure you wash are hands and arms well under water only. I stick my hands and arms in my tanks all the time and my fish have shown no effect.

Also you do not need to remove the decor if you don't want to, since normally waste doesn't get under the decor. If you want to just nudge the decor around while gravel vaccing you can, then just place them back where you wanted them.
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ok thanks. The decorations are like coral caves and theres a lot of fish waste in them.
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Just point the hose inside them.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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I would just make sure you don't have lotion on or anything as that is what is most likely to harm the fish.
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Dont wash with soap just with water!!!
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