Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
switching gravel

If I want to switch gravel in my tank, how would I go about that. It has been setup for about 6 months. I'm sick of the pink gravel that came with it.
__________________

__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
I just need to know if I should scoop it out and put new stuff in with the fish in or take them out .
__________________

__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: I live in Riverside, Ohio
Posts: 118
IMO I would take them out as to not stress them but if you don't have another tank,container you could put them in just be very careful and try not to make a lot of racket and it should be fine.
__________________
Fishman87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishman87 View Post
IMO I would take them out as to not stress them but if you don't have another tank,container you could put them in just be very careful and try not to make a lot of racket and it should be fine.
One more thing, can I just get a piece of driftwood by the local river or should I get it from the lfs?
__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: I live in Riverside, Ohio
Posts: 118
Ive seen people do it but I've never done it myself, I'm just about to put some rocks in my tank that I got from my river. That's really an up to you kind of thing, you could wash it in vinegar and soak it in really hot water, not boiling, and give it a good scrub with a non detergent scrubber. I can't give professional advice though on that. Never done driftwood before.
__________________
Fishman87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishman87 View Post
Ive seen people do it but I've never done it myself, I'm just about to put some rocks in my tank that I got from my river. That's really an up to you kind of thing, you could wash it in vinegar and soak it in really hot water, not boiling, and give it a good scrub with a non detergent scrubber. I can't give professional advice though on that. Never done driftwood before.
I guess collecting driftwood is illegal in WI, which is where I'm from.
__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: I live in Riverside, Ohio
Posts: 118
Well that's different? What's the reason behind that?
__________________
Fishman87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishman87 View Post
Well that's different? What's the reason behind that?
I checked it out on the DNR website and they said it is to protect the habitat and the shoreline
__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
But it's not illegal til you get caught, right? LOL
__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: I live in Riverside, Ohio
Posts: 118
Right, nothings illegal unless you get caught lol and If anything they should pay you to collect, your cleaning the shoreline after all.
__________________
Fishman87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
jermad2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 24
Put all those poor little critters would lose their homes.....LOL
__________________
jermad2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fishman87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: I live in Riverside, Ohio
Posts: 118
I guess it just depends on how you look at it, well keep me updated on your gravel and tell me what you do!! Good luck to ya'!
__________________

__________________
Fishman87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×