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Old 06-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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How often should I be vaccuming the crushed coral in my tank ??

How often should I be vaccuming the crushed coral in my tank ?? I do my PWCs on Tuesdays, so thats when I do my vaccuming. Should I be doing this weekley or monthly ??

For those who have CC, how often (if you do) do you vaccum ??
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Crushed coral will hold alot of ditritus even when vacuuming ... I would say if you like the look this should be done no less than 1 x a week ... Most folks end up having issues with CC and end up ultmatly ditching it in favor of LS HTH
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yeah I plan on doing this. removing about 1/4 of the CC at a time. just wondering how it will affect my fish (the cloudiness) and some of my little corals. i'll rinse it pretty good, but im sure it'll still be cloudy.
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Run a tandum filter and rinse at regular 30 or 60 minute intervals this should help ... When I had to change out my substrate for diffrent reasons I emptied the tank used a hold bin and placed LR and critters in it ... placed the sand and seeded from another source , scaped and used a pump and tube ran the H20 over the LR and kept out about 3 gallons I topped off with new salt water and redrip acclimated the fish . This took about an afternoon to do , then once the fish were in added a bit more salt water lights out for the day and ran 2 filters rinsing 30-60 minutes and replacing the next day ... We were crystal clear in about 3 hours ... I also have a nano so it made it easier on me ... We did have a bit of a diatom bloom but that is normal and did clear for me with in about a month HTH
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Thanks for the advice !!
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