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Old 07-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Clean Up/Filtration

I have a glass bottom tank with no gravel or anything, except gunk. I want to know if a gravel vacuum would clean up after my turtle and goldfish, because no matter how many PWC and cleaning of the filters there always seems to be junk/poo on the ground! I also want to know if the number of gallons that can be filtered "up to ___ gallons" is addable? The tank that I got came with 2 elite stingray filters and a fluval 2. I want to add more but how much is being "filtered"?
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So you have the turtle and the goldfish both in the same tank? At any rate, with goldfish one can keep adding filters until the gallons per hour are equal to 1 the number of gallons. Goldfish are messy. So it would seem you could add another filter. A gravel vac will help clean up your bare bottom tank. And a water siphon or python will make water changes easier. Just remember to dose the Prime or water conditioner for the whole tank...
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So you have the turtle and the goldfish both in the same tank? At any rate, with goldfish one can keep adding filters until the gallons per hour are equal to 1 the number of gallons. Goldfish are messy. So it would seem you could add another filter. A gravel vac will help clean up your bare bottom tank. And a water siphon or python will make water changes easier. Just remember to dose the Prime or water conditioner for the whole tank...
I never wanted the 2 goldfish the person before had them and were going to kill them if I didn't take them, so me being me I had to take them... Thanks for the information on the gravel vac! We have a python and I have some prime! I will also be looking for filters!
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A hose without the gravel attachment is far more effective in a bare bottomed tank. You can reduce the amount f debris in the tank by removing the turtle to a basin or similar for feeding. Leave it in there until it has evacuated and than return it to the tank.
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A hose without the gravel attachment is far more effective in a bare bottomed tank. You can reduce the amount f debris in the tank by removing the turtle to a basin or similar for feeding. Leave it in there until it has evacuated and than return it to the tank.
I've tried doing that a ton of times but I just doesn't work out very well. She refuses to eat, I've left her in one of those for like 5 hours and all her food was still there! Thanks for the information!
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