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Old 02-14-2019, 07:02 AM   #1
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Gravel filter mod question

Iíve changed hoses on my Fluval 306 so I can use it as a gravel cleaner. It works fantastic so I can do this without water loss. My question is how long can I use this without danger of putting dead waste back in my tank because it sets for couple weeks unused since itís not hooked up and running normally?
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You are putting dead waste back in the tank!
Ok, youre removing detritus from the tank to the filter but you are probably not removing nitrate or replenishing GH/KH.

The answer to how long?
Depends on stock level, tank size and number of plants etc.
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You should be cleaning the filter after each use. Don't filter a tank and let all the waste and water sit in an unused filter. You are doing water changes after the cleaning right?
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After a few comments Iíve decided this will hurt the tank in the long run. So Iíve bought a Python plus an electric gravel cleaner instead. Thanks for everyoneís thoughts on this.
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