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Old 05-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi all. This is the first time I've posted in a fishy forum .

Basically I've been using a manual syphon to clean my tropical fish tank (48 litre) for a few months and its been hard getting all the crap from under the gravel.

I bought the JBL aquaex gravel cleaner and it came today. I used it straight away and have to say half my tank looks so clean and lovely, I didn't have time to clean the other half as the aquaex had siphoned the water out too quickly. 50% in about 3 minutes

My question is, how can I slow the water down so I have time to clean my whole tank?

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Turn your water down on the sink until you get to a decent steady speed. It'll take some testing to figure out which is the best speed, but it'll work we'll for you
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I'll try it again this weekend.fingers crossed. Also do you know how long to keep aquarium lights on? I'm stuck with green water ( might be the bogwood causing it tho)
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That's a general question so you'll get a general answer. Generally you don't want to keep it on longer then 8-10 hours a day, otherwise you'll have algae problems like you're having now. You might want to invest in a UV sterilizer, it'll clear that problem right up.
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