I have to move my 29 gal
tank sometime this week. This tank has had a UGF
for several years, and although I thoroughly vacuum the gravel, I'm sure there is a bunch of gunk that needs to be cleaned out of there. I haven't cleaned under the plates in a while. I am planning to take this opportunity while moving to clean everything very well.
My question is this. I would like to get rid of the UGF
because it is so dirty, but am concerned about losing all the biological filtration. I recently put a Penguin 125 on the tank, so I now have a bio-wheel (although it is probably not cured yet).
What do y'all think about UGF
? What if I get a reverse flow power head and push the water up through the gravel instead? Should I scrap the UGF
concept all together? Most importantly I don't want to destroy my biological filter.
Whatever change I make I'd like to make while my fish are out of the tank temporarily so that the water can clear before they go back in.
Thanks for any advice and opinions!