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Old 03-09-2020, 02:30 PM   #1
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Best Way to Vacuum Large Stone Substrate?

Hello Everyone,


I'm fairly new to the hobby and aquascaped my 37 gallon tank with small, medium and large limestone/sandstone stones. While it looks great I'm finding it's not very practical when it comes to vacuuming. I have a medium sized gravel cleaner with a one and a half inch diameter tube and I find it does not suck up the debris from the nooks and crevices between the stones. I should also mention that I laid egg crate down underneath everything for support and the stones are piled about 3 inches high on top. I did this so I could create some caves underneath some larger rocks. I vacuum and do a 20 percent water change weekly. I periodically spot clean the water column with a snuffer bottle if I see something floating around too.



My question is is there something better on the market or a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?



Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you!
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Following along - I must confess Iíve avoided pebbles for the reason you are finding so interested if there is anything on market.

Only idea was filling in with fine sand.
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