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Old 06-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Changing gravel

What is the best way to change out your gravel....because in my six gallon fluval edge I have Farley large gravel and I would really like to change it out but like wats the best way to do it
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I have just emptied the tank and change substrate.
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But what should I do with the fish and everything in it
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Remove the fish into a container with the tanks water. Drain the water down low and literally scoop out the old gravel with something like a small Solo cup so as not to scratch the acrylic. Then add the new substrate, then plants or decorations, then water BUT I would put at least 1/2 of the original water back in so as not to shock the fish with a huge change in water. If you don't have fish then it doesn't matter. Let the filter run about 30 minutes then add the fish back in.
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What is the best way to change out your gravel....because in my six gallon fluval edge I have Farley large gravel and I would really like to change it out but like wats the best way to do it
Drain the tank water into an I'm used 5 gallon bucket you can lose a gallon or two if it then put your fish in the bucket . Remove the old gravel by hand I assume this will be difficult on the edge because of the opening. But keep your fish in a bucket with an air stone or if your filter will attach to the bucket not sure how the edge filter works.
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