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  • How Often Should I Clean Out My Freshwater Aquarium
    May31 2020

    How Often Should I Clean Out My Freshwater Aquarium

    Use an aquarium vacuum to clean the gravel and a sponge or scraper to remove excess algae from decorations. Monthly If your aquarium is established and the fish are healthy water only needs to be tested once per month for nitrate ammonia and pH levels

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  • How Often Do You Clean The Gravel With Live Plants I Do
    May30 2020

    How Often Do You Clean The Gravel With Live Plants I Do

    To avoid removing too much nitrogen cycle bacteria the substrate should get a deep cleaning of about 13 in any week. Substrate surface debris and uneaten food should be removed with every partial water change at a minimum. If you leave a low spot in the substrate uneaten food and other debris will tend to accumulate there

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  • How To Safely Clean Your Tank And Aquarium Decorations
    May29 2020

    How To Safely Clean Your Tank And Aquarium Decorations

    Apr 28 2020nbsp018332Sorry there are no photos Keeping your aquarium clean is more than just a matter of aesthetics it also has an impact on the water quality in your tank which directly affects your fish. To keep the water quality in your tank high you should clean your tank decorations on a regular basis. To keep your community of fish and invertebrates

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  • Keeping Your Sand Bed Clean Reef2reef Saltwater And
    May28 2020

    Keeping Your Sand Bed Clean Reef2reef Saltwater And

    Sep 05 2017nbsp018332Im constantly getting asked how I keep my tank so clean. I figured I would make a quick video focusing on the sand bed and how I keep it spotless. I use to quotstirquot it with the end of my Eheim tongs but this method is even easier and less invasive around the corals. NOTE If you currently

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  • Choosing The Best Sand For Your Freshwater Aquarium Fish
    May27 2020

    Choosing The Best Sand For Your Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    However this sand is extremely fine and it will require an extensive clean before you add it to your aquarium. If you dont wash it properly the fineness of the sand means that it can be suspended in the water for a long time which raises the chances of it being sucked into your filter

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  • How To Clean Play Sand For An Aquarium
    May26 2020

    How To Clean Play Sand For An Aquarium

    How to Clean Play Sand for an Aquarium Items you will need. Tips. Sand is trickier to clean than gravel during weekly maintenance Warning. Boiling for this short time removes chlorine from tap water but not chloramine. About the Author. Judith Willson has been writing since 2009 specialiing

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  • How Can You Clean Your Aquarium Sand Aquarium
    May25 2020

    How Can You Clean Your Aquarium Sand Aquarium

    Cleaning aquarium sand thats how its done In general you should not clean your aquarium sand in the already occupied tank too often because there are important bacteria in the aquarium sand that relieve your filter and contribute to the stability of your water values

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  • Should You Clean The Sand In Your Aquarium Aquarists
    May24 2020

    Should You Clean The Sand In Your Aquarium Aquarists

    Jan 21 2008nbsp018332Well this depends upon what type of sand bed you have implemented into your aquarium. If you have installed a deep sand bed to aid with aquarium filtration then no you should not manually clean it. With a deep sand bed the cleaning needs to be performed by what I call critters. These are things like small starfish micro fauna etc

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  • Do You Vacuum Or Stir Your Sand Bed
    May23 2020

    Do You Vacuum Or Stir Your Sand Bed

    Dec 04 2012nbsp018332If you have coarse sand you probably should siphon because it will trap detritus like mad I use fine sand. Also if you do vacuum you should only do very small parts of your sandbed at a time because as you all know from cycling denitrifying bacteria will take weeks to recolonie and if you do too much you can get a feedback loop thatll

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  • Sand Bed
    May22 2020

    Sand Bed

    Apr 16 2018nbsp018332If you want to clean the top of the bed and keep the sand sucked out you can start a siphon into a filter sock in your sump. The filter sock will catch the sand and junk that you can clean out with RODI in a bucket later and add it back to your tank. That being said sand is cheap and you could just toss it and add small amounts of new sand

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  • 10 Best Aquarium Sands For 2020 Our Reviews Amp
    May21 2020

    10 Best Aquarium Sands For 2020 Our Reviews Amp

    Apr 26 2020nbsp018332Play sand isnt toxic and is probably the safest option to go for. It is considered the standard sand for aquariums not showy and not plain. Keep in mind that it is a pain to clean. So if you hate cleaning your aquarium this sand will make the job even harder. Pool Sand. This is a bright white inyour

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  • How Often Do You Need To Clean Gravel In A Fish Tank
    May20 2020

    How Often Do You Need To Clean Gravel In A Fish Tank

    May 29 2018nbsp018332The gravel in a fish tank is its own filter for bio

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  • Establishing Up A Clean
    May19 2020

    Establishing Up A Clean

    Jan 22 2014nbsp018332You only want to start off with snails and crabs as they are the hardiest starfish need an established food source in order to survive. Only after a couple of months once you start to see a buildup of algae and detritus should you add sand sifting starfish. Do not add all of your clean

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  • 10 Things You Shouldnt Put In Your Fish Tank
    May18 2020

    10 Things You Shouldnt Put In Your Fish Tank

    Oct 16 2017nbsp018332You can put sand in your fish tanks just make sure you buy it from a reputable place. If youre determined to use beach sand in your tank it can be done but you need plenty of patience and time. It involves lots of soaking the sand and changing the water rinsing and letting the sand settle in

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  • The Truth About Sand In A Saltwater Aquarium
    May17 2020

    The Truth About Sand In A Saltwater Aquarium

    So if I ever gave you bad advice about sand I apologie. Before listening to the podcast I had 2 pretty firm beliefs about the use of sand in a saltwater aquarium Belief 1 Aragonite sand in a saltwater aquarium can have a beneficial effect as a buffer and calcium source

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  • 7 Cool Tools To Clean Your Dirty Reef Tank
    May16 2020

    7 Cool Tools To Clean Your Dirty Reef Tank

    The inside magnet then sinks to the substrate and sand particles can get caught in the Velcro

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  • Best Aquarium Vacuum For Sand Top 5 Aquascape
    May15 2020

    Best Aquarium Vacuum For Sand Top 5 Aquascape

    This one does come with a flow control valve. This is nifty because it allows you to increase or decrease the amount of suction and water flow while you are trying to clean the sand in your aquarium. If the suction is too high and too much sand is being sucked up simply turn the suction down

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  • The Easy Way To Clean Freshwater Aquarium Substrate
    May14 2020

    The Easy Way To Clean Freshwater Aquarium Substrate

    Learn the simple and easy way to clean your freshwater aquarium Cleaning your freshwater aquarium does not need to be a daunting time

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  • How And When To Clean The Sand In My Aquarium
    May13 2020

    How And When To Clean The Sand In My Aquarium

    Saltwater Snails18 Best Saltwater Aquarium Algae Snails They will stir and clean upper layers of the sand bed As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate they clean and aerate the bottom Tiger Sand Conch will do an excellent job of cleaning the live sand in your reef tank where you dont have to sift it around ever

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  • How Much Sand Do I Need For My Aquarium Aquascape
    May12 2020

    How Much Sand Do I Need For My Aquarium Aquascape

    Sep 05 2018nbsp018332Sand is what these habitats have in the wild and so should these habitats have sand as substrate in your home aquarium. However you might be wondering how much sand do I need for my aquarium Well lets talk about using sand as substrate and how much of it you are going to need. Using Sand As Substrate Marine Environments

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  • How Do You Clean Your Aquarium Sand Tropical Fish
    May11 2020

    How Do You Clean Your Aquarium Sand Tropical Fish

    May 16 2012nbsp018332Im planning to put aquarium sand in my new tropical fish tank and use one of these to clean the sand. But wont the sand get sucked up through the siphon and out into the bucket Would you be able to recommend the best way of how to clean aquarium sand

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  • To Vacuum Or Not To Vacuum 3Reef Aquarium Forums
    May10 2020

    To Vacuum Or Not To Vacuum 3Reef Aquarium Forums

    Jan 17 2008nbsp018332Funny you should ask. To be REALLY honest I dont even know. Some say that you should do it bc your cleaning the sand of all that sludge. Others say you shouldnt bc of the benefical bac. So what I do is every once in a while I clean the sand

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  • How Often Should You Change Your Aquarium Filter
    May9 2020

    How Often Should You Change Your Aquarium Filter

    If you have a gravel siphon you can also use this to clean the gravel or sand at the bottom of your aquarium as the water drains. Unplugging and Cleaning the Filter. Aquarium filters need to be cleaned frequently at least every time you complete a water change. Make sure everything is turned off and remove the filter media from the pump

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  • How To Clean A Fish Tank With Pictures
    May8 2020

    How To Clean A Fish Tank With Pictures

    Sep 04 2019nbsp018332How to Clean a Fish Tank. Ensure your fish are happy and healthy by keeping their tank clean and properly filled with water. You may need to top off the tank with prepared water frequently. Cleaning an aquarium isnt difficult especially

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