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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)21:46    Post subject: Changing Gravel Reply with quote

If I wanted to change my gravel, how would I go about doing that? Tank specs are in my profile.

I currently have white medium sized gravel. I don't know if I really want to do this if it's going to be difficult and stress out my fish but I'm wishing I would have gotten more natural-looking, darker gravel to begin with.

What do you think?
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richiestang_78
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)22:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way is to gradually take out a little at a time and replace it with the new gravel. Id take out the gravel in over a few day period. I see you have Ghost shrimp so make sure you don't accidentally scoop out any of them.
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fishlover888
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since the tank is small, scoop out will be the way to go. You want to do 1/3 at a time. If you have UGF, you need to think twice before doing so since it will kill your filter.

You did not say what is your pH. One thing to remember is to check the new grauvel to make sure it is not changing your pH in the tank.
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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)16:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't specify which tank. I was talking about the 10 gallon which has an HOB filter.
My 1 gallon is currently in the cupboard awaiting a new air pump and a new plan!
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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)16:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't specify which tank. I was talking about the 10 gallon which has an HOB filter.
My 1 gallon is currently in the cupboard awaiting a new air pump and a new plan!
pH - 7.6 (straight from the tap - 6.Cool
ammonia - 0
nitrites - 0
nitrates - 10

I also have some plants: hornwort and water wisteria
They are both easy to move around without damaging them.
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