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Thread: debris problem

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    so my 1.5 is currently cycling
    the only media in the filter is a sponge designed to remove debris from the tank
    the sponge is cycled and from an old tank
    because the filter is so small i had to squish it in which released some debris
    so i thought it would be gone overnight.
    i was wrong, half was gone the other half was sitting on the gravel
    i mixed up the gravel so the filter can suck it up
    it is sucking up much by the time it has landed on my gravel
    what should i do?

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    Wow - that's a tiny tank - before I address your question, what are you planning in putting in there?

    Since it's cycling I wouldn't worry about the debris right now - generally, debris can be picked up via siphon.

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    some type of shrimp,
    so i should wait till it's cycled
    then do a water change with a siphon to get debris out

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    some type of shrimp,
    so i should wait till it's cycled
    then do a water change with a siphon to get debris out
    Personally, I would wait until the tank is cycled - I assume you are using ammonia to do that?

    That water change wont' take long will it? LOL - you could just empty out the whole tank, clean the gravel in dechlorinated water and replace all the water to get rid of all the gunk.

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    Yeah just gavel vac with an airtube

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    Yeah (didn't think of that one!)- I can't imagine a siphon would fit in there anyway LOL

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    one problem
    because there is bacteria in my sponge if i change my water
    i will lose my ammonia which will take away the bb life.
    i don't have pure ammonia i use flakes which take longer to release ammonia
    thats why i am am going to let it cycle then change 30 percent and get debris out
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