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Thread: Aquarium Housekeeping
02-10-2013, 08:53 PM #11
No amount of filtering will clean solid fish waste from the bottom; you MUST vacuum that away and do it every day if it builds up. Like firefly says, five minutes a day - not a lot of water. If the fish kick up enough to cloud the water, that is way, way too much and vacuuming is essential.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
02-10-2013, 08:54 PM #12
Even if my parameters are ok - the waste is unsightly - is it my filter that is not powerful enough to handle this? or are these fish just that messy?
Also - they don't tell you at 18 that plecos are monsters - 7 years later now I've found that out!
These fish are reasonably messy, if you get little flow over the bottom then it stays there.
02-10-2013, 09:54 PM #13
Is there any way to create more flow at the bottom of the tank?
PS: I'm realatively new compared to most members here so stick with me! Thanks so far for all the help - learning a lot.