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    i use a short piece of pvc hose and just do the old fashion siphon into a bucket, using my thumb to stop if I come too close to sucking up a shrimp or plant. Works great, and if you pull up a shrimp you stop the flow and give a little shake and they'll swim out

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    That's an option. I just use a small gravel vac with a mesh bag around the vac head. Works great and I have yet to lose an RCS from cleaning (even the babies are safe).

    Hardy, your prob sounds like an air pocket issue with the sand. Sand under the surface can turn black and grow bacteria, if there's an air pocket which will allow for that to happen. That's why it's suggested to stir sand or use burrowing snails in sand substrate tanks. This is probably the bad smell you've noticed. Once the air pocket is burst, a foul-smelling odor will be released and you'll get a spike in nitrites.
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    but its not sand, much larger particles, I think that is pretty much what happened, just with a layer of food instead of sand causing it.

    Feedings have been greatly reduced, and not using feeding dish

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    Gotcha'. That'd probably do it, too.

    Is this tank planted?
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    yes, vals, 2 java fern, moss of driftwood, and a little dwarf sag that hasn't completely recovered since I reorganized the tank. I also have 1 tiny crypt in there too. But doesn't affect much

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