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  1. #1

    Default Pwc & vacuuming question

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    I hope this is the correct forum for this question, so here it is "when i'm doing a pwc , how often should I vacuum the substrate?" I try to change out about 25%-50% on all my tanks every 2 weeks , and when I do this, I Always vacuum the gravel( right side then left side on next water change.) , is it nessesary to do that much gravel cleaning ? If not each time I change some water , then how often?
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Depends on Tank. Planted tanks for instance barely get vacuumed, because the plants need the nutrients.
    In Tanks without significant plant growth it depends on how quickly waste builds up. If the water comes out mostly clear with a bit of haze and dirt particles every time you vacuum, then you likely can wait longer between gravel cleanings. If it always comes out cloudy and brown then you may have to vacuum more often.

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    Thank You. I'll do as I normally do . I only have one tank that is planted so I'll do that one different for awhile and see how it goes. Thanks again for the advice and I'll talk to ya' later.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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