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    I w0uld appreciate that 0f all things. I thought it sounded 0ff when I heard it, but y0u presented a perfect 0pp0rtunity t0 bring it up s0 that I might get s0me g00d inf0. Yet another reas0n t0 ign0re the advice 0f 0ur bel0ved friends at "th0se pet st0res". I will be presenting that chart t0 a "special s0me0ne" if y0u can produce it.
    When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    could you put some window screen over it? Something makeshift until the weather cools down?
    Or at least leave the lid open on the hood and the lights out as much as possible.

    As for vacuming there are tons of products out there. here's one. check them all out on amazon or big als or fosters and smith. you'll find something that suits your needs.
    http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Siphon-...ium+gravel+vac

    This was the filters i meant : http://www.ebay.ie/itm/370098623021?...84.m1423.l2649

    also i have used before the end of a plastic bottle of mineral water and made a hole and put alarge tube in the middle and vacummned that way giving the gravel a little swirl ?

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    heres a link for ammonia toxicity with ph and temp.
    http://dataguru.org/misc/aquarium/ammoniatox.html

    just because some levels of ammonia arent "deadly" on the chart, prolonged ammonia exposure can cause gill damage and in turn kill fish, so no ammonia is safe
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faolteam View Post
    This was the filters i meant : http://www.ebay.ie/itm/370098623021?...84.m1423.l2649
    those appear to be filter cartridges that you place inside your filter. don't replace them. just keep them in your filter as your beneficial bacteria has been growing there. You don't want to get rid of it. you might benefit from reading the cycling stickies in my signature which explain the nitrogen cycle. your goal is to always have 0 ammonia and nitrites and less than 20 nitrates. you keep you ammonia and nitrites at 0 by having a well established bacterial colony - which, as I said, grows on your filter cartridges. you can also add some sponge and or biomax inside your filter if there's room to provide more spots for the BB to grow. just don't replace the cartridges you have.. you keep nitrates down by not over feeding, not over stocking, adding plants and weekly water changes and vacs.

    also i have used before the end of a plastic bottle of mineral water and made a hole and put alarge tube in the middle and vacummned that way giving the gravel a little swirl ?
    giving the gravel a little swirl only loosens the gravel. you have to use something that will actually suck debris (read: poo and left over food) out of the gravel and into a bucket with the old tank water. you should see the debris coming into your tube and the water you remove should be dirty.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
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    it was dirty

    i just turned the end in a circular motion

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    Quote Originally Posted by faolteam View Post
    it was dirty

    i just turned the end in a circular motion
    as long as you're poking the end of the cyphon deep into the gravel to really dig down and get the mulm (gunk) out and you do that regularly, you should see an improvement in your water quality over time.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    as long as you're poking the end of the cyphon deep into the gravel to really dig down and get the mulm (gunk) out and you do that regularly, you should see an improvement in your water quality over time.
    Yes i stopped doing the gravel as somebody told me that doing this was taking all my good substrate away ?

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    if you do it correctly then there should be no substrate leaving the tank. if you have plants its beneficial to leave some of the gunk in the gravel as a natural fert. my 55 just gets what gunk is on the surface sucked up and that it.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    i use something like this :

    How often should this be done to the Aquarium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    if you do it correctly then there should be no substrate leaving the tank. if you have plants its beneficial to leave some of the gunk in the gravel as a natural fert. my 55 just gets what gunk is on the surface sucked up and that it.
    + to this. what your friend was probably saying is that when you vac, you remove some of the beneficial bacteria from your substrate. And that's true, however, 90% of you BB lives in your filter and on your filter media, so when you vac the bottom the benefits of removing the waste far exceeds any loss of minimal BB in the substrate.
    As genocidex said, if you have a planted tank then you will vac the surface lightly and let the waste act as fertilizer for your plants. if your tank is not planted or is lightly planted, then you want to get rid of as much waste as possible on a regular basis. again, vac half of the tank one week and half the other.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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