Is This Gravel Bed Too Deep?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by Daxisapit, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. DaxisapitValued MemberMember

    This is in my 29 gallon tank. Is it too deep??
  2. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    I think it's fine, but you'll have to dig deeper when vacuuming up gunk once it starts to accumulate.

  3. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Yea....that is pretty deep.

  4. DaxisapitValued MemberMember

    I had to get 50 pounds of gravel, but I banked it up in the back. The front isn’t as deep.

    Is it ok if I just stir it up when I clean?
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  5. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

  6. DaxisapitValued MemberMember

    Okay thank you
  7. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    You'll end up with a lot of gunk floating around in the water. It's better just to push the end of your vacuum end of your siphon deep into the gravel and avoid stirring too much.
  8. DaxisapitValued MemberMember

    Ok! I have a really long siphon that can reach to the bottom. So I’m assuming that will work. Thanks so much :)
  9. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Over 3" you risk anaerobic bacteria that generates hydrogen sulfide gas.
  10. DaxisapitValued MemberMember

    I think I am going to take some of the gravel out anyways
  11. Alex420New MemberMember

    I can't think of a reason why you would want to have more than 1" of gravel. Just dig deeper with your siphon.

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