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I do not vacuum any of my tanks. (unless something is really messed up) Most of my tanks are sand with strong filter currents. So the junk gets stirred up and removed via my canister filters . I do a 15- 20% water change about every 5-9 days (when I find time )vaughansr3 said:Love the look of your tank...just beautiful! It's exactly the look I'll be going for in my 55 gallon community tank. This may seem like a silly question but, how do you vacuum out the gravel with all the plants in it? Do you vacuum the gravel or do you just do water changes?
cichlidman, yup. exactly what happened to me. I rescaped to 28ltrs and a 55 gallon and i'm not sure if I stirred up gunk or the tank re-cycled or both but ammonia, nitrite and nitrate hit high dangerous levels. Luckily I had a couple of spare filters and got it under control in two days.cichlidman said:id be careful with that you might make the tank re cycle