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mnventurer
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I have a python tank cleaner which is great, but how do you clean your gravel with 30 babies swimming around? They're about 3/4 of an inch long.

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superlion
 
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I haven't used a python, but with my regular siphon hose I just make sure I watch what I'm doing with the end that's in the tank.

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HOKESE
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hi,does your tank REALLY need a vacume,i try to avoid vacuming when i have fry in my fry tank!IF i do,i just use my white bucket so if any fry do get sucked up,i can see them on the bottom and net them back out,and as said above i just try to be carefull,i usally just gentally wave my hand as i go and the fry tend to get out the way.maybe just a SMALL water change instead of a vacumejust a thought!
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mnventurer
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The gravel is getting a little icky, but the water is very clear. I guess it isn't necessary.

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HOKESE
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i mean its up to you,but alot of the "icky" stuff,provides the fry with food too!maybe even just do a real quick vac!
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The fry will soon move out of the way just be careful when you are using the Python. Can you check the outlet just in case some get sucked through?

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stocking over the end. You can change the water that way, just not vac. You'll still need to avoid the fry though.

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