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Re: Cleanliness is next to...
I don't think there's a way to gravel vac without getting some eggs and fry.
I run the wastewater for the tank into a bucket, then visually check for fry
(let the water stand for 5-10 minutes while I'm refilling the tank, checking
the filters, cleaning the glass, etc) using a flashlight. I usually don't
bother to check for eggs unless I REALLY want more of the fish, just net
out the fry if I see any. Alternatively (and I have been known to do this),
I dump the wastewater from the bucket through a fine meshed net, then search
the gunk for eggs.
There's probably a better way to do this, and senior members are probably
ROTFLOL by now (Wright, I'm sure that you're one of them <grin>), so I'd be
just as interested to hear of a better system.
So let's say you
> have a 10-gallon tank with a Flourite substrate, Java moss, five or six
> crypts, a piece of driftwood -- and fry and/or eggs -- how do you safely
> vacuum the gunk off the substrate, or even siphon out water for water
> changes, without slurping up eggs or young?
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