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Old 01/06/2008, 08:02 PM
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Detritus on live rock

?I was just finishing up a water change on my tank and noticed a good amount of detritus building up in the crevices of my rock. It is a fairly new tank so I am still dealing with algae out breaks. should I take the rock out of the tank and shake off the detritus in made up saltwater? I was thinking about re-aquascaping the tank to elimate dead spots now that I have my new powerheads. I could shake off the rocks then. What do you think?

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Old 01/06/2008, 08:07 PM
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Use a turkey baster or a small powerhead to blow it off the rocks then siphon it out. You can siphon it through a filter sock and dont have to do a water change.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:12 PM
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not to sound like a complete jack *** but I assume I would put the filter soc in the sump and run the siphon through that correct?
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:15 PM
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That is correct.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:22 PM
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Thanks Tim. I guess I have tomorrow nights project in order.

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Old 01/06/2008, 08:25 PM
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:26 PM
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I've actually foudn you will get a crapload of detritus out of nearly every crevice and such by taking a new stiff bristle toothbrush (I use a colgate 360) and giving a few quick swipes over the rock. The amount of detritus and crap in their is amazing. My toothbrush is now my 2nd favorite aquarium cleaning tool (after my turkey baster )

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Old 01/06/2008, 09:04 PM
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Turkey baster works well for me, but the filter sock in the sump sounds like an even better Idea!
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Old 01/06/2008, 09:12 PM
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Yeah then you arent taking any water out of the tank. Good for me, a guy with no rodi unit in the house. I like the idea of the tooth brush too.
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I powerhead should do the trick fairly well. But I might try a toothbrush as well now.
 

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