Jump to content

poop problem

Recommended Posts

 I've had pretty good results with some bigger airline tubing zip tied to a skewer. I didn't have more tubing or I'd have made mine longer but it works really good on my 10 and 20L aquariums. The skewer lets me direct the suction closer to the area I want to clean without sucking all the gravel/sand up. The volume is low enough I can get the gunk out without losing half the tanks water before I get it cleaned up.
I have a bigger one with a turkey baster zipped to a larger diameter hose that lets me "puff" the debris up a bit before sucking it out of there. I got the idea from some of the threads in here, Just can't find the one I was looking for, wanted to link it..


Edited by Griznatch
add more
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a fine-ish black substrate like yours that shows any poop and debris really well. My approach to the issue is twofold. First, plants. Crypts, small anubias varieties and mosses require little light and hide a lot of debris. Second, water flow. I tried different orientations for my filter outflow and some positions resulted in almost no poop at the front of the tank. If you have an adjustable filtration in the tank, increasing the flow and playing with the direction might help to corral the unsightly stuff to the places where it's not so noticeable. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...