Marnol D Posted December 14, 2020 Share Posted December 14, 2020 Hello, I was doing a water change today and noticed as I was gravel vaccing that the water coming out smelled of sulfur. So me being the "ill just see what happens" type of person I am I grabbed my planting tweezers and started running them through the substrate (4 inches of gravel) and sure enough bubbles would rocket to the surface and release a sulfur smell. Now I don't know if this was the correct thing that I should've done ,but I thought it would be safe to do as I was doing a larger water change than normal (knocked some food into the tank the rest you can probably guess what occurred). So will the fish be fine or should I go ahead and do another water change this afternoon? (the water doesn't smell of sulfur now) I usually gravel vacc but I skim the surface rather than deep dive into the substrate where I don't disturb the root tabs or root systems of my plants. Do I need to keep watching out for gas build ups in the substrate? What is the gas building up technically? Should I keep doing deep gravel vaccs to release the gas or just make sure I turn the substrate every so often? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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