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    I am going to remove a lot of gravel in my 150 gal, planted tank. Any suggestion. Thanks Ed

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    Default Re: too much gravel

    Suck it out with syphon, well not with a Python syphon.

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    Default Re: too much gravel

    what do you mean? ED

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    Default Re: too much gravel

    I drained the water first then removed the gravel using a wet/dry Utility Shop Vacuum.
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    Default Re: too much gravel

    If you have fish in it I would siphon it out into 5g buckets. Take it out at every water change. I changed out the eco-complete in my 90. 120lbs while doing water changes. Took about a month to remove and add the new gravel. I removed a section at a time and added the new before I did the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    If you have fish in it I would siphon it out into 5g buckets. Take it out at every water change. I changed out the eco-complete in my 90. 120lbs while doing water changes. Took about a month to remove and add the new gravel. I removed a section at a time and added the new before I did the next.
    I did the same. Removed a portion of sand with each water change. I used a siphon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacks View Post
    what do you mean? ED
    Use a simple siphon and stick the aquarium end into the gravel and the gravel and water will come out together.

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    Thanks for the reply Ed

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