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Aquarium: How to Clean Sand in a Fish Tank

Having sand in my Fluval Edge planted tank has presented me with a new problem where maintenance is concerned. Obviously using the gravel cleaner is a bad idea as it will suck up all the sand. So how to clean sand in a fish tank?

I found this handy video on my searches.

An alternative method

The basic idea is to stir up the sand. Then leave it for a few minutes. Then take your hose pipe and begin to drain the tank, aim to be a few centimetres above so you pick up all the debris rather than the sand itself.

I’ll be doing this at the weekend along with my regular water changes.

Fluval Edge 23L
Fluval Edge 23L

How to Clean Sand in a Fish Tank

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