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Help - tank water filthy after clean
#1
The last couple of times I've done a 25% water change and cleaned the inside of the tank, this has happened;

   

The gravel is always filthy even though I use a siphon (I have two layers, substrate then gravel, so I think this is making it harder to clean), so I'm sure this is whats causing it.


This can't be healthy for the fish Sad.

I have 2 Amano shrimps in a 60 litre tank - is it worth getting more?
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Hi,

It sounds like your substrate (lower level) is being stirred up when you do your water changes. What is this substrate material? Is it an aquatic soil? Is the gravel layer shallow such that the lower layer can be easily disturbed when syphoning the gravel? If so, then perhaps a deeper gravel layer would help. Just my initial thoughts.

L.
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I would tend to agree with LexIcon. If the gravel isn’t deep enough it will be quite easy for the lower substrate to work it’s way up.

When you put fresh water in how do you do it? Pouring water in quickly can disturb substrate too.


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What substrate(s) do you have?
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