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Old 11-29-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 
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How do I clean a 2 gallon tank with sand at the bottom?

I don't have a mini siphon. Should I take the fish out first, and how do I empty out the water ? Pouring it out, or what ?
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #2 
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Scoop the fish out and just pour the water into a bucket or sink.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:33 PM   #3 
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I'd vote bucket. Take the fish out. Pour as much water as you can out of the tank, then pour the rest of the water and sand into the bucket and rinse it very well and drain as much of that water out as you can.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:48 PM   #4 
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go buy a syphon... :/ and a filter and heater, sand is just to hard to deal with if your having do empty water.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #5 
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I disagree, Alex :3 I had a 2 gallon with sand, and I just poured it out, being careful not to lose the sand. It was actually rather simple (: Good luck with it!
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:01 PM   #6 
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But how would you clean the crud out of the sand with no gravel vac?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:14 PM   #7 
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I added more water to it, swooshed it around so the crud got stirred up, dumped it out, and repeated about 3 times (:
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #8 
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Did your corn snake die?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #9 
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Yeah ): He was really weak and sick when we got him, but I didn't know that at the time. He was probably the runt in his clutch. The petstore who held him didn't bother to help him with his mites, which I didn't notice until 2 weeks later. He stopped eating, and I never saw him near his water bowl. He just wasn't very healthy. I got another one, though, Aris, who is doing amazingly. He's so much more active that I can see that Loki was never healthy.
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I'm so sorry about Loki! Good luck with the new one. I'm glad he's doing well.
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