How often should I sand vacuuming?

  • I have been trying to know what's the best schedule for carrying out sand vacuuming because I don't want to do it in a way that's it's going to be a problem for my fishes and I just recently treated one of my fishes from Ich.

  • I don’t think it matters for Ich mostly, but ideally you would want to mix your sand around from the bottom of the tank upwards at least twice a month to avoid gas pockets from forming (and the sand turning from whatever color to black which is a pocket of ammonia).

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  • If you have just recently treated one of your fish for ich I would definitely advise cleaning your sand once a week at least for the moment. If you are able to do it once weekly going forward that would probably be a better option as well.

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