Removing UGF

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Removing UGF

Post by Trade » Mon May 15, 2017 1:35 pm

What's the best method of pulling a UGf?
I was going to put the fish, (9 mature mbunas and a pleco) in a ten gallon tank filled with water and rocks from the existing tank. I've been running a new FX4 for two weeks now and the as planning my on pulling the UGF about two weeks from now when I could be sure the FX4 is established.

Will the fish be ok in the 10 gallon for a couple of hrs while I get the UGF out and the bottom cleaned out?

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Re: Removing UGF

Post by Lisachromis » Wed May 17, 2017 4:39 pm

For a few hours they should be fine. You can cover the tank and keep it dark to keep the stress down on them at the same time.

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Re: Removing UGF

Post by Trade » Mon May 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Thanks Lisachromis. Did the job Sunday morning. Covered them up and everyone seems to have survived.

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Re: Removing UGF

Post by Lisachromis » Tue May 23, 2017 7:16 am

Fantastic!

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Re: Removing UGF

Post by Trade » Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 am

My next question is about the FX4. It's the first canister I've ever run and I'm amazed at how clear the tank is again. It's been running since May 3rd. When should I clean it for the first time? It's recommended monthly but I want to be sure it's established.

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