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I started thinking about the flow of water in my 75 and where i normally get detritus building up so i started turning the outlet on my canister filter either a couple hours before or the day before i do a water change and it definitely stirs some small particles up and it appears that the filters (canister and HOB) intake is picking up quite a bit of it as im really vacuuming very little each week. Just wondering if anyone else does this

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I have 10X GPH in my tanks and it handles all the debris without changes to the hoses and outlets.

If I have a crazy rockpile I use a turkey baster to blast out debris at the beginning of PWC.

When refilling I also funnel the stream through the rocks to blast out anything left for the filters to grab when they come back on.

Substrate vac is more about what is under the surface than what is on top.
 
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