An undergravel filter can be set up with assistance by people at a pet store, which is where such a filter is usually purchased. Find out how often an undergravel filter needs to be checked with help from the manager of a pet store in this free video on and fish tanks.
Hi, this is Ashlee from Pet Planet in Riverton, Utah. Today, I'm here to show you how to use a under-tank gravel filter. We have one right here. You can buy them at your local pet stores. They can also assist you in helping you set it up and what's the best method to use. This is a good additive for your fish tank. I would not use this to replace your filter, though, if you do have filter-sensitive fish. Now, I'm going to show you how this thing works is basically, when you get it home, before you set your gravel rocks in the tank, you want to pull this out. There are instructions, so make sure you follow the instructions in order for it to work properly. But just so you have your tubes that you need to set up. It basically goes right at the corner of this platform, and you tube stands up. It does have a little cartridge top on it that you want to make sure that you change our regularly -- maybe at least once a month. Also, you do want to check your filter at least once a month. I...I'm going to show you how this works basically is once you get this all set up, you want to make that you do purchase an air pump. The air pump and the tubing because what the air pump is going to do is going...it's going to actually make the gravel cleaner work itself. This is one of the smaller versions of your under-gravel cleaner. This is the oxygen. This is where you're going to have your carbon. You want to make sure that you replace this at least once a month because the carbon can go bad. This just goes on top of this tube. This goes underneath your gravel rocks. And then, this little thing right here is where you would put your tube for your air pump. And as you turn on your air pump, it will come through and it will basically pump oxygen into the water and just constantly circulate, which helps maintain debris in your gravel.
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