My question is for when you do a water change and are vacuuming the gravel the water in the tube will be clear and then you begin sucking up all the nasty garbage. I wanted to ask is there any way to reduce the amount of garbage that is being put there in the first place? I'm starting to do more and more frequent gravel cleanings because of it. Also, when you move fake plants around and other decoration so that you can get to all the nooks and crannies without fault when placing some of these back or stirring gravel after the water change debris will always become loose and float around then resettle.
What are some recommendations on getting the tank cleaner/healthier for the fish? Are there items I can buy that will filter this out better, just more vacuuming sessions, a species of plant/animal that will decay/eat/dissolve this material?
Tank: Freshwater Tropical
Fish: 3 Adult Mollies
Typical Water Change/Vacuum every 3-5th day
ph: 7.5 - 8.25
gh: I believe it was like 11 - 17 (Hard water)
kh: I want to say 8 - 9, but I would have to check. I posted it somewhere here, should have put it in my signature :)