Hello, i'm new to aquariums, as i am to this sight, and i now understand the beauty of fish! though I'm still not clear on some things. (I know what a noob), but hey, these are my fish and a healthy enviroment is my number one priority.
1) Is there an easier way to maintain waste than the vaccum method? if so what is it? How often should i do this?
2) What would it take to remove a very large waste backup without removing to much water? ( I never knew removing waste was a must untill now)
3) How do I get rid of the tea colour? ( I bought driftwood, and i didn't like it so i took it out, but the tea colour still remains)
4) How often should I change water, and by how much?
Thanks for the help in advance, the more knowledge I have about this sort of thing the better.