01-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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how do I siphon gravel on a heavily planted tank?
Newbie question here. I have a 36G tank, and I have recently heavily populated it with plants all over the gravel bed. my question is, what do I do during water changes now? do I still try and siphon the gravel and risk disturbing the roots? Or should I arrange my plants so that I intentionally leave areas of gravel clear so that I can siphon?
Or do I just run the siphon over on top of the gravel trying to minimize disturbances to plants and not dig into the gravel? Would that leave too much junk stuck in the gravel causing bad things?
Thanks in advance,