04-23-2011, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Inga
I am just wondering how much daily work you all do on your tanks? Planted tanks certainly take some up keep or rather, mine do. I have Pennywort floating and daily there are leaves that come off that I scoop out. Other plants shed leaves and whatnot and it needs to be taken out. Dead leaves on plants trimmed off etc...
How many of you do regular maintenance and what all do you do? How often? Any good shortcuts I may not have thought of?
I think you might just be obsessing over a little bit of plant debris - I think some debris/mulm in the bottom is natural, is just fine and comes out with the weekly water change gravel siphon.
If it really troubles you, then you 'can' remove it, but it's not necessary and does no harm.
Besides feeding, monitoring and watching, maintenance is pretty much weekly for me.