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cleaning a planted tank
Hi everyone. Changing out the fake plants to real plants. How do you clean the gravel with out messing up the plants?
you don't normally vacuum a planted tank, just prune plants and use the gravel vac to suck up loose leaves and mulm off the top of the gravel.
First of welcome tot he forum, I don't think we met yet.
Second on the change out fake> live plants :greenyay: Excellent choice you won't regret it!!!
Do you have the proper lighting in place for live plants already?
You can run your gravel vac between the plants, that will not hurt them. Or if you want to go heavy plants; like most my tanks I only have a very small sport left "free" of plants where I feed the Cory Cats and that's the only spot I gravel vac; which also works just fine. Actually to not keep your ground spotless like hospital clean is an advantage to plants as they'll feed off of that debris.
Thanks. Will be working on the lighting. Just didn't know what to do with the fish poo LOL
Thanks. I also have corys> I will make sure they have a space for eating.
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