Cleaning for picotope (Gravel siphon? Mag-float? Bare hands?)
Hi all, I'm pretty much a newbie to saltwater, and I have a question that might seem silly.
I'm setting up a 3 gallon pico soon, and I don't know the right procedure for cleaning it. I read that you shouldn't put your hands or a gravel siphon in the tank, but I also read that it's good to clean on the inside with a algae pad. Should I just use a mag float or is it ok to stick your hands in there? Also, is it ok to use a gravel cleaner to clean the sand bed? I use a gravel siphon in my freshwater tank, but I wonder of the cleanup crew will take care of anything that needs cleaning in this pico.
Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!