Yes, it seems silly but I feel like the Fluval FX-5 is a giant monster under my tank, one I usually love, but on the day of reckoning...er cleaning, I get post traumatic stress from the day gallons of water spurted and glugged on two different trys to put it back together...just sayin.
I was going to do a pwc
but had a quiet hour available (doesn't happen often) and hoped I could tackle it while it was sleeping.
Yikes was it ever mucky. Since can't remember when I did the clean out I am sure glad I did it now and didn't wait.
Here I thought I had been feeding less but there was a big plant die out to add in as well.
I plan to get the correct attachment so I can hook up a valve attachment with on and off (no leaking) to flush out water for pwc
ease. Seriously don't know why I am so scared of anything to do with the monster (other than it has to do with nearly 80 gallons of water flooding my house.)
All good, it is quieter, and really blasting water through the tank. When I get the Hillstream Loaches again they will really be happy near the outflow.
One less thing to worry about while getting the tank ready for its new plants/rescape.
Last night did 3 gallon pwc
on my 12G Edge. There was a dead fish, I think the little Angel I added over (temporarily) is pestering the Glass Cats. I will try to catch him and get him over to the 72G with his siblings.
Finally a pwc
on the SW
5G. Need to rearrange and clean that out but for now 2 25% pwc
this week to catch up some.
Thinking about the rearranging of the 72G scape. New year, new plants, new updated scape. Sounds good I think.