Well it seems apparent that in order to have a descent planted tank, I will need to remove my undergravel filter from my 10 gallon tanks.
Can anyone recommend a way to do this without taking the fish out and doing a major overhall?
Also, with the undergravel removed, will I have to put a box filter or an outside filter on the tanks or will 2 sponge filters work to keep the tank clean?
I have 3 swords, 5 neon tetras, 7 cory cats and a betta in the 10 gallon tank. Plants include wysteria, java fern, java moss and i think anacharis but it was called hornwort in my local pet store.
I was also thinking about a simple CO2
injector but will I need it in such a small tank with so many fish?
Last but not least, when I syphon the tank gravel, how much do I have to worry abot getting close to the plants to clean the area or can I just clean the open areas of the tank and not have any problems?
This is definately not what I remember doing raising fish in the past. Have a lot to learn from what I "USED to know."