Originally Posted by Nilrem
Make sure I got this right just change water through siphon not necessarily vacuum the the tank. Please excuse me I am new to message boards and moving into another level of aquarist.
Hello again Nil...
The end of the syphon can be covered with a piece of ladies' nylon hosery and secured with a rubber band. This way, you simply remove the tank water and nothing else. You want to remove roughly half the water about every week or two and replace it with pure, treated tap water of about the same temperature. This removes the wastes the fish produce and replenishes elements the plants need for good health.
Your moss needs to be attached to a piece of driftwood or lava rock with strands of dark sewing thread or a rubber band, so it doesn't float around in the tank. The roots of the plant will grow into the pores of the wood or rock.