Im having a couple of issues i would love some advice please:
1 - My LFS
today told be that i shouldnt be using bi-carb soda to raise my KH
because plants dont like sodium ions, and i should be using calcium carbonate instead, but ive read numerous times to use baking soda, and on top of that he sold me something that he said uses calcium carbonate and i looked at the packet once i was home and it says sodium! so im really confused any suggestions?
2 - im having real trouble feeding my hillstream loach, do you guys have any techniques? he doesnt seem to be able to smell the algae wafers and the fish munch them up before he can get to them and i just bought an expensive long finned pleco and im worried im going to have the same problem with him.
3 - i have a quite heavily planted tank with a lot of drift wood and im having issues vacumming the gravel, do i need to pull up the rocks and driftwood and vaccum under them?
thank you very much in advance for any help you can give me!