I have a planted 5 gal
Fluval Spec, which I admit, I kind of ignored while wedding planning. Anyway, the tank became over run with snails. I mean, some days I wake up, turn on the light, and it begins raining baby snails. There is a beta in the tank, and I only feed him 3-4 times a week, so I am not sure if I am overfeeding. Since the tank was kind of neglected, I think they are eating a lot of dead plant material.
I got an assassin snail to help deal with the issue, but I think it's too much for one snail to handle effectively, so I will probably get a couple more tomorrow. What I am concerned with is the massive amount of snail poop in the tank. I doubled up on the amount of plants to help break down the poop and maintain water quality. I want to know if it would be a good idea to siphon/vacuum the gravel or should I just leave it alone. I read somewhere that you should not vacuum planted tanks, so I have never done so during water changes. Any advice? Also, I have root tabs, but should I even use them right now, since there is so much poop?