I would like some maintenance suggestions on this cherry crate.
Currently the plan is to do a weekly water change of 5 gallons of tap water (I top off with RO water)
Do a weekly sweep of detritus with the airline tubing.
Also possibly do a filter service/rinse out of media once a month or so.
During weekly maintenance i move the leaves and the DW around to get detritus that may accumulate under them.
This brings up the concern of crushing shrimp in the process, but i don't think that's an issue at this population density. may become a problem in the future though...
Main concern right now i sucking up shrimplets during weekly sweeping of the bottom...
If i do not do the sweeping, and if i just scoop all the water out from the water column, I run no risk of getting shrimplets but the detritus will continue to accumulate...
so there lies my dilemma.
what should I do after the shrimplets appear in the crate? should I siphon the way i always do and then somehow double check the water i siphoned out?