The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Cleaning Onyx Sand - help!
View Single Post
post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 05:06 PM
Wannabe Guru
aquaverde's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 1,410
The mulm in a planted tank supplies the plants with food. I don't keep puffers, so if they are particularly messy to where you have stuff building up, you can siphon just above the surface with a small bore siphon to pick up the loose stuff.

Here's a thread with pics of my Onyx tank. I might siphon clean it some as described every few months. Or not. The snails and plants process pretty much everything. (With puffers, you don't have snails )

aquaverde is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome