ok, so on wednesday i will be tearing into the tank. im not a hundred percent sure of how to go about it though, so suggestions are appreciated. what i have to do:
-suck out 20 gallons of water through a python
-salvage lilleopsis and bleach it (will it survive?)
-salvage rotala and another stem plant (forgot the name)
-clean out the filter and tubing
-look for an amano shrimp in there that may still be alive
-clean the tank (clean of algae, and some light sterilization)
-boil the wood
-move the cabinet and tank (just rotating really)
-place filter intake and outake
-fill with gravel (AS)
-put wood back in
-plant the plants
-fill the tank with water without clouding it up
-set up autodosing
-order remaining plants
ok, so im planning on doing it in that order, do you guys have any suggestions?
i also have a few questions:
how long can the biomedia stay out of a runinning filter before drying out? i want to keep the bacteria alive.
does anyone know if lilleaopsis can take a bleaching?
any suggestions on filling the tank without clouding up the water too much from AS?
also if anyone has the following plants and is willing to sell them, please post or pm:
r. macrandra (v narrow leaf is preffered) FOUND
r. wallichi FOUND
glosso (need a good amount as you can see) FOUND
d. diandra FOUND
erios (mato grosso, japan, or ones that look similar)