Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Best way to change substrate?
I currently have dirt bottom with black sand topper. It's making a complete mess in my tank and it's always dirty looking, no matter how often I syphon. I left it alone for weeks as well, with just topping off as needed.. but the topping off always makes a mess.. I can't slow the flow enough.
I figure if I have to syphon anyway, might as well change my substrate to eco complete where it's less messy with floating dirt.
It's a 9 gal cube tank, I have some tetras, a betta and a few japonica shrimps. The plants are all blah so I'll have to replant with new plants.
any suggestions on the best way to change the substrate? Move all live stock to a bucket, and empty the tank out?