Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Blame the discus
So originally said I wasn't going to deal with clanging the substrate.... I lied, going to pick up some white sand next week. my question is how is going to be the easiest way to change it out without tearing down the tank. not to worried about the bacteria as my Sump should be more then able to handle the ammonia without causing to much of an upset. Here is my plan of action...
get new sand in, take a couple evenings to "clean/ rinse the dust off"
Then the evening I am ready to change out the substrate, up root all the plants, use a hose to siphon out the old substrate, possibly scoop out some using like a Childs sand shovel, fill up an old pillow case with the new sand lower into the water then open and spread sand over bottom, repeat until desired depth is reached, replant plants. I will leave the drift wood in place, do you think this will work?
Any advice or suggestions welcome!
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