How clean should I keep sand substrate?
My first experience with sand is my new 90 gallon planted.
Right now there is not too much plant cover so looking at the tank there is fish poo EVERYWHERE!
Other than the look is there a problem with leaving some of the poo in the tank? I will try to get as much as possible with water changes but I don't even have 1/2 the fish I plan to stock and its a mess in only 2 weeks! My plan was to do waterchanges every other week- especially once the plants have covered the tank and the crud on the sand is not visible.
As long as the water parameters stay safe and I clean what I can is there a problem with leaving some filth on the sand?
I am pretty shocked at how filthy it is because almost all of these fish came from my 10 gallon but have made a complete mess of the 90 gallon.
Is this normal?