Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central California
What do you do when you hate your tank? (Advice etc.)
I've had a 10gal setup for about 3 years now. Back then I was a total newbie to planted tanks, I didn't really know what I was doing. Since then I've learned a lot - though I still consider myself just a beginner! - and have tried to fix my mistakes. But I'm fed up with my tank. Plants are doing poorly, not enough substrate, algae everywhere... I know I can do better.
Frankly I'd like to do a complete tear-down and start fresh, but I don't know how feasible that is - even if I save my filter media, will it cycle again and possibly hurt my fish? (I'd have to house them elsewhere until I finished, of course!)
Has anyone else had this experience? What did you do?