Will I stress my fish?
Hi, Iím new to planted tanks, and trying to learn. As a beginner, we obviously will make mistakes and the first few layouts are trial and error. In the few weeks after setting up my tank I have had many urges to move decorations around until I find a layout that I like. Also have had to replant some that have floated up from the gravel.
My question is Ė does this stress the fish in the tank? Having a human arm submerged in the water must be quite alarming to them I imagine. But isnít this inevitable for beginners? What about trimming? My tank is rather tall (2 ft) and even with extended trimmers I still have to submerge my arm somewhat into the water.
I have read several forum posts where people tear up their aquascapes and start afresh. How do we do that without stressing the fish?