I have a newly planted tank (28 gal) with 9 fishes. Today while I was at work, my 4-yr old son was playing around and put too much flake food into the tank. My wife scooped out as much as she could, but some of it settled onto the gravel.
Do I need to vacuum the gravel or will the food be converted to fertilizer for the plants? The reason Iím asking is because the tank is new, and my plants are not firmly rooted yet. Sometimes I still see floaters. Vacuuming the gravel will surely uproot a lot of my carpet plants. The gravel is very loose, and I had hell of a time getting plants to stay down during the first 2 weeks. The tank is now a month old.