Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
undergravel filter removal
Ok so a little background before my question. I set up my tank about a year ago and it came with a UGF and an HOB filter which I have replaced with a better one but I let the UGF run up until about a month ago when I decided to start planting. At the same time I was reading that UGF are a no no for planted tanks plus I didn't like the look of them anymore so I turned them off and took the tubes off but for one the bottom tube is still sticking up out of the gravel and the plates are still in so I want to take them totally out.
Now for my question, should I attempt to take it out now or wait until I move in 3 months? And if I do take it out now how do I do it without botching up my tank and killing my fish or having to re-cycle the tank again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!