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hello: I'm looking at setting up a 125 gallon planted tank. I'm wondering how would you vaccum the sand with the python if it's full of plants.

please advise and thank you

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If the tank is heavily planted, you don’t want to vacuum the sand. What I did before I went low-light, low-tech, was to take the vacuum off the python, and skim the surface of the sand to remove the excess mulm. Now that I have decided to go low-maintenance, I don’t even change the water, let alone vacuum.

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hello: I'm looking at setting up a 125 gallon planted tank. I'm wondering how would you vaccum the sand with the python if it's full of plants.

please advise and thank you

dinah
P.s: If you look at my 125g journal, you'll see that i was stressing over the tank. I have got to update that journal.

What type of tank do you intend on seting up?


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How to you keep a maintenance free tank??

My tank will be 2 i.d. sharks, angel fish, gouramis, neons, pleco, and maybe a few more.

I already have them in a 35 gallon tank, they will be tranfer by x-mas.

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I am not suggesting the tank is maintenance free, it's just LOW maintenance, alot less than high-tech, high-light tanks.

Currently, I have 160w over my 125g, and no CO2, and a low bio-load.

Search the site, and see discussions about low-tech versus high-tech and the amount of maintenance required. you need to make up your mind about which you want, because there will be compromises, so plants don't do well in low-light scenerios.

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