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Your least favorite part about having a densely planted tank?

Wondering if the new fish I bought are still alive or somewhere decaying in the plants or such haha.

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My least favorite part, bc my tank is extremely dense, is pulling out stems of lillies, swords, and lotus as close to the bottom as possible. It's like trying to read braille.

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Catching fish. I almost never have to do it, but when I do I feel like uprooting the entire tank and replanting. I actually did that once.


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Gravel vacuuming , trying to get a little without getting to much lol.
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Trying to vacuum the substrate and accidentally sucking up every plant within range of the vortex of death.


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Running out of space for more plants.


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Replanted that one plant that is determined to spend its life floating at the surface.

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everything said previously
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I miss my Gobies. I see them a couple times a week if I am lucky.
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Dead spots in water flow. It's hard to get current equally to all corners of the tanks without blowing plants sideways.


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By far the worst part of having a heavy planted tank, for me anyway, is having to prune the plants every week, usually replanting a lot of the cuttings, thus getting a still more densely planted tank, and soon finding that the weekly pruning is impossible for me to do to my satisfaction. I solved this by planting almost the whole tank with ground cover - dwarf sags in my case, then only a few high growing plants. This reduced my pruning by a factor of 10 and I enjoyed the tank a lot more for a lot longer.

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Finding the fish. It is a constant game of 'Where's Waldo?'
followed by, "Oh wow! I forgot I had one of them in here!"
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