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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta learn to keep my hands out of the tank!

The perfectionist in me cannot stand to see a single java moss frond, a single leaf drifting in the water. An out of place rock? EGADS! Sand that has been disturbed? OMGZ NO!

Then i stick my hands or a net in there and stir up all the flim-flam-flum on the bottom. GRR.

KEEP THE HANDS OFF THE TANK!
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So what happened!?

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You just need better technique.
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If you have so much "flim-flam-flum" on the bottom that it easily stirs up and becomes a problem...I would start by removing all that.


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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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i did remove it today. It just seems to always have some settlement down there.

I didn't hurt anything or any fishes, its just that I keep touching stuff. I gotta stop!
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I'm with you on this Andrea. I only have one tank, and I want it to look it's best.

Everyday I look at it and ponder... what I can do to make it better!

It's your tank, love it and if a little leaf is floating and it bothers you...grab a net and net it out.
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I used to fuss a lot, now I just wait until the weekly WC to do anything (for the most part).

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Don't keep your hands out of the tank, keep them in the tank more often, removing dead plant leaves, algae covered leaves, fallen debris, etc. Also, Plantbrain (Tom Barr) tells us that "fluffing" the plants is very beneficial in keeping a clean tank. Of course I'm assuming you also keep your hands clean

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Sounds like you have dead spots in the tank. Add more flow?
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Of course I'm assuming you also keep your hands clean
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My hands are always clean. I wash them in my tanks on a regular basis.
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You just need more tanks. Once you get up to ten there won't be enough time to get your hands in every tank.

There's nothing wrong with keeping your tank clean. My hands are always wet to.
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Today's folly: pulled vacuum up too fast over my perty white sand and stirred it up so bad, it's now mixed with the black Eco complete. ????
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Don't keep your hands out of the tank, keep them in the tank more often, removing dead plant leaves, algae covered leaves, fallen debris, etc. Also, Plantbrain (Tom Barr) tells us that "fluffing" the plants is very beneficial in keeping a clean tank. Of course I'm assuming you also keep your hands clean
I think you need to be careful about lotions or soaps on your hands maybe rinse with tap water before hand if you are a fan of lotions etc!

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Also, Plantbrain (Tom Barr) tells us that "fluffing" the plants is very beneficial in keeping a clean tank.
Yeah I'm trying to find a good brine net like he recommends for that for mine.
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