Plant Tank

Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by Salty, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Salty

    Salty Guest

    When doing a water change in a planted tank, is it necessary to vaccuum the bottom or do the plants take care of that ? I just don't want to disturb the plants anymore than I have to.
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  3. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

    Sep 8, 2007
    southington, ohio
    I had a planted tank and I did vacuum. I had numerous plants, such as banana plants etc...I treated it the same as i did before i planted plants...
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2007
  4. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

    Mar 14, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Yea the fish poop still gathers there whether there are plants or not. The plants don't consume that stuff and so it is still necessary to vacuum your gravel when doing a change. But you should be able to mostly vacuum AROUND the plants and not disturb them much. Besides a little disturbance to them isn't the same as disturbing live corals for example. They don't react the same and so should be perfectly fine.