I found this a while ago, but I couldnt find it later. I found it today after searching forever! here it is:
if it only had music haha
Once the plants are firmly rooted you gravel vac shouldn't be strong enough to pull them out unless you're intentionally trying to pull them out. But you can actually (and briefly) place the vac on the carpet and not get any disturbance. Alternatively, you can fan your carpet with your hand to get any loose debris to rise up and then net it out or vacuum it out. And like was said earlier, you shouldn't have much waste. The fish waste will become fertilizer and need not be a concern and food shouldn't be a problem because if your fish are grazers like mine are, you should be feeding them less than what you would normally feed them, imo. The only waste you might would be from the plants (broken/dead leaves, trimmings, etc) and they can be taken care of as described above.jarrod said:how do you clean(gravel vac) a tank that's carpet planted?? or do you?? how do you get rid of the waste that sits at the bottom?
I found this for AmandaAmanda said:I wish they had showed how the heck he filled it with water after he planted everything.
A better way is a few sheets of newspaper spread over the whole tank and moistened with a spray bottle. Then pour in the water with a watering can rather than a bucket. It disperses the water better. Once the tank is almost full, remove the paper (which should float up to the top) and add the last amount of water.ctclee said:I found this for Amanda
STEP 7: Add water to the aquarium.
To avoid messing up your gravel and plants, you can place a plate or saucer in the middle of your aquarium and direct the water flow onto the plate. Use room temperature water when filling.
Its exactly what I did when I set up my last tank
Awesome vid too thanks for posting!
From my understanding of aquascaping you would use a slow flowing fill with the end directed onto the rocks - so no pressure from the water directly disturbs the plants - aI'm the water at the largest rock and fill with great patience.Amanda said:I wish they had showed how the heck he filled it with water after he planted everything.
tropical murphy said:hmmm... not quite the same technique as I just used...
Sticking my arm into a 3/4 full tank of murky stirred up water, feeling about blindly, and trying to push stems in with my finger tips... only to have them pop to the surface 5 seconds later...
I like his way much better! LOL