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Old 12-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Java Moss Carpet - How do you clean the tank?

If I was to build a java moss carpet on my tank (10 gallon), how am I suppose to clean the fish deposits?
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #2 
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If I was to build a java moss carpet on my tank (10 gallon), how am I suppose to clean the fish deposits?
I use a turkey baster. Scoop out your betta first (duh, I know... ) and then scoop out most of your water. I usually leave a few inches at the bottom, then siphon, slowly and carefully, with the turkey baster, rinse it a little bit, siphon again, until I'm satisfied. Then I refill the tank and add the betta. It's a tiny bit time consuming, but I like doing meditative things like that, so no big for me.
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A properly-sized gravel-vac/siphon should be able to clean out the moss. But after a while, if food builds up, you'll have a nitrate factory that'll never come clean.

You don't see a lot of Java moss carpets around. Ever wonder why?
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oh, okay. Well, I decided that I'll go artificial with plants until I get a job (I'm a student -.-'); and java moss in my area is too expensive! But thanks for the help! I'll be looking forward into applying your advices in the future!
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Expensive? Really?
I'd check craigslist....
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