How do you do a water change on your smaller tanks without disturbing the plants? I'm trying to get a few plants going a 3 gal that doesn't have a filter but I'm realizing that every time I do my 100%, I'm ripping the roots out of the gravel to clean the tank. How do I keep the tank clean but let the plants have some stability?
I realized that I never posted pics of my tanks. Well, this is Rex's tank.....decorated by my 10 year old son (I swear!). General tso's tank is much more tasteful, however to take a pic I would have to get out of my recliner.
All my plants are in there now, got 6 pygmy cories in there right now. They're tiny as fudgecicles, you can't really see them. You can see Jake on the bottom, he's being a weirdo and going to the bottom.
All I have to do is add three Marimo moss balls and I'm done with plants.
Penny- Can I suggest something? I like your tank, but maybe you should take out some gravel then pat it down so it is even. The less gravel, the easier it is to do a water change. Also, more gravel will trap more waste and higher the ammonia level.