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.
It's sand, not gravel, so nothing gets trapped - rather, the debris sits on top of the sand and is easily sucked out when I do water changes. I'm not sure what you mean when you say that if there is less, it would be easier to do water changes. I don't dump the tank - I use a siphon.
Originally Posted by Sweeda88
I never tire of seeing your tank, Princess Penny! It's always gorgeous!
Here is my betta's new 5 gallon tank that I just upgraded from a 2.5 gallon. I used floramax substrate and just got some cuttings of plants from my big tank. Hopefully they will take off. I have a aquaclear 20 filter to keep good water quality. I also have one tiger snail and a amano shrimp in there to keep the algae down. Tell me what you guys think.