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Old 05-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #1 
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Hornwort needles

So the hornwort I had in my tank died and shed their needles alllll over my tank. My question is how do I get it out! I got most of out it with a syphon but some of it remains on the bottom stuck in the gravel and to my driftwood.

How do I get it out? What happens if I don't?
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Keep doing your best at getting it out. You ought to be able to get the vast majority out over a few successive cleanings. What you don't get is going to decompose and become an additional contribution to the bioload.
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Problem is, it happened during the cycle and I didn't want to do a complete clean. I think I've got most of it out. How much strain will it make on my bioload if I let say 50 or so needles decompose?
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I don't think you should drain your aquarium to get them out. It would be best to try and vacuum them out as much as possible. 50 needles might lend a significant amount of ammonia to the system, not to mention other toxins and pathogens that may be present as a result of the decomposition. But, no, I wouldn't advise draining and starting over.
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