Thanks for the egg info c:
I have some pantyhose I can kill to cover my gravel vac to keep the ground clean. i do indeed have a filter but I'm afraid it might be rough on them. I'm going to see if I can sponge it somehow. Its currently in the tank its just... off. I unplugged it when I realized there were eggs in the tank.
The tank does indeed have live plants. Not as many as I would like for a tank that size but it was a work in progress when this happened.
Quick set up 3 gallon [fake plants] and the 29 gallon [live plants]
My boy at his post