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Plants if in the correct numbers and correct conditions can make you go a coupleweeks or so without changing the water, though for now if your using a filter two 50% a week will be fine, no filter it will be 1 50% and 1 100% a week. Makes sure you stir the gravel a bit so you get the debris. I have found that smaller tanks it is easier to just use airline tubing as it drains the water semi slow so you can get more debris out of the tank, plus it works as well for just draining.

When changing the water, always use a designated bucket and don't use it for anything else, a 1 gallon bucket will work fine, after you drain the water, before dumping it, swish the filter around in the old tank water to remove debris, then put it back in the filter, dump the water, fill it, dechlorinate the water, and use like a plastic cup or something (again use it for only changing fish water no soaps nothing) to fill the tank back up. Before changing the water unplug the filter and heater if your heater will be exposed will changing the water.

Hold on tank mates for a while, they need stable water with no spikes. With that small of a tank I would hold off completely but if you really wanted to, a snail would be best, but that means buying more food and more waste being made.
Get a really good food like New Life Spectrum or Omega One, pellets are best to control feeding amounts. Get a good water conditioner like Prime, the smallest bottle will be great for you.

The lights shouldn't be on longer than 12 hours or you will probably get algae.
 

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As Enkil said, they have been known to rust because there is a small metals wire to keep the leaf sturdy, take the metal out and just cut a purview of plastic or wood and attach it, not sure how to though lol. Also as said above, you can just get an Anubias not tied to a rock and allow it to floar
 
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