How do you manage the decor?

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  1. hartz

    hartz

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    Hi,

    Currently I vacuum my tank twice a week because the Pleco is :bigshit: -ing so much. To vacuum properly I have to move the decor around. Or is there a better way?

    I'd like my plants to stay planted... IN the substrate.

    What is more is I'd like to experiment with making part of my tank, say the left half, with a fine substrate, and the other side with a courser substrate. I can imagine that I would be able to get it like that with much effort, but how to I maintain it like that? I don't want the two to become one after a few weeks... So... Any advice from the wizer spirits would be much appreciated!
     
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  3. HenkHugo

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    well it all depends. 1st of all - do you have a special plant substrate? i cant remember when last i vacumed a tank....
     
  4. hartz

    hartz Thread Starter

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    Probably not

    Since I don't know what a "special plant substrate" is, I have to assume that I don't. Should I?
     
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    ah yes... then you dont. well it all depends on what kind of plant growth you want.

    Heres my two planted tanks that i had to dismantle due to the move...

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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sheesh Henk what green corals is those?
     
  7. hartz

    hartz Thread Starter

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    Wow HenkHugo.

    I want my tanks to look like those.

    So ... what is a "special plant substrate" ?
     
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    very funny Kanga :p

    Hartz it depends on how long you want it to last, how much work you want to put in and most of all the budget. are you on msn?
     
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    hartz Thread Starter

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    Hi HenkHugo,

    no I'm not on MSN. Can't seem to get the registration process to work. I've got ICQ, Yahoo IM and Google Talk.

    I'm willing to put in a fair amount of cash, as long as I can do it gradually, over time.

    I would like it to last as long as possible!

    HOW do you manage to not need to vacuum the bottom!!!???
     
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    Hi Hartz,

    Seems like some of the guys wants me to write a fullllllllllllllll explination on here so will type something up over the next few days and post it :D
     
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    Please do :)
    :thumbup:
    :)
     
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