10-15-2005, 03:11 PM
Join Date: May 2005
I have watersprite in some tanks that are mostly planted into the gravel, but some of the plantlets I let float. I have jave fern and java moss in several tanks and some duckweed too that tend to float about but rarely do I have to clear out the intake tubes or squeeze out the sponges in my filters (all AC's) any sooner than every two weeks when I do a water change. Since all my tanks are heavily planted, I only vacuum the little gravel that's not planted on the odd occasion. I'm curious about why your fish are producing so much waste...What kind are they and how many do you have in your tank? Perhaps you're overfeeding them? Otherwise, it sounds like you just have to do some regular maintenance with your tank.