New 40l tank. Help needed

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09 Jul 2019 21:15 #1 by Philobr
Hi, I have a new 40l tank and I need some help.
I'm still a beginner, I got the 20l set up for kids and I just feed and clean gravel with siphon vacuum.
The 40l is all mine. So I can do what I want.
I've 2 questions.
1. Is it possible to set the tank up so I dont have to vacuum the gravel. I dont want to add plants and read up about under gravel filters?
If plants are the only way to go then I'll get some help with that. I looked up aquascaping but reckon that's really expensive.
2. I'd like some really colourful fish. I'd rather have a few really small colourful ones than 2 bigger ones.

Thanks

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10 Jul 2019 13:27 #2 by Dihanio
Replied by Dihanio on topic New 40l tank. Help needed
You can got bare bottom, you'll still have to siphon fish waste from the bottom of the tank too. Some fish won't hold colour in a bare bottom tank too.

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10 Jul 2019 15:51 #3 by Philobr
Replied by Philobr on topic New 40l tank. Help needed
Hi,
I was looking more so for a solution where I dont have to siphon the waste.

I'm assuming you dont if you go down the aquascaping route.

Wasnt sure about the under gravel filter though.
Thanks

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11 Jul 2019 07:39 #4 by Dihanio
Replied by Dihanio on topic New 40l tank. Help needed
You will always have to siphon waste, doesn't matter what tank you have.

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14 Jul 2019 19:17 #5 by Jonlate
Replied by Jonlate on topic New 40l tank. Help needed
Agreed.
You will always have to syphon poo from tanks. It is heavier than water so sinks.
Sorry!!

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