New 40l tank. Help needed

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09 Jul 2019 21:15 #1 by Philobr (Phil OBrien)
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 (Paulie Hanlon)
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 (Phil OBrien)
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 (Paulie Hanlon)
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 (Jon Late)
Agreed.
You will always have to syphon poo from tanks. It is heavier than water so sinks.
Sorry!!

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