In this article:
‣ How to drain aquatic plant tubs and terrariums with a syringe
‣ Photos of the setup
‣ Demonstration of the technique with an actual plant subject
In this article I show a DIY syringe and hose tool you can use to drain small aquatic plant tubs and small terrariums. This is useful for delicate plants, and is effective at cleaning dirt particles, similar to an aquarium gravel cleaner. The small flexible hose makes it easy to target dirt and get between the plants. This example uses a filmy fern as the subject, which is part of an experiment to see how the plant reacts to submerged growing conditions (it is growing extremely well).