I'm on well water so I don't worry about adding water conditioners. I scrape the glass & scrub equipment as needed, hook the Python hose from my tank to my mop-bucket sink faucet & go.
As far as ferts go it takes only ~2min / wk to weigh out all of the dry ferts. I use the attached daily pill organizer to put the macros & micros. I now use an old clear glass mason or spaghetti jar instead of the bottles in the photo. That way I can see to ensure full dissolution. It takes less than 1min / day to dissolve that day's dose...I transfer the pre measured ferts into a jar of hot water (invert jar a few times & create a vortex by shaking then let it sit & in 1min all dissolved). It takes 5 sec per day to dose. Once every couple months I'll pop in some root ferts while draining the tank.
Last edited by jfynyson; 10-16-2013 at 07:54 PM.