Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran
I'm really loving the scape these days, and more importantly, the flexibility that this tank allows. I've long been an advocate for building an aquascape which fits your own needs and schedule (while still looking top-notch!), and this tank is plenty forgiving, even withstanding the unintentional and much-regretted neglect which accompanies junior year. Many people seem to think that having a low-maintenance, high-tech tank is impossible; let my tank be proof that it is. The key? Nitrate-loving, fast-growing plants (in combination with whatever other plants you please, i.e. HC) and a reasonable bioload, with high (but not too high!) light, pressurized CO2 (which doesn't have to be a $300 regulator, I use a thirty-something dollar paintball rig), and of course, a little dedication and passion.
How have you based your planted tanks around your life and schedule? Even if you haven't realized it, you probably have made amendments and changes to fit your lifestyle. Food for thought.
Junior year of what? Idk that my scape on my 30 fits my lifestyle. Lol. I think it's more of a stress relief. Working on it is almost therapeutic for me. I'm in my junior year of veterinary school. Working on my tank helps me get my mind off of school for a little while and concentrate on something I really enjoy... my planted aquarium
So if you count the therapeutic aspects of doing maintenance, then I guess it does fit my schedule and lifestyle.