Wow... you're one lazy person....
i sure can be.....
have you considered your interests may be more academic than practical? meaning you want the knowledge, but arent all that interested in using it?
i read up on tons of species i doubt ill never keep, which i consider to be similar to what you are describing.
but here is what you can do, do the maintenance anyway. work it into a routine and just do it. or dont and take down some tanks. like any hobby you should enjoy it, but this one has ethical concerns about the standard of life of the fish.
don't get me wrong i love my fish, and everything in my tank. i do it anyway, because i want to have to healthy fish, and they deserve good care, but it generally takes me all day. lol, i do enjoy the learning of it all, we will see how i enjoy working part time in a LFS, my first day is sunday.
Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf
i've turned my maitenance into a mornign routine. its water change day i enjoy!!
i love the day after water change, the water is soo clean and everyone looks so happy even the plants.
If you go with everything automation then your tank maintenance is reduced to feeding and trimming. Extremely simple.
i don't have the funds automate all 5 tanks, and frankly when i actually get myself going on trimming and re-arranging i love it.