Setting up my first fish tank with the idea of low maintenance in mind. Done a lot of research and see that every fish tank is as individual as we human beings are.
20 gallon long tank with glass top, Aqueon 30 Filter, Aqueon Pro Heater 100W, 2 medium pieces driftwood, 4 pounds of rocks, 1/2 to 3/5 of the tank planted.
1" layer of Miracle Gro Potting Soil, 1-2" layer of aquarium gravel.
Using 1 fish per gallon rule w/ schooling fish 3 to 1 ratio and algae eaters not counting:
No fish bigger than 2.5 inches, goal for 15 schooling fish, 10 livebearers, 2-3 ottos, 3 ghost shrimp
Planning on buying Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED when it comes out and running 24/7 cycle.
No/very little water changes, top off water as needed
Monthly filter change and cleaning of glass
Monthly testing of water once tank is establish and when adding new fish
Trim plants as needed, no rearranging of plants.
Add Nutrients/Trace elements every two weeks (still trying to get handle on this)
Daily feeding of fish, of course
Looking to see if anyone has use Diane's method for their tank and the pros and cons that they experienced. Will likely be incorporating Tom Barr's non-CO2 ideas in the setup also.
Thank you for any replies