Everyone knows I keep a wild jungle, lol.
125 gal. Real wood, real rocks and some fakes for hiding. Easy plants, no strict ferts added. DIY root tabs added 2x a year. Liquid Leaf Zone & custom blend added when I remember, 1-2x a month or so. Lights match the sun, so in winter, minimal hours and summer hours are long, on a timer I adjust as the sun changes. Water changes every 2-5mo, 75%. We are on well water & I made an attachment for my kitchen faucet so I can refill at the same temp. Made HOB drain attachments as well, so everything is as easy as possible for me. Husband wouldn't let me drill holes and make it all automatic. =(
FX5 & FX6 canisters cleaned every 3mo, alternate them. Well water, so easy to clean them, but heavy and hard to move filters. I fill them so restart is instant and do not use the drains because I don't want it to fail from over use or loose. Don't need more flooding...lol.
Tank is for my Miss BGK, her tankmates are 5 angelfish, young common Pleco, 2 Clown plecos, family of 4-5 BN plecos, family of 5-6 Emerald Green Cory, 2 very old Flagfish females and w/e snails that manage to live w/o BGK eating them.
I try to sell plants for cheap in spring and autumn, to tame the jungle some. No muck to vacuum off the bottom.
Levels always read perfect.
My koi pond is similar. 3.5k gallons(expansion to 10k soon to come), 3 fantail, 1 shubunkin, 9 or 10 koi. Heavily planted along the sides + floaters, bog heavily planted, 50g & 30g DIY filters that go to bog, perfect parameters. I try to w/c as much as possible, but well pump is screwy now and limits me to 500g at a time. No algae when shade is up. Lots of muck to clean out the filters and fine particles to finely floss out.
I would be lost w/o my plants.
Totally possible to have very few water changes.
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