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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Maintenance on a 55l tank

I have a 55l tank that I'm looking to sell, since I'm upgrading.

The tanks planted, has 10 gren neon tetras, 2 nerite snails, 3 amano shrimp and a colony of red cherry shrimp...they've been breeding.

A friend of mine would like to take the tank and it's inhabitants off my hands,, but he's worried about maintenance.

I do a 50% water change every week. But my friend doesn't think he can't always do a weekly water change because of traveling.
While he has plenty of friends and neighbours to feed the fish while he's away, he can't ask them to do water changes for him.

Is a 55l tank too small to go without weekly maintenace?

I tested my nitrates today before my weekly water change and they were 0ppm
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 06:03 AM
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Looks like minimal stocking in that tank so as long as the friends don't over feed it should be fine to go two weeks when it has to. Considering your getting 0 nitrates then it should be fine. Just double check your tester your using make sure its being accurate.

I usually do 40-50% weekly on my 10g but have on occasion once or twice had to stretch it out to two weeks. There did not seem to be any issues and it was stocked a little more I believe then what your tank is.

I leave on the weekends and holidays to be with family so I setup up little cups for the person feeding the two tanks. Its a once a day feeding so one little cup for each day. That way I can add just the amount of food I want them to have and also allows me to mix up what they get (dry food only) as I like to do that on a regular basis.

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