Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
For me it was the gradual evolution of the practice that less is more. Stop trying to monkey with water parameters, lighting, substrate, fish, plants, chemicals, etc. keep it simple, stupid! When I've lived where I have hard water, I kept Rift lake cichlids, now I live where I have extremely soft and acid water, so I went with Amazonian fish. A varied diet, good mechanical and biological filtration, some ferts for plants, and regular water changes are all that is needed for a successful aquarium.