I'm going oversea for study soon. I wish to keep the tank as usual but it is impossible as nobody will helping me for the plant trimming and water change. So my thinking is, change all the tank into low tech planted tank.
I already change my 2ft(2'x1'x1') tank into a low tech tank. It only using one 20w Azoo super light, no filer, no co2, no fert. Plant only fern and moss inside, fish only around 5 small guppy inside. With my experience of keeping guppy at indoor and outdoor, guppy that keep inside the indoor tank with weekly water change, don't know why my guppy just hardly breed. While keeping them outdoor with only a flower pot and no water change, it breed non-stop. Not sure what's wrong, maybe my skill...
Now my problem is the 4ft(4'x1.5'x1.5') tank, i wish to rescape it into a low tech tank like the 2ft. The current equipment i have for the 4ft is 3x36w Philips FL, 1x40w Azoo super light, 2000L/H canister filter, 2.5L CO2, holland sand, AC Fan, PMDD fertilizer.
I'm planning to take out all the stem plant inside the tank, left only fern, moss, bolbitis, some rosette type plant like helferi. For lighting, co2 and fert, all will be lower down to keep the plant grow slow. Fish will be given away most of them to keep the water condition.
Do you guys think it is possible to keep this 2 tank with no water change for 1 year time? If it is can, any advice for equipment i should cut down? Any plant i can add inside the tank?
I know this may sounds crazy for no water changing for 1 year time. And i think many people will sure ask me to close down the tank first, after finish study only start again. I wish not to close the tank because if it is an empty tank, no way for me to keep those tank in store room, the only way i can do is give out the tank to someone else and that's not i hoping
So anyone please give me some advice what to do? Thank you very much!
P/S Sorry for my poor english.