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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning schedules from you tank hoarder's..

I'd like to hear from the member's who have over a dozen aquariums.... Do you clean them all in one day or do a few each day? Right now I try to clean all my aquariums in 1 day but it never works out that way, usually end's up taking at least 1.5 days.


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It takes months to get around to them all for a thorough cleaning.
I will get several filters done at a time, though.
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When I had lots of tanks, I never did them all at once. The need for cleaning was very different on the different tanks so it was not practical nor fun to do them at one time. Another factor on breeding tanks and fry grow outs was that there really was little "cleaning" as such. Several did not even have filters for fry tanks but just had airstones for movement and water changing to keep ammonia down. With reserve water easily available, changing water was easier/quicker than cleaning filters. I do not do any water adjustments but simply run treated/warmed tap water.
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I clean and/or change water ' every now and then' . My tanks are real low tech for the most part , and are best left alone except for an occasional water change/top-up every few weeks . So I do maintenance when it appears , or I feel, a tank needs it . Years ago , when I had a whole lot more tanks than I do now (60+) I learned the folly of trying to do everything in one day .
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I found a log of what was done when was a really important thing to have.
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