Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California for school, Arkansas for home
So I'm coming home from college for Thanksgiving break. I have three fish tanks that need taking care of. What's the best strategy for me to use?
Tank 1: My misfits tank, filled with red platies and white cloud mtn minnows. 30 gallons, filled with my "waste" RO/DI water. Fed via autofeeder
Tank 2: My shrimp tank, filled with 10 red cherry shrimp, and moderately planted. 29 gallons, filled with RO/DI water. Fed via leaves/microfilm/algae
Tank 3: My reef tank, filled with live rock, two yellowbelly damselfish, and coral. 55 gallons, filled with RO/DI water mixed with salt. fed via autofeeder
I plan on changing at least 10 gallons in the 29 gallon tank/day, and devoting the rest of my water change water to the 55 gallon tank. Additionally, I plan on adding up to 16 cherry shrimp to the 29 gallon tank. Maybe quarantine some fish for the 55 gallon (barbershop pole gobies). I also need to gather fallen leaves for my tubbing projects this summer.
I currently have a 50 gpd RO/DI filter, but that's 50 gallons/24 hours, which really means about 25 gallons per day (due to me sleeping and stuff). So what's the best plan of action for water changes throughout the week to minimiize stress on my tank inhabitants while improving water quality? Additionally, I do need to spend time with my family and stuff...
So many fish to keep, not enough aquaria.