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Hi folks. I first joined this forum some years ago when embarking on a 60L planted tank, and then drifted off into houses, marriages and kids, eventually getting around to running a nice Juwel 260 bow-front tank as a heavily-planted fresh-water tropical setup. At it's peak it was pretty much self-sustaining, with (much to my wife's annoyance) far more plant than fish in it.
Earlier this year that tank had to go - a pair of more tactile Guinea Pigs were deemed more useful to my 5-year-old's furthering development and I was overruled.

I managed to last a month, so now have snuck in a tiny little 20L Fluval Spec into my office that I hope to set up as a planted shrimp tank, with maybe a few small fish in it for variety.

It's currently cycling, but hopefully nearly there. I'll put another post in the Q&A about that soon too, just to be sure about some things.

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It's funny I too am from the plants over fish school of tank. In order of importance: plants, shrimp, fish. Although my current tank has so few plants that I have to remind myself that water changes are no longer optional.
 

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It was nice having a large planted tank. Any test I could perform and all symptoms of fish and plants indicated I didn't really need to do water changes. (I did, just to be sure and to get rid of all that stuff you don't test for or easily see, but I probably didn't have to for quite some time)
 
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