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50-100% waterchange with tap water filtered through a large carbon bottle
Topoffs done with RO/DI
Filter clean whenever I see flow stop moving seeing as though I don't run fine filter polish.


1-2x a week depending on how lazy I am.
 

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Monday:
*Prepare Frozen Food
*Dose Aqua Vitro (av) Envy
*Dose Microbacter 7 (reef)
*Mist emersed setup
*Top off pond


Tuesday:
*Dose av Activate
*Dose av Synthesis
*Check Parameters/Specific Gravity (reef)
*Check co2 level (planted)


Wednesday:
*Saltwater Water Change
*Freshwater Water Change
*Dose Marine Max (reef)
*Clean Protein Skimmer (reef)
*Scrape all tanks for algae


Thursday:
*Dose av Activate
*Dose av Synthesis
*Trim Plants
*Mist emersed setup


Friday:
*Prepare Frozen Food
*Water Change Cichlid fry tank
*Water Change Goldfish pond
*Water Change Lowtech Planted (40g)
*Trim emersed setup
*Clean Pond Filters
*Mix Fresh saltwater
*Give all Buckets Vinegar Baths
*Trim a replant all tanks


Saturday:
*Shrimp tank waterchange
*2nd lowtech planted water change (14g)
*Run RODI top off brute barrel (44g)
*Fill 20 gallon jugs with RODI water
*Sit and watch fish
 

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I have a 40g hex and two 5g betta tanks. I use a Python type vac on the larger tank, and tap water in all 3.

Each gets a 30-50% water change about every 2 weeks. The canister filter on the 40g gets cleaned every few months. The little internal filters on the betta tanks pretty much never needs cleaning - maybe once a year.

Plant maintenance on the 40g is about once a year, other than pulling out some duckweed with each water change (slow growing plants, many glued to decor). The 5gs have java fern and anuibas on wood and rocks and never really need maintenance.

No ferts, no co2. My cleaning lady wipes down the outside of the tanks every 2 weeks.

I'd say total maintenance on all 3 tanks is maybe 2 hours a month at the most.

Edited to add - right now I have some juvi dwarf rainbows in a 6.6g tank - they'll stay there till they are too big to be eaten by the mollies in my main tank. I am changing their water twice a week.
 
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