Maintenance Question

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by isacr, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. isacr

    isacrValued MemberMember

    What is the best feeding/ cleaning routine for my tank? I have a 29 gallon with 8 tiger barbs and 2 gbr. My filter is a marineland penguin 350.

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  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    I feed my fish once per day, sparingly. Using a variety of foods from sticks and pellets to fresh veggies (romaine and zucchni) freeze dried (presoaked) foods and frozen foods.

    I suggest weekly water changes of 50 to 75%. Filter maintenance will be determined by the amount of stock you have in your aquarium. You do not want to do all of your aquarium/filter maintenance at the same time to help prevent a mini cycle with increased ammonia levels. Example, water change this week, after a few days, do filter maintenance. This will help to preserve the beneficial bacteria needed to sustain the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle.

    Everyone's routine is different and I'm sure you'll find your routine before long. :)

  3. MtnTiger

    MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

    Depending on the tank and what is in it I feed mine once, twice, & three times per day.

    I feed a variety of flakes, pellets, discs, frozen foods and diff brands.

    I clean/wc once a week.
  4. Et tu

    Et tuValued MemberMember

    All of the above posters gave excellent advise. You have set yourself up for success by keeping your tank moderately and wisely stocked.
  5. OP

    isacrValued MemberMember

    What food should I get?( add a bumblebee catfish the small version). I feed them so far omega one flakes in the morning and night and twice a feed frozen blood worms. What else should I add to the routine??

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  6. MtnTiger

    MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

    There is no set answer to your question other than try different items and find out for yourself what your particular fish enjoy.

    Just one of the hobbies enjoyments.