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I did not want to highjack the "How many tanks do you have" thread so I am quoting this in a new thread to start the conversation around weekly maintenance.NavigatorBlack said:MTs is an ever-changing thing. It's a lot like gardening. And now that Spring is here and the snow melt gives me access to the back shed, I have two elderly 50s out there that would be good for raising fry...
Yeah. I've had a set up this size or close (sometimes larger) for 25 years. I used to work in the aquarium business, and tanks were a bit like acres to a farmer for me. The next stage in learning is usually fish breeding, and I have a pretty good amount of space for that.
Every tank (except the 2 in the shed...) is planted with low light, low maintenance plants, all grown here. I light with screw in LEDs, 0.5 watts per tank (or 2) Maintenance runs at 3 hours a week, plus 15 minutes a day for feeding and whatever extra puttering around time I have after work.
, With almost 50 tanks, I would love it if you could share how you complete the weekly water changes and maintenance in 3 hours.
I have 13 tanks and I spend way much more time than that. I am not even thinking about the daily feeding, plant care, etc.
Thanks for your tips!
This is also open to anyone else to share tips on how you get through without devoting your whole life to water changes and filter maintenance. (We need time to sit, watch, and enjoy our fish right?)