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Re: Q: low tech, low maintence tank
> From: Bain Chin <bchin at MIT_EDU>
> Subject: Q: low tech, low maintence tank
> Hi folks,
> I am interested in the experiences of others who keep low maintenance/low
> tech tanks. I am trying to learn ways to keep a planted tank that requires
> almost no work.
I have had a low tech tank for over a year now. It holds about 35
litres and has a heater and some 26 watts of compact fluorescent
light. The tank is heavily planted (valisneria, pistia, duckweed) and
also quite heavily stocked with guppies. I feed once or two times
daily and change about 25% of water every week. The substrate is
gravel, although the plants were originally growing in trays with
some soil below the gravel (now they have spread all over the tank).
I never actualy measured water quality in this tank. The fish seem
healthy and happy though and the plant growth is very good.