Despite my efforts to create a natural balance, it is not perfect.
need to change some of the water from time to time, roughly every
month or two. I let the water sit in a jar for half a day or more, to
avoid small bubbles of air in the aquarium. While I suck-up the
old water, I "vacuum clean" the button of the aquarium as
well. This way, some of the added nutrition is removed again, to obtain a balance.
I fill the fresh water on with the tube as well.
Without fish that need feeding, it avoid changing water for long
periods. Only the break-down of the decorations add nutrition, and the
rest is recycled by plants and shrimps.
Depending on the animals and amount of nutrition in
the specific aquarium, I might have to clean the front-glass from time to time.
I use a folded piece of toilet-paper, held with the
The plants have to be pruned from time to time, and perhaps attached to a new stone.
Besides from that, I might have to get rite of some offspring
of the shrimps from time to time.
I am actually considering having only shrimps of the same sex in each
aquarium... Se my gear
on this page.