- Aug 18, 2016
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Cool! Well, if it isn't broken, don't fix it! Plants, low stocking, good filtration, those all are super important factors. I just personally see dozens of posts a month to other forums/facebook groups I'm a part of, and so many issues arise from high stocking, infrequent water changes, overfeeding, and insufficient filtration. I typically don't say much, because it is perceived as an attack, and people usually aren't interested in changing their methods. They just want to buy a bottle of something to pour in that will magically fix all of their problemshaha that's ok. My tank is not overcrowded. I have a few goldfish here and there, I used to have a few more but I moved them outside. I have my tank for about 5 years now I guess. At first I did weekly water change, but with the water testing I dont see any reason in doing so that frequently. I also stock my tank with lots of plant and they are doing great. No algae. It just works for me like this.
I've got my indoor tank overstocked at the moment... 6, ranging from 2-5 inches, in a 72 gallon. I am a consistent water tester, and have also had great success. It's a stocking level that I wouldn't recommend, however it works for me because of my strict water change schedule.