Weekend Fresh Water Tank Work
Most of the weekend is spent changing out tank water. 50 percent per tank and six tanks that range in size from 20 to 60 gallons. Trimming plants is done too. The fish are thriving and love the water changes. I like to make the new water a bit warmer and add a bit of standard aquarium salt. Rumor has it that salt isn't good for fish and plants, but I don't find this to be true. I keep Danios, Swordtails, Platys, Guppies, Corydoras and Plecos. They're all healthy and I think it's due to pure water conditions and the bit of salt that keeps them this way.
Plants are fine with a little salt too. The consistently high mineral level from the water changes and the salt, keep the plants healthy as the fish. If you're having tank troubles, change out a lot of tank water weekly and add a bit of aquarium salt, a good teaspoon or a bit more to every 5 gallons of new, treated tap water. The tank inhabitants will appreciate it.
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."