Well, we have had the tank for about 1 month now, it was an established tank that had maybe been neglected a teeny bit over the last while. So I have done 3 pwc
/cleanings in the last 4 weeks. Each time so far I have removed about 25% and added a bit of dechlor and a bit of the bacteria water (exact name escapes me). After reading a bit more, it seems that in this established tank I don't really have to add the bacteria as it's probably quite abundant in the tank, although the directions say an established tank should be getting some as well.
I have also changed my filter once and it appears that there is some kind of plastic cartridge alongside the filter, this seems to be quite scumy at the moment.
I guess my biggest worry is the chemical balance and making sure I'm adding the right amounts, feels like if I use the Python to refill that I'm sort of winging it?
Another thing is cleaning the sides of the tank below the gravel substrate, this is a spot that the Python doesn't really get well and can been seen from the outside. How do most of you clean this area?