Keeping fish since December only.
Off the shelf tank with all the fittings.
Stocked lots of fish within few days of setup.
After my first fish died, only then I started reading about fish and all related stuff.
Cycle the tank.
Lot said about cycling, ammonia, nitrate etc, I am wondering what after say ideal cycle? How long the tank can go without any water change or any specific maintenance?
What if I instead regularly do a partial (20% or 50%) water change every two weeks? With syphoning the gravel for fish waste? Wont it be sufficient enough?
Quite possible I am.missing some basics.
But everywhere I found individual best practices in silo (say how to cycle, how to setup, how to cure xyz disease etc), not a complete guideline, or step by step procedure.
Am sure the basics will remain same for every new tank setup and maintaining it.
Can someone pls help me understand this stuff?