How often do you have your hands in

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by steve2tanks, 7 Oct 2008.

  1. steve2tanks

    steve2tanks Member

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    Well like the title says how often do you mess around with your tank,move plants/trim them or get your hands wet to do something in the tank over a week you get the idea :D
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Every night, in at least one of my tanks, and that doesn't include the water change on my nano every two days!

    Sam
     
  3. steve2tanks

    steve2tanks Member

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    So its not just me that needs to tinker every other day then :lol:
     
  4. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    To the initial question I can answer daily. I don't tinker though. Its more a case of removing any dead plant leaves that get caught on others. removing any food stuck on the top etc.

    AC
     
  5. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Trimming plants etc every day, WC on one of the tanks every day. 4 high tech tanks doesn't leave a lot of time for anything else :lol:
     
  6. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

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    Every other day, water changes on my moss pots.
    Averaging once a week, on my 160L.
     
  7. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    Not as often as I'd like! I've not seen my tank lights on since Sunday and I'm not likely to until tomorrow evening! There's just so much going on!

    If my tank were open top then I'd have my hands in all the time, pinching bits off, removing that pest snail, grabbing that floating leaf. As it is with the big Juwel lid I leave it until I've got a spare half hour to do everything.

    Still I usually get my hands wet at least 2-3 times a week on the one tank.
     
  8. steve2tanks

    steve2tanks Member

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    Im glad im not the only one that has to have wet hands every day
     
  9. jay

    jay Member

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    Every other day now average.Its usually just to neaten up the sand front.
    Dont need to trim stems much lately, they're becoming very compact.
    Glosso trimming is being a hassle though.


    Yes... I do regret using that plant :lol:
     
  10. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I try to keep as less often as possible, but usually 3/4 days a week lol
     
  11. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    At the moment, once a month. :D
     

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