Ive been on here a while now and have not done an actual thread for either of my tanks on here that I can recall. Some of the coral and macros in these tanks is fairly frequently swapped between the two. I'm running a single ai prime on the 10g and x2 on the 20 all slaved to one light so they are on the same schedule I have sicce pumps in both the .5 on the 10 and the 20 is running the 1.0? Or something lol cant remember now. All bi weekly water changes and bi monthly media changes and weekly changing of filter floss is done at the same time to simplify things. I'm just kinda throwing them both into the same thread. I hope that's ok. the 10g has been up about 4 years and I think the 20 has been up 3 years now. No heaters no skimmers no ato. Top offs are done with tap water. Yes tap water. I have a well system so no chlorine and it's worked fine for all my fw and sw tanks. I started fw 25+ years ago and sw nearly 15 years ago. I test it with a tds meter ocasionaly. I know it's not recomended but it works fine for me and I dont have nutrient or algae issues. The tanks are in my bedroom stay a prety constant temp not having heaters hasnt hurt anything so far I had more problems with overheating than anything else when I had a heater I still have them around just incase it gets freakishly cold or something but I dont realy use them I had one literaly blow up in a fw tank a few years ago and my bff had one malfunction and litteraly explode after it nearly cooked her 120. The only way I would run one constantly again is if I had an ink bird with some kind of thermal fail safe back up for the ink bird incase it died. Some things happened and I had been neglecting my tanks rather badly lately but I recently restarted my normal maintenance routine and they are starting to bounce back. Here's the 10. Some things were a little unhappy this was a few weeks ago not long after a water change.
here's the 20.Older pic I've been fiddly with rockwork lately I take a updated pic when I get it where I want it. Also took out that green Kenya. Gave it to the girl who's tank got cooked.here's the clowns being cute in the toadstool.