Carrying on from my Previous Post, I had a bit of Money given to me from My kids and grand-kids for Father's day, so I decided to buy a Few things from Ebay for the Fish!
I had about £40, so I brought about 6 different kinds of Fish Food (Flake, Pellets for Cichlids and Plecs, Sticks and Wafers), some Filter Pads (Wool and Carbon) and a twin Pack of Aqua Plus and Cycle.
Fish Keeping is Quite Expensive and All these purchases soon mount up, so I decided to keep a List of everything I Spend since starting the Hobby, which is Quite an Eye opener, see here for Details!
One thing I did manage to Buy Really Cheaply on Ebay,was a Person was Selling about 5/6 Fish Treatments in a bundle, a couple of them had about very small amount used, but they were all in Great Condition, anyway I got the lot for £10.50 and free postage, anyone of these would have Cost you £5 each, so a Great bargain!
Concerning Cleaning and Water Changes for my Tank, I have spoken to many People and Read many Stories and gotten plenty Advice from on the Internet, but one thing for Certain is that Everybody Cleans and Maintain their Tanks different from everybody else.
I tend to have a Water Change every week, it used to be around 25% (this had changed recently, more of this in a future Post) and I used to have a Good Clean Up around every 14 Days, I mean getting Rocks Plants etc and Cleaning, I also Vacuum all the Fish Waste etc and also give the inside Tank Glass a Good Clean.
I tried something a bit different during August time (which I wish now, I had never done it), I was having to go into Hospital for an Operation in September and afterwards I would not be able to use my Left Arm for a Couple of Months.
So I decided to leave my Tanks, Longer Between Water Changes and Cleaning, What a Mistake this was!
I shall write about this Blunder (which is still affecting my Tank) next Post!
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