Weekly maintenance on planted tanks is fun and enjoyable, and should not be considered as chores. I normally turn on some of my favourite music and start working on it with joy and it is really relaxing. It is just like you have your own time in your own world of planted tank. It would take me normally 45 mins to 60 mins to do basic cleaning for my 2ft tank and another 30-45mins for my other 2 nano tanks. Basic maintenance includes cleaning the glass wall, cutting/trimming/pruning those old leaves/plants and re-plants the stems and changing around 30-50% of water. More time would be spent if I choose to clean the filter, tubing and lily pipes.
Overall, the rewards after maintenance session is immeasurable! You can really enjoy the sparkling crystal clear tank as a slice of nature in your home for at least a week or two.
I have recorded some time lapsed during my weekly tank maintenance. If only it could be only less than 1 minutes to clean the tank huh? Haha! Enjoy and cheers!
Maintenance for my 2 nano tanks
Maintenance for my 2ft tank