Originally Posted by Molinious
the use of bleach for a start, then the lack luster use of cooking salt, the blase meauring of dechlorinator the main one for me tho has to be the bleach by far, i wouldnt dream of using it anywhere near my tanks
He has got some good practices like the frequent water changes, theres a nice part where theres a hidden bio filter.
You didnt find anything a bit on the shocking side?
Well, I don't buy into to everything he states, but I'm not really shocked...
> I would not stock a tank to that level, but [at least] all of the fish in that tank seem large and very healthy and the water is very clear.
> I would not use
salt in a FW tank, but many people do and it's the subject of quite a longstanding debate. I think the amount typically used is small enough to be almost moot. To those that questioned it, there's no significant difference in the resulting effect between table salt and aquarium salt.
> I would be more careful measuring conditioner, but does a little extra really hurt anything? Seachem states that Prime can be significantly overdosed with no ill effects. (Reminds me of the cooking show where a contestant measured salt in the palm of his hand and one judge was aghast that he didn't use a measuring spoon...if you can't approximate a teaspoon of salt in your hand, get out of the kitchen!)
> I prefer to use white vinegar when running decor through the dishwasher, but chlorine bleach works fine. It's a great sanitizer and algae beater and rinses clean from plastics and rocks, so no worries. Btw, the dishwasher works great in the occasional cleaning of decor...just don't run your living plants through there.
> I'm not sure I would totally ignore a dedicated bio-filter, although it would likely run for months without the need for servicing.
Finally, I find him unique and a little eccentric or 'quirky', but would not defame him as some have chosen to do...especially seeing his results and compared to some of the videos out there revealing far worse practices.