First off, when you're wrong you're wrong, and I was wrong. Even a well fed Joey is the picture of patience, and at the time of this writing there is only one SAE left. Secondly...the quote below probably wouldn't have bothered me as much if it were not for the snide rolling eyes emoticon, but since you used it, please allow me to respond:
I am only doing 35 - 40% water changes about every other month
ever go for a swim in your toilet?
Ever go for a swim in your toliet...that's cute. Did you stop to read that my ammonia and nitrites are zero, and nitrates are also very low? Did you read my comment about biological filtration? Do you know what those things are? And if you do, why would you write something so stupid?
It is stupid because, put simply, my water quality is fabulous. Let me repeat that...fabulous. So for you to bash my maintenance regime, complete with the cute little rolling eye emoticon...is stupid.
It is also dumb...and there is a difference. It is dumb because you display an inherent lack of knowledge of the nitrification cycle when you compare my tank to a toilet. My level of nitrifiers is off the chart, and I am housing one small cyprinid and a miurus in almost 30 gallons of water. 30 gallons of water that also houses several specimens of two different species of Anubias, which inhale extra nitrates. The tank is in great shape.
So, before you decide to insult someone's husbandry techniques, which seems to be some kind of sport on these forums, you might want to consider that you don't know everything, because no one does. We can all learn, and what you learned today is that tanks with very low stocking levels and great capacity for biological filtration don't have to have obsessive water change schedules. You're welcome.
The person you insult might also just have a couple of decades more experience than you as an aquarist, and may also have a few extra minutes on a Saturday afternoon to take the time to logically eviscerate your insult. Sorry to go overboard, but this kind of crap is why I rarely use forums anymore...20 something elitists than know about 24% as much as they think they do. Later.