This hobby can be really easy to maintain if you keep up with your chores. Every tank is different and run differently but you can apply the same rules to all set-ups. It's easier to break down the maintenance if you separate them. I recommend a journal or a simple notebook to write down the days you need to clean your tank or change your media. I myself keep a record on my phone and alerts me when it's time for some tune up.
So being that I'm replacing my Chemi-Pure I figure I might as well check my Purigen and since my Filter Floss is schedule to be replace I start doing my changes.
Next step is to turn back on your pumps and your set to go for your next maintenance schedule.
(Next upcoming blog... maintenance part II, taking pumps, skimmers, and powerheads and giving them a good scrub)