Let’s look at some of the basic tasks involved for any community fish tank maintenance. I would recommend you use the aquarium checklist here.
pH and temperature check. Every fish in community aquarium has different requirements. Find out more about individual species preferences and use pH test kit for the adjustment.
removing algae by scrapping the sides of aquarium and hard to reach corners
siphon and clear off any waste material including dead leaves from plants
confirm nitrite nitrate level (basically the frequency of checking for newly-established aquarium is almost everyday but once it stabilizes, weekly confirmation should be sufficient)
vacuuming the gravel bed at least once a week by using gravel cleaner
servicing and changing the filter media for aquarium filter so that it won’t choked up
topping up the salt and check salinity for saltwater community tank only (you might be interested to find out more about how to change water for saltwater aquarium)
check aquarium lighting to see whether the fluorescent tubes still emit the same intensity of light (usually the tubes need replacement roughly every 6 months)
cleaning of protein skimmer (for saltwater aquarium) to ensure no accumulation of debris and hardened material at the chamber surface
weed out presence of pests especially aquarium snails (if any)
That’s it. Hopefully the list here can be used as a guide to properly maintain and ensure successful propagation of your community tank.