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  1. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    When in doubt, ask 3reef.
     
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  3. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    Use well water that is heavy with lime, but make sure you run it through a water softener first. If you do, your corals will explode in growth and your tank will look amazing!

    And siphon your sand bed every week during water changes!
     
  4. flynhawaiianz28

    flynhawaiianz28 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Consistency is key and especially when making adjustments to your tank (i.e. dosing/water chemistry, adjusting for more light or switching types, water temp, etc) Small increments are much easier to evaluate and make it easier on your inhabitants as well. Also, don't forget "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" which is the reason why I quarantine everything now before it is introduced into my DT.
     
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    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    keep a journal of everything you have done to your tank, last water change, water chem.
    and instructions just incase something happens while you are out of town, so your wife/husband boyfriend girlfriend, roommate friend etc for them to know who to call, like a LFS or another local reefer.
     
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  6. SyntheticBreed

    SyntheticBreed Feather Duster

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    Never be afraid to ask questions.
     
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    SyntheticBreed Feather Duster

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    Always have RO water (fresh and salt) set aside Incase of emergencies, replace these emergency reserves monthly.
     
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  9. SyntheticBreed

    SyntheticBreed Feather Duster

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    Don't treat LFS clerks badly just because you think you know more about fish keeping, chances are - you don't
     
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  10. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Do your homework.
    Invest in quality equipment the first time, if your prefences change, you can easily sell quality gear.
    Start with base rock.
    Buy a few quality name brand buckets.
    And "Don't forget to bring a towel".
     
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  11. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    water quality, it all begins here
     
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  12. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    dont sell yourself short by buying cheap equipment
     
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