What do you find hardest to maintain with your aquarium?

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What do you find hardest to maintain with your aquarium?

  1. Alkalinity

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Calcium

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. pH

    9 vote(s)
    14.1%
  4. Magnesium

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Temperature

    19 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. Low Nitrates

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What do you find hardest to maintain with your aquarium?
    :goldfish: :juggle2:
     
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  3. Dustin75

    Dustin75 Fire Shrimp

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    pH for sure I don't know why. Never can hold that sweet spot so to speak.
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Well...pH would be tough...but knowinf buffers is good. I am making my own (NOT FOR THE TANK) It is actually very interesting how they work. I think I am going to have to go with temperature...my heater just hates me hah.
     
  5. reefboy23

    reefboy23 Feather Duster

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    I went with the temperature
     
  6. Sndwave80

    Sndwave80 Bristle Worm

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    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Well if P.H is the problem just get some boraxo laundry booster aka Borate to hold it steady once you get the P.H where you want it .. But use some Arm & Hammer washing soda aka Carbonate soda not not the Bicarbonate soda as that tends to lower P.H once the carbonates are exhausted ..
     
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  9. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    I picked temp by default. Never a problem with others.

    Temperature is the only thing I have an issue with particularly on hot days. (which we don't have often here in PNW)
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My sanity? :lol:
     
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  11. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    tempreture :) ,just trying to find a chiller that wont cost an "arm and a leg".
     
  12. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Just get a room AC. I was down at Home Depot last night and saw they had many inexpensive ones...I mean really inexpensive!

    You might as well enjoy the "cool" also.