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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    This week you can win some cool aquarium software by simply posting your monthly aquarium maintenance routine below. Friday we will pick a few winners to receive a free copy of HealthyTanks aquarium software. Maybe others can learn from your routine and maybe you will learn something from this cool software. A win/win from 3reef and sponsor HealthyTanks!


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    Software details here:
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  3. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Location:
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    · Daily:
    o Feed
    o Wipe glass
    o Inspect inhabitants
    o Inspect skimmer cup, clean at half full

    · Weekly: (Every Sunday)
    o Refill auto W/C water
    o Blow excess detritus off rock structure
    o Inspect all equipment for proper operation

    · Biweekly: (10 days… check every few days)
    o Clean Algae Scrubber
    o Test water for Cal/Alk/Mag, adjust as necessary

    · Monthly: (1st Sunday of month)
    o Do 20% W/C and clean sump
    o Empty and refill GFO / GAC
    o Check bottles for dosing: refill if necessary
    o Check CaRx equipment

    · Quarterly: (1st Sunday in July, October, January and April)
    o Replace bulbs in Algae Scrubber
    o Clean all pumps
    § Skimmer
    § Return
    § Vortech wet sides

    · 6-9 Months
    o Fully service CaRx system

    · Annually: (1st Sunday in July)
    o Replace UV bulb
    o Replace any T5 bulbs
    o Replace Probes
    § 2x PH
    § 1x conductivity
    § 1x temp
     
  4. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    I just post what I do in terms of maintenance on here? Mine is...
    Dose Calcium and "fuel" by hand & pipette every 3 days - every 3 days
    results- Great Coralline algae growth and healthy crabs/snails
    10-15% water change weekly - weekly
    results- healthy corals, fish, and system, less nutrients replaced chemicals etc in water
    change filter media monthly - monthly
    results- healthy corals, fish, and system, less nutrients replaced chemicals etc in water
    external clean up every few weeks - every 2 weeks
    results- looking clean & organised ;)
    wipe glass every week - weekly
    results- less algae on the glass, easier to see into the tank
    feed the tank once a day w/ Spectrum pellets and sometimes a mix of prepared foods - daily
    results- healthy fish/corals/inverts without over-feeding
    inspect tank, look for anything unusual - daily
    results- being able to fix a problem before it starts
    test monthly/whenever there's a problem - monthly/whenever there's a problem
    results- knowing what my water chemistry
    :)
     
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  5. Kylecivicsi

    Kylecivicsi Astrea Snail

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    Daily:feed fish morning and night

    Every other day: top off evaporated water, clean glass, clean skimmer cup, clean filter bag, feed rbta

    Weekly: test for ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, feed corals

    Bi-weekly: 20% water change

    Monthly: disassemble and clean return pump, skimmer, and power heads

    Thanks for the opportunity!!
     
  6. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Monthly people's not daily ;)

    2x 25% WC
    Vinegar bath all power heads.
    Reseed copepods.
    Fill RO/DI ATO bucket.
    Test all parameters.
     
  7. reefnJeff

    reefnJeff Pajama Cardinal

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    Daily: feed fish Mysis Shrimp, stopped feeding flake food. inspect Corals, fish for health, inspect daily skimmer mate to check if skimming proper, check temp in tank.

    Every other day or so: clean and empty skimmer skimmate, clean inside and outside glass, top off from evaporation.

    Weekly: Feed Corals, dose Cal, trace elements etc. clean micro-bubble diffuser box, replace sponges inside diffuser box, check water parameters using my cheap API reef master text kit. hahaha! about 10% water change.

    Monthly: break down skimmer and clean, break down eheim canistor filter, replace phosphate remover pad, replace media and clean.

    I haven't gotten that far yet in my hobby, but I figure I would change the bulbs like every 6 months or so.

    You know I don't blow off my rock and stuff for pooh pooh removal, I wonder if I should include that as part of my maintenance? :/
     
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  9. reefnJeff

    reefnJeff Pajama Cardinal

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    What does the Vinegar do?
     
  10. Caspian

    Caspian Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Daydream about a new fish or coral
    Check coral growth/overall health
    Inspect fish for any illness or odd behavior
    Look up at the skimmer and ponder if I should clean it or not?
    Feed fish
    Watch tank for a few hours
    Lightly clean salt creep
    Rub off any water marks
    Top off the tank with DI water
    Pull powerheads to clean off the hair algae
    Test parameters
    Watch tank for a few hours
    10% water change every other weekend.
    Decide skimmer cup is in need of cleaning.
    Procrastinate on cleaning skimmer cup
    Watch tank for a few hours
    Notice skimmer cup is too full and finally clean it.
     
  11. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Cleans them of carbonate build up and keeps them running at peak efficiency.
     
  12. ferretfish

    ferretfish Sea Dragon

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    Location:
    wilmington,DE
    daily:
    clean glass
    feed
    inspect coral
    check temp

    Weekly:
    check water parameters

    Biweekly:
    change filter cartridge
    clean protien skimmer, light, filter
    20%water change

    every 6 months:
    change t5 bulbs