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Old 05-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Define: Proper Maintenance

I am just curious as to what everyone's definition of Proper Maintenance is...

I have a little survey I'm working on for myself, that have included 2 relatives and a few friends. Now I'm curious as to what the forum community says.

So, with that being said, define your definition of Proper Maintenance!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Keeping your tank as close to natural sea water as possible.

Ha ha vague enough for ya?
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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LOL, I live near Fort Lauderdale Beach, so I'm not very far! LOL
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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I guess my idea of proper maintenance would be inspecting your tank and inhabitants daily including temps and water levels. Wiping down glass (inside and out) every couple days along with top offs, feeding, check skimmer cup, and check filter sock and finally weekly testing,cleaning, and wc if needed...may have missed a few things
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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awesome! thank you!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
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Proper maintenance for me means the following.
Daily Stuff:
-Mag float the glass
-Top off with RO/DI water
-Visual inspection
-Check Temperature
Weekly Stuff:
-20% water change
-Change filter sock
-Clean Skimmer cup
-Test Parameters
-Change Carbon/Phosban if needed
-Clean Powerheads if they need it
-Clean Skimmer pump if it needs it
-Clean Return pump if it needs it
Every 9-12 months:
-Replace my T5HO bulbs
-Replace my filters in my RO/DI unit
-Scrub down and clean all my mixing equipment

That about covers my routine.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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Krypt, Awesome!!!

That is a great routine!! thank you for the information!
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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Wow you guys must have some Hungary fish. No one mentioned feeding their tanks. Lol
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Wow you guys must have some Hungary fish. No one mentioned feeding their tanks. Lol
There was only two lists provided and only one didn't mention feeding lol
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #10
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My bad your right only 1 didn't mention feeding, I misread
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