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Old 12-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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If you don't like snails...check out margarita snails. When I got my first hitchhiker one I loved it. They get coraline algae on their shells and are black with white stripes. I even had one that was neon orange under his shell. They are def not your ordanary snail and still do a great job of cleaning.
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I guess I should add that I also empty my skimmer cup, run my magfloat across the glass...just not daily. I read what i wrote and it sounded like my tank should look like garbage...lol
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #13
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will do. I dont have anything against snails. I just dont like/want too many of them. their snails pace of movement is uninteresting to me. Crabs of the other had are a total different matter
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:08 AM   #14
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I mag-float my glass, check the temp, give the corals and livestock a quick once over, and dump some frozen brine or mysis (thats the prework routine)

Post work, give everything a once over, feed again, empty the scum cup. That's really about it at this point. Once or twice a week I also feed the corals that need feeding (right now just an open brain).
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:13 AM   #15
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I just feed, and if my glass needs cleaning, do it too
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #16
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Daily: Feed fish
Semi Weekly: Clean Glass, Feed LPS & dose Zeo
Weekly: top up my ATO w/lime, clean skimmer, PWC
Monthly: Change GAC
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I feed the fish, check temperature. clean glass. check filter. look to see if I can see any pests, check top off water. make sure all pumps are running right and if I have time do a water test or 2 even if it is for SG. Once a week I change water depending one what the tests show how much I do change, feed any corals like ducan and anemones, blow off rocks with turkey baster and clean the skimmer. Once a month I change filter floss but when I do a water change I rinse it out.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:01 PM   #18
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I noticed non of you guys/girls top off ur water everyday....most of you have ATO like MikeYQM?? or you guys cover ur tanks??
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It isn't an everyday thing... I just keep an eye on it.
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I used to top off in the AM and again in the evening, botu a gallon each time, BUT I recently added an ATO so now I just fill the 10g reservoir maybe once a week or so.
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