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Old 12-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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whats your daily routine?

whats your daily routine? weather it be cleaning or feeding or monitoring water levels....please share on what is it that u do daily??
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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clean glass with magfloat, lightly agitate sand bed with a long piece of pvc pipe, dose with ca and alk. feed and test ca and alk every other day.
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Wake up. Feed fish. Go to work. Test water if energy left over.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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clean glass with magfloat, lightly agitate sand bed with a long piece of pvc pipe, dose with ca and alk. feed and test ca and alk every other day.
why play with the sand bed??

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Wake up. Feed fish. Go to work. Test water if energy left over.
I assume u have a fowlr??
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No, actually I have a tank with corals, fish, inverts, and what I see as a great LR setup. It does really well, it's usually me messing with it that causes issues. I test, just not daily. I've been working a ton and just not enough time in the day. Can't get accurate tests when a 70 lbs puppy decides its time to play instead and tackles you. I also just recently added a sump, which contains my skimmer, and has done wonders for my tank. My biggest issue was how awful the sump made my water look. Now that it is in the sump, it is crystal clear...enough to see I have a diatom outbreak way to late...
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waste matter and nutrients can build up over time, lightly agitating it daily or in sections at a time help to keep this from building up. When its stirred up it enters the water flow and is sucked out with water changes or passes through the skimmer. Its like doing the work of many nassarius snails only difference is the pvc doesnt add more poop to the sandbed and the snails do.
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thanks for the tip about the skimmer in the sump vs tank ...good info to know
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^what he said^

But I do have and enjoy my snails. Mine just have nothing to do with my sand bed, so I will be stirring it up so things look good and make my skimmer do some work for a change.
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I top off the sump, mag-float the glass, empty the skimmer cup, check the temp, and feed the fish. I also look around it to make sure all the corals are open.
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waste matter and nutrients can build up over time, lightly agitating it daily or in sections at a time help to keep this from building up. When its stirred up it enters the water flow and is sucked out with water changes or passes through the skimmer. Its like doing the work of many nassarius snails only difference is the pvc doesnt add more poop to the sandbed and the snails do.
interesting....i dont really like the look of alot of snails so i will keep this method in mind
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