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Old 02-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Maintnence Schedule Help

Looking for some help setting up a schedule for my new saltwater tank.

All I have in it right now is a Fluval 406, Aquaclear 70, 2 Hydor 750 powerheads, Reef Octopus Protein Skimmer HOB.

I am just trying to get a good schedule made of when I need to do water changes, how much I should do each time i.e. 25%, 50% etc.

Also how often should I replace the carbon, clearmax, biomax, clean the foam pads, replace the pads, clean the protein skimmer, etc. Not sure if I am missing any other routine maintnence as well.

All help is appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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People do water changes from every week to once a month. I'm not sure about the media in the canister filter. But the protein skimmer you should be able to see when it's ready. Probably every couple days. I started a thread about maint. That might help you
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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I bumped it up for you to read through. People have some good info
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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That thread is helpful. I wish I could find some more info on the canisters and how often to clean them, change all of the media etc.
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I don't have a canister so can't help very much on thAt but try asking on that thread I'm sure someone will answer if they don on here
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I clean my Canister once a week, when I do water changes. I just use dirty tank water to clean everything with. Get the big chunks out is all I really do..
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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You do water changes once/week?
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I clean mine once a week as well, rinse with old tank water at a PWC. That one is a 65 gallon tank and I usually change about 12 gallons a week. I replace filter pads as needed but only one at a time. I do rinse them every time.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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When you guys are saying water changes are you talking about taking 12 gallons out or are you just talking about how much you are refilling the tank with?
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Changing the water. Taking a certain amount out and replacing it with fresh clean water. Salty of coarse
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