Tank Maintenance

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: It Skims, Stinks, and Can Hurt You?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Cleaning your skimmer’s cup by hand is not safe. Chemicals in the skimmate can be absorbed by your skin which can make you sick. Use an spray nozzle instead of your hands.

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Terrible Advice Tuesday (T.A.Tues): Feeding Your Cat Will Kill Your Fish And Corals

Your cat’s litter box should not be located near your saltwater tank as the ammonia from the litter box (caused by the cat urinating) will get into your tank and raise ammonia levels.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Easily Save The Critters In Your Filter Socks

Copepods and Amphipods are great for your tank. Rescuing them from filter socks can be certain death unless you follow this easy step.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Keep This Piece of Equipment Clean For Your Tank’s Sake

Besides storing this piece of equipment outside of your tank, make sure you don’t overlooking keeping it clean as well.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: Don’t Assume This Part Of Your Tank Is Consistent

I’ve said that saltwater tanks don’t like variability and here’s one place you need to check for consistency

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Even This Saltwater Tank Gear Expires

Bananas, uncooked meat and whiny girlfriends…all items that expire after a certain amount of time.  Believe it or not, one item that you use (or should use) frequently around your saltwater tank can expire too.  Here’s what to watch for …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: Even These Parts Need To Be Matched

Replacing the bulkheads on your tank? Besides bulkhead size, make sure you match up this important part.

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 4/21/2014

This week’s topic was my top 5 corals that won’t break the bank. Here’s the list and make sure you don’t miss the care instructions during the show:

  • Montipora Undata (Montipora undata)
  • Montipora Setosa (Montipora setosa)
  • Zoanthids
  • Gorgonians
  • Meat Corals
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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 4/15/2014

This week’s topic was clean up crews

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 3/24/2014

This week’s topic was “fish in the fringe”

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