Tank Maintenance

Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday AM Quick Tip: Two Easy DIY Test Tube Drying Racks

If you aren’t wanting to soak your test tubes in acid as outlined in this Mr. Saltwater Tank TV episode, here are two easy ways to make DIY test tube drying racks:

 

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 3/10/2014

This week’s topic was about the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my saltwater tank career.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Glass Cleaner That’s Already On Hand

If you’ve followed my advice, you should already have RODI water on hand. Here’s how to put it to good use.

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 3/5/2014

This week’s topic was about activated carbon and phosphate removing media

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 2/24/2014

This week’s topic was “6 Great Things You Can Do For Your Saltwater Tank”

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #140: Holds Like Epoxy and Sets Up Like Super Glue

Need a little extra hold for your aquascaping or large coral placement? Here’s how I get  epoxy to hold still.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #138: The World’s Sexiest Filter Media

Got dirty return lines on your saltwater tank? Make sure you don’t forget this step of the cleaning process so that all your hard work doesn’t go to waste.

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Cheapest Phosphate Remover…Ever

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Granulated Ferric Oxide is just rust, so the scrapings from a rusty iron pipe will work just as well for phosphate removing media.

The rest of the story: No matter how small your saltwater tank budget, please …

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Check This Piece When Cleaning Your Protein Skimmer, Or If You Have Overflow Issues

Protein skimmers usually overflow when either the water level around them rises, or if you dose chemicals like slime coat enhancers. If you are experiencing overflow issues, or you have to frequently close down the output valve on your skimmer, …

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Add in These 2 Things When Testing Your Tank

I’m all for testing your tank’s water parameters. Certainly when you are setting up your saltwater tank watching your tank’s ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels is vital. The last thing you want to do is add a fish too early when the tank …

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