Tank Maintenance

Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #133: Fill That Test Kit Perfectly…Every Time

I might be one of the rare saltwater tank hobbyists that enjoys testing their aquarium on a regular basis. I’m happy testing my tank’s water until the test kit is missing that vital syringe that makes your testing more accurate. …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #127: When Cleaning A Media Reactor, Clean This Part Too

I love media reactors on saltwater tanks. They can help lower phosphates which helps keep algae in check, and they can polish your tank’s water to really make it sparkle. Just like everything else on your saltwater tank, media reactors …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #127: I’m Your Personal Tank Maintenance Butler

There’s lots of ways to keep your tank maintenance clean up tools close at hand and Jessica claims she has the best one of all.

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #125: After 124 Quick Tips, These Top My List

After years of creating Friday AM quick tips, there are a few that I use frequently on my tank as well as a few that I get asked about a lot. To refresh your memory on ones you’ve likely forgotten …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #122: Keep The Moisture Out Until You Need It

A saltwater tank is some parts water and some parts salt.  Mixing the two prematurely though can make your salt mix lumpy or turn your salt mix bucket into a slab of concrete.  While separating the two seems easy, I …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #121: How To Make Fragging Safe For Your Corals

I’ll admit it: I love fragging.  It’s enjoyable, relaxing and there is a lot of instant gratification when you see all the little frags you’ve created.

While fragging is fun for you, it can be dangerous for your corals if …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #115: Protein Skimmer Cleaning For The Busy Person

Protein skimmers for saltwater tanks are valuable nutrient export tools until they get dirty.  Once dirty, their efficiency and cleaning power plummets.  A full cleaning of your protein skimmer’s cup is best, and sometimes you just don’t have the time.  …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #113: That Wound Needs Care And I’m Here To Help

Gloves should always been on your hands when you are working inside your saltwater tank. And while you might wear gloves, you can still get minor cuts that need attention with some of this stuff

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Terrible Advice Tuesday (T.A.Tues): Blame the Cat…?

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.

The rest of the story: While your …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #111: Once It’s Spent, Your Saltwater Tank Can Use It

Algae on your saltwater tank’s glass is just part of tank ownership. Scraping it off with a magnetic algae scraper works well for simple surface algae and here’s a quick and easy way to get the stubborn bits of algae …

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