Terrible Advice Tuesdays

Terrible Advice Tuesday: The Absolute Limit On How Often You Can Feed Your Fish

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you want your tank to be successful long term, you can’t feed your fish more than once a week.

The Rest Of The Story: Well then, that settles it. For 99% of you, your tank is …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Clean Fish Food Doesn’t Have This In It

Terrible Advice Tuesdays:  “Brand XYZ of fish food has zero phosphates in it”

The rest of the story: Fish food is made up matter that was once alive such as algae or fleshy foods like mysis or brine shrimp …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: How to Avoid Using A Structural Engineer

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you’re not sure if your floor will hold the weight of your tank, setup your tank first then see if the floor sags. If it does, then you’ll know how much to support the floor.

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A Reef Safe Cure For Ich

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A reef tank can be cured of ich by using hyposalinity.

The rest of the story: Hyposalinity (specific gravity of 1.009) in a reef tank…hmmm…try that and let me know what your invertebrates think of it! While …

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Terrible Advice Tuesday: Sexist Flatworm Removal

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you have a red planaria (a type of flatworm) problem, add a mandarin to your tank. The trick though is to add a female mandarin as they go after the flatworms more aggressively than males.

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): The Lack Of These Ions Is Killing Your Fish

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): Your fish is sick and/or dying because your calcium levels are low.

The rest of the story: I’ll make it really easy for you: Fish don’t care about what your tank’s calcium levels are. No where …

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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.

The rest of the story: While your …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Scratched Aquarium Glass Can Never Be Repaired

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Scratches in a glass aquarium can never be repaired.

The rest of the story: Glass that is scratched lightly can be repaired. By “lightly” I mean a scratch that won’t catch your finger nail when you …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Your Salt Mix’s Little Helper

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: RODI water won’t hold elements. Therefore, you need to use supplements to make your salt dissolve in RODI water.

The rest of the story: RODI water is “clean water” as most of the compounds and other junk …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Your Salt Mix’s Little Helper

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: RODI water won’t hold elements. Therefore, you need to use supplements to make your salt dissolve in RODI water.

The rest of the story: RODI water is “clean water” as most of the compounds and other junk …

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