Posts Tagged ‘terrible advice tuesdays’

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Leaky Bulkhead Fix

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: To ensure your bulkheads won’t leak, glue them to your tank with PVC cement.

The rest of the story: Bulkheads (also known as tank adapters) are specifically designed to form a water tight seal with your tank …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Sure-Fire Aquarium Leak Suppressant

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If your aquarium is leaking, just pour in Radiator Stop Leak to seal the leak.

The rest of the story: If taking a substance meant for a car’s radiator system and adding to your saltwater aquarium sounds …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: No Coraline Algae = Unhealthy Tank

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): If your saltwater tank doesn’t have coraline algae growing in it, then your tank isn’t healthy.

The rest of the story: The hunt for coraline algae always amuses me as there are hobbyists who hate it …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you do this, a tank crash is inevitable

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The easiest way to crash your tank is to feed your fish.

The rest of the story: The term “tank crash”, refers to a large die-off of coral or fish life. These tank crashes are usually caused …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Most Misleading Part About LEDs

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The wattage of LEDs doesn’t matter because half of the watts are for cooling fans.

The rest of the story: Let’s fact check this one:

1) A lot of LEDs for aquariums don’t use cooling fans. The …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: See Into Your Tank’s Future

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): If your tank doesn’t break in the first 3 months of it’s life, it is good to go long-term.

The rest of the story: Perhaps tanks should come with a disclaimer like securities: “Past performance is …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Ich Is In The Water

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): There is no need to quarantine your fish because ich is in your tap water.

The rest of the story: Look out! Not only will tap water make you pregnant, it’s going to give your fish …

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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 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.

The

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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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