Posts Tagged ‘terrible advice tuesdays’

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: What’s Really Needed to Grow Coraline Algae

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Coraline algae will only grow under metal halide lights.

The rest of the story: Those metal halide manufacturers must really be grasping for straws these days!

Algae needs light and nutrients to grow. Coraline algae also benefits …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Death Looks Like Bristle Worms

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Bristle worms kills corals, are overall bad things and should be removed from your tank.

The rest of the story: Poor bristle worms. Most people seem to have it out for them for really no good reason!…

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Store Made Dursos Are Better?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A (local fish) store  or pre-manufactured durso standpipe is more efficient than one made by you.

The rest of the story: Really?! Let me guess who started that idea.

Every “store made” or pre-manufactured durso standpipe I’ve …

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Terrible advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Pumping It Up Doesn’t Give Off Heat

Terrible advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): An internal return pump won’t add any heat to your saltwater tank.

The rest of the story: Internal return pumps are specifically designed to use the water they are submerged in to cool the pump. The …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Coral + Bleaching = Dead

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): A coral that has turned white is dead and should be removed from your tank.

The rest of the story: First things first. A coral that has turned white (called bleaching) is not a good thing. …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Easy Way To Get Rid of Mushroom Corals

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Eradicating mushroom corals requires simply cutting the top of the coral off. With the top removed, the base will die.

The rest of the story: Whoever said that must have fantastic luck or be completely delusional.…

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Cheap Dental Care For Saltwater Fish

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Gracilaria (a type of macro algae) is a great thing to feed puffer fish to help wear down their teeth.

The rest of the story: Oh boy. Someone really screwed up their food groups.

First, most puffers …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Real Reason For Multiple Heaters

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Due to the vast temperature gradients between the top and the bottom of your tank, a heater should be placed at the bottom, and at the top of your tank.

The rest of the story: If you …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Your Corals Can’t Handle The Pressure

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The first step in acclimating new coral to your tank is to put them towards the top of your tank so that they get used to the pressure.

The rest of the story: Wait…wait…I have to wipe …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Cheap Bulkhead Leak Prevention

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

The rest of the story: I about fell out of my chair (again) when I heard this one. A couple of things here: …

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