Mr. Saltwater Tank

Posts Tagged ‘protein skimmer’

Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #16: I’m Only For Vacations

It is nice that your skimmer might have one of these, but they aren’t for everyday use.

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Controlling Nitrates in a Saltwater Aquarium

Nitrates can kill every fish and coral you have in your tank if they aren’t kept in check.

The good news is that keeping them in check requires patience and using several nitrate reducing tools that I cover in this …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #2 : The Little Piece that Can Cause Big Issues

Cleaning a protein skimmer is essential to keep it running smoothly. If you miss cleaning this integral part of it though, you could have a big mess on your hands.

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9 Saltwater Tank Habits to Stop Doing Right Now

When managing a saltwater tank, it is useful to know what not to do.


If you know what to ignore, you’ll avoid mistakes and save yourself headaches.

Here are the top 9 saltwater tank habits to avoid:


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Go Plus One: Bump it up a notch

Someone told me this once:  “When it comes to equipment, buy what you need at that moment.  Don’t buy anything more.”

When it comes to reefkeeping, I disagree.

Instead, adopt this mindset:  Find what you need, then buy ONE STEP …

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