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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Saltwater Tank’s Invisible Drawback

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Saltwater aquariums smell bad.

The rest of the story:  A healthy saltwater tank that has good water quality and good filtration will not smell.

If your saltwater tank does smells bad, the first place to look …

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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: Coral/Fish Death By Air Bubble

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Air bubbles can annoy and kill coral as well as stress out your fish.

The rest of the story: If you set up an air stone directly underneath a coral and left it there, that could annoy …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Leak-Proof Installation Method For Bulkheads

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): 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 …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Low pH In Your Saltwater Tank? Time Kiss Your Sand Bed Goodbye

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Your pH is below 8.1. That means your sand bed is currently dissolving into solution. You need to raise your pH if you want to have any sand left in your tank

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Worst PVC Pipe You Can Use For Your Saltwater Tank

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Schedule 20 PVC won’t work for plumbing a saltwater tank due to the pressure in the lines.

The rest of the story: For those of you who don’t know, the higher schedule number (20, 40, …

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