Danger in the saltwater aquarium

Make a list of the dangers in your tank

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Day 12 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge I don’t mean to be a fear monger here, but there are some things in our tanks that can potentially hurt us—lionfish or rabbitfish venom and palytoxin are a few things that come to mind. You might …

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give or throw something away

Give or throw something away

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Today is Day 11 in the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Only 20 more days to go. This is feeling like a low energy day (we’ve been at it for a while now), so the goal is to make this one short and sweet. Give or …

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Clean the glass

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Congratulations on reaching Day 10 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s task is fairly straightforward. It’s a small task, but how often do you neglect it? I know I’m bad with it. I have a mag float, that I use to clean off the …

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Add a grounding probe

Add a Grounding Probe

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s task is to Add a Grounding Probe to your system. I’m a bit of a grounding probe evangelist. That may be the first and only time the phrase was used in the English language, but I …

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Day 8: Add Some Media

Add Some Media

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Welcome to Day 8 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge, the start of week 2. During Week 1 you: Analyzed your tank (to determine what was most important, for yourself) Set a goal, to give the work it takes some purpose Set up a quarantine tank to …

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Partial Water Change

Time for a partial water change

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Congratulations, you completed the first week in the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge! Give yourself a round of applause. Celebrate with the beverage of your choice… and a partial water change. Sorry to ruin the moment, but it took a serious amount of personal restraint to wait the entire …

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Improve Water Flow

Improve Water Flow

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This is Day 6 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. How are you doing so far? Today’s task is to Improve the Water Flow of your tank. Improve water flow Flowing water is the life-blood of your tank and it critically important. I Look closely …

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Go Get Your Number One Fish

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Welcome to Day 5 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Yesterday, you built a list of the fishes you wanted most and you prioritized them in terms of interest and relative aggression. What was the number one fish from your list? Take a moment today …

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Make a list

Make a List and Check it Twice

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Thanks for checking out Day 4 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Your task today is to make a list (and check it twice). What fish, corals and other invertebrates do you want to add to your tank? Simply make the list on a piece …

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Set up a Quarantine Tank

Set up a Quarantine Tank

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Your task today, in the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge, is to set up a quarantine tank. A quarantine tank is one of the most important equipment systems you can have. It will keep your tank (relatively) parasite free. You may already have one, but if you don’t, …

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