improve the aquascape

Improve the Aquascape

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Welcome to Day 15 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today, I want to challenge you to improve the way your aquarium looks. Your task is to look critically at and improve the aquascape. What is the aquascape? Aquascape is a fancy word to describe …

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2X Partial water change

Another weekly water change

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Welcome to Day 14 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. You made it a full 2 weeks. Congratulations. Because it is Day 14, that means it has been 7 days since your last partial water change. Today’s task is to complete another partial water change. …

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add some macro algae

Add some macro algae

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Welcome to Day 13 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. One of the simplest and best things I ever did to build a better saltwater aquarium was to Add Some Macro Algae to my sump.  I added chaetomorpha algae,(affectionately called “chateo”),  but you could certainly …

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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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