A bit philosophical fun

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by irie ivan, 6 Mar 2013.

  1. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    What is the most important thing for you as an aquarist in keeping a reeftank successfully?
     
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    making sure i always follow the 5 freedoms for pets
    1. Freedom from hunger
    2. Freedom from discomfort
    3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
    4. Freedom from fear and distress
    [FONT=&quot]5. Freedom to express normal behaviour[/FONT]
     
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    Sounds like an interesting idea...
    Constant maintenance of every aspect of my tank... For example. Making sure everything is running/functioning at 100%, all the time & not blaming a lack of maintenance on me being too busy/lazy, but jumping in, & just doing what needs to be done, every time!
     
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    Keeping the things us humans remove from their natural habitat. In doing so reducing the chances of them becoming a dodo.
     
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    To be lazy. To sit back, enjoy the view with a drink in my hand.

    To have a system, that I do not need to maintain on a daily basis.

    As a newbie, you do everything with a smile on your face. Its new, its exciting. Later it becomes a job, then its a schlep. Water changes becomes a mission, we got members that proclaim loudly that they do not do water changes. Well, I do try, but yeah, I'm a few weeks behind already for this year. only done 3 partial changes. So much for weekly changes.
     
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    To not have the temptation to want to fiddle with the tank........
     
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    Having an understanding wife/gF.... :)
     
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    Keeping your hands out of tanks, although tempting, each time you had your hands in the tank, it takes the skimmer a few hours to remove the "dirt" from the water
     
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    Weekly water changes, specially for a small tank.
     
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    Definitely experimenting with what animals can be kept and how they can be kept in a glass box. Making methods simpler and NOT using technology that can fail and often does fail. Copying existing systems is for people with no imagination/understanding/drive.
     
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    Having a tank with a safety factor higher than 3.8 (sitting at 4.9) and then bracing it for added peace of mind.

    Had a tank crack on me before.
     
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    To love and understand the animals you keep, even if they are lionfish :)
     
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    To appreciate the coral beauty denied to me by the act of breeding impacting my scuba diving trips.
     
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