Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by irie ivan, 6 Mar 2013.
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="]5. Freedom to express normal behaviour[/FONT]
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!
Keeping the things us humans remove from their natural habitat. In doing so reducing the chances of them becoming a dodo.
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.
To not have the temptation to want to fiddle with the tank........
Having an understanding wife/gF....
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
Weekly water changes, specially for a small tank.
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.
@irie ivan? Whats yours?
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.
To love and understand the animals you keep, even if they are lionfish
To appreciate the coral beauty denied to me by the act of breeding impacting my scuba diving trips.
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