Top 5 priorities of a Marine system

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  1. Alan

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    Was just wondering what everybodies top priorities were with regards to their systems now i am not saying that anything that falls outside of these top five are not important. I know we all focus on different aspects when it comes to our systems, so what are your top five?
    Mine are in order.
    Temp control
    Skimming
    Bio filtration-mainly because of high fish load
    Water flow
    Water changes
     
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    skimmers (even though I don't have the best, I do look after those I have - I clean mine out 2 to 3 times per week)....
    phosphate reactor
    salinity
    calcium, kH and pH
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    skimmer
    water flow
    lighting
    water changes
    temp. and elemental stability(additives etc.);)
     
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    Nobody seems to conserned about calcium levels.

    Lighting
    Flow
    Calcium level
    Kh level + Ph
    Temp
     
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    Umm.... coz I don't have corals anymore.
     
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    Alan Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Uhhhmmm very concerned, just not in my top five. I would stress far more if my temp went up a couple of degrees to 29 than if my ca dropped to 340.
    Its actually really difficult to break them down to your top 5 priorities, my main concern with my system is water quality and how to maintain that, that is how i broke it down.
     
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    1) Water changes
    2) Skimming
    3) Biological filtration
    4) Flow
    5) Light
     
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    first and foremost waterchanges 2nd skimming, 3rdwater flow and 4th supplement addition (cal,alk,mag,iodine) 5th feeding (with vitamin enriched foods).....
     
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    oops sorry
     
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    Nice Kevin, an important aspect which is often overlooked.
     
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