Top 5 priorities of a Marine system

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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Checking pH
Temp control
Feeding
Other testing
 
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water flow
skimming
lights
KH and PH
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
lights
water movement
feeding
 
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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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Nobody seems to conserned about calcium levels.

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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temp
monitoring nutrient levels
Ca & alk levels
lighting & flow
 
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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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Water quality (aka filtration)
Species (compatability, requirements, full size attained)
Feeding (rate, amount and types of food)
Temp
 
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Species (compatability, requirements, full size attained)

Nice Kevin, an important aspect which is often overlooked.
 
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