What did you do for your tank?

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  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I was just wondering, what did you guys do for your tank this weekend? Be it maintenance, adding livestock, water parameter test etc....

    Lets update this thread weekly so we get an idea of what we did, what others did, and what we can do to improve our systems...

    I will start:

    25l water change
    Siphoned spots of hair algae
    Cleaned glass
    Siphoned detritus from last chamber of sump and added a pump to the chamber so that detritus does not settle.
    Stirred up substrate.
    Replaced Carbon.
    Cleaned lighting unit splash guard.
    Glued down a few loose frags.

    Lets hear your story... :thumbup:
     
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  3. butcherman

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    I did the following
    water tests, NO3 PO4 kh Ca and Mg
    topped up carx and kalk
    cleaned skimmer
    changed carbon
    tested off line power
    checked bio cubes
     
  4. TaahirS

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    Cleaned glass
    Cleaned Skimmer
    Got 2 new fish
    Put frags in the right place
    Pulled caulerpa and hair algae off rocks
     
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    Started stripping my old sump. Preparing to begin my new tank build.
     
  6. madmatt

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    Repaired a cracked baffle and added an new baffle section.
    Now to get my parameters back to normal from disturbing filter tubes.
    Treating my regal back to health
     
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    Measured the room where my tank is gonna go.
     
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    Topped up Atu container,
    mixed in kalk,
    added 15 minutes to metal halide timer
    Pressed buttons on RW controllers to change flow pattern
    Fed fish
    Dosed easy vital
    Wow... Quite a hectic weekend
     
  9. Christo

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    Cleaned Front Glass
    Cleaned Skimmer Cup
    Taped out new footprint of New Tank!!
     
  10. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Ivan

    Is this a once off thing or something you do regularly to create different patterns of flow?
     
  11. Dian6430

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    Had the architect here yesterday do to some measurements.
     
  12. 4age

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    Fed fish n topped up ro water container.

    Also spent time getting quotes for new tank and planned scaping
     
  13. viper357

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    Installed new diy dosing pump to syphon air out of my overflow.

    Emptied and cleaned skimmer cup.

    Will feed fish later. :p
     
  14. Henkie

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    Cleaned algae scrubber
    Recalibrated doser
    Tested alk, ca, mg and no3
    Cleaned glass
    Changed filter sock
    Filled top up tank
     
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    Do it in a sort of pattern...as often as possible, but always revert to same settings and pump positions and leave it there, which is a gyre flow.... Two RW15's in 160L kinda gets the gyre going..... But think i need two RW 8's to get what I really want... Then change it randomly for a few hours, aim it at my tanks base, cause a detritus storm for an hour or three..... Then back to gyre.
     
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  16. Franske

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    Added new fish, CUC, corals and macro algae. Cleaned glass, topped up with ro, put filter wool in small filter. Enjoyed my tank.
     
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    Mounted and moved corals, added rock to scape, cleaned glass with my new Tunze care magnet:biggrin: 50l Water change, added carbon and phosgard, added scape to frag tank as its now a nano:whistling: Changed baffles in sump and lastly fed my Red ruby dragonet to my anemone after my 6line killed it :eek:
     
  18. RiaanP

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    siphoned main DSB clean. Did 50L water change on main system. Clean front glass, clean skimmer cup. Took out the ballvalve on the return line directly to the display.

    220L holding tank, siphoned its DSB clean, did 30L water change. Clean skimmer cup

    QT, Clean skimmer cup.
     
  19. Dexter

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    Sorted out electricals on new tank. Put tank on backup power. Took some water for testing.
     
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    Cleaned glass. Rearranged my gyro flow. Cleaned socks. Let My fish watch me. Most my maintenance happens during the week. Weekends are for family.
     
  21. JackSplat

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    Did a 50 liter water change
    Cleaned skimmer plus filter sock
    Finished coding on new tank light
    Installed RO system for new tank (almost)
     
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