What do you hate most about keeping a marine tank?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by pXius, 5 Oct 2011.

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What do you hate most about a marine tank?

  1. Water changes

    24.0%
  2. Collecting NSW

    2.7%
  3. Testing parameters

    14.7%
  4. Cleaning the skimmer cup

    4.0%
  5. Cleaning up a flood

    12.0%
  6. Scraping algae

    29.3%
  7. Other maintenance like pump cleaning.

    4.0%
  8. Other.

    9.3%
  1. pXius

    pXius

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    Just for fun and kicks...

    For me, its definitely the water changes. The idea of mixing the odd 150L, getting exactly that amount of old water out of the tank and the new water in crushes my soul every Thursday.

    What do you guys enjoy the least?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    I take it we are not talking diseases etc. .......Cleaning the glass is a waste of time for me
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i hate feeding time, begin a vegan the thought of chopping fish, cockle etc freaks me out
     
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    Seeing something die.
     
  6. pXius

    pXius Thread Starter

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    I was thinking more like everyday things but yea sure, I guess fighting a disease counts :p
     
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    keeping algae off the glass !!!! UGH
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    and glass cleaning, i spend 60min a night making sure DT and SUMP are spotless
     
  9. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    why do you change water so often though pXius ?
     
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    My 2nd choice pain in the a$$ is aiptasia
     
  12. pXius

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    Tank is still in its new phase (6 months) so I'm still experimenting with new equipment, adhesives ect. so it keeps everything stable in case I do something wrong.
    Had a bit of a nutrient explosion on which I won't elaborate :whistling: lol, but 150L is only 20% of my total volume so its not that much, also I see no better way to replenish trace elements and the corals look beautiful.

    When the tank becomes more mature and stable I'll probably cut back to 5-10% a week.
     
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    Cleaning up a flood caused by the RO unit valve that does not close by itself :whistling:
     
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    Spending a weekend away from my setup . . .
     
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    Thanks Lucky fish...... that's the main reason why i stopped.
     
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    stressing that something fails and shit hits the fan... (unlikely, but still!)

    had a pump burn out in my sump for my skimmer. GAME OVER!
     
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    loosing a fish. i hate loosing LS it realy hammers me.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    me too, the worst
     
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    Yip, I'm still the hell in about loosing my Yasha goby the other day:blush:
     
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    I voted for testing parameters, but what must be done, must be done. Eksdom should have been on the list.
    I bought one of those megolies where you can fit a manora blade onto a plastic thing. It makes glass cleaning a pleasure.
     
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    Scraping Algae off my front display window, cause it blocks my view!!!!
     
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