What is determined in Husbandary?

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  1. PeterL

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    Husbandry is a term which one hears about frequently, however, I have noticed that many people really don't know what is meant by this. Let's put some info together to enlighten those around us and the importance surrounding the various aspects of each point...
     
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    Hi Peter - this is my take on "husbandry":
    - water changes often
    - water chemistry testing
    - adjustments to the water chemistry if required
    - ensuring that the salinity stays within a narrow range
    - cleaning the display tank from too much accumulated "gunk"
    - if need be - cleaning nuisance algae of live rock
    - cleaning the glass on the inside of the display tank
    - feeding the fish, corals (and is applicable) anemone's often (but not overfeeding)

    This might not be a concisive list though....
     
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    In addition to the above….emptying the skimmer, cleaning salt buildup off of bulbs, rim of tank, sump, and anything else it accumulates on.
     
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    Then there is yearly husbandary like changing T5 bulbs and monthly hisbandary like cleaning power heads.
     
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    why then is is termed husbandry and not routine maintanance?
     
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    Look in the dictionary

    hus·band·ry

       /ˈhʌz[​IMG]bən[​IMG]dri/ [​IMG] Show Spelled[huhz-buh[​IMG]n-dree] [​IMG] Show IPA
    –noun
    1. the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming.

    2. the science of raising crops or food animals.

    3. careful or thrifty management; frugality, thrift, or conservation.

    4. the management of domestic affairs or of resources generally.





    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/husbandry
     
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    they mean the same
     
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    or from wikipedia

    Animal husbandry, also called animal science, stockbreeding or simple husbandry, is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock. It has been practiced for thousands of years, since the first domestication of animals.
     
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    husbandry is the provision of necessary requirements and enviroment for animal or fish kept to ensure the best health of the fish or animal including feeding,controlling enviroment and medicatiion
     
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    Gees, don't I just regret asking now...
    Why on earth would I start by looking in the dictionary, that would be too easy:p
    It is the simple logic which I frequently overlook, this happens to be one of those times.
     
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    Well, according to my wife, it is the stuff the husband should do...
     
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    Mine said similar, I promptly reminded her why woman have short feet - so the she can get closer to the kitchen sink...I was put on "rations" as a result. Based on that, I reminded her why she wore a white dress at our wedding, it was to match the rest of the appliances in the kitchen...gess, no man, that is so nasty. It makes me feel bad now, because I bougt her a silver dishwasher :p
     
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    How long did it take her to teach you how to use it? :razz:
     
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    LOL, I still have to read the label carefully every time I use it, setting 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, and there are only 3 buttons on it (one of which is the power button) - how hard can it be to get clean dishes from a machine...apparently there is a difference between clean and clean...why would I want to clean some things better than others? The economy wash is obvious and it also never cleans well, as for the rest of the functions, they are just there for you to push a button because the dishes come out just as clean no matter that setting.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Let me guess....If it came with a remote you'd be better at operating it? :lol:
     
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    swift and in for the kill :)
     
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    The point of getting married was so that I didn't have to opperate the dishwasher at all :biggrin:

    I like the remote idea though - LOL
     
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    I've been known to hide a few remotes just for fun! :lol:
     
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