Your worst Reef Keeping traits...

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  1. DragonReef

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    What are some of those bad habits you just can't seem to break..

    Some of mine are:
    After fiddling in my tank I use my Bath towel to dry my hands - continously get chided for that.
    Leave the paper towel I've used for polishing the glass on the coffee table - almost every time !!
    Spill kalk on the kitchen table and leave it there..

    Used to have my hands in the tank all the time but thankfully I've broken that habit.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Being married at the same time.
    Having a credit card run permanently at its limit.
    Scheming of ways to buy a BK skimmer.
     
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    sheesh i got a long list some of them are
    every time i walk past the tank,gotta stick my hand in for something or the other
    when rinsing Carbon with RO in my white bathroom sink,just leave it that way to remain black.
    when doing water changes,spill water all over the floor,and hoping evaporation takes care of it,well it does but leaves a nice salt stain on the floor.
    when i make water with synthetic salt i always leave the cup on the toilet pan
    the list goes on.....
     
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    DragonReef Thread Starter

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    You mean you haven't got it yet :lol:
     
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    Impatience!
     
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    Leaving my skimmer for the last minute to clean out.
    Never clean anywere around the tank, just the tank
     
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    Leaving the floor wet.
    Seeing my credit Card as a reefkeeping target
    Kalk on the kitchen counter
    Test strips on the kitchen counter
    wet stanley blades that end up rusting on the kitchen counter
    wet paper towels on the kitchen counter
    Phosphate media and carbon on the kitchen floor when emptieng and filling the reactor
    etc etc etc
     
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    Jeez, i thought i was the only one... ive literally done everything mentioned above...except scheme for a BK coz thats just a dream for me!
     
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    I'd say not doing water changes... Decided my next system has to have a very automated water change system because that's the only way it's going to get done!

    Other than that there's just generally a whole lot of clutter around the flat at the moment. You know buckets, test kits, supplements, etc.
     
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    Leaving the R/O unit on and flooding the garage, using all the tea towels and dripping water all over the carpet:blushing:
     
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    Hands in tank. every day all day long!!!!
    oooooppppppsssss!
     
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    Visiting the LFS! :)
     
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    Telling my wife that luckily it was on special so we could afford it.
     
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    Understating livestock prices to my wife.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Why, there is nothing more expensive than R50 in the LFS is there?
     
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    :lol:

    Every so often I forget to hide the receipt :006:
     
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    I break things.

    Recently I broke the neck off my skimmer cup :(
     
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    Ouch that will be expensive:(
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    nah, a tube of pvc weld glue and she's as good as new :D

    Also I tend to drop electrical things into my tank, like light fittings, plugs etc.
     
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    Eish, which skimmer?
     
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