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Give or throw something away

Today is Day 11 in the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Only 20 more days to go. This is feeling like a low energy day (we’ve been at it for a while now), so the goal is to make this one short and sweet. Give or throw something away If you’re like me (and most of …

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Clean the glass

Congratulations on reaching Day 10 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s task is fairly straightforward. It’s a small task, but how often do you neglect it? I know I’m bad with it. I have a mag float, that I use to clean off the light algae growth, but I don’t get my hands inside …

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Add a Grounding Probe

Welcome to Day 9 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s task is to Add a Grounding Probe to your system. I’m a bit of a grounding probe evangelist. That may be the first and only time the phrase was used in the English language, but I am obsessed with grounding probes, because I learned about them …

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Add Some Media

Welcome to Day 8 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge, the start of week 2. During Week 1 you: Analyzed your tank (to determine what was most important, for yourself) Set a goal, to give the work it takes some purpose Set up a quarantine tank to keep your tank running smoothly Made a list of the …

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Time for a partial water change

Congratulations, you completed the first week in the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge! Give yourself a round of applause. Celebrate with the beverage of your choice… and a partial water change. Sorry to ruin the moment, but it took a serious amount of personal restraint to wait the entire week to ask you to do a partial water change. You …

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Improve Water Flow

This is Day 6 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. How are you doing so far? Today’s task is to Improve the Water Flow of your tank. Improve water flow Flowing water is the life-blood of your tank and it critically important. I Look closely and critically at the water flow in your tank. Are …

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Go Get Your Number One Fish

Welcome to Day 5 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Yesterday, you built a list of the fishes you wanted most and you prioritized them in terms of interest and relative aggression. What was the number one fish from your list? Take a moment today to celebrate your progress. Building a better saltwater aquarium isn’t …