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Helpful tips

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by Andrew_bram, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Never change salt or equipment before a vacation
     
  2. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Use Velcro to hold power strips, controllers, etc to the wall under your stand.

    Nothing like mounting all that equipment with screws for a clean look...then realizing how difficult it is to reposition things when your sump and related equipment are all in the way.

    I also use Velcro on those adhesive cable routers that hold the wiring for my mp10s. Allows me to just pull them off during maintenance rather than having to cut the zip-tie and grab another one every time.
     
  3. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    This one isn't mine. An awesome friend in the club showed me this. Get a Dobie pad, take a pair of scissors and cut off the end of the netting. Take the netting and rinse it well, I don't think there are chemicals on it but I am just careful. Put the net on your magnetic glass cleaner and rubber band it on. There you have the best glass cleaner around!

    Here is a link I just googled. Use it! Super cheap way for clear glass.

    http://dfwmas.org/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=108998
     
  4. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Store all your stainless steel fragging tools in a jar of ro water with a cap of rubbing alcohol. helps keep them from rusting. To clean rust off tools, soak in a glass of coke.
     
  5. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Remove all forms of algae from zoa/paly frags by dipping them in peroxide for 5-10 minutes.
     
  6. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    50/50 ro to peroxide, no?
     
  7. mathewkofalk

    mathewkofalk Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Honestley I'm seeing so many awesome ideas I never have seen before.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    That as the point if this thread. To just make everything a little easier.
     
  9. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've done full strength with no problem.
     
  10. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member



    Good to know, I've used 50/50 but have to do it multiple times...
     
  11. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    When handling any zoas/palys, even for peroxide dipping, wear gloves!
     
  12. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    and goggles...
     
  13. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Always keep a piece of sponge floating in your sump. You can always use it to instantly seed a hospital or quarantine tank.
     
  14. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    BUY an RODI UNIT and ATO at the beginning of you're soon to be addiction.
     
  15. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    I actually run 2 sponge filters in the return area of my sump specifically for this reason. Great minds htink alike!
     
  16. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think this thread deserves a sticky!!!!!
     
  17. HondaHound

    HondaHound Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Haha I've done that. Son of a...


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  18. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nothing can replace a water change.
     
  19. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Don't breath underwater!!!
     
  20. SLewis

    SLewis Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Never do a top off with salt water as it will change the salinity (a newby thing to do but i know an experienced reefer who did it withouth thinking about it till is tank started looking sick.)
     

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