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Social distancing chores

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Since some of us are working from home as well as bars and restaurants being basically closed as well as movie theaters... I bet many of us are at home more than usual. What maintenance chores or tank upgrade activities do y’all have planned?

    Pump cleaning, skimmer maintenance... any advice? Fun projects this is allowing?


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  2. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well I started vibrant on my tank. Seeing how the wife probably wont be going back to school. I will be doing weekly water changes of 50 gallons while doing the treatment.

    I would also like to get some frags mounted strategically in the 390.

    On the 150 I plan on getting some corals trimmed and maybe relocated.

    And I am going to make a bucket of vinegar water and plan on cleaning all my flow pumps.

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  3. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    setting up my 2 part + Mg!
    I want to get my own phyto and pod cultures going.
     
  4. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    S&It all my family’s home and I’m still working! Wtf going on here! Lol
    Oh but do have a lot on extra time w no picking/dropping kids at school or soccer! So started to try and raise aptasia eating nudis we’ll see how this gos. Also have some inspiration from @scmountain to build a cabinet for apex and eco tech components.
     
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  5. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod

    I'm out of work til April 30 per tri county health dept (nonessential personal service industry). I'm gonna get my clown and nem tank really dialed in, and mount my frags from reefstock in my 75. Not sure what Im gonna do with the other 39 days...

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  6. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Deep cleaning the rear chambers of my AIO tank. I should thoroughly clean the return pump too.
    I plan on fragging some corals and trying to test regularly.
     
  7. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I already did my fish room with a 150g LR vat, 3 55g containers for fresh and salt with PanWorld mixing and pumping pumps, more lighting in the ceiling and sorted through my massive amount of shelved equipment. I would have saved all of this had I known.
     
  8. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Water change, order and install booster pump for RODI, clear out and shut down temporary holding tank, update threads on here. Should do some water tests too.
     
  9. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I disassembled my skimmer and gave it a good cleaning. The pump and impeller were nasty and crusted. Working flawlessly now. IMG_2445.JPG IMG_2443.JPG


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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
  10. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I want to add a 150g water trough, but I am currently using the one I have for cold weather outdoor fish pond fish hotel. (Currently holding 3 goldfish). I was thinking a cryptic live rock storage area. But I don' t know how to plumb it in, once I evict the goldfish.
     
  11. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I have to work so .......
     
  12. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

  13. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  14. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  15. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Be sure to shop local picked up some pep shrimp and some F aptasia and had some fun nuking them, actually works really well.
     
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  16. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Agreed, be sure to support our sponsors, and local businesses! Got to make sure they survive this along with us
     
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  17. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Our sponsors run on a tight margin! It’s important to help all the small locals out to begin with but with these challenges... even more important


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  18. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well time to add to the list.

    Clean out wc storage container
    Replumb wc station.
    Move kalk storage container
    Built diy avast kalk stirrer and get it on line
    More cord management

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  19. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Is rebuilding a closet on your list?
     
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  20. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not rebuilding but......Finishing removal probably will get added to the list.

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