1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Attention all new members, your account has to be validated via email before you have posting privileges. Do note that, the validation email may end up in your spam, junk or trash folders.
    Dismiss Notice

The Do's of reefing

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping' started by James72, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Starting this thread to spread the good practices of reefers. Hope to hear from everyone's contributions.

    • DO perform weekly water change. Consistent water change is the fastest way to export and dilute your nutrients. Water change helps to replenish lost elements from the water.

    Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
     
  2. Admiraltian

    Admiraltian
    Expand Collapse
    Goldflake Angel

    66%
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    206
    Wash & clean ur skimmer cup frequently and do a quarter cleaning of ur skimmer and pump by soaking in vinegar.
     
    James72 likes this.
  3. Erikokelf

    Erikokelf
    Expand Collapse
    Nudibranch

    43%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    11
    Check and top up evaporated water if no ATS installed.
     
    Admiraltian and James72 like this.
  4. acidjc

    acidjc
    Expand Collapse
    Platinum Clownfish

    62%
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2015
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    47
    Check your salinity and ph regular, if use RODI ph will drop

    Make a good practise to check basic water parameter like Ca, Dkh, Mg. Rectify before parameters get way off



    Sent from my D2533 using Tapatalk
     
    Admiraltian and James72 like this.
  5. Durian

    Durian
    Expand Collapse
    Nudibranch

    71%
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    15
    Do keep backup/standby unit of important components of the tank such as return pump, chiller and wave maker.

    Sent from my SM-N915G using Tapatalk
     
    Admiraltian and James72 like this.
  6. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    ● Do thaw your frozen fish food with some tank water and rinse it few times before feeding to minimize po4 introduction to the reef tank.

    Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
     
    Admiraltian likes this.
  7. Siowssc

    Siowssc
    Expand Collapse
    Regal Angel

    8%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    299
    Do spend some time daily to check, observe your tank.Any things saw which is wrong and you can take action immediately.
     
    Quarantasei, Admiraltian and James72 like this.
  8. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Do take note that excessive dosing of calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate solution can drive up the salinity.

    Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
     
    chriscoral and Admiraltian like this.
  9. Arreef

    Arreef
    Expand Collapse
    Flame Hawk

    76%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    73
    Do feed your fishes in moderation

    reefing from pasir ris
     
  10. Firestarter

    Firestarter
    Expand Collapse
    Royal Gramma

    8%
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    26
    Do keep some leftover old water during water change in case you did not mix or buy enough new water.
     
    Quarantasei and chriscoral like this.
  11. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Do keep magnesium level above 1300ppm for increase growth on your corals.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  12. Nila

    Nila
    Expand Collapse
    Royal Gramma

    58%
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Good to top up water with kalkwasser, esp if using ca reactor as this will help to raise yr ph
     
    James72 likes this.
  13. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Do add aeration to allow your CR effluent to neutralise and raise the pH higher so as not to dip your tank water pH in the long run.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  14. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator

    6%
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    908
    Do make sure your hand no dirty stuff before dipping into tank lol

    Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
     
    James72 likes this.
  15. Fjdam

    Fjdam
    Expand Collapse
    Nudibranch

    61%
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    6
    Do acclimate livestock
     
    James72 likes this.
  16. puncak82

    puncak82
    Expand Collapse
    Nudibranch

    35%
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Do housekeeping your electrical equipment and drip loop
     
    James72 likes this.
  17. James72

    James72
    Expand Collapse
    Clarion Angelfish

    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    3,086
    Likes Received:
    1,655
    Do frequent checks on external equipment for leaks especially new commission equipment e.g.. CR, pumps or FR.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
    asdfghjjl likes this.

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page