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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your Tank

Even if you think the news is mostly negative these days, it can have positive effects on your saltwater tank  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your TankMore:

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Friday AM Quick Tip: The DIY Nori Feeder That is Actually Secure

Feed your fish and keep your feeding device in one place.  MORE: Friday AM Quick Tip: The DIY Nori Feeder That is Actually SecureMore:

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Friday Morning Quick Tip: 2 Important Steps When Receiving New Fish

Adding new fish to your saltwater tank is excited for you and it can be stressful for the fish. Here are two important steps I follow whenever I get new fish to help them transition easily. NOTE: I quarantine all new arrivals for at least 30 days and I highly recommend you do as well. Step #1: Welcome Them Without Shocking Them MORE: Friday Morning Quick Tip: 2 Important Steps When Receiving New FishMore:

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Nuisance Algae Control Method Kills Corals?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): 3 days of darkness will harm your corals The rest of the story: 3 days of darkness is a method used to control nuisance algae. The idea behind it is simple: without light, algae dies. Also simple is how you perform 3 days of darkness: just turn your lights off for 3 days. Once you turn the lights back on, you’ll be amazed to find that your corals are perfectly fine! Think about it: out on the reefs in the ocean is it a perfectly sunny day 365 days a year? No. There are plenty of MORE: Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Nuisance Algae Control Method Kills Corals?More:

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Profiling A Reef Junkie

Remodeling a house for a tank, drilling holes through walls…all normal behavior for a reef junkie. This behavior may seem odd to non-aquarists, but to reef junkies, they wouldn’t have it any other way. My friend Mike fits the reef junkie description perfectly and here’s how he lives the reef junkie life. 
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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Easy Way To Get Rid of Mushroom Corals

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Eradicating mushroom corals requires simply cutting the top of the coral off. With the top removed, the base will die. The rest of the story: Whoever said that must have fantastic luck or be completely delusional. The only way I’ve ever successfully eradicated mushroom corals from a tank is by cutting the top off, then completely covering the base with epoxy. If the smallest amount of the base is left uncovered, it will regrow a new top and the coral will start growing again. I’ll also add enough epoxy such that I cover an extra inch (1″) of the rock around the base of the coral to make sure it doesn’t somehow find light and start growing again. Other mushroom eradication methods I’ve tried include MORE: Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Easy Way To Get Rid of Mushroom CoralsMore:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: The Backup Generator You (Likely) Didn’t Know You Had

At some point in your saltwater tank career, the power will go out. While having a generator is the best plan for a power outage, here’s a source of backup power you might not know you had.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: The Backup Generator You (Likely) Didn’t Know You HadMore:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: Don’t Assume This Part Of Your Tank Is Consistent

I’ve said that saltwater tanks don’t like variability and here’s one place you need to check for consistency  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: Don’t Assume This Part Of Your Tank Is ConsistentMore:

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