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Old 03/07/2018, 09:30 AM   #1
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Maintenance Checklist?

Does anyone have a daily/weekly/monthly/annual maintenance checklist that they could share with us newbies? Iíd love to get on a good schedule.


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Old 03/07/2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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Depends 100% on your setup/equipment list and quite frankly the age/growth rate of coralline algae,etc.. in your system..
One who accumulates coralline algae on powerheads rapidly will need to clean them more often that one that does not..

Too many variables..


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Old 03/07/2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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I used an app called wunderlist, and as I completed something like cleaning, dosing, etc, I entered into the app....in a couple of months I had a list that reminded me what I had to do.
Every tank is different, every hobbist sees things slightly different...


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Old 03/07/2018, 11:18 AM   #4
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Cleaning:

Glass - every few days with a Mag Float with scraper attachment
Skimmer cup - weekly (depending on how dirty
Filter Pads - Blue/White mechanical & Poly Filter changed monthly
Substrate - vacuum with water changes
Water Changes - every 2-4 weeks
Wave Makers - every 4-6 weeks (disassembled & cleaned in Vinegar/RODI Solution)
Return Pump - removed and run in Vinegar/RODI solution for 45 min once or twice annually
Sump - cleaned out and vacuumed at same time Return Pump is cleaned

Surely I'm forgetting something but that just about covers the basics. Totally system dependent however due to many factors.


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Old 03/07/2018, 05:11 PM   #5
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Cleaning:



Glass - every few days with a Mag Float with scraper attachment

Skimmer cup - weekly (depending on how dirty

Filter Pads - Blue/White mechanical & Poly Filter changed monthly

Substrate - vacuum with water changes

Water Changes - every 2-4 weeks

Wave Makers - every 4-6 weeks (disassembled & cleaned in Vinegar/RODI Solution)

Return Pump - removed and run in Vinegar/RODI solution for 45 min once or twice annually

Sump - cleaned out and vacuumed at same time Return Pump is cleaned



Surely I'm forgetting something but that just about covers the basics. Totally system dependent however due to many factors.


This is great thanks.


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Old 03/07/2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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This is a wonderful checklist that I use and you can plot and graph every along the way to help see successes and errors.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...e+file&page=46


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Old 03/07/2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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Thanks for the checklist. I had it copied as well.


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Old 03/08/2018, 01:31 AM   #8
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If you want to get fancy, Aquarimate is a really great app for your phone/tablet. It cost me $10, but I think thatís pretty cheap compared to most things in this hobby.


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Old 03/08/2018, 05:02 AM   #9
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If you want to get fancy, Aquarimate is a really great app for your phone/tablet. It cost me $10, but I think thatís pretty cheap compared to most things in this hobby.


I like it! Seems primarily focused on tracking dosing schedule (and I have no corals) but will get it and mess around with it.


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Old 03/08/2018, 05:27 AM   #10
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I like it! Seems primarily focused on tracking dosing schedule (and I have no corals) but will get it and mess around with it.


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+1 for aquarimate. You can schedule all maintenance and also take pictures of fish and coral and track their growth.


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I like it! Seems primarily focused on tracking dosing schedule (and I have no corals) but will get it and mess around with it.


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It keeps track of pretty much everything. You can set up tasks, keep track of parameters, take pictures, etc, etc. You can even generate reports to see how parameters have changed over time. Itís nifty.


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