Skip to main content

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance

 Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance 

Daily Tasks 

 Observe all coral and fish health 

 If you have corals in the aquarium check: 

  •  Calcium level 400 ppm 
  •  dKH  7- 9 
  •  ph level  8.2 - 8.4 
  •  Magnesium  1400 ppm 

 Feed Fish: 

  • AM 
  • PM

 Inspect equipment: 

  • Heating / Chiller 
  • Filtration
  • Lighting 
  • Protein skimmer 
  • Reactors 

 Saltwater tank Tests: 

  • Temperature  25.5° 
  • Salinity  35 ppt 
  • ph level 8.2 - 8.4

 Top up system 

Weekly Tasks

 Clean the aquarium 

 Using quality test kit check: 

  • Ammonia
  • Nitrite 
  • Nitrate 
  • Phosphate levels 

 Test: 

  •  Calcium 
  •  Alkalinity 

 Rinse pre-filter sponges 

Biweekly / Monthly Tasks 

 Replace the disposable mechanical filtration media 

 Partial water change 

 Clean: 

  • Aquarium Cover 
  • Aquarium lighting fixture cover 
  • Hoses and valves of protein skimmer 

Bimonthly Tasks 

Remove dirt and debris from: 

  •  Hoses 
  •  Biofilter overflow box 
  •  Return pump
  •  Powerhead 
  •  Thermometer 
  •  Skimmer 
  •  Heater 

Biyearly Tasks 

 Replace UV bulbs 

 Check LED lights


  1. I read this article, it is really informative one.planted aquarium Maintenance tools online. Your way of writing and making things clear is very impressive. Thanking you for such an informative article.


Post a comment

Popular posts from this blog

Feeding Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Some saltwater aquarium fish are gluttons, whereas others stop when they’re full.   It’s better to underfeed than to overfeed because  it's stresses your fish and  degrade water quality . You’ll find a lot of exceptions when feeding your wet pets. For example, some invertebrates, such as sea anemones and corals, house photosynthetic bacteria that provide them with nutrients, so you don’t need to feed them every day. Their diet, however, should be augmented once or twice a week with fresh, frozen, or live foods. Also, large carnivorous fish typically consume one large meal at a time, so you don’t need to feed them more than once every day or two.   Offer as much food as your fish will eat in five minutes. Flakes should sink no deeper than one-third the height of the tank. Provide tablets, pellets, or sinking food for bottom fish and invertebrates. Feed your fish in very small portions over the five-minute period. If any food is left over after this time, you’re an overfeeder.   Some

Saltwater Aquarium Setup A Saltwater Fish Tank For Beginners

Saltwater Aquariums For Beginners - Setup A Saltwater Fish Tank   First step I choose a tank in aquariums fish stores near me, more water volume, the more stable to your saltwater aquarium. A 40 gallon tank is a good size for beginners. Your fish will have the extra room and more stable water parameters. If you have space and your budget can handle it I recommend you starting a saltwater tank with larger water volume. Starting a big saltwater tank will require larger and more expensive equipment but the larger water volume will increase stability  Starting a small saltwater aquarium ( 10 gallon saltwater tank ) are cheaper to set up but require a lot attention due to their size and will cost you more in the future. Don’t be tempted by those beautiful  small saltwater tank .   A small saltwater tank can turn catastrophic quickly if you overfeed or something dies before you can discover and remove it.  The reason is the amount of water is so small, excess aquarium. fish waste, uneaten