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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

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