Learn how to set the temperature for a fish tank in this video from The Reef Aquarium series with Bob Wiatroski.
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You don’t want to keep your temperature too high, between 76 and 80 degrees. Don’t forget, the cooler the water, the more oxygen will be in it. Oxygen is vital to your fish and corals. Fish are more tolerant of temperature fluctuations than corals especially high temperature which can be deadly for corals. Cleaning the glass is an important task to do frequently. It’s very easy to do if you have a floating magnet cleaner. Don’t let any sand get between the magnet and the glass or it will scratch the glass. So, never let the magnet go deeper than the substrate as this is shorter trap of few grains of sand. If this does happened, you want to clean off the magnets before using them again.
Change your carbon and your dephosphator at least once a month.
Make sure you rinse out your carbon and your dephosphator before you put it into your sump.
Make sure you placed the carbon and dephosphator where the water is flowing over it. This is called the active carbon. If your carbon falls into the corner of a sump where there is little water movement, this is called passive carbon and does your tank little good.
Aiptasia are passed because they multiplied very quickly and will sting other corals. Some reef inhabitants will actually eat aiptasia such as copper butterflies and peppermint shrimp. You can also get rid of aptasia almost instantly by using a product called Joes Juice. Just put the syringed tip closer into the mouth of the aptasia and give it a small shot, the aptasia dissolves in a matter of seconds.