Week 42: Reef Tank Maintenance: 5 minutes a day can transform your tank: 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160
Maintenance is generally broke up by how often it needs to be completed, i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and even Yearly. Here are some examples of tasks you may need to complete on your tank:
Daily: Quick wipe down of the glass, magnet clean glass, fish and coral feeding, a quick skimmer check, potential daily dosing of additives, and potentially running some tests, filter sock replacement, etc
Weekly: Additional tests, dosing weekly additives, emptying/cleaning filtration like protein skimmers, potentially weekly water changes, etc
Monthly: Filter media changes, potentially monthly water changes, checking and refilling automatically dosed elements/additives, monthly testing for slowly consumed additives like magnesium, cleaning powerheads and pumps, etc
Yearly: Bulb changes, a string of a few larger water changes spread out over the course of a few days to replace a large volume of your tank's water, cleaning your sump.
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