Best Tank Tasks for the Weekend?

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Do you utilize the weekends for tank tasks?

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revhtree

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TGIF!

The weekend is upon us and with the weekend comes relaxation, time spent with family, enjoying your tank and .................TANK TASKS??

Well if you have a full time job you might find it hard during the week to complete tank maintenance tasks so weekends are the best time to get them done. So today let's talk about what you do for your tank on the weekends and how your time is best utilized.

What are the best tank tasks to take on during the weekends and why? What do you do?

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I have always done water changes on the weekend. I'll mix the water earlier in the week and let it age a few days before doing the change on the weekend. It like a Sat morning ritual for me - clean tank, change water, give everything a good look. All that with a cup of coffee and it's a good Sat morning.
 

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I try not to spend too much time all at once on the tank because that leaves the wife along with 4 kids. So I try to break it up throughout the week. Now if the kids are with grandparents, and the wife is doing her own thing. It's all about the tank. LOL
 

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Weekends start early usually. I get up, check skimmer, clean neck if i need to, ATO usually needs a refill, so if my apex alarm goes off, i do that. Bi weekly i change the carbon in the reactor, and check if i have to harvest the cheato from its reactor. Then i do a round of tests for alk, cal, phos, and nitrate. After that i may check the glass for any hard algae and scrape if needed. I pass a magnet cleaner each morning, so it usually doesnt get too bad.
 

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My weekend "ritual" started when I was working (11 months ago - sigh) but I dedicate about an hour or so on Sunday AM to testing both tanks, cleaning skimmers, cleaning ATO sensors & topping off ATOs. Both tanks are pretty much on cruise control (to the point of almost scary) but during the week I check on auto feeder levels, dosing pump levels.

Heck I spend more time on R2R with you guys than I do with my tanks... and that's OK
 

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TGIF!

The weekend is upon us and with the weekend comes relaxation, time spent with family, enjoying your tank and .................TANK TASKS??

Well if you have a full time job you might find it hard during the week to complete tank maintenance tasks so weekends are the best time to get them done. So today let's talk about what you do for your tank on the weekends and how your time is best utilized.

What are the best tank tasks to take on during the weekends and why? What do you do?

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10% water change
Glass cleaning where my Vortech’s mount
Vac sand (not necessarily every weekend)
Clean skimmer cup
Monthly carbon & gfo change
Think that’s about it.
 

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Another weekend water changer. 10-15% water changes on Saturdays on my 120G. I also use weekends for any “big“ changes such as adding lights, powerheada, changing Neptune coding, etc so I have time to monitor it.

Weekdays are water testing and just eyeballing the tank for things I might need to do over the weekend.
 
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