How can we make our hobby more "Green"?

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Greenhouse. Solar. Geothermal closed loops for water as well as air temp control.

Education, planting the seed for the future:

Currently doing sustainable aquaculture co-op with pharmaceutical development, Sinularia.

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This last picture is hilarious, the girl in the back on the right is just so unimpressed by the boy in the front on the right.
 

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You covered a lot of things. Not sure I agree with all of them (because I wouldn't ever be so compulsive) - but you get an A++ for ideas.

1. I have considered a small solar panel to help with electricity.
2. Minimize use of equipment , tests, i.e. purchase what you need (I think we overdo automation, testing, etc.
3. Use energy efficient equipment
4. Reef responsibly - such that there aren't fish deaths, coral needing replacement every month, etc.

Someone mentioned using salt-water to kill weeds. In some locations, its against the law to empty saltwater anywhere near a storm sewer (or where rain could rinse it into a storm sewer).

Thanks to the OP for an interesting discussion
 

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Stop buying wild caught fish and coral as much as possible. Stop using filter floss (I think its polyester and I don't believe that actually degrades much), boohoo you have to rinse a filter pad or sock lol. Find alternatives to water changes.
Filter socks (at least the one's I have used) - contain plastic, also require replacement at times. Filter floss - on the other hand - can be rinsed and re-used - and you don't need that much. But - this made me think of another way to 'save' - stop washing filter socks in the washing machine. They just need to be rinsed.
 
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