Tinkering with my tank

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How should I tinker with my tank?


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My SPS tank has been chugging along quite well and it's been in just "maintain" mode for quite some time. While I enjoy just soaking up the fact that things are just coasting, I do have an itch to tinker with it...

I'm stuck between a few option and wanted to see what others think.
 

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My SPS tank has been chugging along quite well and it's been in just "maintain" mode for quite some time. While I enjoy just soaking up the fact that things are just coasting, I do have an itch to tinker with it...

I'm stuck between a few option and wanted to see what others think.
What exactly do you want to achieve? If everything is chugging along perfectly leave it alone. You’ll do more harm then good and upset the system if you tinker with it even just a little bit.
 
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What exactly do you want to achieve? If everything is chugging along perfectly leave it alone. You’ll do more harm then good and upset the system if you tinker with it even just a little bit.
There's really no specific need I suppose. There are super minor things like wanting the water to be less turbid (I don't run any mechanical filtration other than a skimmer),
 

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There's really no specific need I suppose. There are super minor things like wanting the water to be less turbid (I don't run any mechanical filtration other than a skimmer),
Let me say this this is something I picked up from one of the latest BRS live streams. “Do you want to change something? Do the corals want you to change something? If you were to ask your corals if they want you to meddle with their home, what would they say?”

I hope this helps. Just try to keep your hands outside of the tank as much as possible.
 

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Well, like mentioned before, changing anything has the chance to cause an upset in your tank. Of course, if your tank is not engaging it can become more of a chore than an enjoyment. I would say, out of the options you listed, I would choose the sump option. Sumps can give you lots of things to mess with and, imo, has the smallest chance to upset everything. Just my opinion of course :)
 
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I guess an option I left out was to set up a new tank and put myself through the miseries of taking a new set up to a mature tank, hahaha... I may just be a sucker for misery...
 

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I guess an option I left out was to set up a new tank and put myself through the miseries of taking a new set up to a mature tank, hahaha... I may just be a sucker for misery...
Well…..it does give you the chance to upgrade.
 
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