Tip of the Day – 11/19/2012


We’ve said this time and time again, when relocating an aquarium or temporarily tearing one down, the water that you remove from the established aquarium has almost no value in terms of bacteria. Live bacteria are going to congregate on tangible surfaces, such as live rock, sand, or mechanical filters. The water will, for the most part, be devoid of life, and is therefore of little use. That said, it’s not a bad idea to keep old water handy when doing a tank teardown because it will prevent you from having to make up new water, and you already know it’s at the right salinity that your tank inhabitants are used to.


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