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How Much Time?

Post by BigBlue on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 3:52 am

Let's see how crazy some of you are about your tanks......

How much time do you estimate that you work on your tank per day?

Myself: probably 45-60 minutes per day feeding, cleaning and etc. More time recently, since I am building another tank.
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Re: How Much Time?

Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 4:51 am

30-45
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Re: How Much Time?

Post by matt_longview on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 9:15 am

I do two 5% water changes a week. So more on those days. I'd say 20 on off days and 45 to an hour when I'm changing water.
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Re: How Much Time?

Post by JoseH on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 10:33 am

about 30mins
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Re: How Much Time?

Post by jaystew15 on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 11:51 am

about 35 to 50

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Re: How Much Time?

Post by ritter678 on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 12:28 pm

I work a lot so I spend a few minutes in the morning feeding nori and topping off. I clean the glass when I get home and feed Mon. Wed. Fri. I do water changes and major cleanings on Sundays. I probably spend about 30-45 minutes a day during the week and sometimes several hours on Sunday. Depends on the weather too. During the summer I hit the lake to fish and ski so I spend less time on my tanks. In the fall I hunt so that cuts into my tank time. I think if I had time, money and nothing else to do I would work on or add stuff to my tank all the time.
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Re: How Much Time?

Post by BigBlue on Sun 06 Feb 2011, 12:44 pm

I forgot about water change days. That's at least a two hour chore. I suck all the junk out of the bottom of the sump and clean the sump, protein skimmer and all the pumps. I also have to mix another 32 gallons of saltwater. I do that every three weeks. Ouch! Then there are the carbon reactor days every two weeks!
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 7:39 pm

its hard to average out due to the fact that I travel for work. With that said I have to spend more time when I am home to get everything done. Water changes are not too long, turn valve to drain, turn valve to fill. clean skimmer body and pump once / month. clean glass and inspect livestock everyday, top offs are automatic and fed from RO/DI holding tank (never have to mess with it)
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