This week we are offering some great deals on filtration equipment which will allow your tank to run at maximum efficiency while helping you keep it clean and running smoothly. Save up to 20% off products from Thrive and PhosBan now through May 5th.
Here are a couple of other ideas to help "green" your tank:
The lighting on your tank plays a big part into being able to run a more energy efficient tank. The LED fixtures use a lot less energy and put off less heat. This means you may not need to run a chiller in your tank. You are also not changing "Bulbs" that involve a lot of resource to manufacture and ship a T5 or MH bulb.
Light Bulb Changes
If you do have a T5 or MH bulb setup, It is important that you change your lights every 9-12 months to get the best performance for your tank (6 to 9 months if you are dimming them). Even if you think you see great light, wavelengths from the original spectrum gradually start to fade to the point where you could hurt your tank. This weakened light will likely encourage algae growth which then requires more maintenance and added waste.
Keep all Moving Parts Clean
Clean moving parts are high functioning parts! Clean all housings, intake, blades, outlet pipes and the body of the filter or pumps to make sure they are free of debris.
Water changes again help you keep a healthy tank. For most tanks a 30% monthly change is sufficient. If you want to take water recycling to the next level, there are some clever ideas on the internet about how to best reuse or dispose off the changed salt water.
As always, if you have any questions about how these products could work best in your tank, just call us toll-free at 866-295-9230 or email us.