The relationship between the seasons and the attention my reef tank gets seems to be quite linear! I think the vernal equinox marks halfway on the downward slope, with it bottoming out around mid-August. I know I’m not the only one who takes a little break, as noted by Fragd.it & predicted by GBD in May. If my predictions and curve have been correctly calculated, by the autumnal equinox, most reef keepers come back in full gear …
Last ‘off-season’ I was fortunate to visit the Okavango Delta, with a bit of extra time to visit Zimbabwe. This year we’ll stay a bit more domestic, spending more time in the studio & saving cash for a new home, which, obviously, includes a tank upgrade – definitely looking forward to it. And with a new home on the horizon, I’d rather not add or do anything drastic to the tank.
Until then, I’m running on auto-pilot – the new ATB Multi-use skimmer is doing a great job & the old Litermeter 3 is plugging away. Aside from a bit of 2 part refill, making RO/DI, small water changes and keeping the fish fed, there’s not much going on. My parameters have been staying spot on (via ReefIris).
I’ll be back soon with a quick review and pics of the ATB hang-on skimmer, please enjoy these bits as of late that I’ve found interesting:
* Title photo of the temple of Kukulkan taken by Lorenia.