Tank Emergency Equipment Checklist
✓ Spare Saltwater Mixed up?
✓ Clearly marked “saltwater”?
✓ Do you have enough salt to make even more saltwater (at least enough to make 35% of your tank’s volume)
✓ Spare RO/DI water on hand?
✓ RO/DI unit ready to go?
✓ Filters fresh and not near end of life?
✓ Spare aquarium or coolers on-hand?
✓ Thermometer available for holding containers?
✓ Spare heater?
✓ Extra rock for places for fish to hide?
✓ (Large PVC elbows and pipe if rock isn’t available)?
✓ Air pump and bubbler?
✓ Battery backup charged and wired in?
✓ Generator gassed up and functioning?
✓ Controller accessible and configured to email/text alerts?
✓ Controller plugs labeled? (see page 1)
✓ On-call tank buddy know they could be called?
✓ On-call tank buddy’s number in your phone as well as written down on paper?
✓ Sufficient cash or credit available for new equipment?
✓ Spare powerhead(s)?
✓ Coral Rx coral dip for when corals return to your tank?
✓ Fish nets accessible, clean and free of tears?
✓ Fragging tools ready to go? (in case colonies can’t be saved)
✓ bone cutters
✓ super glue
✓ frag plugs
✓ safety goggles (for soft corals)
✓ tupperware to hold frags
✓ Refractometer calibrated and on hand?
✓ Flashlight with spare batteries?
✓ Spare towels?
✓ Test kits (Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrate/Alkalinity) on hand?
*Note: If you live in a remote area, or do not have a local fish store within 1 hour driving distance of your house, I recommend you keep extra salt, holding containers, heaters, air bubblers and pumps on hand.