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Do you know what’s growing in your reservoir? When was your last res change? Do you even air-lift brah?
Here are some quick tips to keep your reservoir from quickly becoming a breeding ground for algae, bacteria and protozoa.
- Always aerate your reservoir: especially if you plan on using it over a few days. We recommend an air-stone paired with a quality air pump. Remember that larger reservoirs will require correspondingly larger air pumps; make sure your pump is up to the job!
- Every few weeks, drain your reservoir and clean and sterilize any pumps, air-stones and the inside of the reservoir. Look into home brewer supply stores; items such as PBW and Star San work very well.
- Organic nutrients and supplements are great, just remember they must be made to order and usually do not do well if kept in a reservoir over long periods of time.
- Make sure your reservoir is covered and as light tight as possible. This will ensure that algal growth is minimized.