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Pinside Aquarium Club, The Other World Behind Glass

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#101 4 months ago
Quoted from Spitfiren8:

How big was the tank it was in before vs the tank its in now? Ive heard of some bettas being put in 20 gal + tanks and freaking out from the space. Once they were put into a 5 gal they were fine

I rescued it from a tiny little cup bowl, see above, so no idea about his previous tank. My tank is a 2.5 but he's all by himself. Anyway in the last two days he seems to have come back about half way to the happy way he was the first few days in the tank. Definitely coming back around. I dried out some frozen raw shrimp in the toaster oven and chopped it into very very fine bits and discovered he really gobbles that up vs. the fish flakes. I think he's going to make it after all. I swear a couple of days ago I checked him and moved the water around a little and was convinced he was stone-cold dead.

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#102 4 months ago

You don't have to dry out frozen food

#103 4 months ago

Random question but do people put 3D printed stuff in aquariums now or is that toxic or bad for them?

#104 4 months ago

I’ve got some 3D printed stuff in mine, exclusively PETG. I don’t know how PLA would hold up over the long term.

There’s already a lot of various plastics in aquariums, so as long as you stick to similar materials you should be fine.

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#105 4 months ago

Here’s a few of the fish in my 215G reef.

Orange shoulder tang
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Male Lamarck angel
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Copperband butterfly
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#106 3 months ago

Nice fish in your saltwater reef. I bet the tank itself is as nice as it's occupants looking at your shots of the fish. Dedication and time for saltwater is big. Kudos to you and anybody else that does saltwater. I have had a tank of some type for the majority of 35-40 years with a few periods of no fish keeping, but probably no more than a stint of a year or two at a time with no fish. Pretty much have had a tank or two of some type most of the time.

I switch out whatever set up I have periodically, but find myself with African Cichlids a lot of the time. Have pretty much kept most type of freshwater fish at one time or another. I have done Angelfish a number of times, and some general community tank set ups a number of times. Believe it or not when I have had community fish I have never done a tank with live plants ! Maybe my next tank should be a community with nice live plants! Maybe when I retire and have more time.

Hat's off to you saltwater keeper's ! Admire your dedication to maintenance and all that goes with keeping a saltwater tank.

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#107 3 months ago

Reef peninsula waterbox

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#108 3 months ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Nice fish in your saltwater reef. I bet the tank itself is as nice as it's occupants looking at your shots of the fish. Dedication and time for saltwater is big. Kudos to you and anybody else that does saltwater. I have had a tank of some type for the majority of 35-40 years with a few periods of no fish keeping, but probably no more than a stint of a year or two at a time with no fish. Pretty much have had a tank or two of some type most of the time.
I switch out whatever set up I have periodically, but find myself with African Cichlids a lot of the time. Have pretty much kept most type of freshwater fish at one time or another. I have done Angelfish a number of times, and some general community tank set ups a number of times. Believe it or not when I have had community fish I have never done a tank with live plants ! Maybe my next tank should be a community with nice live plants! Maybe when I retire and have more time.
Hat's off to you saltwater keeper's ! Admire your dedication to maintenance and all that goes with keeping a saltwater tank.

Saltwater can be easy if you don’t get caught up in the modern insanity. You really don’t need most of the equipment being sold now. The most important things for me are good quality live rock, good flow, heavy feeding, big skimmer, and no sand. Just like I did in the 90s!

My lights are 8x80W T5. They will grow coral like weeds and are much cheaper than the new LED fixtures.

I also quarantine all my fish and coral. They are too expensive not to. Fish get treated with copper power (or chloroquine phosphate), metronidazole, and praziquantel. They spend at least six weeks in quarantine. Corals get dipped and remain in quarantine for at least 75 days before they can come in the house.

Main tank maintenance: change filter socks every three days, clean glass whenever, clean skimmer weekly, feed fish nightly. That’s it. If the system has coral I will usually do water changes but only to replace trace elements.

Simple is best!

#109 3 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Saltwater can be easy if you don’t get caught up in the modern insanity. You really don’t need most of the equipment being sold now. The most important things for me are good quality live rock, good flow, heavy feeding, big skimmer, and no sand. Just like I did in the 90s!
My lights are 8x80W T5. They will grow coral like weeds and are much cheaper than the new LED fixtures.
I also quarantine all my fish and coral. They are too expensive not to. Fish get treated with copper power (or chloroquine phosphate), metronidazole, and praziquantel. They spend at least six weeks in quarantine. Corals get dipped and remain in quarantine for at least 75 days before they can come in the house.
Main tank maintenance: change filter socks every three days, clean glass whenever, clean skimmer weekly, feed fish nightly. That’s it. If the system has coral I will usually do water changes but only to replace trace elements.
Simple is best!

and low bio load

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