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Why I advocate TTM first for all new fish

Posted 01/26/2015 at 10:13 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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Ich does not have to have visible symptoms in order to be present. So, to absolutely insure you are not introducing ich to your tank, the tank transfer method is the easiest way of doing so.

Tank transfer eliminates ich from the equation:
+ Eliminates ich by disrupting the life cycle
+ Requires 4 or more transfer cycles of less than 72 hours. So 3x3x3x3 or 2x2x2x2x2x2 are equally effective
+ Needs a total of 12 days
+ Requires that each
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IM Fusion 30L Cracked

Posted 01/25/2015 at 06:19 PM by Despairodyne

Woke up in the morning to a hairline crack in my IM 30L.

Just in case, I moved the Nuvo 16 into the basement. Better safe than sorry.

Having much better luck with Petco $1 a gallon tanks.

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First Saltwater Tank

Posted 01/24/2015 at 05:21 PM by JamesHolt
Updated 03/05/2015 at 08:02 PM by JamesHolt

Just to catch everything up..
Had freshwater tanks most of my life.
Dad always had Angelfish in planted tanks, as far back as I can remember...
Got out of it for around 12 years and then decided to start keeping some Oscars 2 years ago, now I have this one
Who I am building another setup for.
Started looking at saltwater stuff early 2014.
I wound up starting a 10g...
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First 40g Breeder Setup

Posted 01/24/2015 at 04:47 PM by JamesHolt
Updated 07/13/2015 at 06:36 PM by JamesHolt

[SIZE="5"]Tank Shut Down Completely 6/1/2015,, Upgrade in progress[/SIZE]

[SIZE="4"]Current critters are:[/SIZE]

4 4-stripe Damsels
1 Yellowtail Damsel
1 Lawnmower Blenny
1 Clownfish
3 Turbos

1 Fire shrimp
1 Pistol Shrimp
10 blue legs
10 red legs
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How are a qt and a hospital tank different---or are they?

Posted 01/15/2015 at 02:52 PM by Sk8r

Difference between a qt and a hospital tank...
There need not be. What describes a hospital tank can be a qt, IF you're willing to do very frequent filter changes, and you can do it as one tank. Follow with me. Understand the trade-offs.

A 'cycled' qt relies on bacteria. You can go as far as sand, rock, etc...or just sponges with bacteria. You put the fish in, you watch fish for four weeks. If you have to treat, you then move the fish to a hospital tank. And if it's a sand-rock...
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