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    06-19-2017, 01:08 AM
    Oh....wait....there's a line?
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    06-16-2017, 09:52 AM
    Same. Was looking to expand my rasbora school.... but I've of course got non-negotiable plans on Saturday/Sunday
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    06-15-2017, 03:06 PM
    Skimmers do have size ratings. Depending on the type of tank and stocking levels you may want to get one rated for a larger tank then the one you purchase. (I.E. I had a skimmer rated for 100g on my 54g). There is alot that goes along with skimmer selection so it's best to figure out the type of tank and how you are going to handle filtration and then find a skimmer that fits those requirements. Also note that most of the biological...
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    06-15-2017, 11:49 AM
    Depending on how it is constructed and how it is falling apart it might not be that hard to DIY a fix. If it's acrylic a little bit of acrylic weld should do the trick for just about anything. Also +1 to Biggin's suggestion
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    06-15-2017, 09:46 AM
    Well as a counter point to the slightly negative outlook above I'll give my anecdotal experience. Though in general saltwater is definitely more expensive than freshwater, the opposite can also be true. The cost is really what you want to do with the tank and how often you look for good deals. For example I estimate I spent about 2k for my 54g corner tank over two years all told. The real number is about $1500, but I added $500 for...
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    06-14-2017, 02:42 PM
    As prahsms mentioned the logistics of the tank are largely based on what you plan on keeping. If you aren't trying to fill the whole space a bio-cube is a great starter tank for saltwater (go with the 29, bad things typically happen slower in large tanks). You could insert a false wall into any tank you purchase and put equipment in there. Or depending on how much clearance behind the tank you've given yourself you could use a HOB filter...
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    06-13-2017, 12:22 PM
    I have no experience with brackish, but have had experience with saltwater aquariums. Invest in a good refractometer! Hydrometers are notoriously inaccurate, especially as they age. This will give you a piece of equipment that you'll need for a salty tank along with experience using it. Unfortunately that's the only real crossover I can think of between brackish/saltwater..... well besides mixing to a specific salinity. You could always keep...
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    06-12-2017, 09:46 AM
    The CO2 set-up is only for plants, it won't benefit anything else in the tank. Great cost-efficient way to dose carbon to a larger planted tank. If the set-up came with everything it is really simple to set-up. If you are willing to purchase brand name gear to fill the gaps in your equipment it is really simple. If you try to cut corners and find the cheapest applicable gear then it will be trial & error (or PM me cause I recently went...
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    06-04-2017, 06:56 PM
    snow999ball replied to a thread Congo Tetras in For sale
    I'm interested, sent you a PM
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    06-04-2017, 03:27 PM
    Depends on how much money you are looking to spend! There are tons of options when it comes to saltwater. What corals are looking like they don't like it? Do you have the Orbit Marine Pro? Current has 3 different types and depending on the one purchased it might not be the proper lighting for corals. Also what are the tank parameters? It might not be the lighting at all.
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    06-04-2017, 03:23 PM
    snow999ball replied to a thread Hello Everyone! in Introductions
    Always love to see salty tanks around here! I had one in the past and am itching to get back into it. Welcome to the box!
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    06-03-2017, 02:53 PM
    Well I hope this happens and there's a solid sale on freshwater fish! I've been wanting to increase the school size for my harlequin rasboras! :spend:
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    06-03-2017, 02:50 PM
    Based on that I would recommend getting some nice angels. Still relatively hardy, and still very beautiful. They will thrive in a tank with weekly water changes with 0-20 nitrates, so you wouldn't have to change maintenance much at all. As the saying goes nothing good happens fast, so easing your way into more expensive or less hardy fish is a good way to go an not get discouraged with the whole deal. It'll also help you develop a fine eye for...
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    06-03-2017, 10:53 AM
    snow999ball replied to a thread My Fish Story in Introductions
    Cool background! It seems to always start with a simple tank/fish and grow into things we could have never dreamed of. Like dedicating a whole room to fish.... I know I would if I could. Having plenty of tanks is a common theme among those in the box (dwfishbox). MTS (multiple tank syndrome) runs rampant.
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    06-03-2017, 10:49 AM
    Welcome to the Box! after reading your other post. How long have you kept fish tanks ? Angels are definitely gonna be hardier, and based on your other post you've kept very hardy fish. How often do you test parameters? Water change? %change? What is the layout/design? High/low flow? Driftwood and tall plants everywhere? Depending on the design of the tank it might not make for a stress free discus home. How many discus are you...
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    06-02-2017, 09:25 AM
    snow999ball replied to a thread Guppy Breeding Stock: in Breeding
    That quote was actually first said by Abraham Lincoln, should give credit where credit is due. (source: internet) But for real I highly doubt any/most of the sellers on aquabid are also puppy mills. There may be a few very far and between, but the odds are in your favor.
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    06-01-2017, 03:07 PM
    snow999ball replied to a thread Guppy Breeding Stock: in Breeding
    Aquabid will likely be your best bet. it's online but they have a ton of high quality fish of fairly pure strains. You will need to weed through the low quality fish at high quality prices though. As far as LFS goes Aquatic Design typically has some guppies.
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    06-01-2017, 09:37 AM
    I really wish I was in a position to snag those discus, they are absolutely beautiful.
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    05-29-2017, 10:10 PM
    snow999ball replied to a thread Cat fish ID in General freshwater
    That made my day. You deserve an award
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    05-29-2017, 10:39 AM
    I so really really wanted to pick it up last time I was there. It is an absolutely beautiful fish
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