Posts by Avery

    I wonder if they will go even further down in price for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.



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    Doesn’t look like that they did, but still isn’t a bad deal overall.


    Plus it’s the things they did discount for Black Friday, it definitely made getting a tank stand-alone more sense.

    Yes, many places (dependent on the size of the tank) tend to just assemble it at its final destination (might be your house, or possibly a fish shop that can assemble it there) to save costs.


    Acrylic is pretty heavy, but normally it’s the awkward sizing that makes it more pricey since it qualifies for bigger shipment costs based on size and weight.

    We cover this in the saltwater getting started guide, but there are some which are dependent on what your water source is and the pH and hardness levels - since that will mean you need a buffer or a way to reduce such levels (mostly done vis substrate or RO water).


    It’s not required, but some are really helpful.

    No, there are some that are similar but they cannot live in either fully freshwater and saltwater. If you have a fish such as a Molly and it gets something, it cannot spread to a saltwater tank since the underlying species of bacteria/virus is different.


    When it comes to parasites, they can infect others from saltwater or freshwater.

    I’d say the hardest part of saltwater is the learning curve, and the money that can get wasted if you don’t understand the process of maintaining them (can’t just directly add any water to the tank like freshwater). If you a few guides and just take your time before buying fish or anything, it’ll save you a ton in the long run.

    This issue has been resolved - thanks!


    Shoutbox issue has also been resolved.


    Working on updating text color has been resolved. I've left the capital letter aspect alone since it requires a few more edits that may change other items as well (will need to break them apart first).

    Thanks for the report! Ironically it’s not just you, and appears to be a design element that has a problem. I’ve already notified the theme designer so that they can fix this problem (so bear with us, it may take a few days).


    I’m also working on fixing where it is capitalizing every main header element, making the color of text brighter since it’s a tad too dark along a non-black background, along with redoing the homepage (so items may be missing, or appear half finished) on there until it’s all done.


    I hope that using this theme, we can improve the functionality of the community as the upgrade we just did broke the theme previously used badly (with no ETA at all on any fix).

    Looks like a bobbit worm in its early stages (hard to tell due to it blending in with the color of the sand). Are you able to take it out and put it in a bowl of just water?

    Exactly, using either silicone pieces to separate it all out or possibly making sure that you have fish that will not mix it around since many will as a territory aspect or may when they get scared.


    You can also use gravel instead for both which will prevent them from mixing as easily as sand will throughout the time.

    Well, looks like one of my submersible lights just burnt out (does not turn on at all, even using another outlet or another charging box). Sadly, it’s outside of the warranty window but makes me wonder if this was underwater how it would have handled.


    Just ordering another one of the same kind so I’ll give them another shot to see if maybe I just got one on a fluke.

    I’ve tried to but they all seem pretty unrealistic. I think the most realistic one that took care of needs/wants, and some level of compatibility was probably Zoo Tycoon back in the day with the Marine expansion pack.

    They are old technology that used the substrate as the filter and allowed for all of the beneficial bacteria to grow in. The problem is that any fish that like to dig will ruin it, and it also only does biological filtration compared to mechanical and chemical like other filters can do in a fraction of the size.

    I mostly did research and designed the tank around their care (or around the other fish that also were going to be in there).


    Never, ever, go to a fish store and buy a fish without knowing their care and having the aquarium setup to their specific care and requirements.

    We do have an article on this on treatment and causes, but would for sure do some large water changes and then treat with the medicine that this recommends; Fin Rot

    I’ve have them before, but would definitely recommend that you setup the whole enclosure to what they need (water, also land area that has possibly dirt in it/mud).


    They are pretty cool, make interesting noises when trying to call for their mates, but just one that you can watch and not really touch (similar to turtles in a sense).