Gilbert Intermediate
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    It's kinda cool to see a fish change colors either due to environmental reasons or due to maturing. I think my favorite is probably a fish changing due to mating reasons as the shift can be drastic.



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    Do you know if those of us using Tapatalk will still gain Coins or the levels that you discuss? The only reason being is that I’m unable to see it through the app specifically.



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    There are light tints you can use (similar to what they use for a flashlight), just make sure that whatever light fixture you have the film can stand up to it. I’d even say a plastic wrap for cooking but if you have any heat outside of LEDs, then it would melt pretty fast.



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    Good list, I'd probably do 3M 6F for the cherry barbs (the males really stun with their coloration). If you aren’t worried about breeding, I’d even suggest your original 4M 5F or split more makes than females due to their lovely coloration.


    As far as endler vs. gourami, if you want a tank full of colors I’d go endler and ditch the gourami. Otherwise keep danios and watch out for any aggression of gourami against rams (and more importantly the shrimp - gourami have such a difference in aggression levels for each fish so I’d watch it closely for a few days to make sure everything is good).



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    I’d say that it honestly has to do with the equipment needing to be able to handle salt, which in itself is a highly corrosive mineral that would cause for freshwater equipment to fail (seals to go out, metal parts to rust and break apart, etc.). This causes things to be more pricey since they have to hold up to that level of requirements, with a warranty, and be made differently than normal freshwater equipment to avoid rusting out.



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    Newts are rough to have tank mates since they are either slow or tend to be super sensitive to other species around them. I’d honestly just have them as a species-only tank since they are unique enough to keep without other dither fish to keep them moving around to view.



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    I’d say it's possible as it's exposed to water and light randomly throughout the day. To remove it in a drain, I'd just use bleach and a sponge (or even pure vinegar or something) and it should remove pretty easily.



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    I think if you don’t want to get a new light fixture or change the specific bulbs out, you can always use something rated for the temperatures your light outputs that have a cloudy-like effect (similar to what doctor offices use on their lights on the ceiling).


    Otherwise, you can try to dim the light before it hits the tank surface by applying a cloudy film over the glass lids (something similar to a thin wrap they on Amazon) to make it dimmer.



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    I always tend to free them randomly every day so they don’t so much expect when their next meal will come (and it will make them act as natural as possible).



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    I thought that they had lost their license for selling live animals, which is why all of the fish departments have been removed and they just sell their generic branded tanks, equipment, filters, and other aquatic care items.



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    Kinda looks like snail eggs, although either some have been eaten off or it's something completely as others noted (eggs are laid down in clusters or groupings and not spread around like this so widely).



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    I like glass as it's easier to clean, and won’t get scratches if someone rubs against it such as gravel, or rocks/decorations inside of the tank.


    Acrylic on the other hand is the winner overall in my eyes.



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    How often do you inspect your equipment to make sure that it’s running correctly, doesn’t have any leaks or possible issues (such as a weird spot forming on a heater, or a gasket having barely any line around the seals in a filter)?



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