Posts by Gilbert

    Do you let debris collect on the substrate naturally and just let the fish move it around (until it gets to an excessive amount)? Or do you try to keep your substrate layer super clean at all times?


    I feel like the natural look of where debris land is nice (unless it’s all poop which makes me just readjust my filters to avoid that), but debris like leaves or pieces of wood/small rocks are fine to me.



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    Any idea on the fix for the “Like” on Tapatalk at all? Otherwise no complaints (minus the new marketplace not being supported through Tapatalk).



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    I tend to just use anything that I know will hold the weight, looks good, and is built to last for awhile. I’ve seen plenty of tank stands that aren’t built to last more than 5 years if they get a single drop of water on them before.



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    100% parameters. Everything requires very specific set of parameters which makes things way more confusing in terms of water changes, etc.


    TAKE YOUR TIME AND DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING is my pro tip



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    I’ve seen this all through Facebook the past few months. Crazy that they spread this accidentally, and makes you wonder if we will now see them in other states or regions from people dumping it all incorrectly.



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    I think it’s more about saving costs now than anything else. Especially when they save on paying for a panel or two of glass and can swap that out for plastic or acrylic on some tank kits.


    I’ve never seen any type of tanks that have tint on them or other designs. I think the most unique was PetSmart’s idea to take the back panel and make it plastic, to have that be where the lights are from in the tank. Sadly, it had a poor experience with leaks and the spread of LEDs and their brightness.



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    [quote='Avery','https://aquariu.ms/forum/thread/226-how-can-you-tell-if-a-coral-is-dead/?postID=941#post941']

    You mostly want to look for any pure white on them, or for there too be no color (and for some they do not open up even if in the right parameters).


    Do you have any photos by chance?

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    Does it like smell like how a dead snail would be chance? Like that rotting color? I don’t have any photos but I’m sure I can ask him for some.



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    [quote='popopdc','https://aquariu.ms/forum/thread/77-has-anyone-seen-any-red-blue-shrimp-at-petsmart-yet/?postID=913#post913']

    I gave up on this a while back, but I am wondering, did they ever start getting stocked?

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    Super late reply, but yes! Mine has them in stock in low quantities. Might be everywhere now.



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    I have a friend who has a coral that hasn’t opened up for a week so far, and we’re both worried it’s dead. It still has color on the outside of where it opens up, but not sure if it’s just in a state of shock or if it’s gone already. Any advice?



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    Are there any saltwater starter kits that make actual sense, and come with equipment that is an overall good value? I’ve seen a ton of freshwater tank kits but it seems hard to find saltwater tank kits for whatever reason.



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    Do any of you own any fiddler crabs, and if so, what is your setup for them? I’m debating on getting some but can’t think of a good mixed land/water setup, especially one that fits their requirement for some salt in the water (brackish).



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    Has anyone noticed that in some stores the breeders appear to be running low on stock on common (and some uncommon) species now? I also notice that there are a ton of fish that seem to be pretty sick or have some type of breeding deformation which seems like it appears that something is happening upstream. Has anyone else noticed this or is it low key just me?



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    Looks like they just changed the ads and wording to be the “50% off sale” - not sure if we will see this progress after this sale date or not, but something to be aware of in case you walk in and don’t see the normal signage for the $1/gal sale.


    Have to love marketing changing things around.



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