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  • Avery

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    When you either notice something is off, or if you use one regularly, so you use any tools or devices to detect or track any diseases in your tank(s)?
  • Avery

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    Between the two, which is your go to (or your avoid at all costs) option and why?

    Have you kept any species from either category, and if so, how did it end up?
  • Avery

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    It depends on where it’s going. If I know it’s going somewhere cold, I’ll add heating pads - likewise if it’s going somewhere hot, I’ll add cooling pads to try to not overcook or overheat.

    As far as medicine, I avoid feeding 2 days before shipping (with…
  • Avery

    Replied to the thread Hardest fish to keep?.
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    Many say that Discus are hard to keep due to their specific water parameters requirements, but I think there are a ton that can also fall into that due to their diet (such as freshwater puffers, and not the pea puffers) or due to their size as an adult…
  • Gilbert

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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…
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    Replied to the thread Breeders stock illnesses.
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    I’ve noticed since the pandemic that a lot of the common fish stores tend to now have breeders who have more genetic issues, or they are seemingly coming in with more illnesses than before (or normal). I’m not sure if this is due to them having to…
  • Avery

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    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?
  • Gilbert

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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?
    [/quote]Super late reply, but yes! Mine…
  • Gilbert

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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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  • Gilbert

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    What do you use, and how do you specifically make sure that any previous used aquarium equipment (if even used months prior or an hour prior) is safe for your tank(s)?


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  • Where are most of your plants located inside of your tanks? Do you prefer to make the fish swim closer to the tank’s glass by you (growing most in the background), or do you like to have a bunch of hiding spots to give it a natural look and feel…
  • Gilbert

    Posted the thread Saltwater Starter Kits.
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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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  • Gilbert

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    With the huge variety of testing kits, ranging from different aspects or ways they test (liquid, paper, etc.) which ones do you use and why?


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  • Gilbert

    Posted the thread Fiddler Crabs.
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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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  • Gilbert

    Posted the thread Breeders stock illnesses.
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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…
  • Avery

    Replied to the thread Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale.
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    (Quote from Gilbert)

    Yeah I noticed this as well, and dependent on if it stays this way in the future I will change some of the wording in here as they updated it. It does however stays roughly the same price for 29 gallons and below (maybe a few cents…
  • Gilbert

    Replied to the thread Petco Dollar Per Gallon Sale.
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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…
  • I’ve honestly wondered this as well. I’d assume if more freshwater species get added that are harder to breed, and if there is a big enough demand along with stores willing to stock a saltwater variant - it may be possible. Although I wouldn’t…
  • I mostly believe that they have it this way since freshwater fish are normally far easier to reproduce in captivity, whereas saltwater are still mostly taken directly from the ocean (although this is improving as time goes on).
  • Avery

    Replied to the thread Aquariu.ms News: Edition 6.
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    Please let us know if you have any suggestions or complaints about the theme. I’be personally tested it on my device in various browsers but nah not have accounted for every use case.