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by Tim
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: porcupine puffer and CUC
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: porcupine puffer and CUC

Pufferpunk wrote:[welcome]
Can't have a CUC with a puffer.
Sure you can, you just have to replace them often :lol:
by Tim
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Helping SAPs adapt
Replies: 30
Views: 5034

Re: Helping SAPs adapt

My sae was able to hold its own against a full size and very aggressive fahaka. :lol: This doesn't truly surprise me, juvenile sae's I've kept were always harassing my other tank inhabitants. Great at eating algae too at that young age, but terrors at the same time. I am sticking with otocinclus 8) .
by Tim
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tapping noise in my marine tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Tapping noise in my marine tank

Manny managed to get out of the refugium and survived the pump and ended up in the display tank some months ago. I haven't bothered trying to remove him. All the hermits are still accounted for and so are the fish :lol:. http://i49.tinypic.com/pb24w.png Admittedly Manny is only 4~5cm :P and won't be...
by Tim
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Fahaka Puffer for sale in Dallas TX
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: Fahaka Puffer for sale in Dallas TX

I will never understand why people ask money for a pet they want to rehome :?
by Tim
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS
Replies: 22
Views: 5976

Re: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS

purplecandle wrote:I hope nobody buys him! You know he won't get a tank that big if he leaves the store!
I would assume he is the store mascot :)

A LFS here also keeps one as the store pet. He doesnt look as good though
by Tim
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS
Replies: 22
Views: 5976

Re: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS

RTR wrote:Huge +1 to all the above - what a fatty!

Tim: That CDC human fatty distribution map is depressing...
If it makes you feel any better, Europe isn't much different I think. :lol:

well, maybe not obesity but we do overweight decently enough if I look around where I live, myself included.
by Tim
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Marine tank no sump?
Replies: 125
Views: 10005

Re: Marine tank no sump?

I just added a dozen pepp shrimp to my tank. I NEVER see them! I'm not sure if they're eating the aptasia or not. I do know I have way to many copepods. Maybe they ate the shrimp. They are HUGE & look more like beetles to me. They eat all my weaker fish in minutes & swarm whenever there's food in t...
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS
Replies: 22
Views: 5976

Re: Large Stars & Stripes Puffer at LFS

bertie 83 wrote:Yea he is a proper porker
:lol:

Maybe he is just trying to blend in with the texans.
Image
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Marine tank no sump?
Replies: 125
Views: 10005

Re: Marine tank no sump?

Ok new question. So my daily water testings are showing great parameters, no ammonia, slight discolouration/ barely detectable nitrite and the same for nitrates. I have seen what I have discovered is aiptasia, basically are there any reef and community safe aiptasia eaters? I think unlikely but wor...
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Marine tank no sump?
Replies: 125
Views: 10005

Re: Marine tank no sump?

It's a new set up tank, I may add some to give it a boost. Thanks tim Sumps also make great pod factories :D. My Eheim pumps don't kill them in any case. Even the Mantis shrimp living in my sump went through it to the display tank :lol:. Luckily I have so many isopods he cant be bothered with fish ...
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: building a new tank... in need of help
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: building a new tank... in need of help

My sump looks like this | | | intake & skimmer | return | refugium | The return having a pump to the refugium and a pump back to the aquarium. Due to my skimmer having a max height of about 25cm iirc I decided to make it this way so the refugium could hold more volume. It's not entirely perfect and ...
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Marine tank no sump?
Replies: 125
Views: 10005

Re: Marine tank no sump?

I miss the large tank full of fish immensely, however the new challenge is worth it. As are the little critters I am already finding, it makes the patience worth while even if it is tough I found the smaller critters and algaes more interesting than the corals and the fish :? and ended up looking i...
by Tim
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheres your heater?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: wheres your heater?

I have one in the overflow and one in the sump in the same chamber as the return pump.
by Tim
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Question Brackish water and hermit crabs
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Question Brackish water and hermit crabs

The reddish/brown dwarf hermits can indeed survive in higher brackish water, they are like cockroaches in that they seem to survive.
by Tim
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Snow!
Replies: 19
Views: 2281

Re: Snow!

We've had continuous snow here since November :P and still ongoing. Mid winter it was about -4°F.

The bulldozer has made a 2+meter mountain of snow next to our yard :lol: from clearing the street that is 3 houses long.