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- Dec 20, 2012
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Love the way you make ur point,, educational and humorousAs you know I am hopelessly against qt and this is one of the main reasons. It totally stresses the fish and stress "causes" disease in fish. It affects Humans also but not to the effect as a fish.
We have a few options. We can leave, get divorced, quit out job, remove a tattoo of our old girlfriend who looks like a flounder, get a different car, buy a new parakeet, move to Tunisia, set up a tank that only has mud skippers in it etc.
Fish don't have many of those options, especially in quarantine. They swim around thinking things like, Wow, look at the 3/4" PVC elbow. I wonder if they got that in Home Depot or Loews. The Bar code is still on it and I can barely see printed under it, "Made in China".
Oh look! there is another one facing the opposite way. Now I can swim into one and circle around to the other one, what fun!!!
What is that I smell? Smells like old pennies and it is making me itchy. Oh No, I am getting itchy. I am doomed!!
OMG, here comes that Human again. Grrreat, he is sprinkling some of that freeze dried cardboard in here like I am supposed to eat it. I will eat that when he does.
If you’ve been following Paul’s thread and actually had an open mind plus pay attention to what he says then you would realize all his opinions and findings are based on the fact he has maintained a healthy Natural environment for,, 50yrs,,,Hello. I just completed by Dr. Tims cycle on a new 90gl. I also just completed 100% water change. I am ready to move forward with my first fish. I will add a pair of clowns. I see so many threads on how to do this. I was wondering what the common practice is now for putting in the first...www.reef2reef.com
classic work thread growing. Op is heading where the highest % retention he can source to read shows to go
*someone could also post a totally opposite direction for him to take, we chart the outcome.
we need a work thread action set where people setup petco reefs and raise up that currently horrible fish life retention rate
Good Morning Paulie. I think what Brandon is asking is for a way we can have clear instructions for setting up a healthy tank using todays methods which are dry rock and ASW. I know you and I wouldn't do that, but many people have to and that is what he is asking.
This will be very difficult and may be impossible to keep such a tank healthy unless we have access to naturally occurring bacteria, chamicals and algae from the sea. Now most people have to rely on the things found in a dealers tank and their fish are almost always sick or in horrible shape. Besides that, they are drugged.
This will not be easy.
In 1985 it was undergravel filters and dead coral skeletons, and plastic plants. The lift tubes where powered by airstones. The fish didn't get disease they just died. If you think today's death rate is bad it was even worse then. You can't imagine the mortality. I worked in a pet store/nursery in high school I saw it first hand.I noticed in the 1985 reefs article, nobody had dinos or rampant fish diseases like today
The ways are antithetical to each other. There is no cross over. That is just the nature of the beast.you need to branch out the method into ways and means that reduce posting patterns in synthetic tanks,
This is totally available to anyone with a wallet (and it doesn't have to be a very large wallet). There are so many sources to get gunk from the ocean available to us it isn't funny. You just have to have an open mind to doing it. When the student is ready the teacher will appear.This will be very difficult and may be impossible to keep such a tank healthy unless we have access to naturally occurring bacteria, chamicals and algae from the sea.