I've thought about them, but every time I see the really intriguing ones for sale here, they're over $10 a pop. Not wanting to put down that much per
animal on something I'm not sure I could keep alive.
Salt aint as 'much (MORE) work' as people have impressed upon them... but there IS a lot more stuff you want to understand in advance, and patience
involved in getting one setup and gradually stocked up to the 'maximum'. And general maintenance does cost a bit more because of the salt / and then
some (supplements) if you're running corals. The equipment can be a slaughter on the pocketbook if you buy all new / dont build your own filters /
etc. But you can also snipe whole setups for nothing off craigslist if you watch the thing for a couple weeks and get hip to the usual prices and then
are poised to pounce on the steals (like when people are moving).
That is so beautiful! But doesn't that take alot of work? My kid's 10 gallon aquarium had lots of different visitors and was a constant pain in the
neck to clean, filter ad nauseum.
Really beautiful-would look great next to the one in my dentist's office!
I just lost two tank bullies that kept my other fishies from successfully breeding if they weren't killed out right. I now have 3 eggs I'm carefully
I need to get some more shrimp with the hope that I can eventually move the population to a hex I want to set up again. That is if the hubby allows.
He's not keen on me getting my dream of a 300 gal. So, baby steps are required.
Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I have a really good photo I got of my shrimps when one was berried (itty bitty shrimpy eggies). I'll try and dig it
If you check out the link below my name about "Planted Tanks" you can take a gander at
how beautiful tanks can be if you become completely obsessed.
Ahh, found it! It was published in an Aussie aquarium magazine which I was well chuffed about!
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I use a refugium style filter you can see it at the bottom. There is no media to change because it uses all natural porous limestone to hold the
bacteria for denitrification,also I have snails and crabs that clean up left overs,anything else get abosorbed by the algae which is in return ate
again. If I get to much algae I scoop it out. I also have a deep sand bed so the conditions after a few inches are anerobic which helps the cycle
further. Once you get this style of salt water tank established it's almost maintance free. I used to do water changes lots when I started and had
canister filters ect. Now I pretty much just top it off for evaporation once a month and check the salt
I also dose iodine and trace elements,I used to do all the tests but I just eye ball it now lol.
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