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    Acrylic tanks bulkhead hole patch up--too many and wrong side

    Thanks I have a router table but cutting by router I cannot get a slight taper. I am not sure whether a tapered plug is a good thing.
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    Acrylic tanks bulkhead hole patch up--too many and wrong side

    I have a blue background 180 gal 8 foot acrylic tank. It was used as the sump to a 300 gal acrylic display tank. I have both. The acrylic thickness is half-inch for both. The previous owner drilled holes of various sizes bulkheads on both tanks, the smaller tank into the front clear front...
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    Day 72 is finally here

    If one is going to add invert during fallowing, one should do so at the early start of the fallow period. Water which invert come with may have ich; this is not difficult to visualize. Eradication of ich is likely if one would proper fallowing. It is not wise to create problem by impatience...
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    What is "mature"? I am certain that with respect to ich "mature" means little. Dealing with ich is mostly a matter of rigor of procedure to eradicate it; "mature" has little meaning.
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    When there is no ich in a system there will be no ich outbreak. Very exact. Ich can be eradicated. Very exact. From almost sterile, medium to process ammonia can be developed to maximum in about 4 weeks. Very exact. Nitrate and PO4 to a level undesirable to a reef DT is quite acceptable for...
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    The ocean and then no ocean is more.
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    Such vagueness is not necessary, and likely detracts from the truth importantly. First, as far as fish are concerned, ich outbreak is because ich exists in a tank. Second, as far as fish is concerned, a tank needs not be "mature"; rather, the medium that does the biological filtration should...
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    If you often have ammmonia problem in QT, then you likely do not do 3 well. If the medium for QT has been cycled well, you generally will not have any ammonia whatsoever no matter how many fish or how great the bioload is during QT of 12 or more weeks. The only chance the above is not true...
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    Why do new hobbyists have so much trouble with ich?

    Why do so many still have problem with ich? 1. Faliure to appreciate that a tank is both pathogenically and chemically closed. Failure to understand why some diseases have to be eradicated. Failure to understand why other diseases cannot and need not be eradicated. Failure to understand why...
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    shipping cattlefish 7-8 inches long

    possibly Sepia bandensis (looks like in the picture) I saw some at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong here and find them very interesting. Today I was looking at at least a hundred cattlefish for food at a seafood restaurant. The day temp high water temp here can be about 80-82F. What is the highest...
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    Cuttlefish ID

    shipping cattlefish: must they be kept in small group shipping cattlefish: must they be kept in small group please delete
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    cost of sohal tang

    Thanks May be the sohal is too much fish
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    cost of sohal tang

    Is 240 gal 8 foot tank big enough? What fish will it not harm?
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    Reasons why quarantine fails...

    There are many reasons for QT. First, there are many diseases to treat because most marine fish are still collected and because a tank is a closed system both pathogenically and chemically. Second, a major part of QT is to acclimate. Getting a fish to feed eagerly and competitively new food is...
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    cost of sohal tang

    What is a typical cost of a five inch sohal tang in the Southern California LFS? (as above "Reef Central") I don't mean ordering online, which I think is more costly. I can buy one for what I believe is a very low price and want to know whether it is worth the trouble.
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