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    49 Year Old Tank

    To update my copperband is doing fine and he seems to think he died and went to heaven. I notice a lot less aiptasia but I have a few very large ones and one that is bigger than my copperband and he is actually afraid of it. I would be too. The thing is like the Godzilla's of aiptasia's and...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    My new copperband seems fantastic and now eats everything. This is the first living thing I ever ordered through the mail. I had linguine with clams last night but I decided not to give him any so I gave him cake instead. He is about 2 1/2" long, just as I asked for, is inquisitive and hunts...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    I just found out where these Rainsford Gobies are spawning. I cleaned my glass and I also cleaned the algae off my algae scrubber which is on one end of the tank where it is hard to access. But in that back corner I never saw because it is up against a duct and I never cleaned the glass...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    I live on a 100 mile long Island so I am always near water. I have a beach right behind my house but I can't get my car there so I can drive less than a mile to a beach where I can back my Jeep to the Water and pump it in. I changed those 40 gallons of water I collected yesterday...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    For some reason the weather was beautiful here today. 72 degrees and sunny so after I washed my car (again) my wife and myself took a walk down the stairs to the beach. On the way down I noticed that the water was absolutely perfect and clearer than I have ever seen it. You can't tell from that...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    Prototype of new model of aiptasia injector. It has an 18" tube on it and I can change the needle by just sliding it out. It is shown here full of Luguls Iodine which is something I am testing in the thing. So far the aiptasia have a nice red tinge but I am not sure if they will croak or love...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    I devised this almost 90 degree angle needle to inject aiptasia. It has an 18" tube where I can push the plunger to inject the little devils
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    49 Year Old Tank

    The alcohol is rubbing alcohol for sterilizing things. But our liquor stores are open for some reason. When this is over there will be mass law suits of people who are price gouging. WE don't really put up with that here.
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    49 Year Old Tank

    That is a shame and it is also happening here. Last week I bought a $5.00 bottle of alcohol for $30.00
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    49 Year Old Tank

    My tank is doing great except now I have to clean the glass every day and I could do it twice a day if I felt ambitious. If I left it for 5 days it would be the same as looking through the left front fender of a vintage Ford Thunderbird. It doesn't bother me and is just because there is so...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    So far here in my town of Suffolk New York we have almost 29,000 cases and almost 900 people already died so far. But the people going into the hospital is a little down. We are supposed to wear face masks but of course you can't get them anywhere. I have them on order from Amazon for 3 weeks...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    WE had a "little" scare yesterday and this morning. Yesterday my wife and I took a walk and about 5 minutes into the walk I started to get itchy. Like all over. I felt like I had fire ants doing the macarana all over me and also in places I didn't know I had. :oops: Of course we walk up to...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    WE are still in a funk but getting back to fish. After I lost my copperband my tank is having a big aiptasia invasion. Those things don't normally bother me but lately a lot of things are bothering me so I wanted to take it out on something and all I have that I am not particularly fond of are...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    On a brighter story, I noticed my last batch of Fireclown eggs hatched so with nothing else to do, I figured I would try to find some of them. I turned off all the powerheads, I have 5 of them. And I looked closely at the film on the surface of the water. After a while I saw one. A couple of...
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    Aquascape For Fish Health

    Even at 29 years old, they keep spawning. I don't know where they get the energy.
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