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  1. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    I am diatoming my tank again. Do I have to? No, I just did it last week. I am starring at the detritus particles going into the intake. This is as exciting as watching paint dry which I did this morning when I painted a wall.....Again. My fish have no idea why I am doing this again and the...
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    Moorish idol....not that hard to keep...

    It seems you are off to a great start. They are IMO the best looking fish.
  3. Paul B

    If You Need to Fresh Water Dip

    If you really need to freshwater dip you need to make sure the temp and pH of the fresh water is the same and if the fish sinks to the bottom, or tries to jump out it needs to be removed fast. Fresh water kills flukes but it also kills tangs, just slower. It broke my heart but I had to fresh...
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    Moorish idol....not that hard to keep...

    You are not lucky yet. A Moorish Idol should live about 10 years. A few months with any fish is not lucky. I had my last one for 5 years which I feel is a dismal failure. I have spent maybe 10 hours with them underwater in the South Pacific and I learned that they live in pairs as adults and...
  5. Paul B

    Aquascape For Fish Health

    Since I have a lot more time now, like everyone else, I scraped the back of my tank clean. I was never able to see anything back there but Now I see there is a huge systems of interconnecting caves where many of the fish and crustaceans that I rarely see, hang out. Now I spend more time in the...
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    49 Year Old Tank

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    49 Year Old Tank

    All seems good and everything looks great today and on an added note, I think my Rainsford gobies are starting to spawn. They normally stay on different ends of the tank, but looking through the back glass they appeared to be doing the Macarana. But it could have been the Hustle or Tango...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    Last night I wanted to clean the front glass of my tank because if I don't clean it in 3 days, it looks like sheet metal so I clean it every day. I lifted the front panel and stuck the glass cleaning magnet inside. The tank overflowed a little. I figured maybe I dropped it in to fast and it...
  9. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    I took a couple of pictures of the back of my tank.. Yes, I am really bored today, and it's raining.
  10. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    This is a shot through the back of my tank after I scrapped it clean. It's a mass of sponges. I also got two of these guys there, very hard to photograph.
  11. Paul B

    Aquascape For Fish Health

    You can if you try hard enough. :thumbup1:
  12. Paul B

    I Almost saved a Supermodel today

    It's pretty warm here today so I decide to get some exercise and take a walk to the beach behind my house. It's about 170 steps almost straight down and being it's kind of still winter, I have not been doing this much yet. In the summer I try to do it almost every day. So I figure I will go...
  13. Paul B

    Aquascape For Fish Health

    As I sit here self quarantining myself I have a lot of time to look at and ponder my tank. As I study it from the front and the back which I just scraped clean just to do something I noticed something that we rarely speak about. We normally make our aquascape to look like something pleasing...
  14. Paul B

    Why Do We Find This so Fascinating?

    Why do we find this stuff so fascinating. (I actually posted this quite a few years ago somewhere, I think) I don't know about many of you guys but I have been watching fish for well over half a century and today as I was sitting close to my tank watching every move of every tentacle I started...
  15. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    Now we live out east on Long Island and it is not very populated out here. No one is worried about Lyme Disease any more from ticks so I am sure the ticks feel bad. I baked some muffins this morning and put coffee in a thermos and we took it down to the beach to have breakfast. We stayed in...
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    49 Year Old Tank

    I am very happy with my tank now. I have quite a lot of the fish I prefer to keep which are all smaller, odder and a little more difficult to get like the Janss Pipefish. I am going to try to list the fish but I am not near the tank. Copperband Hippo Tang 2 Rainsford Gobies 2 Possum Wrasses 2...
  17. Paul B

    Steam Punk Lamp

    Maybe I will build one. :001_cool:
  18. Paul B

    Steam Punk Lamp

    Video's of most of the Steam Punk that I built that move. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR7PchYw_XM
  19. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    My tank is doing great but I have about 2,372 aiptasia. I guess my copperband was eating them, who knew? I have been tying to get a new copperband and they are normally very common but for the last couple of weeks I have not been able to get one. 3 LFSs promised me last week that they will...
  20. Paul B

    49 Year Old Tank

    Oh Thanks. I should have thought of this 8 years ago. :001_cool:
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