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OMG ... so cruel. Better than the idiot buying 20 fish on Friday to include into his tank all at once. Have done this many times without any losses. Generally tho I find if fish don’t eat they come with issues, either caught using bad methods or sick from store.
 
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Noticed a few pink spots starting on my live rock.

Fish eating now.

That UV Algae Rx uses a think RO tubing, doesn't anyone know where I can get some?
Any irrigation business near you? You can use clear tubing that farmers use for their sprinkler systems. What thickness do you need? A local Co-op should also stock the standard 8,10,12mm size
 

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Feeding has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Or the risk of over feeding and causing excess waste in a tank. With a small Tank like mine I used to cut frozen cubes into 4 pieces (for 6 fish and two shrimps and some hermits) and feed that once a day?

Does that sound about right?

Also could someone give me a rough refresher course.... how often do you clean (my assumption), substrate (2 weeks with water change) / filter sponges (as often as possible) / skimmer (empty as required, clean with water change) / change Carbon (two weeks) / Change phosphae media (as required / Monthly)
 
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Feeding has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Or the risk of over feeding and causing excess waste in a tank. With a small Tank like mine I used to cut frozen cubes into 4 pieces (for 6 fish and two shrimps and some hermits) and feed that once a day?

Does that sound about right?

"usually i think the rule of thumb is what they can finish eating in 2mins or something like that. I think you can maybe feed them that twice a day but also depends on the fish condition."

Also could someone give me a rough refresher course.... how often do you clean (my assumption), substrate (2 weeks with water change)
" this will depend on how dirty your substrate gets but 2 weeks or once a month sounds good if you dont have anything cleaning your sand"
/ filter sponges (as often as possible)"agree on this"
/ skimmer (empty as required, clean with water change)"or as required. I cleaned mine when i saw the build up gets to much"
/ change Carbon (two weeks) "i replaced carbon on a monthly basis. I think every two weeks might be to quick"
/ Change phosphae media (as required / Monthly)" sounds about right"
 

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OMG ... so cruel. Better than the idiot buying 20 fish on Friday to include into his tank all at once. Have done this many times without any losses. Generally tho I find if fish don’t eat they come with issues, either caught using bad methods or sick from store.

obs... I'm using seachem stability as well :m36:
always love the 2 wrongs make a rite argument, we dont need to reinvent the wheel at the expense of a life anymore #justsaying
 

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always love the 2 wrongs make a rite argument, we dont need to reinvent the wheel at the expense of a life anymore #justsaying
True. Probably did come across like that. Although was an assumption by D without knowing my tank conditions, and from her other posts she looks like a complainer, so I was being facetious.

Sometimes I say less and let people make thier own assumptions...

This dude at the shop still really bugging me. His comment to the shop owner "I need more fish cause I can't get my Ammonia and Nitrates up" I cringed!!! And then he said to his friend "we can't get clowns they dont survive" OMG

What do you do in a situation like that, let the guy be stupid or step in and say something. He probably wouldn't listen so is it worth the comment.
 
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True. Probably did come across like that. Although was an assumption by D without knowing my tank conditions, and from her other posts she looks like a complainer, so I was being facetious.

Sometimes I say less and let people make thier own assumptions...

This dude at the shop still really bugging me. His comment to the shop owner "I need more fish cause I can't get my Ammonia and Nitrates up" I cringed!!! And then he said to his friend "we can't get clowns they dont survive" OMG

What do you do in a situation like that, let the guy be stupid or step in and say something. He probably wouldn't listen so is it worth the comment.
fair enough, using stability does deffinatley help bru, i do wish you every success with your system. im positive it will look great longterm.. please keep the pics coming and lets see how this beauty fills out ;)
 

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So I found a place online with 3/8" RO tubing for my filter. I notice some T- junction fittings and a value and the follow idea for a water change.

So outside where I've mounted the Algae Filter on the outlet I'll install a T-juction and a shut-off value, I can then do my water changes outside if I want.

Will still have to go intoside to put new water in but may help reduce water mess inside the house and the whole syphoning process.


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Looking good so far. I think your method of water change will work nice. Just hope no one will open the tap on the outside
 

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