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String date = "10/08/18(Mon)12:21:36";
String comment = "Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful


Tank Cycling:

Articles and Care Guides:

Aquatic Plant Database:

Plants and Animals for sale:

Can't find what you're looking for? Check on ebay or aquabid.


Old Thread: >>2835008"

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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837473 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)13:08:10" && image=="minimum_size_1.webm")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837520 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)13:48:41" && image=="1008181346~2.jpg")

"Doubt any one where would know, but does anybody know what the fuck is this red plant? I took it from a canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania along with some gambusia and elodea";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837529 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)13:52:07")

Oh God, please tell me you didn't touch that with your bare hands, did you??"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837530 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)13:52:53")

>he touched it

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837560 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:15:38")

Well ii found out its Water Primrose (Ludwigia peploides) in under 5 minutes. Dunno why i even bothered asking. But its a cool plant that gets yellow flowers, and its another aquarium plant i can get for cheap without having to pay anything except gas prices."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837561 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:16:40" && image=="204756.jpg")

forgot pic, I hope it grows good so i can make a couple shekels off selling it on aquabid"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837565 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:25:08")

Some places consider it an invasive species so be careful."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837573 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:32:42" && image=="Image 1_ Walking Catfish.jpg")

Invasive species are always the best species. Prove me wrong."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837578 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:36:54")

>muh betta
>muh neons
>muh shrimp
>guise :o i kept them over 10 days :D
Aaaand theres your thread"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837586 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:44:01")

"I have a ramshorn snail breeding tote that is turning into an invert tank with the introduction of 3 cherry shrimp and just today during a water change , what I thought was just snail poop turned out to be these extremely tiny white worms that almost resemble very thin earthworms with that band thing earthworms have on the top half of their bodies. They are impossible to take a good picture of but I only see them around on the bottom of the tank, sometimes climbing on the sides a slight distance away from the sandbed. They don't really wriggle to swim but they move like earthworms when on the sides of the tank as opposed to gliding around like snails.
Are these just detritus worms and would they have any impact to the snails?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837590 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:47:06")

no worries anon"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837592 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:48:26")

>Are these just detritus worms
Yes, they're harmless and just mean you're feeding too much. Siphon them out with an eye dropper and feed them to your fish."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837598 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)14:51:49")

>gets this triggered by a joke discord link"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837620 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)15:11:28")

This is what peak tetras look like."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837628 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)15:15:16")

>rummy nose tetras schooling gracefully
>neons acting retarded
checks out"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837631 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)15:17:57")

neon tetras need a large animal to scare them into schooling. Plecos, lungfish, hoplias, big turtles, etc will make them stop being retarded."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837632 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)15:23:07")

i guess that is why mine just kind of hang out and do jack all day long, good to know i didnt know that"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837662 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)16:18:34" && image=="kakadu2_grande.jpg")

"Why does driftwood have to cost so damn much?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837707 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:10:22")

Because there's a lot of work that goes into preparing safe driftwood. You could instead do that work..."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837710 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:12:54")

I thought all you had to do was boil it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837713 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:16:28")

If you know it's PH neutral and won't release alkaloids when steeped in your aquarium water, then yes, you can just boil it till it sinks. But it might take days to sink or release toxins into the water..."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837716 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:19:57")

I found my driftwood already pre-waterlogged but i boiled it anyway. I also have a bunch of really dry stuff I found on a beach. I doubt those piece are.gonna do anything bad but it's gonna take forever for them to sink."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837719 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:22:35")

cause shipping costs"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837736 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)17:44:52")

I did the same with the beach driftwood. Boiled a few pieces for like 3 or 4 days straight almost, 3 out of 5 sank. I put them in the aquarium anyways. I was going to try some in a pressure cooker and see if that sped the process up, but I spilled the pot of boiling water on my side so I stopped fucking with the driftwood for a bit."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837768 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)18:27:09")

Oh shit nigga ouch"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837775 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)18:43:33")

"Tiger endlers and freshwater plants for sale in okc respond for email";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837779 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)18:46:52" && image=="1537827242251.jpg")

">grandmother wants an aquarium in her living room
>set up a 20 long with natural colored sand, some river rocks, and a few decorative items like a ceramic chalice and coconut shells
>put in some starter plant stock from my tank (java moss, java fern, ludwigia)
>it's turkey long weekend in canada, light hasn't shipped yet and fish stores closed
>she insists I must add white decorative gravel from her crafts drawer
>test it with vinegar, it's fine, wash it
>make a gook style "underwater path" rock garden thing
>actually pretty nice
>she insists on randomly sprinkling white gravel all over the sand, rocks, even ornaments"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837801 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:10:37" && image=="IMG_0396.jpg")

"Discordfag thread deleted boys! AYYYYYY";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837806 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:14:49")

I do my own driftwood too, but if you think about it dispassionately, it is a pain in the ass if it's not your hobby, and that's why it's spendy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837813 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:21:54")

lol but why..? who knows who cares"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837826 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:30:41")

>but why
because it was a shit thread, with a shit op, and very little discussion of fish. Any janitor could see which thread was worth keeping."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837829 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:32:27")

three cheers for the janitor!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837833 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:33:46")

But this thread contains a discord link anyway?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837836 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:35:56" && image=="1539041704413-767698597.jpg")

Click it fag. It's a joke discord."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837844 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:44:09")

This. The discord is solely to take the piss because fuck that guy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837847 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:47:23")

"Anyone want to test something? Shine a laser pointer through your aquarium longways and see if you can see the beam. How clear is your water?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837848 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:48:02")

">all this nonstop whining and thread/discord/flood drama

You guys are fags and I think I'm just gonna stop coming here. Fags."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837854 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)19:53:09")

>flood drama
t. floodfag"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837883 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:19:13")

TIL my fish chase a laser pointer"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837887 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:22:23")

I've done this a few times, can't see the beam at all. It can somewhat be seen faintly in complete darkness though. Fish also chase it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837895 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:27:49")

"Shit, my 29 gallon Endler tank's water is turning green. It has a small 18 inch under cabinet florescent light on it, on around 12 hours per day. I'm not sure what to do, the last time I had green water I had to use a UV sterilizer to clear the shit.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837906 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:43:07")

black out for a week"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837908 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:44:09")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837914 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:52:08")

I've never blacked out a tank before, can I just turn the light off? How does the complete darkness effect the fish for the week? Do the fish still need feeding during that time? I would think they would injure themselves bumping into things."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837922 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)20:57:50" && image=="Amano-Shrimp.jpg")

You have to get a blanket or towel and completely cover the tank up, no ambient light should enter. No feeding as well during this time. After a week it should be all cleared up and then you do a big water change since there's dead algae floating around that you want to remove immediately.

>How does the complete darkness affect the fish for the week?
I haven't noticed any effects over the multiple times I've done it. I don't see why they would bump into things when they sleep at night time just fine"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837949 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:17:38")

Set up a small tank on a higher shelf, a pump with sponge on the intake to move water up to the smaller tank, and a gravity spillway down to your 29 gallon, and turn the top tank into a Daphnia culture. Use the green water to your advantage growing live foods."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837952 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:18:09")

Can I peek on the fish every so often to make sure they are OK? There is like 100 fry in there, I don't want them to die."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837953 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:18:52" && image=="IMG_20180925_035541.jpg")

">coworker offers me a 65 gallon tank
>cool, time to upgrade from my 20L that my two juvenile fantails are in
>drive over to pick it up
>see it
>It's actually 160 gallons and she doesn't know math

I think I'm gonna need more fish."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837955 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:19:19")

green water is healthy for fish. just let it go man and when it clears you'll have 100 more endlers"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837956 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:19:45")

Sounds like an interesting idea, I wonder where I would get the daphnia at though. I haven't seen live food other than brine shrimp and some worm cultures for sale around here. There is a large pond nearby though, maybe I could find some in there?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837957 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:20:20")

aw shit nigger get you some cool fish"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837958 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:20:46" && image=="wait a sec.png")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837960 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:22:01")

Fuck you're lucky. My dad had a chance to get a 150 gallon for free from a place he was renovating but his company wasn't working there the next day."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837971 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:27:07")

its a bad idea. maintaining green water for extended amounts of time is really hard. it always clears up on its own even when you are trying to keep it green"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837978 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:30:22" && image=="IMG_20181008_182719.jpg")

"Does this water look green or are my eyes retarded?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837981 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:31:20" && image=="freshwater-clams.jpg")

ah shit you have fry? Black out method not best for you then. I would just leave it desu for the fish or resort to UV unit"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837984 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:32:22")

you're eyes are goddamn retarded. sorry anon."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837987 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:35:31")

it does look green. an easy way to find out is put some in a clear glass on a white surface"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837989 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:41:53")

Yeah lots and lots of fry. Too many but these damn fish just keep breeding.

It looks pretty green from the side...

Good idea."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837991 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:43:01" && image=="IMG_20181008_184059.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837992 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:44:07" && image=="IMG_20181008_184107.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2837999 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:50:23" && image=="IMG_20181008_184929.jpg")

Same piece of paper"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838000 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)21:50:41" && image=="20181008_184917-1126x1126.jpg")

"Holy cow these little guys are hard to take pics of. Super cute though!";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838014 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)22:02:39")

thats just yellow shitwater from not enough water changes"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838033 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)22:38:10")

you're canceled"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838036 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)22:39:38")

I haven't changed my water in 6 maybe 8 weeks now... I guess I could try that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838043 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)22:50:57")

jesus fuck that's a lot of worthless livebearer"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838051 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)22:58:47")

Maybe they are worthless to you but they aren't worthless to me."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838054 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:01:14")

they are to me. you've inspired me to feed off my colony to my cichlids"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838056 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:01:41" && image=="frenlers.webm")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838060 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:05:54")

How long have you had them and how much did you start with? I just got 7 gambusia yesterday from a canal but am planning to catch at least a dozen from this pond near me. Don't the endlers eat their babies? Your tank looks like they'd easily find their children and eat them.

I always had terrible luck with guppies. Whenever they'd have babies, something fucks it up like a power outage which kills all of them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838061 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:06:33")

what heaven looks like for a small-medium size predatory fish"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838062 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:07:50")

"Someone offers you a 100 gallon tank, what do you stock it with?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838063 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:08:47")

An elephant nose, farlowella cats, corydoras, a group of microsynodontis, and some random small african cichlids"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838066 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:12:56")

A betta."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838069 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:19:25")

I started with a single pair. When I first noticed the female was heavily gravid and her spot started to flatten out, I put her into a breeder box in the main tank. I took my girl to work and when I came back, the male had jumped into the box and all of the fry were gone. I was away for maybe 45 minutes at most. But after that, none of the babies got ate. I started moving any fry I caught into this tank because I had a few betta in the other tank and they would make short work out of most of the fry. Now they all just hang out together, males chasing females all day. The fry don't really hide.
Good luck with the gambusia. I heard they are mean! I haven't had any problems with power yet, but the winter usually knocks out the power at least once. Only time will tell what this year will hold in that regards.

I was just thinking what would happen if I put something predatory in there. I wonder if it would scar the Endlers for the rest of their days or if they would forget about the predator fish after I removed it. I don't really have anything to feed the fry to other than some bettas. I have some other, bigger fish like a few dwarf cichlids but I'm not sure they would eat the fry."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838071 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:22:45")

Cardinal tetras, Angelfish, Cories, Otos"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838072 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:24:25")

>single pair
This is how you get inbreeding problems
>dwarf cichlids
Eat anything they can fit in their mouth"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838075 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:30:06")

200 of the same nano fish to get max schooling behavior"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838076 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:33:49" && image=="endler_blue_star_campoma_2004_005.jpg")

I started with a single pair but I added a few more males a couple of times, for a while it seemed like a lot of the young were dying before I added the males, but I've started noticing more with tails like the ones I added later on so the gene pool has been diversified. My only regret is that these are P-class Endlers and not N-class Endlers. I would dump all of these to start over with a documented pure strain instead of just whatever mutts the LFS had.
I've been trying to join the secret society of Endler breeders but it is harder than I thought."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838077 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:34:01")

I already have a 100 gallon. It's stocked with native fish and heavily planted. Would do again. I'm looking for more natives if anyone knows anywhere for them other than sachs aquaculture, jonahs aquarium, zimmermans fish, and aquabid. Nobody has the fish I want"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838080 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:38:14")

would never want one that big, more hassle than its worth. exponential expenses for everything involved"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838082 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:42:00")

Yeah, that's definitely on my mind. I might just sell it and use the money to pick up a more practical size."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838084 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:44:12")

that's 1300 pounds of water bruh. house might not even support it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838090 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:47:15")

>house might not even support it.
any house that can't take that would be condemned."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838093 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:49:22")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838094 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:49:33")

where did you get 1300 from? 1 gallon is around 8 lbs"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838095 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:51:03")

he should be estimating 10lbs per gallon"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838096 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:51:24")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838097 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:52:22")

bullshit, what's a king sized waterbed weigh?

you guys are idiots."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838099 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:54:10")

what's the footprint of a king size waterbed vs a 160 gallon tank, you fucking mongoloid?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838101 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:54:35")

>what's a king sized waterbed weigh?
what's a washing machine full of water weigh?
how about a water heater?
what's a jacuzzi bathtub weigh?

a fishtank is nothing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838102 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:54:54")

>implying the footprint of a king size bed is the same as a aquarium"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838103 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:55:36")

floors are engineered to spread weight over the entire surface, idiot."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838104 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:57:01")

>what's a washing machine full of water weigh?
nowhere near as much as a 160 gallon tank
>how about a water heater?
nowhere near as much as a 160 gallon tank
>what's a jacuzzi bathtub weigh?
Specially supported by additional structure, and weighs nowhere near as much as a 160 gallon tank at that.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838105 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:57:12")

>implying the shear strength of 3/4" span-rated ply is less than 10,000 pounds/foot"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838106 && dateTime=="10/08/18(Mon)23:58:13")

I own a 1000g tank, I know you people are morons."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838108 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:00:48")

>t. doesn't even know what shear strength means
maybe do a bit of research before you larp as if you know something"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838112 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:02:14")

anyone that wants to can google the question and see you're wrong"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838116 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:03:32")

Chili rasboras
All plebs. I'm getting a 10'x4'x3' aquarium for my future arowana. That's almost 900 gallons and 7500 lbs."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838119 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:04:50")

>still doubling down that shear strength is relevant to perpendicular weight

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838120 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:06:22")

mine is 6X6X4
it's the depth that's a concern, not the weight."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838121 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:07:46")

shear strength matters when the tank isn't supported perfectly across joists, which is typical

it's the mechanism that spreads the weight over the whole floor rather than just a couple joists."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838122 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:11:52")

shear strength is resistance of two sliding parallel surfaces. how is that the mechanism that spread the weight? You are thinking of tensile and compressive"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838123 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:12:22")

"Just put big tank direct on foundation or in the basement";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838124 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:13:30")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838125 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:14:37")

false, shear strength is resistance to breaking across the long plane.

to put it simply it's the resistance to a floor breaking because of a heavy weight on a small footprint. Of course floors don't break just because you put a 160g tank on them, that's retarded.

lots of people own tanks much bigger than that without their floors caving in."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838128 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:16:15")

>implying the basement floor is stronger than any other floor in the house

you guys don't really understand houses, do you?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838130 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:16:55")

100 tetras and some apistos. Heavily planted of course."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838131 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:17:29")

"If your tank is perpendicular to the floor joists you're probably fine up to 200G+. If you're parallel to floor joists you're fucking.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838132 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:18:35")

>floor is literally the concrete foundations
>every other floor
>2×10 joists

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838133 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:19:23")

>If you're parallel to floor joists you're fucking.

3/4" span rated ply isn't going to break under 200lb/foot pressure.

2000 gallons would be pushing it but still wouldn't break the floor"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838134 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:19:50")

Floor caving in usually isn't what happens. Far more often a sag in the floor develops and makes the tank unlevel. If it's a big glass tank the uneven weight distribution will apply more pressure to the silicone than it was designed for and spring a leak. With acrylic it might start bowing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838135 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:20:34")

a concrete pad is stronger but isn't a floor.

a floor made of joists and ply is the same strength on any floor, so the basement floor is as strong as the 3rd floor"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838136 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:21:40")

>will apply more pressure to the silicone than it was designed for and spring a leak.
this is also false since the pressure depends on the depth of the water, not the tilt.

meaning one side can never have more pressure than the tank was engineered for."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838140 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:25:46" && image=="1200px-Shear_stress_simple.svg.png")

>false, shear strength is resistance to breaking across the long plane.
wew, I'm done here."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838141 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:28:56")

>wew, I'm done here.
hopefully, we need much less of you in these threads.

fucking moron."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838147 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:35:25" && image=="Boraras brigittae.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838151 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:38:23" && image=="82ECBC1F-115C-4FF2-8692-B6709DC36A22.jpg")

"Would it be a bad idea to grow corals in a greenhouse?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838154 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:40:10")

Just so you know what it feels like, grab a fist ful of money from your wallet and throw it on the floor. Then repeat this until your wallets empty. Decide from there"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838158 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:43:11")

It would be a pain in the ass to deal with temperature and control lighting, but that about it. I visited a small aquaculture farm for corals and they absolutely massive fans so the corals didn't overheat and bleach"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838159 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:44:13")

>had absolutely massive fans so the corals didn't overheat and bleach"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838161 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:46:13" && image=="ezgif-2-7e2024c6a24c.gif")

Gambusia aren't that mean. It's just that people put them with fish that are pussies and wonder why their fish get beat up. Gambusia would be great for tanks with aggressive fish because they simply do not give a shit and can be an occasional snack for other fish.

Only problem is that I heard females need to be completely isolated to give birth because they know other gambusia will eat their children."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838165 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:48:31")

>control lighting
I’m a total noob and what I gathered from talking with saltwater stores is that corals need artificial light to replicate natural light.
Tell me more about aquaculture farms."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838167 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:49:20")

Niiice what are those salamanders? Where can I get a quick rundown on aquarium amphibians? I don't really wanna set up a land area/vivarium."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838170 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:53:12")

I've worked in a greenhouse before. It was like being in a sauna. I feel like giant fans are kind of low tech for a coral farm. I wonder if they could run pipes underground for cooling. I'm sure they could afford to if they are selling meme corals at 10,000% profit"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838172 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:53:53")

what kind of fucking basement is joisted"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838174 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:56:09")

What fish do you want? Most native keepers collect themselves."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838175 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:56:30" && image=="some sps.jpg")

>corals need artificial light to replicate natural light.
how big of a n00b are you... You know planted tanks? planted need light, so people have special lights geared towards plants to grow plants. The same is true with corals, corals need light and they're special lights geared towards corals.

Since you are this big of a n00b I would say no greenhouse for you, since pretty big chance you will everything you try to put in there. Outdoor aquaculture coral farms using sunlight are rare and only grow certain types of corals. Farms using artificial light are much more common and grow a much wider variety of corals. Indoor you can control the temp much easier, control lighting much easier, and most importantly the corals will be well adjusted to artificial light which makes them ready to be sold to aquariums."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838177 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:57:38")

>selling meme corals at 10,000% profit
My faggot ass was thinking about propagating endangered corals to save a species and shit."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838178 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)00:59:59")

fuck me I cant type for shit
>pretty big chance you will kill everything you try to put in there."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838179 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:00:35")

More noob questions: how do corals survive in the wild without artificial lights? What do you recommend for babby’s first coral tank? I felt like the store was just trying to sell me some unnecessary shit."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838182 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:01:27" && image=="1006182004c~3.jpg")

They're ribbed newts. They're full aquatic but they like sitting on top of plants just under the surface. Imagine a clawed frog with a tail, that's a ribbed newt.

Paludariums are too much work unless they're super simple or very large in my opinion. I only keep species that either don't need land at all or are fine with a very simple land set up.

Here's a pic of my newts in amplexus. I'm hoping they'll reach maturity in the next year because I can't wait to breed them, same with my xenopus."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838184 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:01:52")

9/10 basement floors are vapor barrier, underlayment, flooring, with no airspace, so unless your shit is heavy enough to crush your flooring or underlayment, ain't shit happening to that floor.

You only joist a basement floor when you were too fucking dumb to plumb it before pouring the slab and too fucking cheap to tear it out and do it right when finishing a basement with no plumbing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838185 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:02:52")

How do plants survive in the wild without artificial light, you fucking retard?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838191 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:04:36" && image=="gobypistol.jpg")

>how do corals survive in the wild without artificial lights?
with the sunlight you fucking dingus. You literally just asked "how do plants survive in the wild without artificial lights". The ocean is more stable in parameters then a greenhouse will ever be, which is why a greenhouse doesn't work to well.

>What do you recommend for babby’s first coral tank?
what experience do you have with aquariums in general? And what size tank, budget btw?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838193 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:05:36")

With natural light, which is why I entertained the idea of growing in a greenhouse."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838199 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:09:45")

I’ve kept a betta tank for years but I have a hard time (emotionally) replacing a fish, I just don’t anymore.

What’s the minimum $ I need to get into corals?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838200 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:12:00")

Those guys look like great pets, I might get a couple."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838201 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:12:03")

>thinking he can keep corals after keeping a Betta alive for a few months
Do you use discord at all? Start out with some brackish water fish to get the hang of using salt in water, then try corals."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838202 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:14:36")

My bettas would last me at least a year. One black with blue fins lasted me two.

I’ve thought of doing a brackish tank with mangroves."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838203 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:15:23" && image=="zoanthid-agent-orange-2.jpg")

>What’s the minimum $ I need to get into corals?
ehhh, really variable question. I'll just make list for you and then you can do costs
>20 gallon long
>small hob for particles
>crushed coral to maintain water parameters
>light (most expensive)

And then there's R/O water"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838204 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:15:27" && image=="P_waltl_mediterranea_small.jpg")

They get big too, up to 10 inches. I'm hoping mine get that big eventually but right now they're only 4 inches long.

Apparently they have found melanistic individuals in the wells of abandoned castles. They say they don't even breed in those wells so there's just decade old newts swimming around on complete darkness hoping to find a worm to eat. Also a large amount of albino newts manage to survive in the wild somehow, probably because they sit on the bottom of murky ponds all day so coloration doesn't really matter unless they go on land."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838207 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:18:37")

i'm not looking to collect myself. tank raised fish are always way easier. less risk of introducing diseases and they eat prepared foods. i was thinking ellassoma gilberti would be a good contrast to my rainbow shiners. i'd be willing to do rainbow darters or some other darter but i'm worried they will fuck with my plants and uproot them from the sand."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838208 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:20:13")

Jonah's aquarium has pygmy sunfish and they pop up on aquabid fairly often. I don't think darters would uproot plants once they get a big enough root system."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838210 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:22:56")

they don't have gilberti though. and plants will never be deeply rooted as they are rhizome plants resting on the sand basically"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838214 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:26:25")

>they don't have gilberti though.
they do though. Just check frequently, they always pop up"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838219 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:35:08")

That's so cool. Imagine having castle newt."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838223 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:42:29")

most of them are.

your basement is either a concrete pad or a joisted floor. Concrete pads aren't the most common type."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838224 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:44:25")

i don't think i've ever seen a joisted basement floor in my entire fucking life"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838230 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)01:55:49" && image=="P3160006.jpg")

hold on I have pics somewhere.

it's actually typical
the builder pours two or three footers and runs joists.

it's way cheaper than a pad and it helps with moisture and radon problems."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838235 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:03:39")

that looks like a crawlspace not a basement. nobody with a sound mind would do a floor like that 8 feet underground."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838236 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:12:00" && image=="a.jpg")

that's under this

like I said it's typical."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838237 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:13:17")

it is a crawlspace, just under a basement."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838241 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:24:09")

there's no real danger that the floor will just collapse under 10,000 lbs of glass, rock, and saltwater.

the real danger is that the floor will sag and one or more of the joists will fall over sideways. We prevent this with something called crosstying. We brace the joists up against each other so they can't fall over. once that's done the floor can easily hold 10,000 lbs or more.

the idea that 1,600 lbs will break a floor is ridiculous. People regularly place aquariums up to 300g or 3000 lbs without any bracing at all. If 2,000 lbs breaks your floor your house is garbage that doesn't meet code. No matter how you place it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838244 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:27:43")

>helps with moisture and radon problems.
You live in a dry place south of the frost line. I could keep fish under my floor if I didn't have a pad, and the house would tear itself apart from frost stress.

I have literally never seen a house built like this."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838245 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:31:43" && image=="a (4).jpg")

I live in the rocky mountains of Colorado, our frost depth is over 10' in winter.

French drains and glacial fluvium, it's well-drained soil.

My basement is 10' deep with a 3' floor. Frost stress isn't really a thing afaik. My house has stood since 1888 and I expect it will outlive you and me."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838252 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:41:59")

ignoring the argument-

if you have a pad you can literally put 5,000g tanks on your property, maybe more.

nothing supports tanks like a fucking pad. I was limited to about 2,500g because of my joists and floor. You have the ideal setup.

just sayin"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838254 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:43:47" && image=="1531633819591.gif")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838255 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:44:49" && image=="1inch=1000words.jpg")

there are no waffles
at least I didn't berate you"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838256 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:45:26")

I live in Minnesota, my soils are not well drained, and despite the fact that most holes over 4 feet deep are wells, we still get frost up to 8 feet deep in bad years. Houses with inadequate air flow to the foundation walls (particularly finished basement new construction with interior walls that are too well sealed) are sometimes crushed by frost expansion. Barns with foundations and homes with no heat or livestock are generally unrepairable by the end of winter 3."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838259 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:48:22")

why must you sell me false dreams schizo? Does my suffering please you?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838261 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:49:52")

I get that. Mine is just cinder block down to 10' with a French drain all around and three footers on a 28' wide basement about 80' long.

Most people in my town don't have basements because they break and shift. I've been lucky or perhaps my contractor was particularly good. Either way my area and yours isn't a good example of what's common.

if you want to know, go to monsterfishkeepers or reefcentral and learn about structural engineering. I had to before I built my tank. What I'm telling you is just what I learned but you have no reason to believe me unless you learn it yourself.

the bottom line is a 1000g tank won't stress your floor unless your house isn't up to code. Anything less is just a joke."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838262 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:51:05" && image=="a_trig1.jpg")

>Does my suffering please you?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838264 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:53:39" && image=="1530126361762s.jpg")

I see..."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838266 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)02:55:53" && image=="a.jpg")

you know I'm a sadist, right?

what kind of moron would lurk here if they didn't enjoy hurting people?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838270 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:01:01" && image=="1535009568058.jpg")

perhaps I am a masochist

also what's with the cinder block monstrosity"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838273 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:03:50" && image=="a (3).jpg")

>perhaps I am a masochist
then you have a 50% chance of being my girl
>what's with the cinder block monstrosity
it was built when I was 12, I just bought it is all.

I didn't buy it with building a fish tank in mind. I just bought it because the owner was willing to lend me the down payment. You do what you have to when you're young and poor."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838276 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:06:44")

I'm not the goldfish Anon that is worried about a 165 collapsing the floor of his shanty, it's just that a joisted basement is completely outside of my experience and I had no idea that people actually did stuff like that in dry climates.

I know that I could put takes of essentially the same capacity as my basement up if I wanted to. I just don't feel the desire to go larger than a couple hundred gallons, or to keep fish that need setups like that. Maybe one day I'll do a Esox Americanus tank, but that's about as big of a tank as I can see myself wanting to maintain."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838278 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:09:34" && image=="316740119_b7e22f9a68_b.jpg")

>then you have a 50% chance of being my girl
should have made me those waffles

>it was built when I was 12
the fuq, how long has the tank been running for?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838279 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:10:01")

I get it, I'm the same. the traditional long low tank just bores the fuck out of me.

about 25 years ago one of my favorite lfs's went out of business and was GIVING AWAY a 2000g acrylic cube with all the pumps and filtration. I wished like fuck I could take that reef tank home. But back then I didn't have a home.

so a dream was born. Maybe you'll have the same dream one day. Maybe not. It's fine either way. Size doesn't actually matter."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838281 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:12:40")

>the fuq, how long has the tank been running for?
the house was built in 1888, remodeled in 1985

the tank was built 15 years ago and broke 5 years ago. It doesn't exist anymore except as an empty glass box in my basement. It hasn't tasted salt in 5 straight years."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838283 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:16:39")

>tank broke
Fuck. Nothing worse than having to tear down a failure. Did you lose the livestock?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838285 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:18:35")

"Can I use java moss to make grassy 'hills'.

I'm thinking an assortment of rocks in the back, with java moss growing over them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838286 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:20:13" && image=="a (2).jpg")

all of it is dead but most of it would've died of old age by now anyways

it's not important. In the 5 years since it broke I have employed 18 people and made $4,000,000 in gross sales for my business.

I've been busy with things other than trigger fish and puffers."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838287 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:21:33")

nope, will look like shit. Get riccia"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838288 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:21:38" && image=="a (1024x809).jpg")

also I downsized to a 100g which is fun but doesn't stress me at all."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838289 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:22:36" && image=="1532661339437.png")

>I've been busy with things other than trigger fish and puffers.
like 4chins?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838290 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:24:30" && image=="1298850893632.jpg")


Once or twice a year I bid a federal contract worth 1/4 to 3/4 million dollars.

that's what keeps me in saltwater fish and 4chins."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838293 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:26:25")

Thanks anon"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838295 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:29:04" && image=="clowngoby.jpg")

What contract for?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838296 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:30:10" && image=="13-832x563.jpg")

give me a kiss"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838302 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:38:04" && image=="a2 (2).jpg")

Enviro services.
Say I bid on aa $750k job and pay $500k in payroll for people to do the work I make a flat $250k to do nothing. In reality I make about $125k doing nothing, but that's still pretty good pay."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838304 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:45:35" && image=="hersheykissunwrapped.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838307 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:53:43" && image=="Fed Contracting.jpg")

here's a brief rundown if you want to try it yourself

I've legit made over $3 million in the last 15 years doing just this"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838308 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:55:40" && image=="yellow-clown-goby-.jpg")

sounds boring desu"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838310 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)03:59:18" && image=="d2 (2).jpg")

boring as fuck, it's retarded.

but if you could work 10 hours a year and make $125k would you? Most people would.

the simple fact is 99% of people are stupid and will fuck up something even this easy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838311 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:01:46")

imagine paying thousands of dollars to have a tank like this
i would hide it in my basement too"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838313 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:03:26" && image=="banner.jpg")

it only cost about $5k and it got better looking after about 10 years."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838317 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:09:23" && image=="30165_400wh.jpg")

>but if you could work 10 hours a year and make $125k would you? Most people would.
I make good money from my investments and inherited my house. I don't need to work my 40 hour job, but I still do. Life gets fucking boring when you don't have to worry about money all of a sudden. I don't even know what to do with all the money I make anymore. why do we suffer schizo"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838319 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:10:10")

$5k is still thousands for a pile of broken cinder blocks with zero aesthetic qualities"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838321 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:13:16" && image=="P6080005.jpg")

ok, you might be my brother then.

I've got a theory about purpose and meaning but I want to publish it on a site that pays money because money is the real purpose and meaning.

in my case pussy is the purpose and meaning but money buys pussy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838325 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:15:17" && image=="SANY0006 (3).jpg")

do you expect me to argue with you?
I have an empty glass box in my basement without even cinder blocks.

$5k is nothing, it's what I make in a day."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838328 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:18:31")

so you agree that it looks like shit? interesting."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838329 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:20:43" && image=="1530691707098.jpg")

jesus christ, that shits so out of focus. why'd you even save that picture for so long

>money is the real purpose and meaning.
>pussy is the purpose and meaning
boringgggggggggggg. The real purpose in life is to call out people in paleo threads and have 50+reply autistic arguments on this shithole website.

You still waiting on biological singularity? Or was that a different anon I can't recall"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838332 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:25:50" && image=="lol.jpg")

>makes $5k per day
>cant afford decent camera"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838335 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:27:32" && image=="t.jpg")

it does indeed.

I blocked a solid 6" of height with the wood frame and another 6" of width with the wie seams. I'm fixing that as we speak. The cinder blocks were scaffold for live rock but I've deciddd on resin to replace that.

mark 2.0 will be better if I ever stop making money long enough to do the thing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838338 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:31:20")

>to do the thing.

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838340 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:32:19" && image=="a16.jpg")

>The real purpose in life is to call out people in paleo threads and have 50+reply autistic arguments on this shithole website.
I take it you've never had pussy.
it's just my dive camera.

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838344 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:35:48")

Anon, did you do any metal detecting over the summer? I was wondering if you were going to get out or not. I didn't really get a chance to myself. I brought my detectors to the beach with me but ended up spending hours collecting driftwood and rocks instead."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838345 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:37:56")

of course.
I found 2 ghost town saloon tokens which I sold for $350 on ebay. I still have one listed on there, I'll give you a cookie if you can find it.
One step closer to doxing me and finding out I am a millionaire as I claim."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838351 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:46:55")

Seems like all of the saloon tokens that sold for around that price are from everywhere but Colorado (WY, NV, CA, TX, etc.)."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838353 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:49:45")

yep, but searching sold listings and comparing to current listiings in CO will give you my online name (whipsaw).

from there it's a short walk to my profile. And that will tell you what I make according to the US government.

not that it matters.

what beach didn't you detect? I'd give my left nut to detect the gulf coast after a hurricane."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838354 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:50:54" && image=="token.png")

Maybe this one"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838355 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:51:36")

lorenze enama and charles dalri, 1900 Ibex"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838356 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:53:14")

I was drunk as fuck when I dug that.
It was in a business midden, probably a saloon dump. No bottles but lots of ash. If you search that name online it might take you to"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838359 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:56:49")

The beaches I didn't detect were Nehalem Bay State Park beach, city of Seaside, Oregon beach, Hug Point beach. Pretty much the whole coast from Seaside south about 30 miles. All has very easy access to the beach. I spent hours on the sand just dicking around and didn't see a single metal detector the whole time I was out. I bought fresh batteries and everything, but I was more interested in beachcombing. Maybe next time...

That brown token on tokencatalog looks like shit lol."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838361 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)04:59:02")

I was born and raised in OR. The tidepooling is great, the detecting is shit.

>That brown token on tokencatalog looks like shit lol.
it sold
The stumptown one won't sell but it doesn't matter. I selll to spread the love not to make money."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838362 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:06:39")

I agree that the detecting is shit. I've dug up more beer cans and old pull tabs than anything, at lakes and rivers mostly. The parks around here are shit too because the city landscapers don't give two shits if they run over a soda can or something and spread shredded aluminum all over the place. The few places that would be awesome to detect at locally are all protected as historical sites, so no real chance of checking the original homesteader's properties. Although, I do have all of the old maps from the 1800's and it wouldn't take too much work to see where the old swimming holes and saloons were at. Something to consider for next year.
I'm surprised the brown one sold, it's barely legible!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838363 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:12:07" && image=="a (3).jpg")

>I'm surprised the brown one sold, it's barely legible!
I don't really know whch one you're talking about, I've sold over 100 tokens in the last 5 years. I'm a metal detecting god around here, but only because I'm retired and have nothing else to do.

anyways, If I was back in OR I wouldn't be detecting. Maybe panning on the Rogue or doing federal contracting in Portland. But that's my homeland. Lincoln beach and boiler bay are my stomping grounds. I grew up in and around Salem."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838368 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:29:06" && image=="token2.png")

This one.
I've been panning on a couple of creeks around here, only found a few flakes. From what I understand, you aren't really supposed to do it without permission from the landowner or whoever. I know a lot of people dredge and that seems like the easy way to do it, something passive that doesn't require sitting in butt-ass cold water for hours at a time. Probably could have tolerated it in my younger years, but the cold fucks with my arthritis so its very hard for me to do. Same with detecting, hurts to dig even a small hole in grass. Worst part is, I'm not even 35."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838372 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:33:22")

that token was melted in a fire, Stumptown was burnt to the ground at least 3 times.

I sold it for a grand total of $10.50

I hear you on the cold, I def recommend federal contracting instead of prospecting if your goal is to make moneys

metal detecting $1500
federal contracting $1,500.000

same time period."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838375 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:38:41")

Interesting, I probably would have kept it for my progeny, although I have none right now. But little pieces of history are great.
Contracting honestly sounds easy, like you have the guy at the top (presumably you) who pulls everything together and makes sure that things are on time and on/under budget. I couldn't run cabling in an entire office by myself, but I could pull enough people together who could. That sort of thing. I think a lot of the contracts are bloated too, like it would be real easy to undercut someone by 5% or more and still make a ton of money."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838377 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:39:31")

"Do you guys name any of your fish? What are they called?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838379 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:42:05")

>I probably would have kept it for my progeny,
I would've kept it for my kids if I knew how little it was going to sell for. On ebay you never know.
My kids will inherit tens of thousands of dollars worth of tokens I never listed though.

>like it would be real easy to undercut someone by 5% or more and still make a ton of money.
exactly right you just need to know what the going rate is and you're set.

I've made about $3 million knowing what the right price is. That's all. If you don't know that you're fucked."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838380 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:44:58" && image=="P7040010.jpg")

just for fun"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838385 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:54:20")

Thats awesome, hopefully their kids and their kids kids keep them down the road. Seems like a lot of people these days dont have heirlooms or anything that has been in the family for very long, which is sad really. I don't know if it is like that in just our country because it is so young or if it is like that in other places like UK and Europe. The only real heirloom in my family that I can think of is a violin and a viola that was made by my grandma's great grandfather who was a shipbuilder but also a luthier. I fear that when she passes her kids, my uncles, will want to sell it off just like they did to the majority of the things my grandpa had acquired in his life, mostly firearms.
Have you contacted any local museums to see if they want to keep any of the tokens in a collection? I'm sure there is a nice pioneer museum that would appreciate it, assuming there isn't already such a thing. I'm not sure how common those tokens are."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838386 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)05:56:22")

The last two fish I named were a pair of angelfish, Fishy Foo and Reet. Reet because he is retarded and Fishy Foo because I was always so "come get your fishy foo'(d)" and the name stuck in my head. Fishy Foo died and it hit me pretty hard so I haven't named any fish since then. When my girl gets a new female betta, she always names them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838391 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)06:04:31")

I own the local museum, so it's a moot point.

History is the story of rich white men. That token records the story of Lorenze (Lawrence) Enama and Charles Dalri both of the Tyrol in Italy or Austria around 1899-1901. Both relatively wealthy immigrants brought to Colorado to work on the Little Johnny gold mine because of their experience in mining and high altitude. Both chose to run a saloon instead of mining, and both failed within the year.

Lorenze Enama moved to Durango Co where he owned and operated a saloon from 1912 to 1914 before he died. Charles Dalri disappears from the books entirely in 1900. Probably dead.

this history doesn't matter to anyone but me. I cold write a book about just the stuff I listed above but nobody gives a fuck about dead saloon keepers.

I have no opinion on heirlooms. If it makes you feel like you know your ancstors I am all for it. Eventually one of your kids willl sell it though. Same with my kids"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838394 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)06:14:29")

>I own the local museum, so it's a moot point.
I see...
>History is the story of rich white men
My favorite kind.

The history matters to some, but it isn't like the everyday man gives a shit about who or what came before him. I find history very interesting and engaging, but not something I would make a career out of or even major in. My stepdad has a degree from UCLA in some type of history, but he doesn't use it at all. He does some sort of process management or logistics for a shipping company or something like that. When I was in college, the professor of the Western Civilization classes was trying to convince people to major in history because there is still plenty of topics to be studied. He apparently did his dissertation for his PhD on 15th century poetry.
Do you know if either Lorenze or Charles have any modern descendants? Maybe they would be interested in some tokens."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838395 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)06:18:33")

I haven't found descendants of enama or dalri but I found the family of Bott which you might see in my pic I gave them some of their great-grandfather's saloon tokens and was met with considerable appreciation.

I understand, my great great grandfather owned a business in my town and I have some memorabilia from that business among my most prized objects.

I think history is mostly shit, but no more or less than current events are. Some of it is amazing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838435 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:07:57")

You don't need a green house, just get a 75 gal tank, some frag plugs and frag shelfs, a tang and some t5s"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838437 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:11:02")

>start off with brackish water

Literally don't do this"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838438 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:13:22")

Also a protein skimmer and some wave makers and heater, but you already knew that"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838444 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:31:40")

">multimillion dollar company
>employs dozens
>owns several museums
>retired at 40
>travels the world scuba siving

me too"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838452 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:42:44")

You forgot
>posts on 4chan

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838455 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)08:50:01" && image=="coral.png")

I think they are more expensive in an actual LFS, but you could check your local Craig's List."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838460 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)09:24:15")

Frags take years to grow big though but if you're willing to commit for that many years it can be rewarding.

[spoiler] or you could just get some green star polyps and some xenia [/spoiler]"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838478 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)10:06:34")

Zaku ofc
This morning I accidentally dropped the lid and Zaku freaked the fuck out and then stopped moving.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838482 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)10:16:07")

dont lie"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838492 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)10:35:35")

Rewarding like cash money rewarding or rewarding like wow thats beautiful rewarding?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838500 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)10:38:50")

Is that really the way zaku dies? What a weak fish. I've slammed lids and dropped them in the tank plenty of times and never killed a fish"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838507 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)10:45:24")

I meant more along the lines of start with guppies or something and then transition them to brackish water and then experiment with shit like dragon gobies and buy all the shit you need for saltwater as you raise the salinity."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838526 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)11:20:59")

Holy fuck this is retarded, please try it yourself anon"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838562 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)11:56:21")

I have kept low end brackish for a few years but i never transitioned to saltwater."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838631 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)13:08:57" && image=="2f7.jpg")

rewarding like holy shit I didn't fuck something up in my life"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838638 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)13:19:26")

I haven't seen him since. We'll see if the snail gets a feast."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838674 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)14:28:41" && image=="IMG-20181009-WA0011.jpg")

"planted hc cuba in my new tank. dry start. wish me luck.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838704 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)14:59:43")

"Any saltbros in here? I gone super deep into the freshwater fish and plants, but trying saltwater has always been on the back of my mind.

Any advice on starting up a 10 gallon FOWLR on the cheap?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838707 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)15:03:30" && image=="loling irl.jpg")

>Any saltbros in here?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838721 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)15:16:29" && image=="A600D3FC-9E3D-4A82-B62F-3F2FD0A92BD5.jpg")

"Boys are back In town";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838753 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)16:05:59")

just do it, also make it a reef tank, if you have any more questions you're probably not ready"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838754 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)16:06:06")

> In a thread with a dude with a broken 800 and an active 100."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838850 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)18:08:11")

there was just a conversation about corals tho"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838862 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)18:16:02")

>Any advice on starting up a 10 gallon FOWLR on the cheap?

this is the goldfish bowl of marine fishkeeping, nobody is going to give you any serious advice. You need to start with at least a 40g and plan on spending about $500.

a 10g FOWLR isn't impossible to keep, but it would be an absurd amount of work"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838864 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)18:18:50" && image=="PeaPuff.jpg")

"It's crazy how small these little guys are. Even crazier that they're not gonna get much bigger..";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838943 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)20:24:35")

Even crazier that they inevitably murder each other without a perfect sex ratio"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838965 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:02:10")

"When I feed my fish bloodworms, I always put the frozen cube into a bit of water, thaw the cube, then chop the worms up with scissors. The water always turns a murky red, but I dump the whole container into my tank. Is this fouling my water?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838966 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:02:27")

"I need help with guppy population management

I have maybe 50 guppies in my aquarium and i would like to have none.
how do i get rid of these guys humanely?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838967 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:03:10" && image=="1469321844737.jpg")

">filter in shrimp tank breaks while I'm at the hospital
>tank becomes infested with mosquito larvae
What the fuck do I do?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838969 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:07:31")

scoop them out with a net silly anon."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838970 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:07:34" && image=="15391335835701327455467.jpg")

"Zaku is alive and kicking";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838972 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:09:40")

give away to lfs, local fish group, post on craigs list, etc."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838978 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:15:51")

I'm supposed to have triops egga coming in the mail but in case they don't come what kind of invert is the most based to breed in a species tank? Just like neos? I've never done this before."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838984 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:21:14")

any type of snail"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838992 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:27:24" && image=="muh crab.jpg")

"check out my new panther /aq/";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2838995 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:29:24")

pretty cool crab, fully aquatic too. was it very expensive?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839001 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:32:41" && image=="muh crab 2.jpg")

it was only 10$ at a lfs, so not to expensive for me"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839003 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:34:55")

thats not bad, i was expecting more. do you have him in a species-only tank or what?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839018 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)21:45:38" && image=="muh crab 3.jpg")

I put some shite guppies in there to see how what the reaction would be. So far all he/she does is pick at the algae and doesn't even notice the guppies when they come near, so I might try adding some other fish in the future"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839061 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)22:25:07")

I do this. Nothing bad happens. 45% water changes weekly."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839063 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)22:26:31")

Good luck, plants are stupid."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839067 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)22:30:03")

Well I posted my tank yesterday (>>2837978,>>2837991,>>2837992,>>2837999,>>2838056) and the water is noticeably green today. The light is shit but is on probably too long per day, but it has been like this for months since I started the aquarium. The only thing I started doing differently was the chopped bloodworms. I'm worried soon my water will green to the point where I can't see my fish. I have a canister filter that I have been meaning to put on this aquarium but I haven't got around to it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839072 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)22:33:19")

post frontal shot plez"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839092 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)22:59:12")

Get a few more and attempt to breed them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839100 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:14:28")

green water indicates ammonia"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839101 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:14:30")

maybe try using a pipette to only put in the needed amount of worms, rather than just dumping a bunch in."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839107 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:18:17")

There is like 200 Endlers in there, I just put it in one of those worm feeder baskets and whoever gets it, gets it. I chop them up so more fish can eat them. After that, I feed flake and if I am feeling like a generous god, I may add in a frozen cube or two of brine shrimp.

I will test my water."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839118 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:36:11")

it may be gone, green water is rather effective at disposing of ammonia. next time feed less bloodworm. sometimes getting a new food is fun and its easy to go overboard. luckily you can kill green water practically overnight with a dose of hydrogen peroxide. a regular brown grocery store bottle is 3%. dose 2 ml of this per gallon of tank water. next day do a water change."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839121 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:38:59")

Not good...
So, in my sponge filters I modify it by adding an air stone to the end of the air line so that the smaller bubbles would make the filter more efficient. One or both of the air stones got clogged or something and stopped making bubbles. I had noticed it slowed down, but didn't know it was so drastic.
Ammonia: 2.0ppm
Nitrite: 2.0ppm
Nitrate: 40ppm

I think I fucked my cycle somehow. I feel like I need to do a large water change immediately."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839124 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:45:10")

yeah i never run airstones on sponge filters. massively reduces their filtering capacity, bigger bubbles make more succ.

2.0 ammonia is definitely in the "highly toxic" range. time for a 50%. i'd invest in some cancerous plants to help with your bioload. hornwort is the gold standard for livebearer tanks."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839125 && dateTime=="10/09/18(Tue)23:45:20" && image=="1537048923262.jpg")

>Ammonia: 2.0ppm
>Nitrite: 2.0ppm
>Nitrate: 40ppm"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839132 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)00:02:02")

Yeah its making much better bubbles now. I always thought the smaller bubbles would be more effiecent because of the larger surface area. I've got some floating plants I can add. I have some duckweed but I'm going to try to avoid that, maybe use dwarf watter lettuce or salvina instead.

Exactly how my fish feel. I haven't tested since April but everything seemed fine until the water started changing color."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839155 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)00:40:51" && image=="image.jpg")

"just felt like posting my tank, my big old albino bristlenose in the back";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839165 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)01:20:04")

"Is there anything I can do to help my Electric Blue Acaras breed? They are a breeding pair about 4 inches big in a 50 gallon tank.

Ammonia & Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: around 5ppm
pH: 7.5

I have been feeding them three times a day, with NLS pellets twice and bloodworm or another meaty food once."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839169 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)01:26:38")

you have a hard water? Lower the gH and the pH, add a slate, and raise the temp"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839177 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)01:42:58")

My experience with breeding SA cichlids says you should let the tank go for a month with no water changes and minimal topping off, temp a bit higher than normal, and feeding frozen bloodworm. This simulates dry season and conditions them for spawning. Then I usually wait for a storm (drop in barometric pressure) and do 50% water change. And after that 50% for a few days or until they spawn. I reduce feeding at this time, skipping days and when I do feed it's half as much. I add in a half a bucket of cold water at the end of each water change in my 75 gallon tank. Soft water and tannins helps with certain species but probably isn't necessary for those domesticated EBs. You can try adding leaves and using RO or rain water provided it's not at a temperature so low that would stress the fish. You can add leaves or alder cones after they spawn which helps prevent fungus among the eggs. It's common for cichlids to eat their first couple batches before they comprehend parenting. Once they get some size, I like to remove the pair to another tank and grow out the fry where they are. Transferring a whole batch of fry is a lot harder than catching a couple medium fish."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839189 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)01:56:13")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839191 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)01:57:56")

Got any tips for Old World Cichlids like Pelvicachromis drachenfelsi?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839203 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)02:05:40")

they're just like any other kribs lol. breed like guppies"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839205 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)02:10:16")

>have krib pair for one month
>bred easily (fry currently growing)
>have P. drachenfelsi for almost half a year
>not a thing

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839212 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)02:28:56")

you sure you got a pair? And did you do:

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839224 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)02:46:03")

Yeah I'm sure they are a pair. The male does his sexy dance often but haven't seen any fry. They dig their little caves and everything. It is possible they always eat them because they get spooked when the lights go on or off, I read about that sort of thing happening. My water is pretty soft, 50 TDS out of the tap but I haven't tried any sort of fish wizardry with pressure drops, water changes, and leaves yet."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839242 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)03:05:15")

How long should I wait before doing another test and water change? 24 hours?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839318 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)05:18:24")

They're way too fast. I've tried but they just disappear into the moss like they're laughing at me."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839355 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)07:15:41")

Throw a few guppies into there"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839358 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)07:22:02" && image=="birds-foraging-in-carpet.gif")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839369 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)07:32:28" && image=="hi-friend.gif")

fuck, wrong thread. Here is a gif of my axolotl instead."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839523 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)12:53:36")

Domesticate them and selectively breed for color."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839554 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)13:42:36" && image=="585c50591c00000a070ed216.jpg")

"Is there anything I can do for a sick apple snail?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839555 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)13:43:51")

Get a heater and toss a beta in there. He'll have a field day."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839557 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)13:49:25")

Imagine living in such squalid conditions that birds can "forage" in your carpet."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839585 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)14:29:51")

He will kill my shrimp. This is a breeding tank for a very small variety of shrimp that's virtually unheard of in the pet trade, I had tiny rasboras before and even they ate the babies."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839597 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)14:38:43")

Get an airstone in there and agitate the surface. It won't kill the larva, but it'll cause them to die when they try to emerge. Make sure there's no dead water on the surface."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839641 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)15:49:54")

How is it sick? Methylyne blue (for fungus) and aquarium salt (for wounds and injuries) might help"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839642 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)15:50:55")

What type of shrimp? Also half beaks and hatchet fish are almost strictly top dwelling fish and will not attack the shrimp at all."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839707 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:44:19")

Thanks, I'm already agitating it as much as possible with the filter but I might get an airstone too. Hopefully that'll take care of them.
Caridina nilotica, an African species. Me and some other dudes decided to breed some red, black and orange strains just for shits and giggles. They look like a cherry shrimp but a quarter of the size."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839712 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:51:32")

Damn that's tiny, got any pics?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839713 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:52:48")

Clean water is the key to recovery for many ailments. Good diet too, what do you feed him?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839714 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:54:17")

You have any results so far? I'd imagine it'd take years before you get even a tiny bit of differences between the strains."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839715 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:54:51")

Thanks for sharing"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839717 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:56:24")

Damn that's a lot of fish"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839719 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:57:25")

Snib snab :D"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839722 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:58:25")

So did you really scare him or what?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839723 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)17:59:28")

Richfags BTFO"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839724 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:00:38")

Awesome angels"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839726 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:02:13")

That's cheaper than saltfags will have you believe"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839727 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:02:16")

I actually have quite a few red ones. The dude I got them from did most of the breeding work over quite a long time but the color has definitely improved in my tank since I got them a year ago. I even successfully crossed them with cherry shrimp, but I'm still waiting to see if the offspring are sterile. It's hard to get a photo with my shitty-ass phone but I'm going to feed them tomorrow and then I'll try get a photo of them next to a cherry shrimp for comparison."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839728 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:03:22")

Post them"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839734 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:15:09" && image=="Shramp.jpg")

Fine, here's a picture with a few reds and darker wild types"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839739 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:18:22")

Idk, probably a similar tactic to breeding tricky SA fish if they are congo fish. The only congo fish I have bred are buffalo head cichlids. But they are from pool malebo which is basically a giant natural reservoir where I assume they breed year round and are ez pz to breed at home"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839740 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)18:18:40" && image=="Shromps.jpg")

And here is a comparison pic when I threw the wild type ones in with cherry shrimp to see what would happen"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2839928 && dateTime=="10/10/18(Wed)21:43:29")

He was very active until about a week ago, and now when he sleeps, he doesn't pull his shell in as much as he was. He also only slowly pulls it in it I prod him a bit, where as before he would tuck it in very quickly. Also his active time has been cut almost in half.
I keep the water pretty clean cause small tank.

Besides what the danios eat, he gets spinach, blanched cucumber, or boiled broccoli at least once a week, but I try to aim for twice a week.

I also asked the lady at the pet shop about it, and she said her snail breeder gives hers banana, so I just dropped a tiny piece in there.

Oh, and he also get's a tiny sliver of a Tum twice a month.

Weekly 50% water changes, gravel vac."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2840422 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)12:59:14")

"Is there like, something that I can add to my aquarium to promote algae growth for my pleco?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2840433 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:20:25")

Put something plastic in there that will leach out phosphate, that helps algae grow. Get a brighter light or make your current light cycle longer, that will also make algae grow. Only things I can think of off the top of my head."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2840526 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:42:45")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2840530 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:46:27")

Thanks, friends"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==2840787 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)19:31:05")

>Bidding a Fed Con under $5M.
Do you even set aside, bro?

t. Won $175M in contracts this year"