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Old 03-19-2003, 10:58 PM   #11
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Emperors are running cartridges and wheels. Since I am going to be maintaining the tanks from now on, this will change. Since the tank has a CC substrate, I don't think there will be much in the way of nitrate control other than water changes and maybe some Nitra-zorb or a Purigen pack. I added a Seaclone today. It was the only thing that would fit on the tank. I'm was thinking on the way home that this guy was going to have to get a container (trash can) to mix up water in. His idea of a water change has been 5 gal monthly. He has also been feeding the lion and the moray live guppies. I told him that had to stop if he wanted them to live much longer. I'll try to get some pics of the tank when I go back over there...you just won't believe the shrooms. Aside from the hair algae, it's really a beautiful tank.
The fuzzy dwarf is about 4" long. The coral shrimp is HUGE...he probably measures 4-4.5" across his claws. Might try a lawnmower or sailfin blenny in there to combat the hair algae. I really don't want to make any changes that will adversely affect the shrooms though.
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Old 03-19-2003, 11:19 PM   #12
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The coral shrimp is HUGE...he probably measures 4-4.5" across his claws.
My snowflake moray eats shrimp that are 6" in length, probably 5-6 times the body mass of the CBS you describe, eventually it will be lights out for the shrimp.

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I have never known a sailfin or a lawnmower blenny to eat hair algae. I would suggest a another form of algae control.
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Old 03-19-2003, 11:24 PM   #13
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Hmm...I added a sailfin to the prop tanks and he decimated the hair algae in about 2 weeks. It was growing everywhere...big green tufts and a carpet on the racks. Now I'm worried about the blenny going hungry. I actually saw him munching on it at night (red light trick) so I know he was responsible. As to the shrimp, I'll tell the guy to say his goodbyes to it
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Old 03-24-2003, 02:43 PM   #14
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Walmart? i dont shop there, i happen to like my job. if everyone starts buying whatever they need there, that way cool cheap walmart is doing to put lots of stores out of business. i'd rather pay more and recieve good advice, not further all the hs dropouts from around here in their careers at wally world.

((I posted this in the wrong thread, i guess. I appoligize for that. I also appoligize about the comment about hs dropouts. I guess that is just my nearest WalMart, not all of them. And I also agree that there's a lot of other stores that hire unqualified personel, so that was a poor argument. I guess I have had some bad experiences with walmart and am bitter. Ill try to be a little more leniant ))
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I think there is a thread around here somewhere (probably in the archives) about buying from walmart. Where I agree with the sentiment and urge everyone to support their LFS, if we don't they won't be there. (even a marginal LFS is better than no LFS) I also urge you not to make comments about the intellegence level of people working for Walmart. No matter your opinion of them, they are doing an honest days work for honest days pay to support their families. My wife works for Walmart, she is hardly a HS dropout and is hardly unintellegent. Believe it or not, people put their health and lives in her hands every day, she is the one that fills their perscriptions. Also the emloyees that work in the Pet Dept may be ignorant of fishkeeping husbandry but that does not make them uninteligent, simply uninformed.
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OK, you got me on that one. It took a few minutes to make the connection. Perhaps information will be forthcoming as to where I should buy my garbage can? I wouldn't want to be advised by someone who is not current on garbage cans either. I mean...it's a pretty high tech product and I wouldn't want to miss out on the latest technology.
I was also not aware that Wal Marts hiring requirements were any different than say...Home Depot, Petsmart, Lowes, ect.... Perhaps there is some reliable info available that will confirm that they have a higher percentage of "hs dropouts" than other large chain stores?
Back to the subject, I'll plan on a large water change for both tanks as soon as I can get the garbage can problem resolved . I guess getting the skimmer running on the 135 will help some...parts for the pump came in today.
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