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Old 03-04-2011, 11:53 PM   #71
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Good deal. He doesn't seem very shy at all. My father in law came over and he went into hiding for about 10 minutes, then started grazing again. He only poops on one side of the tank, reminds me of a puppy in a cage. haha
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:22 AM   #72
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The only problem I've run into so far with the food is the freeze dried mysis shrimp floats... I can't get it to sink down to the jawfish.
I have a small plastic cup that I'll fill up halfway with tank water, let part of the frozen mysis shrimp cube melt in the cup, then I pour that into the tank. It's cool because the return pump pushes them around so they look alive... jawfish loves them.
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yeah, you should never put the frozen cube in the tank. that water they freeze that stuff in is nasty. i thaw and rinse any store bought frozen food in a fish net before adding.
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I thaw the frozen food in a cup and mix it up before giving it to them. I was talking about the freeze dried, in the plastic can. Looks like rice krispies almost. What I did yesterday was just soak them in a cup of tank water for a bit and slosh them around and pour them over where the jawfish was, and the current pushed them down, but if he didn't get them they floated back up.

The frozen stuff (thawed) always sinks without a problem.
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Still no sign of the watchman goby.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:24 PM   #76
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your main tank is the usual tank with plastic trim that helps keep the glass from splitting apart. do Not use foam on that tank./ make sure the stand surface is flat and level. tanks that have glass bottoms go on a pad. hope you do well. hope im not to late to help
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Came home at lunch and scooped up the jawfish and took him to the LFS. They gave me $25 store credit for it. Can't complain about that! I'm gonna miss the little guy, but my tank is already clearing up a bit. He was great at causing sandstorms.
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Decided recently that my tank needs more rock. But I've bought all the live rock I'm buying (for this tank anyway lol) and none of the LFS ever have any base rock in stock. So I decided to try and make some myself!

I'll post pictures tomorrow when I take them out of the buckets - if they don't fall apart!
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make sure you cure them in water for about a month, or they will drastically effect the PH.
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I've already told my wife the tanks (not bowls) on the toilets may be used to house the rocks for a while, assuming they will fit.

Easy way to do lots of water changes. lol
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