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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
After my $4000 tank build, $450 first water bill,...

After my $4000 tank build, $450 first water bill, $200 in salt, $??? In testing kits and whatever else needed to get the water parameters right, and $800-$1000 in fish, I would love to take a...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-03-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By SteveJP
Sorry I mentioned the size of he tank in the...

Sorry I mentioned the size of he tank in the previous post. I forgot I put it in the one before hand. I've had a rough day dealing with the flu:(
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-03-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By SteveJP
I'm sorry to sound "needy", but this is all new...

I'm sorry to sound "needy", but this is all new stuff for me. What kind of stuff would I need to build it? Does any one have any good links to other threads or websites that have DIY instructions...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-03-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By SteveJP
Thanks for the info:). I really want to put one...

Thanks for the info:). I really want to put one to an Oscar tank I want to build (hopefully next year). It seems that they say at the bottom/hide a lot, so the oscars shouldn't really pay attention...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-03-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By SteveJP
I want to build a sump

I'm looking to build a sump in the future for an Oscar tank. Dimensions are 73"x27"x27"(215 gallon). It's going to be constructed of 12mm acrylic. The stock is going to be 4 oscars, 1 black...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By SteveJP
Bichirs

Was at a pet smart and saw a dinosaur bichir. The employees could only really tell me that they got really big 14-18". And they are very aggressive. I've usually found the info I get from there is...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-30-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
I defiantly will. I'm going to take a few years...

I defiantly will. I'm going to take a few years and do research on everything I'm going to put in the tank. The jewel tang is definitely something I would love to get. I don't understand why they...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-30-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
By my understanding, I want to do reef. I would...

By my understanding, I want to do reef. I would like some corals in it. I really like the plant life, but I don't want to get too extravagant with the decor.
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 09-29-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By SteveJP
I absolutely love my fish! I'm on vacation in...

I absolutely love my fish! I'm on vacation in Mexico, and no one here understands my obsession with wanting to snorkel and see the reefs (I know, not salt water thread, but there is no one with me...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-29-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
Awesome! Thank you

Awesome! Thank you
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-29-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
Money is really not an option when it come to...

Money is really not an option when it come to stocking. I want to do it right when it comes to keeping healthy fish. I really like the coloration of the dwarf angels too. Another though, kind of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
These are all great ideas. I really new to...

These are all great ideas. I really new to saltwater. I've been told that it easier to start a saltwater tank in a large tank vs a small tank. I've had quite a bit of experience with fresh water: ...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveJP
Stocking ideas

As I snorkel in the reefs of Cancun, I realize I want a saltwater tank. My wife really wants a kole tang, so I want to build a tank for her in a few years. (Going to do a lot of research on...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-10-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By SteveJP
Fish suppliers??

Idk if this the right forum to go to, but couldn't find an "appropriate" thread. I'm looking into opening my own "lfs" in the neighborhood. I've surveyed my area and I have a possible location set....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-02-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By SteveJP
He's a crown tail. The previous few we're all...

He's a crown tail. The previous few we're all dragon scale half moon betas. I didn't think there would be a temperament difference.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By SteveJP
I understand that. My parents put a beta in with...

I understand that. My parents put a beta in with their guppies and he acts like a normal fish. Same with the beta I had for a few years before this one. I thought I was having a good streak of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-02-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By SteveJP
I'll give him some more time to see if he...

I'll give him some more time to see if he settles. If not, I think Mr Grumpy Gills will be moved to his own tank.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-02-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By SteveJP
Grumpy betta

Is there any way to calm him down? I introduced him to my 45 gal community tank. It's stocked with guppies, platies, skirt tetras, and cory cats. He was doing good for 6 days or so, then he...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
I found a fish store in town that sells Manzanita...

I found a fish store in town that sells Manzanita wood. I didn't even know they were here. I was told that I just have to rinse well then put it in. I'm going to go that route when I get the $$$
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
I'll add the drift wood on one of my days off so...

I'll add the drift wood on one of my days off so I can be home and keep a constant check on the water.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
The tannis isn't so much of the worry. It's...

The tannis isn't so much of the worry. It's waking up and seeing 19 dead fish. I doubt many, or any will die. Since I don't have a turkey boiler, I think I'm going to bake the wood I have for 25...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
I thought about that, but I didn't know if that...

I thought about that, but I didn't know if that would work. How do I know when the wood is safe to introduce to the tank?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
No:(. I know some people who do, but I think...

No:(. I know some people who do, but I think they would look at me weird if I told them I was boiling wood. I'll see what I can com up with:)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
Yes. Just not as big (about half the size in...

Yes. Just not as big (about half the size in length). How do you boil something that big?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-18-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By SteveJP
When make dinner, I usually cut up cucumbers,...

When make dinner, I usually cut up cucumbers, celery, or lettuce and throw a piece or two of it in there for them. Is that okay as well? If so how often/much should I do it? Their main diet is...
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