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Old 08-25-2011, 01:49 AM   #21
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oh i forgot heater :P
i got one of those cheap ones at walmart that stay at 78F

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:51 AM   #22
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Okay haha I was thinking about that
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:03 AM   #23
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Well DBrown, I now feel accomplished. I have given advice to lots of people on here, but if I've gotten someone to QT for the 1st time, I am very pleased.

I really hope you pursue a set-up!
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:09 AM   #24
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Haha I'm glad you feel that way, I'm very thankful for you posting this thread, it's people like you and people that converse on threads that really help out beginners that don't know too much, like me lol
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:10 AM   #25
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And yes, mine will definitely be set up by the Sunday
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:21 AM   #26
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Here's the funny thing... I was watching this forum and a bunch of others for about a year before I started posting.

I've had a SW tank less than (2) MONTHS. Yup, but reading, researching till my eyes bled, asking lots of questions. I'm to the point now, that I'm very confident I give sound advice... and if I'm unsure, I let one of our experts chime in.

In all honesty I probably have more hours into reading and researching SW and reefs than I do in my Bachelors and Masters degrees combined. That is no joke!
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #27
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Wow, that's crazy and I feel like I'm leading towards that same road lol I downloaded this app on my phone about 2 weeks ago and I live on it always reading about stuff I think I need to know or just the things I'm interested in, and I'm all about asking questions, whether it's in somebody else's forum or starting my own and hopefully my questions are something other beginners are looking for too but may just be a little too shy to ask. I would rather ask a question on any little thing I see that may be harmful in my tank because I would rather gain the knowledge than have anything die
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:50 AM   #28
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Absolutely, Carey and Buffy both have very good, and very LONG build threads that answer tons of questions along the way.

I swear, Carey's 125 build could be the next NY Times best seller!
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:25 AM   #29
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Haha yea carey has been very helpful not only in the threads but I pm'd her about so base rock that I saw her say something a while back as I was just reading through different ones and she go back to me quickly and told me all about it, and one of her tanks that I'm thinking of is amazing, it might be the 125, not sure
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:31 AM   #30
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Have you see her pic of the month its awesome and yes her threads are fantastic
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #31
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I don't think I've seen it, don't know how to
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:15 PM   #32
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Thanks guys for the kind words. i work all day researching and posting on here. yeah, I'm home all day with not much to do but take care of fish and research. I for sure do more researching and reading than I ever did for ANY college course. I am like a sponge, I just love to absorb knowledge.

As far as my threads, they do get a bit long but I ask alot of questions not just for me but for those reading. Some dumb ones too just in case.

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It was a shot in a million as I suck at photo taking. LOL And since that photo was taken my watchman has gone from brilliant yellow to a pale white as he is stressed about the new clowns I added. Hoping he'll hold on long enough for me to move the clowns.

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Aww he's a beautiful fish, I hope he gets better soon
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Thanks, I hope so too. he is very aggressive for his type of fish, he is always doing the open mouth lunge at the scooter and the scooter could care less. he doesnt actually attack any fish just does the mouth thing which I find hilarious. lol I find it even funnier that not one fish gives a darn about him but yet he's stressed. I'm itching to do a water change but I dont wanna stress the poor guy to death .
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Reminds me of a chihuahua trying to scare a great Dane lol soundslike it would be funny to watch, is he in the 125, just wondering why he would be so stressed about putting 2 fish in, he should have plenty of tank to himself
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My watchman gobie is a chicken. Though I often see him at the mouth of his cave watching the other fish. I always hear an old man in my head yelling "get off my lawn". It's that grumpy face, as my wife puts it
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Haha they sound interesting, I may look into one later on down the road
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Did anyone have a problem with maintain their pH in a QT? I set up a 20g long, but the pH dropped to around 7.0 . So far, i've been using marine buffer to try to raise it, but I was hoping there is a natural way to maintain the pH. I have a penguin 200 filter on the tank so I think that's enough surface agitation.
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Reminds me of a chihuahua trying to scare a great Dane lol soundslike it would be funny to watch, is he in the 125, just wondering why he would be so stressed about putting 2 fish in, he should have plenty of tank to himself

The YWG is in my 29g cube with a goby, a mandarin, a scooter and for now the two b&w clowns. Its not like theyre crowded in either, the citron goby mostly perches, the mandarin is alwasy flitting around and the scooter is all over the sandbed scooting usually. Don't know what the YWG issue is. He did the same color turning thing after I did a pwc last weekend. i guess he's just sensitive or grumpy as another put it. LOL He does have a grumpy look on his face all the time
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Did anyone have a problem with maintain their pH in a QT? I set up a 20g long, but the pH dropped to around 7.0 . So far, i've been using marine buffer to try to raise it, but I was hoping there is a natural way to maintain the pH. I have a penguin 200 filter on the tank so I think that's enough surface agitation.
I had the same prob until i started using the water from my DT after that it seamed to stay around 8-8.2
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