At last it's tank time

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Reply #285

So are you stocking in view of this forums background? Next up a Puffer/Toby lmao

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Reply #286

Amazon do them but not the same size as mine ,they're smaller, I'll see if the shop can get hold of the same ones I got which are extra extra large if you like , they do add a touch of avatar feel to the tank ,
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Thanks for letting me know.  Don't worry about finding out as I don't really have room for it, but I'll definitely be thinking about that if/when I rescape

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Reply #287

You can acclimatise some tropical fish slowly to live in saltwater systems.molly ,guppys etc ,
Friend of mine was trying to do this with a red tailed shark ,was going ok for almost 3 months in a quarantine tank slowly adding salted ro water but has died ,he reckons it can be done maybe by adding less salt next time ,
He's asked me if I'd have a go ,( you know me and a challenge )
I've declined this one at the moment although it would look really nice addition to my tank .
anyway think it's a bit cruel to the fish as it's freshwater,
But never say never ,who dares wins rodders,and all that lubbly jubbly stuff,
I'm tempted to but will see how he gets on with his second and last attempt at it ,
Watch this space for an update if he does manage to convert it successfully,If he does then I'm in to try it ,
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Reply #288

Sharks in the wild are very adaptable to surrounding conditions take the bull shark for instance that lives in rivers,
But
A lot of people don't actually know this but the red tailed shark isn't a shark at all or a member of the shark family,
It's actually a member of the carp family.
It's only called a shark because of its shape that resembles one .
Just a little bit of info there ,
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You can acclimatise some tropical fish slowly to live in saltwater systems.molly ,guppys etc ,
Friend of mine was trying to do this with a red tailed shark ,was going ok for almost 3 months in a quarantine tank slowly adding salted ro water but has died ,he reckons it can be done maybe by adding less salt next time ,
He's asked me if I'd have a go ,( you know me and a challenge )
I've declined this one at the moment although it would look really nice addition to my tank .
anyway think it's a bit cruel to the fish as it's freshwater,
But never say never ,who dares wins rodders,and all that lubbly jubbly stuff,
I'm tempted to but will see how he gets on with his second and last attempt at it ,
Watch this space for an update if he does manage to convert it successfully,If he does then I'm in to try it ,
Dave
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It is definitely doable, the two species listed (Guppies and Mollies) are Caribbean fish that can be found from 1.000 to 1.026 in the wild due to spawning locations and different needs of the stages of the development.  I had a Mollies and Mangroves tank for a few years that I ran on the saltier end of brackish (1.022), the Mollies grow MASSIVE in Saltwater and loved the GHA

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Reply #290

Hi everyone,sorry not been on here for a while not been very well but I'm ok now ,HOORAY,
I've added a couple of new bits to the tank today ,
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Reply #291

Full picture,
Don't worry if you can't see Doug he's gone to bed ,lol
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Reply #292

Oh shit just noticed you can't see Percy either ,he just went behind a rock as I took it ,
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Reply #293

There's Percy and you can see see Henry on the right ,
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Reply #294

Went to Brentwood today to have a look at two places there for the first time ,
1st was fintasia, not impressed so left there
2nd was Maidenhead aquatics, very nice ,not loads to choose from but we're clean and healthy and prices were very good ,that's where I got me 2 corals from,
Almost bought a nice looking powder blue tang aswell but not got me quarantine tank setup so thought I'd give it a miss this time ,didn't want to take any chances and put it straight in just in case it developed white spot ,as they are prone to it when added to a new tank ,defo go back there though plus me and the mrs had a nice carvary for dinner whilst we there ,
Think gonna concentrate on getting a few more corals in tank first now before any more fish .
The leather coral sulked straight away (as usual) so wasn't expecting that to open up for a couple days but just looking at it now it's fully opened as if it had been in my tank for ages ,impressed.
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Reply #295

Will look nice as it grows where I've put it ,got a nice bit of movement on with the current aswell
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Reply #296

Photo don't do it justice really it's not a bad size ,it's about 8 inches across .
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Reply #297

Percy seems to be taking an in interest in the hammer coral so think I'll have to make a protection thing for it for now just till it gets established in the tank don't want to lose it straight away ,if Percy wants to do things like this then he can go ,
This is what I'm going to get tomorrow something like this to cover the hammer with for now  ,

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Just a temporary solution to give it a chance to get settled in .
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Reply #298

Obviously trim it up to fit over it just for now ,
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Reply #299

Morning Ratvan me ole mucker ,how's things with you ,good to see a friend seems ages since been on here ,lol
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