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Old December 21st 05, 01:09 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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One thing, though, is that it's different for an
experienced reefer to start out a tank with an expensive
fish, than it is for a new fish keeper to start out with
an expensive fish. New fish keepers make lots of mistakes.

Wayne Sallee
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Roy wrote on 12/20/2005 6:30 PM:
MOst folks regard a Damsel as a cheap fish which is very abundant at a
very cheap price ( Often for less than $3.00 with mewmber card at
Petco) as a way to test your waters and see if everything is on
par........That way if something is not quite right your not out a hea
of money if they croak....I view it like this.I trust my test kits and
my knoweledge..I would not feel any different placing a damsel in a
new setup that was properly cycled and water parameters in check than
I would a an Angel fish of $30.00 If the water is right and conditions
are what they should be then things should be fine as long as they are
introduced one or two at a time, depending on how large a system it is
and your filtration.

If I was going to have any damsels, I would add them last so they are
the new guys on the block so they may not be so boisterous and already
have established territories setup......

I do not believe in sacrificing any fish to test the
waters......simple if its not right for a high dollar fish then no
fish go in it. The only exceptions would be fish that eat mainly
copepods etc such as dragonets, and in that case the tank would have
to be pretty well establised and aged with a large population of stuff
for the dragonets to eat. I see lots of dragonets getting sold at
various places and when you talk to the ones buying them they say
things like, yea, we just got our 55 gal setup cycled and have had 4
damsels in it for a month, or yea we have one up now for about a
year......so now were going to add those pretty dragonets......which
on rare occasions will eat prepared foods but most times they starve
in most any tank that is not well established. Its a real shame, but
evidently they are pretty abundant just like damsels as around this
part they go for under $15 a fish.......

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Old December 21st 05, 01:11 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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I still think that the number one stupid mistake of the
century is when a lady purchased some live rock from a
store, and took it home and put it in the aquarium, only
to find out that it had bugs on it, so she took it out and
sprayed it with raid, and put it back in. Naturaly
everything died. :-)

Wayne Sallee
Wayne's Pets



Wayne Sallee wrote on 12/20/2005 8:09 PM:
One thing, though, is that it's different for an experienced reefer to
start out a tank with an expensive fish, than it is for a new fish
keeper to start out with an expensive fish. New fish keepers make lots
of mistakes.

Wayne Sallee
Wayne's Pets



Roy wrote on 12/20/2005 6:30 PM:

MOst folks regard a Damsel as a cheap fish which is very abundant at a
very cheap price ( Often for less than $3.00 with mewmber card at
Petco) as a way to test your waters and see if everything is on
par........That way if something is not quite right your not out a hea
of money if they croak....I view it like this.I trust my test kits and
my knoweledge..I would not feel any different placing a damsel in a
new setup that was properly cycled and water parameters in check than
I would a an Angel fish of $30.00 If the water is right and conditions
are what they should be then things should be fine as long as they are
introduced one or two at a time, depending on how large a system it is
and your filtration.

If I was going to have any damsels, I would add them last so they are
the new guys on the block so they may not be so boisterous and already
have established territories setup......

I do not believe in sacrificing any fish to test the
waters......simple if its not right for a high dollar fish then no
fish go in it. The only exceptions would be fish that eat mainly
copepods etc such as dragonets, and in that case the tank would have
to be pretty well establised and aged with a large population of stuff
for the dragonets to eat. I see lots of dragonets getting sold at
various places and when you talk to the ones buying them they say
things like, yea, we just got our 55 gal setup cycled and have had 4
damsels in it for a month, or yea we have one up now for about a
year......so now were going to add those pretty dragonets......which
on rare occasions will eat prepared foods but most times they starve
in most any tank that is not well established. Its a real shame, but
evidently they are pretty abundant just like damsels as around this
part they go for under $15 a fish.......

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Old December 21st 05, 12:54 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Wayne Sallee wrote:

I still think that the number one stupid mistake of the century is when
a lady purchased some live rock from a store, and took it home and put
it in the aquarium, only to find out that it had bugs on it, so she took
it out and sprayed it with raid, and put it back in. Naturaly everything
died. :-)


I've worked in retail for years and that is pretty much the funniest
thing that I've heard yet!

mark h
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Old December 21st 05, 10:07 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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I'd stay away from the Damsel fish, try catching that
aggravating tormenting sucker in a 400gal later. LOLOL

I guess some floating food and a cast net might work. :-)

Wayne Sallee wrote:

TekCat wrote on 12/19/2005 7:08 PM:

2 at the time the most. Wait loooooong time between additions.


Umm ,,, this is a 400 gallon tank, not a 55 gallon tank :-)

Most people start out with damsels, not larger expensive fish.

Wayne Sallee
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Old December 22nd 05, 03:02 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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RicSeyler wrote:
I'd stay away from the Damsel fish, try catching that
aggravating tormenting sucker in a 400gal later. LOLOL


Don't bother. Just pick up a decent size Volitan or Grouper.

George Patterson
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Old December 22nd 05, 01:38 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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I had a devil fish (small blue fish in damsel family) in a 2 gal pico
for a little while with the intentions of only housing it there until
I got the other tank finished, as a person had a tank leak and needed
to get rid of the fish etc, so I wound up with this little fish of
perhaps 1.25" in length. Small tank, I figured no problem in such a
small tank, yea right, I just about had to remove all other inhabs and
LR and still had a hassle catching that little damsel........

On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 03:02:27 GMT, George Patterson
wrote:
RicSeyler wrote:
I'd stay away from the Damsel fish, try catching that
aggravating tormenting sucker in a 400gal later. LOLOL

Don't bother. Just pick up a decent size Volitan or Grouper.

George Patterson
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Old December 24th 05, 08:18 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Wife caught me cheatin' on her last night with her sister and through a
hammer through the first thing she could hit and it wasn't me.

So much for the 400 gallon tank. Talk to yawl l8r.


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Hi guys!! How's it going?

Say, I just bought a new fish tank for my kids as a present for Christmas.
It was used, but I couldn't resist it. 400 gallons!!! I paid $1,000 for it
and the oak stand. It is square in shape and about 6 feet long on all
sides and 2.5' tall on a 3 feet tall stand. Viewing is about eye level for
an adult.

Wondering how soon I can put fish in the tank. I have over 600 lbs of live
sand that was sold with the tank and we kept 30% of the old water and
added 70% new RODI. The tank has a huge skimmer about the size of an old
gas pump that sits externally to the tank. The tank is turned over at
least 40 times per hour according to the guy I bought it from due to the
humongous dual pumps also running externally to the system. The sump for
this thing has a capacity of 250 gallons and is under the tank in the base
of the stand. You guys have to see pictures of this!!!! It's freaking
awesome!!!

So!! How soon can I add fish and more liverock? The chemistry is
awesome!!!!



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Old December 25th 05, 04:34 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Bobbin' for Charlie wrote:
Wife caught me cheatin' on her last night with her sister and through
a hammer through the first thing she could hit and it wasn't me.

So much for the 400 gallon tank. Talk to yawl l8r.


Oh my GOD I hope you're kidding....


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Old December 25th 05, 12:53 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Oh my GOD I hope you're kidding....

If he is, that's one of the most unique trolls I've seen in a long time
.....

Though when I read the original post, I thought the wording was a
little suspicious. "The chemistry is awesome" ??

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Old February 24th 11, 05:42 PM
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Nitrogen cycle is a natural way to handle leftover food and animal waste generated (such as fish). This is caused by bacteria and become established in the tank when the food supply. No fish means no bacteria are usually always be established.
 




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