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Posts Tagged ‘quarantine’

[Friday AM Quick Tip] Why Your Fish Quarantine Tank Doesn’t Have To Be Up 24/7

I’m quarantine every fish before it comes into my system. And here’s how I keep from having to keep a quarantine tank up and running in between quarantining groups of fish

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues) Expect That Tang To Get Ich

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): You can expect a tang to get ich (cryptocaryon irritans).

The rest of the story: Expecting a fish to get a disease is the equivalent of saying, “Nothing I can do, it is going …

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Friday Morning Quick Tip: 2 Important Steps When Receiving New Fish

Adding new fish to your saltwater tank is excited for you and it can be stressful for the fish. Here are two important steps I follow whenever I get new fish to help them transition easily. NOTE: I quarantine all …

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 5/19/2014

Clams were on the menu this week for the Midday Monday Q&A.

Links in this show:

  • Virtual Tank Build Program
  • Chicago Talk
  • Quarantine Guide


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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Lethal Isopod Carrying Shrimp

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): A shrimp with an isopod should be removed from your tank because the isopod can attack your fish.

The rest of the story: This advice has a small bit of truth to it. Certain types of …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): Semi-Solitary Confinement Works Great For Fish Quarantine

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): A separate tank plumbed into your display tank works fine for a quarantine tank.

The rest of the story: Placing a fish in a separate tank, yet having that tank plumbed into your display tank such …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Becomes Mr. Sustainability?

While I didn’t think I could directly add to the sustainability of the planet, the SPC thinks I can.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is an international organization that helps Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development. The SPC …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip #99: Ask Before You Buy

If your new finned friend came from a hyposalinity environment, you need to raise the salinity slowly over the course of a week of more.  Therefore, when shopping either at your local fish store or online, ask this question before …

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How to Pimp Out a Saltwater Tank

Some people pimp out their cars, this guy chose to pimp out his saltwater tank in true reef junkie fashion. Dave Burr of Vivid Aquariums, the builder and designer of this system, guided my tour. That means I got to …

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