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16 – any fish/coral/inverts you think shouldn’t be kept in aquariums?

There’s sooo many… my biggest one would probably be whale sharks. I’ve seen them being kept over in Japan and I think that they truly can’t be provided for in captivity space wise. On a smaller scale, I disagree with the widespread capture of dragonets for the aquarium trade. While some people may have luck in keeping them, the majority of aquarists just can’t sustain the copepod populations to sustain them. The vast majority of them slowly starve to death, so yes, I don’t think they should be kept in aquariums unless provided for appropriately.

24 – what comment do you get most about your aquarium or the fact that you keep saltwater?

“Isn’t that hard work? Like, they’re a lot of maintenance right?”

Yes… they’re tough, but I’ve found having a strict maintenance routine makes it ever so easy. Check your salinity every day, test your water once a week, frequent water changes and feeding appropriate amounts of food make keeping a reef tank that much simpler.

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23 – ever been to a real reef?

I haven’t!! I’ve found some maybe corals in tide pools, and I’ve found tons of cool sea life, especially at tide pools in California, but I haven’t been to a reef yet!

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23 – ever been to a real reef?

I haven’t!! I’ve found some maybe corals in tide pools, and I’ve found tons of cool sea life, especially at tide pools in California, but I haven’t been to a reef yet!

The marsh was so pretty today! Lots of crabs, …

The marsh was so pretty today! Lots of crabs, fish, fry, and shrimp hanging out down there

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letsgetsalty:

I’m becoming one with the crabs

Just hangin in the marsh. Listening to punk rock. Crabs crawling all around me.

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I’m becoming one with the crabs

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letsgetsalty:

🐡 Reefblr Asks 🐡

There aren’t a lot of reefblrs, but here!!

1 – softy or stony?

2 – what size tank do you consider a nano?

3 – ever been stung by something in your tank?

4 – do you dose a lot of products? Or only keep corals your tank will support on its own?

5 – ever had any cool hitchhikers?

6 – opinion on clownfish?

7 – sump, back chamber/all-in-one, or no filtration?

8 – dream fish?

9 – dream coral?

10 – dream invert?

11 – opinion on wild-caught fish?

12 – do you get your livestock from a store or online?

13 – how did you get into the hobby?

14 – how long have you been in the hobby?

15 – do you know anyone in person who keeps saltwater?

16 – any fish/coral/inverts you think shouldn’t be kept in aquariums?

17 – most expensive coral you own?

18 – most expensive fish you own?

19 – bristle worms- good or bad?

20 – meticulously clean and trimmed, or messy and grown out?

21 – a misconception about saltwater aquariums/fish/corals you wish you could dispel?

22 – have you had any negative experiences with people in the hobby?

23 – ever been to a real reef?

24 – what comment do you get most about your aquarium or the fact that you keep saltwater?

25 – ever had to deal with a power outage?

26 – ever moved a reef tank?

27 – bare hands, gloves, or tongs to move coral?

28 – advancements you look forward to seeing in the hobby?

29 – do you look up to anyone in the hobby?

30 – what did you think of Finding Nemo?

31 – do you see reef tanks as ‘expensive TVs’ or are you more emotional invested?

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you, a fool: white noise machine

me, also a fool, but a fool who is a fishkeeper: the sound of three filtration systems

New article on Aquariadise: Aquarium snail typ…

aquariadise:

Okay, I know how much you guys love snails. There was already the article on aquarium snails you DO want in your tank, but now there is more. 

2200 words of snail goodness, to be precise! 🎉

You can read all about snail keeping & snail types on Aquariadise here. 🐌

Not enough snails for you? Join the Aquariadise Freshwater Invert Keepers FB group to share photos and read other aquarists’ experiences.

Feeding the filter feeders!

Feeding the filter feeders!