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[Sends you my unconditional love and support b…

[Sends you my unconditional love and support bc you're amazing and wonderful!]

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we dont really know each other but i follow u …

we dont really know each other but i follow u from fishblr and i just wanted to say, from one trans person to another, coming out to a family member is so difficult, it took me years to finally do it and i still havent 100% came out… but you are very brave for even deciding to come out to ur mother. i hope it goes alright for u. stay strong

Thank you ❤️

It’s been a couple years and I’m so fed up with being closeted but I’m terrified to come out, honestly. You and everyone else being here for me has helped so much.

I hope that whatever situation you’re in now, things go well for you

after looking at how cute that Halloween tank …

after looking at how cute that Halloween tank setup is, do you know how we can tell what's safe to put in fish tanks? it looks like those decorations are mostly for miniature / fairy garden decor, I'd love to be able to use that in my tank as well, I just don't know what's usable and what isn't?

I know a couple things! If you’re getting silk plants or fabric things you’ll want to boil them first. You can also look at setting the dye if it leaches.

You don’t want anything with exposed metal*. Plastics 2 and 5 are completely safe for aquariums. If I remember correctly styrofoam is too (plastic 6). Some acrylic paints are safe to use*. Some rocks can alter pH or minerals, there’s a vinegar test you can do to see.

You want to watch for chipping or leaching in any aquarium decorations, even store bought. You also want to consider the size and behavior of your fish to make sure they won’t get stuck in or choke on any of the decorations!

If there’s a specific thing you are looking for, you can probably find information about it on forums. That’s been my best lead on obscure aquarium knowledge.

*these thing, when completely sealed with an aquarium safe epoxy or silicone or other sealant, can be made aquarium safe

hey, what would you recommend as a tank for so…

hey, what would you recommend as a tank for someone just starting to get into saltwater? ive kept freshwater tanks for years now, but i fell in love with coral scapes and am not sure where to start

Hi!! You can see other posts where I’ve answered this in my “tank suggestions” tag!

I usually recommend around 30 gallons as a beginner salt tank! 40 breeders are popular as well. The same is true that parameter wise bigger is easier, but with salt tanks a middle sized tank can be more manageable with making RO and salt water.

You’ll need an RO system and marine salt – I use instant ocean. Some pet stores also sell RO or saltwater, but it can be expensive.
Since you’re looking at corals you’ll also need a good light! There are plenty out there, and if you start with soft corals it won’t matter too much which light, as long as it’s made specifically for reefs. Probably order one online instead of what chain pet stores carry.
That being said, it’s best to start off with soft corals! They’re much less demanding than stony corals, and you won’t need to worry about dosing calcium or trace elements. Mushroom corals are great, as well as zoanthids. Snake polyps are cool, but not as common. Xenia, Kenya tree, and green star polyps are frequently recommended as beginner corals, but personally I’d steer clear of them as they can grow very very fast and choke out a tank.

Reef2reef is an AMAZING saltwater forum!! I’m not on there much, but it’s full of great people and you can find an answer to pretty much any question you have!
Hope this helps, and feel free to send a message or ask if you have any more questions! 😀

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How do you set the dye?

How do you set the dye?

Put the silk plants in a bucket with a gallon of water, a cup of vinegar, and a fourth cup of salt. Let it sit over night. It’s normal for it to leach a little when it soaks but it shouldn’t after that!

hey are you okay with being messaged for fishk…

hey are you okay with being messaged for fishkeeping questions? I want to get into fish, I've been doing a lot of research but sometimes google gives me uncertain answers ;o;

Yeah absolutely! I’m not the most knowledgeable in some areas but I can at least help point you in the right direction

Hey do you mind if I can repost your "ste…

Hey do you mind if I can repost your "steal her look" post on my Facebook? I'm not popular or anything i just like it. I'll source you and everything

Yeah, sure, just credit it to this account 😀 send me a link if possible??

is that a storebought co2 system or one of the…

is that a storebought co2 system or one of the homeade yeast ones? i've heard the homeade ones can be unpredictable :-/

It’s one I got online. All the tubing and metal parts come pre-assembled, then it has a recipe to produce the CO2 with citric acid and baking soda. Unpredictable in what way?? The only thing I really see that could go wrong is it running out of CO2, which isn’t a big deal.

How do you do water changes with Arp's ta…

How do you do water changes with Arp's tank in such a narrow compartment?

I use airline to siphon the water out and a cup to pour it back in. It actually isn’t too difficult