Comments for Aquarists Online http://www.aquaristsonline.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on So, Some More Fish Then by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/fish/#comment-38252 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:45 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2580#comment-38252 The fish as described above were placed in the aquarium (in the proper manner of course, allowing for acclimatisation). They have been in for several months now and all is well to date. For quite a while after introduction the flame angel was not happy with their presence. The blue damsel just skipped out of the way and hid, then came out again. The royal gramma hid more and appeared timid. They all ate well though. Now, after a longer period they seem to have properly settled and live together peacefully though the angel chases the damsel on occasion – it’s the damsel’s fault it seems to tease the angel then relies on it’s speed to shoot off and hide. It doesn’t happen very often though.

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Comment on The DIY Aquarium Stand – Some Resources To Help You by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/aquarium-diy/the-diy-aquarium-stand-some-resources-to-help-you/#comment-32063 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:37:21 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/aquarium-diy/the-diy-aquarium-stand-some-resources-to-help-you/#comment-32063 Glad all turned out well, you certainly saved some money,

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Comment on So, Some More Fish Then by John Cunninghamhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/fish/#comment-29195 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:11:49 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2580#comment-29195 It took some time and I’ve decided on the fish I’ll get. They need to be small, ‘easy’ and reasonably hardy. The first is a blue damsel (Chrysiptera cyanea) and the second a royal gramma (Gramma loreto). The gramma requires high quality seawater, which should always be provided anyway. The damsel could prove a problem if it was in the tank first but it will go in with the gramma and there is a boss fish there already, a flame angel (Centropyge loriculus). I’ve sourced the fish so… won’t be long.

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Comment on So, Some More Fish Then by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/fish/#comment-28446 Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:20:52 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2580#comment-28446 Hello Kevin.
Thanks for the suggestion. A blenny….I’ll have a serious look.

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Comment on Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent? by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/aquarium-care/is-seawater-quality-affected-by-fish-and-corals-to-the-sme-extent/#comment-27058 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:05:06 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2316#comment-27058 Glad that you like the text and find it useful.

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Comment on Fish Only Or Reef? by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/fish-only-or-reef/#comment-26853 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:37:58 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2437#comment-26853 Hello K&K glad you find the site good.

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Comment on Something Is Wrong! by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/something-is-wrong/#comment-26711 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:32:33 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2423#comment-26711 Another comment I missed Nick, that makes two! Again I don’t know how it happened, my apologies to you as well. Though they’re only fish we do get attached don’t we. Long lived fish is certainly what we want.

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Comment on Can You Leave It Alone? by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/aquarium-care/can-you-leave-it-alone/#comment-26703 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:29:58 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2375#comment-26703 Hello. Somewhat late with a reply, how I missed you I don’t know! My apologies. I hope you still visit and find things interesting and helpful.

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Comment on What Is The Best Algae Eater? by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/aquarium-problems/algae/what-is-the-best-algae-eater/#comment-26699 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:54:28 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/algae/what-is-the-best-algae-eater/#comment-26699 Hi. Yes zuchini can be fed to herbivorous fish, some take it with gusto. The vegetable should be sliced and the seeds removed. Some aquarists take off the rind. Then it should be boiled for up to a minute then placed on a base to cool. If the fish are to be fed this way regularly then preparation of several slices is helpful, when cooled they can go in the freezer. Before feeding obviously the slice should be de-frozen. It’s possible that the slice could float – if this is the case jam it down with a stone or a safe non polluting weight. Another good food that some fish really like is romaine lettuce, this too is boiled before a leaf is placed in the aquarium. The leaf can be held in place by plastic tweezers that attach to the aquarium glass with a sucker, these are available in some shops. If not it is easy to fasten a leaf to a single sucker meant for a pump etc. Uneaten food should of course be removed.

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Comment on Fish Only Or Reef? by Johnhttp://www.aquaristsonline.com/blog/general/fish-only-or-reef/#comment-26698 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:34:22 +0000 http://www.aquaristsonline.com/?p=2437#comment-26698 Hello. I take it you mean a reef aquarium with only corals and add fish later. This I agree with as it gives the corals a chance to attach and settle and the aquarist time to adjust rocks and coral positions before fish appear, this will reduce fish stress and be positive towards a healthy aquarium. I started my current aquarium 10 years ago in September and fish went in April the next year. Perhaps a long wait like that isn’t absolutely necessary but there hasn’t been any problem with the system or inhabitants at all (I did lose a fish, a damsel, but I believe this was an age thing). A lot different from my very first mixed reef 40 years or so ago!

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