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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Articles and Care Guides:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/

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>>3118213
Not him, but I've heard it's an assload of work compared to freshwater. That has been the main thing putting me off starting one other than the cost to stock it.
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>Have dwarf baby tears completely carpeting a 20L tank without CO2.
>Grows slow, but I don't mind.
>I've melted every Anubias I've ever owned.
>Manage to kill every crypt I buy within a month.
>Just woke up to find it floating in my tank because the roots rotted off of it.

I'm cursed I swear. Every time I try something easy I can't do it, but I somehow fail upwards and the picky shit loves me.

I used to keep orchids in my house before we moved and I never had a problem. When we moved out here I managed to kill my wife's spider plants and a geranium in the course of a week while she was finishing a project at her old job.

I'm honesty too scared to even try fish at this point. I'd probably kill a goldfish.
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>>3118278
Get white clouds and if you manage to kill them then you a definitely not ready for a fish. You couldn't kill those things if you tried, they're invincible and probably the best beginners fish even for kids.
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>>3118278
How did you manage to carpet a whole tank without CO2, but can't keep alive an anubias? I left mine abandoned in an old empty tank for 2 years, never changing the water, covered in algae, and that fucker actually grew bigger
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I really enjoy collecting plant and moss species, have about 60 now. Buy them from all over, so of course I have BBA by now. I pick out and destroy any visible signs of it (not a lot) but clearly the spores are there.

Is there some way to totally eradicate this shit? I want to eventually sell plant packages to people with similar interests but if there's a chance BBA spores come with it I would feel weird about it ethically.

Why do they hate me anon?
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Develop wings and become a parasite
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>>3117483
Because you touch yourself at night
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>>3117518
>Because you left a bad review on imdb of 8 Legged Freaks

Underrated comment.
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they can chemically sense your apprehension and repressed aggression

seriously just say hi like you would to a cat or dog

doesn't matter if they actually understand english or not, the point is that if you're sincere then your body chemistry is different and they'll know
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cus u one of them spooky niggas

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>>3117798
You're 45 days too late
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sorro
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>>3117905
Xorro?
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foxsluts

happy
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>>3117687
>Iggy.gif

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ITT: Coastal Critters

Show me what you got.

Plants are welcome.
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>>3115685
>>3115645
i'm an adult myself, but i still like to play in tidal pools, they are pretty cool - you never know what is hiding under the rocks - little brittle starfish, sea cucumbers (sea dicks, lol), shrimps, fishies. :D
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>>3116008

Nah. Although. Are the red tides not soon upon us?
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>>3116003
Do you add any specific nutrients like for a freshwater planted tank?
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>>3117924
I over feed (with flake, pellets, occasionally frozen brineshrimp), and seldom change the filter sock; which keeps my nitrates high.

When ever I remember (every other week or so) I pour some Kent brand trace elements or a pellet of Osmocote fertilizer/trace (I won’t waste money on Kent brand fertilizer again once my bottle is gone, the osmocote is the same stuff but way way cheaper).

I have a diy co2 reactor. But it’s not running right now. I’m trying to avoid having to inject co2, and instead rely on super turbid mixed water flow. When the water falls into my sump it is really churned, mixed, and aerated.
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>>3117976
Thanks for the details.

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What kind of doggers have very expressive faces? I like those doggers <3
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>>3115401
CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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well they're not meme dogs for nothing
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There are a couple of different kinds...
Pic related.
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>>3115401
Why don't pitniggers just get rotts? They are as powerful but don't randomly maul little kids.
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>>3118031
rotties are really REALLY bad in the wrong hands too.

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what's this?
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>>3116573
> t. Tarantula Hawk
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>>3117264
>t. Tarantula
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5ZM1Jd9FTc
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>>3117264
>>3117271
t. arantula
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>>3116570
>easily aggroed
prove it faggot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0MbaVy7YT4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQo234i6rig

Hey lads I stupidly left an aluminum can in the trash and my doggo Apollo fished it out and ate most of it and had an intestinal blockage. Idk what to do if I can’t pay for this expensive ass surgery I’ll have to put him to sleep. He’s only 10 months old I got him from a shelter last year. What should I do? I started a go fund me but it’s not doing jack shit so far. Anyone have advice?
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On top of surgery or euthanasia, a tiny piece of senna laxative will make it shit, and I mean tiny. I gave a 100 pound dog half of one and he shit out powdery chicken bones that had him impacted and acting like near death. I'd guess less than an 1/8 of a tablet, or probably less. Also beef jerky will cause him to shit too via all the salt pulling water into his intestines. Make sure he has plenty of water to drink.

The only other option I can think of is if you can talk a vet tech or maybe a med school student into doing it on the DL. They probably won't though because practicing without a license is a BIG no-no.

Most veterinarians offer financing, too, like payments for the rest of your life.
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>>3117231
>Anyone have advice?

pay for the surgery. it's your fault. you didn't take care of the dog. trash/food needs to be locked so this shit doesn't happen if you have a dog.
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>>3118014
This is pretty much what I’m going with. You got the dog, which means you’re responsible for it. You couldn’t even spend a couple bucks on a locking trash can?
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It's a dog, mate. Not a siberian tiger. Shoot it and get another one.
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Wow people pay absurd amounts of money for pet surgeries. Sorry for your loss but put it down.

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>>3117142
lmao, the look of the mom
>the feck are you doing, git over here
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>>3117101
Yeah it sucks when they do this
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>>3114315
Why you shitting on muntjacs bro
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>>3115150
Something about that pic is tripping me out man
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>>3117102
acorns, bröther

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THIS GIGANTIC SPIDER JUST SHOWED UP
FIRST OF ALL WHAT BREED IS IT
AND SECOND OF ALL HOW DO I GET IT AS FAR AWAY FROM ME AS POSSIBLE QUICKLY AND WITH THE LEAST PHYSICAL CONTACT
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>>3116859
This. on a positive note, their bites are known to give long lasting boners
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>>3117355
vacuum will completely dehydrate bugs, or use a wet vac and let them drown, either way they don't usually survive
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>>3117140
I laughed anon. Just know that.
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>>3117807
and death
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>>3116654
>gigantic
relative to your dick

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NUMjXEMrHc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRBpTj8sPV4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5RDYoA_27U

Owning a vacation home in West Palm Beach’s Ibis Golf and Country Club is a dream come true for most people, but for a couple of residents that dream quickly turned into a nightmare after their properties were taken over by dozens of black vultures.

Earlier this year, New Yorkers Anthony and Siobhan Casimano bought a vacation home in the Ibis Golf and Country Club for 702,000 dollar, but when they decided to vacation there, they were shocked to find it had actually been taken over by dozens, if not hundreds of black vultures. They were practically living in the pool area, had destroyed the property’s screened enclosures and did not appear too happy to share the place with its human owners. They pecked at their car, and vomited when they got too close, as a means of self defense. Despite their best efforts to have the issue resolved, the Casimanos remain unable to drive the vultures away and reclaim their expensive property.

“I have a 2-year-old daughter that I can’t bring down there while this situation is happening, they’ll probably attack her” Anthony Casimano told WPBF, while his wife added that the birds smell “like a thousand rotting corpses”.

The Casimanos’ next-door neighbor, Cheryl Katz, told reporters that she has been struggling with the scavenging birds ever since they arrived in the area, in May. They have been harassing her ever since, and on Memorial Day they tore through her pool enclosure and became trapped inside. She described the spectacle that followed as “traumatic”.



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>>3117491
>pet vulture
she's probably a world of warcraft connoisseur
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>>3117491
This happened in my neighborhood once when I was a kid. Some vultures started hanging around on the rooftops for some reason, and curious residents left chicken legs on the driveways to see if the vultures would eat them. The feeding stopped after two days but the vultures stuck around for two months watching to see if anyone would resume feeding them. Never ever feed those things unless you want them to move in with you with their whole flock.
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>>3117269
I almost moved there, before I realised how horrible it is. I'm glad I stayed in the way southern part of Florida.
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>>3117881
Next time I would lure not seagulls, but vultures.
Those fuckers seem to be really smart, if they do this
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>>3117491
>Fuck her if true, I hate retards that give food to wild animals.
nonon, absolutely based. If I lived there, I would start feeding vultures too, just to piss everyone off.

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>>3117985
What? Whats the matter here?

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Was he that bad
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>>3117308
so he died in a stingray defense?
>steve wouldn't --- st-steve wouldn't!
that's great if he's your hero and you substitute his presumed thoughts for your own, but it doesn't do much to convince normal people
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>>3116902
what a faggot
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>>3117699
You need it so Im gonna give ya the (You), have a good day buddy
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>>3116714
STUNG IN THE HEART
AND YOU'RE TO BLAME
I WENT DIVING
WITH STING RAYS
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>>3116902
Your high school teacher was aborted with a wire hanger yet walks among the living

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*mew*

*mew*

*mew*

*mew*
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>>3117859
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>>3117859
>tries to pet but its like petting an origami tiger so just lets kitten bump into hand
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*mew*
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>>3117859
kittens at the age where their tails point upward are the cutest

I took my lab to the vet and there was another person waiting with a bulldog-type, maybe a French bulldog but with more extreme traits. This dog looked like a fucking alien with its eyeballs bulging out and made the most disturbing rasping noises while trying to breathe. When the receptionist came over to give it a rawhide chew, it started making awful slurping noises I’ve never heard a dog make before. It had severe allergies and fur falling out. I don’t want to sound like an asshole, all breeds have health issues from inbreeding including labs but this dog shouldn’t be allowed to exist. It’s animal abuse to perpetuate these fucked up dog breeds.
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>>3117745
>manipulating the genes of an animal is bad
who would have thought
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>>3117750
that's what you're taking away from this?
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>>3117745
SMASHED
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>>3117745
>Nurse giving it rawhide


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