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Originally Posted by AlainaToadpipe View Post
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
That's right, I'd forgotten about the whole hot water, lower oxygen thing, but yes, he's the only critter in there right now, the Killis just arrived today and the cherry barbs won't show up until next week. I can keep them in the second tank until he's ich free for a good amount of time, though that means I should get a second heater and I really need to invest in a hood to help keep the evaporation down in the bigger tank and to help trap the heat in so I don't have to crank the heater quite as much.
*of course, the hood would also keep down the migration of small plastic toys my sons think will look good in the aquarium too*
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