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post #11 of 28 Old 11-16-2009, 05:36 PM
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The filter pad is acceptable for the purpose of polishing the water, but it will accumulate organics. These organics break down into phosphates and nitrates. If you use a filter pad, then rinse it every day, to remove organics which you will not necessarily see with your eyes. I would run the hang on filter empty, perhaps placing a bag of activated carbon in the bottom, allowing the water to naturally flow over the carbon bag, helping to keep the water sparkling clear.
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post #12 of 28 Old 11-25-2009, 07:00 PM
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Your filtration questions are becoming difficult to answer, because I'm not sure what you are getting at. Is your top fin 30 good for what? What do you want it to do?

(please don't say "filter the water", because i might jump off a tall building.)


Maybe you should make a sticky, stating that any mechanical filters should not be used as you would in a tropical tank and that big tanks are easier than small ones.

I'm starting to sense frustration and mild levels of aggression from some of the members around here when the above are mentioned..
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Maybe you should make a sticky, stating that any mechanical filters should not be used as you would in a tropical tank and that big tanks are easier than small ones.

I'm starting to sense frustration and mild levels of aggression from some of the members around here when the above are mentioned..

You are probably right to a degree. I will personally communicate very differently with someone I first "meet", as opposed to someone I've gotten to know a bit. I tend to be a little more direct with someone I've gotten to know. Just keep in mind, if it sounds like we are beating a dead horse, its better than flushing a dead fish.
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post #14 of 28 Old 11-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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You are probably right to a degree. I will personally communicate very differently with someone I first "meet", as opposed to someone I've gotten to know a bit. I tend to be a little more direct with someone I've gotten to know. Just keep in mind, if it sounds like we are beating a dead horse, its better than flushing a dead fish.
Aye, that's a fair point and suppose it's not a dead horse if you aren't even sure how to mix salt.
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Aye, that's a fair point and suppose it's not a dead horse if you aren't even sure how to mix salt.
i keed asking myself.. why do i come to this forum?.. i dont really know why i do. all i do is get criticized. everyone on hear tells me diff. info. pasfur told me a lion fish would get along with and anglefish, i put the two together and my lion fish ate my angle. thanks for making me wiast 25 dollars pasfur. willieturnip i like your new tank but it will fail in the next week
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i keed asking myself.. why do i come to this forum?.. i dont really know why i do. all i do is get criticized. everyone on hear tells me diff. info. pasfur told me a lion fish would get along with and anglefish, i put the two together and my lion fish ate my angle. thanks for making me wiast 25 dollars pasfur. willieturnip i like your new tank but it will fail in the next week

how big was the angel and how big was the lion fish? lion fish are poisonous from what I understand. Angel fish if small enough probably would get eaten.


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how big was the angel and how big was the lion fish? lion fish are poisonous from what I understand. Angel fish if small enough probably would get eaten.
i have a dwarf lion fish. pasfur told me to get a coral beauty anglefish. the dwarf lion fish was not even as big as the angle.
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i keed asking myself.. why do i come to this forum?.. i dont really know why i do. all i do is get criticized. everyone on hear tells me diff. info. pasfur told me a lion fish would get along with and anglefish, i put the two together and my lion fish ate my angle. thanks for making me wiast 25 dollars pasfur. willieturnip i like your new tank but it will fail in the next week
JJ,

Please understand that the members here are very much so invested in your project. That is why we are here. You will get different opinions from different members here and some of those opinions will be very constructive. Sometimes destructive. If you listen to the advice of Pasfur, Onefish2fish, Kellsindells and Bettababy, you will be fine. There are a few members here that might be agtagonistic at times, but the advice of the ones listed will be priceless compared to that.

That being said. I think that in the saltwater hobby, the more beautiful the fish, the bigger the restrictions. I know that we have discussed in several threads on this forum the compatibility of Lion Fish with other fish. You knew there was a risk involved in putting the two together. 29 gallons is small and the two fish are always near each other. Smaller space=smaller territory.

And get ready to have fish die. I spent $30 on a shrimp just to have him die after I acclimated. And I remember an Algae Blenny that didn't even make it home that cost me $25. Belive me, you will be spending some money on fish that might not make it. That is the nature of the saltwater hobby...



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http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...ictures-33813/

Is the picture in this thread your "Dwarf Lionfish"? I hope not, because the fish in this picture is a Volitan Lionfish.

The difference in these fish is rather extreme. The Volitan reaches about 18 inches. The Dwarf reaches about 5-6'' in length. A baby Dwarf Lion would not have any ability to eat any carefully selected Centropyge Angel, as most C. angel species are easily 2 to 3 times the size of a typical juvenile Dwarf Lionfish that you see sold at the LFS.
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http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...ictures-33813/

Is the picture in this thread your "Dwarf Lionfish"? I hope not, because the fish in this picture is a Volitan Lionfish.

The difference in these fish is rather extreme. The Volitan reaches about 18 inches. The Dwarf reaches about 5-6'' in length. A baby Dwarf Lion would not have any ability to eat any carefully selected Centropyge Angel, as most C. angel species are easily 2 to 3 times the size of a typical juvenile Dwarf Lionfish that you see sold at the LFS.
its a dwarf lion fish. thats not a picture of mine. tell me how to upload a vid. and i will show you.
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