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Old 06/08/2017, 08:29 AM   #2176
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Beautiful car - with OR without the wrap! Grocery-getter? LOL, can you fit anything in there more than a gallon of milk?


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Old 06/08/2017, 10:29 AM   #2177
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Yeah sure. You can fit one of these in the trunk- was driving home the other day- saw it crossing the street. Called fire department to grab it and relocate. It ended up at my neighbors house.


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Old 06/11/2017, 09:51 AM   #2178
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Woke up this morning and found my dogface puffer had died. Last night I saw this on him. So bummed right now. He was an awesome fish. Anyone have a clue what this is? Total sadness in the household right now:


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Old 06/12/2017, 02:28 PM   #2179
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Bacterial infection, maybe?

So sorry. Love those fish. You can always try another one!


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Old 06/14/2017, 08:14 AM   #2180
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Ugh! What a bummer! So sorry.


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Old 06/18/2017, 10:05 AM   #2181
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Considering a similar (albeit at least 50% smaller) build with a house, 1st floor tank & a fish room in the basement.

I realize you are in AZ, but did you vent/exhaust the tank to outside to prevent moisture build up in the wall? My contractor just asked me about that.


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Old 06/18/2017, 12:12 PM   #2182
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Yes. I have exhaust fans in both the fish room and above the tank in the hood.


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Old 06/19/2017, 10:28 AM   #2183
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Damnit- woke up this morning and my large porcupine puffer is dead. All other fish are normal. *** is going on???? No signs of disease on any other fish. Tank parameters are all excellent. Everyone else eating and healthy. Could it be whatever for the first puffer got the second? I'm so depressed right now.


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Old 06/19/2017, 11:02 AM   #2184
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Sometimes fish just die could be a number of reasons. If everyone else is fine probably as the fish.


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Old 06/19/2017, 03:13 PM   #2185
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I recall someone had posted a place where you could send a water sample to get tested. Anyone know of a resource that does a thorough analysis of the water? Just want to rule out any issues since I lost 2 fish so quickly.


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Old 06/19/2017, 03:35 PM   #2186
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There are two options. Aquarium Water Testing / Aquamedic is what I use. They test for:

Calcium
Alkalinity
Magnesium
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
Phosphate
Iodine
Potassium
Strontium
Molybdenum
Copper
Silica
Plus Iron and Boron as an additional test.

Triton is the other one and I think it involves sending water to Germany, unless I misunderstood.. As I get my AWT results back in 2-3 days and I trust them, that's what I use. I send off a sample every 2-3 weeks. I sent them a sample of fresh mixed Reef Crystals a long time ago and the results came back perfect. I think that the results I get match pretty closely with what's going on in my system, and when I make changes based on the water test results, I get positive results with the system. I think all test kits are marginal at best, and I think whatever AWT is doing is better.

Is it perfect? Probably not. But I think it's really good and the price is reasonable. I'd get a box of 12 for $350 (that includes shipping the samples to them) and send one every two weeks at first, assuming you'll need to make adjustments, then once a month.


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Old 06/19/2017, 04:58 PM   #2187
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I would recommend Triton Labs - I've never had a complaint and I have never heard one either!


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:06 PM   #2188
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Triton it is.


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Old 06/19/2017, 05:12 PM   #2189
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I don't want to hijack the thread, but has anyone direct compared results between Triton and AWT? Sent samples to both of the same system at the same time and compared?


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Old 06/19/2017, 06:01 PM   #2190
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I'm happy to do that. Anyone have links to both places?


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Old 06/19/2017, 06:23 PM   #2191
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I PM'd you the "shop" link for AWT because I'm not sure what the current RC policies are on links.


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