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  1. U should watch them grow! It's an unforgettable experience n they really massacre the algae. Enjoy ! 1
  2. As QT tank needs only a small qty of fluid, perhaps the cheapest way out is to get a 5 gallon holder to transport seawater from the sea (foc). Water just need to run thru a filter for a couple of hrs b4 usage.
  3. As late as 2001, fishes like PT, YT, Blueface, Scribbled angelfish, to name a few, were going for around $20 to $30. Nowadays , prices are exorbitant!
  4. Hi pal, It's advisable 2 buy the above brand new. Had bad experience from 2 used wavemaker pumps. They only lasted about 2 mths! The sellers r still active in this forum but I don't blame them.
  5. Fix the problem or no payment. One of my nephews did n they'd to get it done. No decent shop will do such a sloppy job and dare to deliver it. Finbir.
  6. Wow! Those two butterfly fishes are tough candidates in terms of survival.
  7. Did I miss this? Matching the water temperature of the new arrival with that of its future abode before releasing it?
  8. Still best to pay a little more n get it from another reefer.
  9. Other than the multibar angel, the venustus angel, the potter's and the golden angel All the dwarf angels available usually present no problem. I only matched the temperature and keep in the small quarantine for a week. Within that period, the fish should be eating brine shrimps or mysis besides the frozen daphnia. The seaweed isn't a must. Failure to eat is a sign of an unhealthy acquisition. Btw, a local copperband butterfly fish which I got from a guy who caught it in his cast net at the east coast, survived beautifully until it accidentally went into the overflow section. Food for thought?
  10. Wahh! Jolly fast, man! Keep the flag flying!
  11. Hi Willy, It's been a long time since ur interesting posts. No new shipment to date ahh?
  12. Young juveniles are easier to entice to eat. U can try frozen brine shrimps, frozen daphnia and small bunches of nori (not the roasted type). Do make an effort to attach the seaweed to the rocks.
  13. It's a sergeant major damsel.
  14. Don't get me wrong! My aforementioned foraging were long before Marine Parade estate was constructed. Some oldies will remember the presence of a huge Japanese ship grounded near the Raffles Lighthouse and a half-opened granite coffin on the beach off St. Patrick's School.
  15. It's a local known as an Arabian cowrie. Used to see them during low tide at the East Coast seaside.
  16. Man....looks like something's wrong with the algal growth. Even in excess, the whole lot should be green! Take a look at the algae mass during low tide.
  17. Looks like hair algae. A short-spinned sea urchin should fix the problem.
  18. This guy is commonly found in mud pools along our beaches at low tide. Used to be on the menu of those who forage for crabs and shellfish in the old days. Hence, the suggestion.
  19. Why not release it at the nearest beach? These little jerks can make explosive cracking sounds n one will come to think that maybe tank's glass is cracking.
  20. The seaweed I'd mentioned is used in Japanese sushi and is called 'nori'.
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