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    Looks like I can make it. +2, but I don't...

    Looks like I can make it. +2, but I don't remember their screen names. I don't know if they can remember their screen names, it's bee so long.
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    The Facebook page is more active, though that's...

    The Facebook page is more active, though that's mostly people who don't show at the meetings. 2nd Sunday of each month Room 101 Casa del Prado Balboa Park. At least try to to drop by at the annual...
  3. Saturday and Sunday: November 5th and 6th, this...

    Saturday and Sunday: November 5th and 6th, this year it will be open to the public. The available set-up times are Thur Nov 3rd 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday 10 AM to 9 PM. The only thing is that...
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    Butis butis " Crazy fish" is the only other one I...

    Butis butis " Crazy fish" is the only other one I can think of off hand, but the Julidochromis species will swim upside down, too. They really don't make a habit of swimming upside down, they just...
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    Rather than playing around with additives, you...

    Rather than playing around with additives, you could just add a quart or two of tap water and see where that gets you.
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    Yes. You know they breathe atmospheric oxygen...

    Yes. You know they breathe atmospheric oxygen and have relatively impermeable skin. And they get extremely large and have terrible dispositions and strong sharp jaws. And are illegal in...
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    You ought to go to the local stores and look at...

    You ought to go to the local stores and look at the bulkhead fittings; they are fairly standard, though you might have an option of slip or threaded. BTW, you can thread something on the outside...
  8. Iffy for tomorrow (Saturday), but I might drop by...

    Iffy for tomorrow (Saturday), but I might drop by anyway. Otherwise maybe Tuesday afternoon?
  9. Love that place. Let me know when you're there...

    Love that place. Let me know when you're there and I'll drop by. And I'd be glad to give you a few options for your set up?
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    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity,...

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity, however,...there is a reason 80 to 90 percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. You're asking the right questions, but you also need to consider...
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    Don't think you'll find a battery operated pump...

    Don't think you'll find a battery operated pump that will be satisfactory and the airline tubing will take a long long time. It would be just as well to put the bucket on a chair and siphon into the...
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    If there is any separation of the crack, the #4...

    If there is any separation of the crack, the #4 is too thin to bridge the gap, use a thicker formulation and at least one backing piece like he said. I go to a local plastic shop, though I'm...
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    Good luck, Michael. I personally am fascinated...

    Good luck, Michael. I personally am fascinated by all those little weird things, but I think can understand your distaste. I'd like to know what those egg sacs are, but in general, it's not going...
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    Give up until the weather gets cooler. Most...

    Give up until the weather gets cooler. Most Daphnia quit reproducing somewhere in the low seventies, so it takes a really large volume of water to stay that cool. On the bright side, since Daphnia...
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    Nothing wrong with quartz. It's what they make ...

    Nothing wrong with quartz. It's what they make glass out of.
  16. Glass? I used a sharpie on the outside and it's...

    Glass? I used a sharpie on the outside and it's not too bad. I also tried hanging a clear plastic ruler which worked. The trouble is, I really don't care to be precise, so an approximate level is...
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    Assuming a reputable seller, it depends on which...

    Assuming a reputable seller, it depends on which species. The non-annuals are bigger and easier to raise, but most eggs online are going to be the peat spawners, which are smaller and I would...
  18. Do you mean uneven or not level? Because if it...

    Do you mean uneven or not level? Because if it is uneven, like say a layer of random rocks, I'd use a couple of boards to even it out and then level the boards with some shims. If I worried about...
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    http://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-aquarium-san-francis...

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-aquarium-san-francisco

    I like the other ones, too.
  20. I think you need to edit to make it clear the...

    I think you need to edit to make it clear the meeting isn't at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  21. Marc Allen will make it, but I will not. The...

    Marc Allen will make it, but I will not. The closest to me and I'll be up in the Bay Area,...great , just great. I will make a push to get some of the San Diego Tropical Fish Society members to...
  22. Thread: Betta jars

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    You can try Michael's/JoAnn's/Craft shops or...

    You can try Michael's/JoAnn's/Craft shops or thrift stores,...that's where I get my glass stuff.
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    You might try an industrial materials place; look...

    You might try an industrial materials place; look for sand blasting silica sand. Usually they have a few different size grains.
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    Looks like Spirodela to me. I think they call...

    Looks like Spirodela to me. I think they call it red root floater.

    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/plants/plantid2/descriptions/spipol.html
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    Try feeding in a small separate container a...

    Try feeding in a small separate container a couple times. Once he gets the idea, he'll start shoving the fish away from the food in the main tank.
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    Petenia splendida, I think. ...

    Petenia splendida, I think.
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    Do planaria start tiny and get bigger? Yeah,...

    Do planaria start tiny and get bigger?

    Yeah, but not like that. You can tell planaria by their movement. They glide smoothly over the glass in a relatively straight line. They don't wiggle or...
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    T5 ballast should work. Look at the fluorescent...

    T5 ballast should work. Look at the fluorescent tubes, mostly they have four prongs. The T5 (and the other T bulbs) have two on each end, the CF has them together, it's just a matter of getting the...
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    You should just ask me to have the required...

    You should just ask me to have the required amount of bio-balls at the next meet. Let me know the volume and I'll try to send them up with Marc Allen. I'll donate them to the club and you can get...
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    I believe you've got Dero worms, congratulations....

    I believe you've got Dero worms, congratulations. Wish I could raise them. Don't know why the fish in the tanks don't recognize them as food, but that's what seems to happen. Betcha if you pull...
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