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    "No body told me tib-bits" Newb forum Ideas

    OK, so the first thread that was ment for tib-bits of cool information turned into a discussion of how to get a new forum made for these types of information... which is ok... keep using that for discussion on the "how to pull it off" ideas on which way it should be organised etc.
    Here I would like to see WHAT we want in there instead of HOW we want it in there.... the ideas that have gotten buried in the last thread about CONTENT. What Should be put in there? What information would we like organized for newbs or ourselves etc? Maybe stuff liek these? ...

    Tank cleaning: Good ways to have your arms not turn to jello lol

    Being prepared: What every saltwater hobbyist should think of Just In Case

    Power went out, Now what?: tank survival tips for outages


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    Water Testing
    Fish Compatability
    Test Kits
    Algea problems
    Do I need a Skimmer or Sump
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    How the nitrogen cycle works, what can I use in and emergency when my ammonia hits xxxx

    What is better, calcium reactor or dosing BI-Onic or Two part?

    My nitrates are 40, what can I do to bring them down?

    How do I frag zoas?

    What kind of glues can I use in my tank?
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    What equipment to get if I start small, not knowing if I'll go larger later.

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    Fish not to get if I plan to get softies, clams etc. later

    Fish that should never be kept together

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    Now we are on track....

    Why are there bubble blowing in my tank

    My tank has cycled and now there is tons of algea
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    What kind of algae is this growing in my tank? How do I get rid of it?
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    Bioload restrictions

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    Water change dos and don'ts

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    What to do when:
    -fish start dying
    -corals start dying
    -water suddenly looks cloudy
    -the power fails
    -the water shocks me when I touch it
    -the tank is leaking

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    vendor experiences too!

    good vendors/bad vendors, save the newbies some heartache.........


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    What kinds of lighting do I need if I want to keep..........
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    Equipment: Good brands, bad brands

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    Easy DIY that is cost effective and gives results comparable to commercial (example: 2-part)

    Outdated technology

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    So will this be a forum with new "topics" and each of those titled with everyone of these categories? or do you think it should have an equipment, fish, water changes, etc........man this could get so big it would almost be like having a new forum wouldn't it? I mean if you think of a category for everything we deal with in the hobby you almost get overwhelmed right off the bat...


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    man yall hit all of it right on the spot!

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    Chris, I had the same thought. Maybe major categories with subcategories?

    More:
    • The true cost of setting up a tank
    • What kind of daily/weekly/monthly maintenance is really required?
    • Can a tank be over-maintained?
    • Equipment/setups to avoid if you can afford it now (what I had in mind was things like external overflows vs built-ins, etc.)
    • Are supplements really necessary?

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    is there any important medications to know about?how to get rid of unwanted critters ex. Aiptasia?

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    - Hitch hiker ID - what IS this?
    - Vodka Sugar Vinegar dosing FAQ
    - Trap suggestions - how do I get xxx out of my tank (crabs, fish, etc)
    - Feeding requirements - tangs, predators, mixed tanks, etc (could include DIY food)
    - Clean up crew suggestions (crabs, snails, urchins, sea hares, etc)
    - Equipment you didn't think about (electricity grounding, auto feeders, etc)
    - Success stories (how I got rid of algae, how I taught xxx to eat frozen food, how I removed bio balls, how I drilled my tank, etc)
    - What not to do (tap/battled water, bio balls, PCs, etc)
    Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

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    ro/di untis (what are they?, what to buy)
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