Oooookay took all the plants out of the tanks and most of the decorations, just left one hide per fish/lotl so no one got too scared that the tank was barren.
Now lets play ‘can Kai sleep tonight’
Got all MY crap moved into my new room - I’m kinda ticked because it’s CONSIDERABLY smaller than my last one - like a by a LOT. And this is the more expensive dorm. like what even. .___________. I demand a refund.
My own little postage stamp of a room! Joy.
Luckily there’s room for the tank stands by the wall opposite of the bed, and PLENTY of outlets for my power strips. I even have room for my own fridge for frozen fish food.
There are different levels of crappiness. You go from bug invested with no lights and stains everywhere to brand new and hella expensive.
is it a single person room? because honestly thats hella nice even for small.
Yes, just me ^^ I kinda forget that’s such a luxury :o I’ve had my own room all throughout college. Guess I’m spoiled ^^; But yea it’s not so bad. Cozy is okay with me.
Okay so tonight in prep for moving (posting because it helps me organize my thoughts)
I’m going to
And tomorrow I’m getting up early to
(2) along with 0 nitrites and 0.25 ammonia. I did a 25% water change to lower the ammonia levels and will be using my liquid test kit to see how things develop; am I being too much of an optimist to think that maybe some of the beneficial bacteria could have survived and will be able to bounce back up to normal levels? The rings could have been without water for a maximum of 2.5 hours, possibly (and hopefully) less.
Keep an eye on everything - it’s very possible the bacteria died since the water leaked out, I hate to say D: (urfff I feel for you so hard though a total cycle crash is my worst nightmare tomorrow)
They’re harmless, just an eyesore. It would be fine to put the mystery snail in, just make sure you’re meeting that snail’s needs.
/small/ daily water changes. Is there anything else I can/should be doing to get him to stop or help keep infections from setting in?
Unfortuantely my Radar has a problem with tail-biting too. The usual recommendations are to re-arrange the tank every so often so they have more to do, try putting Indian Almond leaves in the tank, reduce the filter flow (like you did).
But sometimes they just wanna bite because their fins are big and heavy, and it’s just nearly impossible to prevent the behavior.
To keep infection setting in, just keep your tank VERY clean, and by clean, I mean water parms :> You should be testing often with a liquid test kit and ammonia/nitrite should always be at 0 for pristine water, with nitrates below 40ppm.
I can! lizards-in-space
Once you’ve read those, you can ask me specific questions :> It’s easier for me to go in-depth if you have specific questions.
Those are good things to read to start and I can help you with anything else!
i got a big new 3-gallon tank for my fishy
came with a filter and everything
(except a check-valve, which seems important. but i’ve got my pump up pretty high so hopefully water doesn’t start back-tracking into it before i get one. also a heater - but i’m in the process of getting one-ish)
not sure if zed (the fish) is panicked or excited
also how do i feed him now that i have this filter that spits bubbles out of itself
i’ll figure it out
Is it actually a sponge filter or just an airstone? I wouldn’t worry too much about a check valve if you have the pump up higher - the only real danger of water backing up is if the power goes out and even then it’s only if the pump is downhill.
also remember that since this is a new tank and it isn’t cycled you need to be doing daily water changes in it!
Whhhhyyyyy do people always insist on taking wildlife out of the wild?
Legit, release it in the nearest lake/pond to that persons yard, unless you’ve fed it any live foods. If that’s the case give it to a wildlife rehabilitator to release.
But, if you decide to keep it, know that RES are one of the most expensive turtles to keep in captivity demanding huge volumes of water, strong filtration, heat and UVB light, and a varied diet. They are not cheap, and water changes on a 100 gallon+ tank are a pain in the ass.
This care sheet goes over the basics, I can answer any specific questions you may have. They need 10 gallons of water per inch of shell length so if he/she’s about 3” long you’ll need a 30 gallon at LEAST. Also of importance to get asap is a heat and UVB light.
Just put it back omg. Do not keep wild caught pets, why does this sound like a good idea to people?
(also omg the gif)
That’s pretty cool!
LOL yes it’s still an aquatic animal X’D But I’m shocked you can have dogs and cats in your dorm - they’re explicitly forbidden in mine due to health concerns.