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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-31-2015, 10:05 PM
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Posted By fresh.salty
I'm looking you up next time I'm in need of...

I'm looking you up next time I'm in need of insider trading info. lol


I'm following the Petco buyout and last I heard they're running into snags due to the anti-trust risks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-30-2015, 04:20 PM
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Views: 52,896
Posted By fresh.salty
I have a small reef, 90 gallon FW and a pond at...

I have a small reef, 90 gallon FW and a pond at home. I commute 130 miles round trip to work this job. Nothing even remotely close to what I do is any closer to my home.

This is a second career...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
I pulled a sample post carbon and then directly...

I pulled a sample post carbon and then directly from the salt bin. Both measured zero nitrites. I need to pull product water from the 6' resin cylinders before it reaches what they call the polishing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
No fault of anyone in particular. Just some...

No fault of anyone in particular. Just some adjustments to insure avoidable problems are avoided.
50,000 square feet of aquatics is a daunting task. lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
The service company swapped out the 4 small resin...

The service company swapped out the 4 small resin containers today. We also have 2 more resin canisters that are 6' tall. They ignored them and couldn't tell me the last service date or if the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
Rich Maybe we're getting somewhere now. lol ...

Rich

Maybe we're getting somewhere now. lol

We have the contracted service company coming tomorrow. They owe me an email today letting me know the last time the resin containers were renewed....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
Salt and resins. Source water is on the 350 GH...

Salt and resins.
Source water is on the 350 GH range. Product is close to 35 ppm.

I can deal with the nitrite but just don't get where it's coming from.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-25-2015, 09:13 PM
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Views: 52,896
Posted By fresh.salty
Made the move to another aquatics importer about...

Made the move to another aquatics importer about 6 months ago. Now fish husbandry manager for fresh and saltwater in a 50,000 sqft facility. Seeing 60,000 guppies, goldfish or koi in tanks under my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By fresh.salty
Water Softener

Water from my softener consistently measures nitrite from .25 to .5 PPM.
Source water always measures zero. I'm at a loss as to where this is coming from. The water passes through cylinders filled...
Forum: Fish   07-19-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By fresh.salty
Is there one environmental factor that's more...

Is there one environmental factor that's more likely drive a change? Like temp, water quality or food choice.
Forum: Fish   07-19-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By fresh.salty
I haven't read all the replies so this may be...

I haven't read all the replies so this may be repetitive. In a shipment of that duration you can expect higher than normal losses.
You can neutralize the ammonia in the bag water but it's difficult...
Forum: Fish   07-19-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By fresh.salty
Current pic

Current pic
Forum: Fish   07-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By fresh.salty
Goldfish color changes

It's hard sometimes to be sure I'm seeing what I think I see. These pictures are about 60 days apart. I've had this fish for about a year in our pond.

Old pic
Forum: Other Websites   03-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By fresh.salty
I use USPS several times a day through...

I use USPS several times a day through eBay/PayPal shipping. I haven't seen that message in months. Now the fact that their service doesn't support a label printer on apple is a real pain. I have to...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements   11-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,451
Posted By fresh.salty
I think it's a great thing that a big company can...

I think it's a great thing that a big company can own a hobby site, make money and get most of the daily tasks taken care of for free by it's members. lol
Forum: Fish   09-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By fresh.salty
I have 11 adult cories in a 10 gallon and they...

I have 11 adult cories in a 10 gallon and they spawn 3-4 times a year. I'll usually have 15-20 from each spawn survive until I move them to a different tank after a couple of months. Filtration is a...
Forum: Fish   08-20-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By fresh.salty
In the first 3-4 seconds of the video it looks...

In the first 3-4 seconds of the video it looks like a worm and not a mosquito larvae. After that with the jerking motion I'm not sure what it is. But I've never seen Mosquito larvae that looked...
Forum: Equipment   07-15-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,451
Posted By fresh.salty
Why the change to FW?

Why the change to FW?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By fresh.salty
<<< groans

<<< groans
Forum: Fish   07-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By fresh.salty
pH seems a bit high but may have nothing to do...

pH seems a bit high but may have nothing to do with their demise.
Forum: Fish   06-26-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By fresh.salty
Large water changes daily (at least) using...

Large water changes daily (at least) using treated tap water. With that load you'd need some major filtration to keep up with the waste load your fish will produce. In a case like this the...
Forum: Other Websites   06-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,214
Posted By fresh.salty
Most if not all of those are limited to their...

Most if not all of those are limited to their customer base. I work at one and we won't even let a customer in until they have been pre-screened as a true potential customer. The easier it is to get...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-03-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 52,896
Posted By fresh.salty
Been self employed since 1982. About 3 months ago...

Been self employed since 1982. About 3 months ago I took a part time job at a SW fish and coral importer/wholesaler. It's an interesting position as the company prepares to re-export livestock to add...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-19-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By fresh.salty
FW test kits

There's been some news spreading that Salifet will be releasing a new potassium test kit. One version will be for SW and another for FW. Then shortly after a new line of kits aimed at the FW market...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-18-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By fresh.salty
If the main decision maker had the final word it...

If the main decision maker had the final word it would be one of these again. I kept one for almost four years and a younger one for almost 2 years. The biggest was about 10-11" tall and the smaller...
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