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  1. coriesinhawaii

    Why I never suggest keeping fish in a vase

    So sad but true 😓
  2. coriesinhawaii

    Lost In Translation

    My two cents: I think people in general are way too sensitive at this point in history and it’s largely due to the fact that American culture encourages standing up for your rights and fighting against injustice — it’s just been taken to an unhealthy extreme where no one can say anything without...
  3. coriesinhawaii

    Lost In Translation

    I agree with you. I think the danger is that some people get too riled up when discussing sensitive topics and aren’t able to keep it civil. So I think the mods placing restrictions is way of protecting those who aren’t looking to get involved with heated discussions/arguments. They figure many...
  4. coriesinhawaii

    Where are the Hawaiian aquarists?

    Yeah it’s just way magnified in Hawaii. For example in most of the US the average single family home does not cost 1.2 million.
  5. coriesinhawaii

    Where are the Hawaiian aquarists?

    Koi ponds are popular here, perhaps because of the large Asian population. I actually did build a decent sized pond at a small house I was renting on Kauai, but I eventually had to move to Oahu for job reasons. I miss that pond so much 🥲. It was amazing watching the little ecosystem develop...
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  7. coriesinhawaii

    Where are the Hawaiian aquarists?

    Unfortunately you're right about the cost of living in Hawaii. It is very expensive out here and real estate is just unreal. It's basically the playground for the richest people from all over the world so little is left for the average man (or woman in this case 😉.) Equally frustrating is how...
  8. coriesinhawaii

    Radical (but effective) cure for black algae

    I’m thinking of using hydrogen peroxide on some decorations I have that are covered in BBA. Does anyone have experience with this method? Is it ok to just rinse well afterwards and return to tank?
  9. coriesinhawaii

    Fish turning black / blind (saltwater)

    I think you should check with an aquatic vet as soon as possible if you think the fish’s eyesight is at risk. There’s antibiotics you could try on your own if you live somewhere they are available over the counter but if you choose the wrong one your fish could go blind. The eye is too precious...
  10. coriesinhawaii

    Fish keeping absolutes

    I don't count putting a tank back together after a move in the same category as fish-in cycling. When I say fish-in cycling I mean intentionally putting fish in a tank without any established filter media and letting the fish marinate in ammonia and nitrite for weeks while the beneficial...
  11. coriesinhawaii

    Fish keeping absolutes

    What would be causing you to have only ammonium? A really low pH? Or because you’re adding in a detoxifier that converts the ammonia to ammonium? Either way, I know lower water pH causes more ammonia to convert to the ammonium form but I don’t think that means there’s zero ammonia present. And...
  12. coriesinhawaii

    Fish keeping absolutes

    Fish in cycling could only be “fine” if you think it’s fine to subject fish to undue stress. With even the best fish in cycling technique there will still be a certain amount of ammonia and nitrite that builds up in the water between water changes. So you’re knowingly putting your fish into a...
  13. coriesinhawaii

    Fish keeping absolutes

    Fish-in cycling is irresponsible fish keeping
  14. coriesinhawaii

    What’s the coolest place you’ve travelled to?

    Gotta do what works for you
  15. coriesinhawaii

    What’s the coolest place you’ve travelled to?

    I guess everyone's different. Pretty sure I won't ever lose my desire to see more of the world. And then there are those who never leave the 100 mile radius around where they were born and don't seem to have any desire to. (Not saying there's anything wrong with that just that it's hard for me...
  16. coriesinhawaii

    What’s the coolest place you’ve travelled to?

    Carpe diem! Unfortunately the coolest places in the world also tend to be the most expensive too 😅 Plus a lot of people feel the need to stay close to family. Then there’s the issue of not necessarily speaking the same language or being able to get a decent job wherever you’d like to move…...
  17. coriesinhawaii

    What’s the coolest place you’ve travelled to?

    Yes Siena is great! Another medieval town preserved in time. Except it’s actually still fully functional apart from tourism—no doubt part of the appeal. I opted to stay a few nights in Siena to see the Tuscany area instead of staying in Florence like many people do and just took a day trip to...
  18. coriesinhawaii

    Sometimes this forum is lonely...

    It's not the number of friends but the quality of your friends that matters ;)
  19. coriesinhawaii

    Questions about Cory Fry/Please help!

    Yeah I would drop the frozen cube in a cup of tank water and once it’s melted I would suck it up in the turkey baster and shoot it close to where the fry are on the bottom. The bacteria in a bottle don’t usually have a very good shelf life but I’m not aware of any harmful effect it would have...
  20. coriesinhawaii

    What’s the coolest place you’ve travelled to?

    Oh wow I bet that was intense. I visited in 2014 a couple of weeks before the bombing. I was very intrigued by the call to prayer that played a few times a day from the mosques. All of the places I had been up to that point were pretty much in Europe so I had never experienced that before.
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