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Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/11/2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By philter4
FYI for all of you who were thinking about...

FYI for all of you who were thinking about setting up a local tank, it is against the law to move a fin fish in the live condition from where it was caught or collected to ANY other place. The law...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/10/2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By philter4
It doesn't usually work that way, what usually is...

It doesn't usually work that way, what usually is happening is the subordinant fish is just assuming a submissive pattern so it wont get picked on. There are studies of angels changing to female...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/09/2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By philter4
I have bumble bee shrimp for more then a year,...

I have bumble bee shrimp for more then a year, don't know the life span, but they seem to be doing well. As far as I know the species (Gnathophyllum amaricanum) lives circumtropical so it's the same...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/08/2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By philter4
Acrylic is much stronger (I've heard as much as...

Acrylic is much stronger (I've heard as much as 10 times stronger, but I don't know for a fact) and more optically clear then glass, but it is also more expensive and it does scratch.
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/08/2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By philter4
The bumble bee and harlequin wont bother each...

The bumble bee and harlequin wont bother each other, the bumble bee is tiny compared, and even though the books say they eat starfish feet, I've never seen them with stars. I have seen many, and...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/07/2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By philter4
I had a super male, I don't keep SPS or LPS, but...

I had a super male, I don't keep SPS or LPS, but mine killed any invert that I've tried to keep with him, including a cleaner right after it shed it's antenna were sticking out of it's mouth and the...
Forum: SCUBA/Snorkeling 01/06/2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By philter4
I think the state only cares if it is worth money...

I think the state only cares if it is worth money such as gold, or artifacts that could be sold for big dollars, but again, I have no real idea of the laws, just what some collectors have told me.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By philter4
Teog, PM'd

Teog, PM'd
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By philter4
I have them in 2 seperate tanks, and I collected...

I have them in 2 seperate tanks, and I collected them myself. I go to HI at least twice a year and part, actually most, of my vacation is spent scuba diving and collecting fish. I love pygmy angels...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By philter4
I have 7, some in FOWLR and some in my reef, I...

I have 7, some in FOWLR and some in my reef, I don't keep stoney corals, but they leave all the soft corals and clams I have alone. Mine have been feeding on a mix of frozen, flake and pellets (only...
Forum: Cephalopods 01/05/2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By philter4
The best place to find small or dwarf sp is Phil...

The best place to find small or dwarf sp is Phil Foster park off of
Blue Heron Blvd. Go under the fishing pier, all the way to the west of the parking lot and look for partially crushed aluminum...
Forum: SCUBA/Snorkeling 01/05/2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By philter4
The rules as I understand them are (I may be...

The rules as I understand them are (I may be wrong and this is a very short version) you have to turn over any finds to the state then they are entitled to 1/2 of your find or that amount in cash. I...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/05/2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By philter4
Also, most shed around the cycles of the moon,...

Also, most shed around the cycles of the moon, usually right before or right after the full moon, so it is also normal that they shed together, I have 15 assorted shrimp and twice that many hermit...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/05/2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By philter4
There was a store (it has moved and changed...

There was a store (it has moved and changed names, not usually a good thing for a strore, makes you wonder- why change names?) that used to sell the one that is solid blue with light blue spots here...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/05/2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By philter4
Royal grammas wont hurt themselves going in and...

Royal grammas wont hurt themselves going in and out of the rocks. I've watched them in the ocean and collected them and never have seen a healthy one with scratches. There are several things that...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/03/2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 736
Posted By philter4
I live and dive here in south FL where both of...

I live and dive here in south FL where both of these sp are native, first neither should be in hobbyiests tanks as both are already protected by other laws through out their range. It is illegal to...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/03/2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By philter4
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I have...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I have had to deal with things like that regularly, a couple years ago I was out of power for 21 of 30 days. The first power outage was hurricane Katrina,...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/03/2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By philter4
Usually when this happens (at least to the...

Usually when this happens (at least to the atlantic pin cushins that I've had experience with) it is from long term starvation. After they eat all the algae in the tank they have to be fed a lot of...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/02/2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By philter4
As far as Hawaii, I collect there 1-1.5 month a...

As far as Hawaii, I collect there 1-1.5 month a year (I have relatives who live in HI so for me it is a "cheap" vacation) collecting in HI is very different from FL, while I think HI is a more...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 01/02/2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By philter4
I've had the stylus 710, I'm almost positive that...

I've had the stylus 710, I'm almost positive that they are the same except mine is weather proof, not water proof (I also have an underwater housing because I frequently dive below the 80 to 100...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/31/2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By philter4
Any one else with some advice? The tank is up...

Any one else with some advice? The tank is up and running and I plan to go to the keyes the weekend of the 19th to collect so if you think there is something I should or should not do, let me know....
Forum: Other Invertebrates 12/31/2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By philter4
. There are lots of examples of both fish...

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There are lots of examples of both fish and reptiles that more is learned from the people who just enjoy the animal then labs spending money to find out about captive care. My point was people...
Forum: Marine Aquarists Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) 12/31/2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By philter4
are you selling the 150w HQI? If so how much?

are you selling the 150w HQI? If so how much?
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By philter4
Here is my atlantic longnose butterfly, I don't...

Here is my atlantic longnose butterfly, I don't keep many stony coral though, not allowed to collect any so I only have a couple of orange cup corals (not sure of the pet store name, look in upper...
Forum: Seahorses & Pipefish 12/30/2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,684
Posted By philter4
Here are the bluestripes I collected in Oct of 06...

Here are the bluestripes I collected in Oct of 06
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd31/philter4/PC300006.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd31/philter4/PC250014.jpg
Not as bright blue as...
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