Matt's Reef Tank | Episode 2 | Trip to the Chinese Fish Shop
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For the second episode of Matt's Reef Tank, I decided to take a trip to a few local fish stores, and tell you a few of the ways I choose fish, and what to look out for. You can see the environments in and around Chinese pet markets, and also get a peek at my house tank. You will meet Neil the Ribbon Eel and even see me feed him a little. I go over the way I acclimate new fish and coral as well. So take a trip to the fish shop with me. If you want more information about the fish in this show, check out the links below: PURPLE FIREFISH: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1636+173&pcatid=173 SMALL TOOTHED WHIPTAIL: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+21+1129&pcatid=1129 COMMON CLEANER WRASSE: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1378+309&pcatid=309 YELLOW TANG: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+43+392&pcatid=392 RED CORIS WRASSE: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1379+365&pcatid=365 CABBAGE LEATHER CORAL: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+600+638&pcatid=638 FISH ROLL CALL: For more information about the Electric Blue Leg Hermit Crab: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+501+1479&pcatid=1479 follow my: Website at http://www.jayoe.com Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jayoelife/ Twitter at https://twitter.com/jayoelife Personal Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcgalat JaYoe Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JaYoeLife/ GEAR: My Big Camera: Canon 5D mark3 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847546-REG/Canon_5260B009_EOS_5D_Mark_III.html WIDE ANGLE MOSTLY OUTDOOR QUICK ACCESS CAMERA: GoPro Hero4 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078001-REG/gopro_chdhx_401_hero4_black_edition_adventure.html WHEN I SHOOT OUTDOOR STABLE FOOTAGE, THIS IS THE REASON: Feiyu Tech G4S http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188097-REG/feiyu_fy_g4s_g4s_3_axis_handheld_gimbal.html
10. comment for Matt's Reef Tank | Episode 2 | Trip to the Chinese Fish Shop
one more question.
how big is it.
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30. comment for Matt's Reef Tank | Episode 2 | Trip to the Chinese Fish Shop
If you're ever in the area, I could show you around or just grab a beer.
Ty so much.
i do have one question.
what kind of lights do you have? cause they look great hopefully they sell them here in the U.S.
Thank you Matt for the advise
50. comment for Matt's Reef Tank | Episode 2 | Trip to the Chinese Fish Shop
1) you will want to put tangs(which are very territorial and aggressive torwards their own species) at the same time - this allows them both to carve their territory as they would both be new - you cannot add an apex fish into an aquarium/tank that already has an apex fish - generally speaking. The order of what types of fish to add and when are important - you want to add the smallest most peaceful fish first and slowly work your way up and add apex largest fish last/ at the same time, that way, the smaller fish would already be established and know where to hide and the new comer fish would be busy figuring out his/her own "role" if you will.
2) Yellow tangs are powerful swimmers so avoid cube tanks when possible - going for longest length is best - tank height is also wasted space - fish generally do not swim up and down but left and right so the longer your tank, even if its total less volume, the more fish you can keep and happier they are
3) getting information online on reefing from china is tough as many sites are blocked - you can probably reach out to your buddy at tidal gardens for information though or when you are traveling :)
Keep up the great production value and narration. It's your time and knowledge that is not wasted. Lots of people want to see this type of material. Thank you.
It should be no surprise that a powder blue tang would harass a new tang of lesser size, especially when it's kept in such a small tank. Liveaquaria recommends 125g for this species, and that may be conservative for how active and aggressive they are. Also, only ten minutes for acclimation? You are leaving the animals at risk of immediate death by shock. It should take much longer, unless a refractometer is used to pinpoint the appropriate salinity. But even then, there are other parameters that new livestock need time to adjust to.
i have to say you are entertaining and have a beautiful set up.
i know the dangers of not having a quarantine tank. especially you know that you are getting your livestock from sketchie sources. But you should at least dip your corals in coral RX or revive before putting them into your tank. that is easy and simple and that goes a long way.
But keep up what you are doing everythign looks great.
Tail spot blenny, Royal gramma, and a small damsel. Killed a giant red foot snail and a porcelain crab too. It had a taste for flesh.
How often and what do you feed your giant sun corals? (Fire Polyps i think you call them)
What do you use to film the video and audio? What sw did you use to edit the video? sorry for the questions :)
they get very tank destructive as they grow, i wondered why u put him in, can always catch him though when he kicks off