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how do i clean a tank? [08 Aug 2010|12:43am]

deaddoloreshaze
hey everyone, i decided to start a new batch of sea monkeys. the kit i have has a regular tank. however, i still have the tank with the castle from the last batch (two years ago). how can i properly clean that tank so i can put the monkeys in it? thank you!

edit: also, what would be the best way to clean a 2 year old air plunger thingy?
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Why? [18 Jan 2009|08:18pm]

livvyxo
My sea monkeys hatched the day after I put packet no2 in. I saw at least seven of the little things swimming about.
I fed them a week later. It has been 9 days since they hatched and there are NONE left! I just swilled the water around the tank and saw one little dead sea monkey. I don't understand.
The room they were in was quite cold, so I moved them to a slightly warmer room.

Can temperature kill themm? Is there any chance I can still have sea monkeys!?

:(
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My new sea monkeys are dying! [11 Dec 2008|01:21pm]

ohmilantaa
[ mood | discontent ]

Hey everyone,

5 Days ago i put in the instant life, and 2 days later there were about 30 or more little baby sea monkeys all swimming happily about. I did the whole process right, and until today, i noticed that there were only 5 or 6 sea monkeys, i even checked with a magnifying glass, and this morning there are only about 3 baby sea monkeys left! I've made sure their getting enough oxygen, and that their tank is the right temp., i used bottled water and waited more than 24 hours for the filtering to be complete, and i just started to feed them today, but why did i have about 30 baby sea monkeys, and then all of a sudden i have less than 5?! Help PLEASE!!!!!

thanks

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so far, so good! [11 Nov 2008|04:59pm]

deaddoloreshaze
put in the pouch of monkey eggs and i can see little black dots floating around, which seems promising.

the tank looks like i poured 7-Up in it - all the bubbles along the sides make it hard to see. is there anything i can do for that?
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there are no sea monkeys in my immediate future [10 Nov 2008|04:00pm]

deaddoloreshaze
i spent a lot of time today cleaning my room and hanging up some paintings i had done during the summer. when i was finished, everything looked so nice and cozy - and pink, because my walls (what you can see of them!) are pink and i have a pink lampshade.

so i decided to open my Sea Monkey Friendship Locket Kit and hatch a tank.

so i have the tank on my dresser filled with water and the water purifier. my mum comes in to see my paintings and she saw the tank on my dresser. she thought it was a snowglobe and before i could tell her otherwise she picked it up, tilted it - and water with water purifier went all over my dresser.

i was cursing and swearing a storm as i grabbed a pair of pajama pants and mopped up the water from my dresser. she was horrified when i told her that it was a sea monkey tank, not a snowglobe, but i reassured her that there were no monkeys in the tank yet, that you have to let the purifier sit for a day before you add the monkeys.

so on the plus side, no monkeys were harmed. on the down side, my mum is upset, even though i kept telling her it's okay, that it doesn't matter, and i'm upset, because i was lying through my teeth and it's not okay, it does matter, i was looking forward to having sea monkeys again and now i can't. i have the eggs, i have the food, i don't have any purifier left.

the tank has about a quarter of the water left in it - i'm tempted to fill it up with water and try hatching them tomorrow. dunno what else i can do except order more and wait for them to arrive.
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different tank experimentation: betta bowls [25 Jul 2008|12:49am]

cabanird
[ mood | determined ]

 hello everyone, 

i've been looking at betta bowls. i've measured the water, and it takes about twice as much water as the ocean zoo.  so i guess one would need 2 packages of water purifier, eggs, and food, and probably give 2 scoops of food each week.

what do you think?

i think those small betta bowls are really cute and i think they would have a good time in it. 

what does everyone else think?

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baby sea monkeys are dying... [20 May 2008|08:38pm]

cabanird
[ mood | determined ]

my baby sea monkeys are dying. they have mated, the females were pregnant, and have given birth to dozens of babies, they were alive and well last week. but today, i only see a couple, and they are moving around slowly. :( what am i doing wrong? tips, suggestions, comments are all welcomed. thanks!

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sea medic--- dosage? [29 Apr 2008|11:10pm]

cabanird
[ mood | determined ]

hey there peoples... so i got some sea medic, i put a small scoop in last night. i still see the white cottonball things around today, so i put in another small scoop of sea medic. what's the deal with this stuff? are my sea monkeys gonna OD on antibiotics?

btw, see this post on my blog:

http://cabanird.livejournal.com/27447.html

friggin awesome. i hope my little sea monkeys survive this.... 

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[20 Apr 2008|08:28pm]

madeinaustralia
my sea monkeys have long white strands coming off them...i read that this was poo.
anyway they always get tangled up in each other and i have to use something to swirl them around to un tangle.
is this normal?
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[20 Apr 2008|06:43am]

deaddoloreshaze
i have two dead sea monkeys at the bottom of my tank.

what do i do? do i just leave them there? get them out somehow? what?
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my sea monkeys are shy.... [28 Mar 2008|12:35am]

cabanird
[ mood | confused ]

my sea monkeys are shy. having trouble sealing the deal with females....

i dont see them mating. and i dont see any females pregnant....

next monday they will be six weeks old. i hear the individual lifespan of a sea monkey is 8 weeks.... they need to lose their virginity before they die!!!

does that cupid's arrow stuff work?

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my sea monkeys are slow.... [27 Feb 2008|07:10pm]

cabanird
hello sea monkey lovers....

i'm a little concerned about my sea monkeys... i've had them for more than one week now.... this weekend, they were growing, and there were lots of them swimming around vigorously...

but today, i feel like i see less of them, and ALL of them are swimming a lot slower.

i just aerated, so hopefully that will help.

any suggestions? i liked it when they were swimming about vigorously... it just seemed more healthy.
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newbie Sea Monkeys owner... [18 Feb 2008|09:17am]

cabanird
[ mood | determined ]

hello everyone...

i just decided to get myself some Sea Monkeys. I'm not allowed to have pets, and if I do, i need to get something low maintenance... this feeding once a week sounds good. :) i got the sea bubble kit that comes with the keychain where you can bring your pets along...(i will probably not use that....)

i just boiled some water, put the water purifier in, and tonight i get to put the eggs in. can't wait!

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[23 Dec 2007|11:51am]

purpleapricot
[ mood | bouncy ]

yaay i can see hundereds of the little bundles of joy swiming around haha aww they look tiney i can only just about see them. haha just thought id update yhoo all :D

xxxx

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[21 Dec 2007|03:15pm]

purpleapricot
[ mood | anxious ]

just added the eggs cant see much happening i ust hope everything works out.. it will anoy me so much if they dont hatch!! :(

ive waited 2 looong to do this haha.

what should i be looking for? .. ive forgotton i was 8 since i last had them haha. 

 

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[20 Dec 2007|08:31pm]

purpleapricot
[ mood | excited ]

hey all i just started the water purifing process , got too wait 24 hours now and i must say i'm wayyy to impatient for this sorta waiting game haha.
ive had them before and i think i had them for about 3 years . and i just leaped at the chance of getting some more when i bought some a sa christmas pressie for a few friends.. i find watching them so relaxing and its acctually satisfying to look after them.
i cant wait to add the eggs tommorow i'll let you ll know how it goes.
i got the magic castle one it looked a little more interesting than the normal tank ive had in the past.
also i just have to ask. is it true theres already eggs in the water purifuier stuff u put in? 

sooo looking forward too it :D 

xxxx

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The end? [12 Aug 2007|06:44pm]

glenorglenda13
[ mood | melancholy ]

Last week I went to California for a few days, and early the day I came back, my brother apparently fogged the downstairs of the house.
For some reason, my bedroom door was open(I'm pretty sure I closed it before I left), and as of today, the last of the adults I thought I'd saved has died.

There are babies, so there still may be some hope for the "Sancho Clan"(I gave up naming individuals years ago), but it's hard to say, there aren't many of them.
7 years, God only knows how many generations of Sea Monkeys that is, but I know it's been a lot.
Please, everybody send good thoughts to the babies, I don't want the Sanchos to die out completely. I don't know of anyone who's managed to keep a line of seamonkeys going this long, but I was hoping for at least a few more years.

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travel question [31 Jul 2006|10:38am]

3_14159
Hello everybody.

I'm planning on going to see my parents later this week, and I want to take my sea monkeys with me. It's about a 6 hour car drive. I don't want to transport them in their tank, because I'm afraid that they'll splash out. I'm also worried about taking them in an airtight container, because that will deprive them of oxygen.

Does anybody have any suggestions? (I was thinking that I could have them in an airtight container, then take the lid off and oxygenate them when I stop for gas or something.)

Thanks in advance,
Susannah
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Surprise New Pets [24 Jul 2006|06:22pm]

glenorglenda13
Well, Saturday night I bought the Hang 10 Sea Monkey Mini World, intending not to start a new batch, but to move my grownups into it.
I started the water process that night(the water has to sit for 24 hours), and haven't yet gotten around to putting any monkeys in the tank.
But there were apparently eggs in the water purifier, so I have babies swimming around.
That's cute, and I know that happens sometimes, but it kinda makes me wonder what to do about feeding the ones I have, since you're supposed to wait 5 days before feeding the babies. The ones I have are probably already full from eating the algae in there...but I'd hate to be too cocky and lose somebody.
Damn crustaceans, I should have just started the move last night at 3AM, then I wouldn't have this dilemma.
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[16 Jun 2006|11:15am]
sadlybeautiful
one of my bigger girls recently shed her shell or whatever it is called and now she seemed to be going a lot slower than she used to.  is this normal?
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