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Old 09-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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Oh then definitely, way better than a little 5g.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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Ok, great.

Sooo whats the best way to get them out of the buckets? The bottom has about 1.5 inches of sludge on the bottom.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #13
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Hmm, maybe dump the bucket into a colander, like the kind youd use to drain pasta. Dump tank water on the sludge so it washes away. It can be tough moving plecos around, there may be an easier way.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #14
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I dumped them through a fine sifter, and it only took me about an hour and a half to get them all out haha. To my surprise there were only 4 dead ones.
Here are just a portion of the fish:


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Old 09-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #15
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I just have one more question for now. Is there a way to determine if they are bristlenose or common plecos?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:09 AM   #16
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Well the best way would be to ask the seller what he had in the tank. I've not bred anything other than bristlenose so I don't know how easy they'd be. Otherwise maybe just wait and get a clear pic as they get bigger.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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I asked him, he says they are BN
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #18
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Back to one of my original questions..
Will the filter sponges still be good to use? Or should I buy new ones? Can I use quilt batting as an alternative to the sponges?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #19
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If the sponges aren't falling apart they are good. I'd use sponges over batting, it's just easier to maintain.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #20
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I have saltwater tanks, one of them use a Marineland canister filter. Yes, after soaking them in some of your tank water they should definitely be reusable, they always lose color over time. The stuff in the fine mesh bags, looks like carbon, specifically Chemi Pure. I would toss it, if its 10 months old as you suspect the Chemi Pure is useless. How many chambers does the filter have?
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