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Old 07-17-2011, 02:29 AM   #201
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Just seeding your tank with pods isnt enough for a mandarin. lol You need a serious population and that has to build over time. And then it needs to become stable. I have total pod outbreaks in my tank every few weeks but it doesnt mean I could sustain one.

Those poor beautiful fish usually starve in home aquariums. They can be taught to eat prepared foods but thats a big maybe. even if you buy an ORA one theres no guarantee that he will not revert back to pods. You just have a better shot at keeping one alive.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:54 AM   #202
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Def gonna keep that in mind. Pods have been added to my list of things to buy come fridays fishy shopping spree. And google searching ora mandarin was a bad idea on my part they are gorgeous and now I def want one! My only question is, aside from the whole pod issue, do you think given my stock list do you think that I can eventually get a mandarin? Just don't want anyone picking on him

******edit**** down the road a bit, if I'm able to get one, I'm gonna shell out the extra 20 bucks and get an ORA, just because I feel that their fish are worth the extra money.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #203
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I think your aggressive fish might give him a hard time. Plus it's rough for feeding if there are other fish taking the food before the mandarin can get it. I plan on feeding mine the same way I feed the scooter, with the turkey baster. lol

I've been waiting since early this year to get an ORA mandarin, just have been waiting for my tanks to age.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #204
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My triggers and damsels left my scooter alone, even when out in the open. As a matter of fact, the only person they have been aggressive to is me lol. I've been biten by both triggers and a damsel hopefully they will leave him alone, ill research a bit more over the next few days and and make a decision....def don't wanna go through months of waiting just to watch him get bullied
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #205
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Well I received a random pm from a AA member that lives about 5 minutes from me stating he has sw gear I may want. Well after a 45 minute call about fish and sw and the such. I'm going to meet him saturday to pick up a refractometer and a few other goodies getting the refractometer for 35 bucks!! I'm so excited bc I was gonna buy a new one friday. On another note, this morning was quite productive..did a pwc on the 125 and my 20 fw, emptied my 10g tiger barb jail... Getting rid of this demon. Now off to work and more aa surfing
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #206
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Here's the result of buying the 125g...my 20l planted in the bedroom..to the left is the 10g tiger barb jail...don't mind the clutter

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #207
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Hey that looks alot like my dresser, do I need to go see if it's still in my room? LMAO
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:32 PM   #208
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Hey I asked for help making a stand....noone answered so I took your dresser! And the tall matching one too
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Ohh and another note, today marked the first day of my multi-month plan to raid cl for free 10g tanks....I decided instead of spend money on 15-20 10g tanks ...ill just collect them from cl for free
I seen a 300g tank for 400.....its 10 feet long!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:46 PM   #210
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Holy cow. 10 feet. K so you took 2 of my dressers. Why pray tell did you not take the headboard?????? Then I can just go get a whole new set After my tank though.
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