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Old 02-25-2015, 07:57 PM   #1971
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How's that Oregon tort going Hank??


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Old 02-25-2015, 08:04 PM   #1972
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I seen a Lubbock's today at Petco. First time I've ever seen one in there. Very pretty fish. I was tempted to getting it, but had to pass. I'd love to see a photo of your guy if that's possible. That's awesome he stays out and about.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:28 PM   #1973
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The tort looks to be doing just great. Really nice little piece. I try not to look at it daily, only because when I do I end up looking to see if there has been any encrusting and so on. Just need not to nit pick about it and let it do its thing.
I'll try to get some pictures when I go on my days off Paul.
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The tort looks to be doing just great. Really nice little piece. I try not to look at it daily, only because when I do I end up looking to see if there has been any encrusting and so on. Just need not to nit pick about it and let it do its thing.
I'll try to get some pictures when I go on my days off Paul.
Sounds good!
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:51 PM   #1975
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Thought I'd update with some actual readings!
Alk - 117 ppm
phos - .05
cal - 600

In terms of how the tank is, things are ok but could be better. Algae grows and have cyano in a spot. The birds nest that came as a freebie with the tort didn't come in good shape and I doubt it'll recover.
As for the tort, I am suspicious that there is some tissue recession from the bottom...debating on if I'm going to glue over it or keep an eye on it.
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IMO, you better raise that alk some.
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Right? I hate alk. Why it just won't be stable in the tank ever is beyond me. I've tried raising it before and never saw any progress.
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Mag is in range?
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That high of a calcium level will cause Alk to drop due to calcium carbonate precipitation.


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