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Old 06-11-2015, 12:54 PM   #51
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Thats awsome, man. Its funny that now i keep a few tanks infested with them to feed the army of asassins i have, lol. Cant believe youve never had a hitchhiker get in. Your blessed, caleb. Lol

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Lol I must be. Especially since most my plants came from eBay. Just a quick rinse and they went in.


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Old 06-11-2015, 12:59 PM   #52
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No one wants to talk about fish...

We were fine until we got the java moss for our 10g. We kept the one snail we got w the moss for a while. He was w our female betta for a bit. Good at cleaning algae but a poop machine. So much poop. He was only w her for four days.

Put him back in 10g, then later on, practically overnight, baby snail explosion. We finally decided OUT with him so we put him in the bird bath. He's still alive. A week later.

I hope he doesn't lay eggs what if a bird carried him or a baby off and got them in a local stream?? Is that possible?? I don't want to cause an invasive species issue!!!

After we took him out to the birdbath, (this was about a week ago now) we drained the tank. Rinsed it well refilled, put the decor back in, and adopted Mr. Blue betta.

There are some baby snails in there... I tried to get one off the wall of the tank and I just knocked it upside down on the sand accidentally. It righted itself soon enough.

Then yesterday we did a 35% ish pwc on the 20g & afterwards we noticed a ring of something floating on top of the water in the new trashcan we now use for water changes. It was... baby snails. Ugh. They were in there after draining the 10g tank. We're hoping they dried out in between. We put a few decor items from our 20g in there to sit while we vacuumed the sand and put them back in after. We're hoping we didn't transfer snails to the 20g. Hopefully using the same siphon in the 10g and all our other tanks didn't spread snails.

That being said, we've had a nerite snail disaster. First one we bought was already dead. The second died a few weeks after we got him. No more snails, at least for a while.

The java moss DID come from a display tank or a tank with fish for sale from our lfs. So. We kinda expected snails. But not this huge disaster :/
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:02 PM   #53
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Lol I must be. Especially since most my plants came from eBay. Just a quick rinse and they went in.


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Old 06-26-2015, 07:28 PM   #54
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So it's official. I can't talk to anyone I work with about my tank and it drives me nuts. It just brings on multiple people cracking jokes and bringing me down. They all think it's a stupid hobby even tho I try to explain its much more then just a fish in a glass box.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:54 PM   #55
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I'm lucky enough to work in two labs where my boss, my former boss, and 3/4 of my coworkers keep fish. We talk fish all the time
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I took a job closer to home by an hour...but I traded off good people who loved to hear about what I did to my tank everyday and what was coming next.. to people who think it's a joke. I guess I missed the whole convo last night. I would love to join in instead of just complaining about it haha.
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SOmebody start a fishkeeping chat on like skype or something lol
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My neighbor has a planted tank!!! I saw it through his window........

I want to talk to him about it but I don't really know him.....

I feel awkward lol.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #59
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My neighbor has a planted tank!!! I saw it through his window........

I want to talk to him about it but I don't really know him.....

I feel awkward lol.

That's a good way to get to know him!


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My neighbor has a planted tank!!! I saw it through his window........

I want to talk to him about it but I don't really know him.....

I feel awkward lol.

Regarding the neighbor, you may have to start your rapport slowly and build it up.
If possible, join a local fish/aquarium club. You will find numerous like minded folks to exchange ideas and goodies with.
I don't about fish stuff at home or work. Too much to explain to those that don't really care about it. I occasionally pull up YouTube videos of my tank at work. I get some oohs and aahs but no real dialog on the details. Which is fine with me.


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