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Old 05-07-2016, 04:04 AM   #10181
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Reviewed cost difference for local purchase of higher cost fish vs. online plus shipping.

One fish I think I might as well buy locally if/when available. Other kind might just try the online with shipping. Because of being sure what I am buying.

Might wait one more week to see if the lfs really is getting the fish they said they would get. Always SAY they are getting them but don't. Ugh.

Looked at a couple auto dosers and auto fill units and costs.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:40 PM   #10182
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:10 PM   #10183
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Used a toothbrush to pull hair algae from my shrimp tank.
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My weekly water change. Acclimating some pygmy cories i bought as well

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Old 05-07-2016, 04:32 PM   #10185
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TDS meters sound cool. I didn't get one...

shellyx - thank goodness things are stablizing with the shrimp. The tanks look good!

Busy, busy, exhausting day spring cleaning around the house and yard!

I threw out a tank that had got wasp spray on it last summer. Back then, I filled it with water and of all the buckets and containers outside they all got some mosquitos. Not one mosquito larve lived in that tank though outside after the unfortunate overspray incident. So off to the dump for that tank. (Since no fish would be able to live in it either.)

Saved my low iron 12G with the cracked bottom - put it in the car to take to get a new bottom or at least get a perfect (thicker) glass for a new bottom to do myself.

Dumped some pretty rotton smelling water out of some buckets that had froze last Autumn with plants and snails in them, super yuck muck in there!

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Moved my tank light from one side of the little SW tank today to the other so as to get lots of light in the tank but not bleach out my Tea Cups and other macro algaes, and give the Chaeto lots of extra light for growing.

Did evap refills late last night and hope to do pwc tomorrow.

Yay still no more shrimp deaths every time I look deeply into the little forest tank, I try and count all the TT shrimp I can see, pretty much every day it is not the same number, one more or less. Last night was 7.

The momma shrimp possibly dropped her fry. I don't know if they are live or not yet too small to see yet with all the hiding places. Maybe I saw one tiny one but I am not certain yet. Hoping she dropped maybe 8-10 and they lived (of course). I have seen 2 young shrimp, maybe like just under half grown. 2 adult females for sure - ~4 males? .

Thinking still about setting up the Spec V but since it is a used tank, I want to run some cuprasorb in it and figure out my best guess for keeping the baby and shrimp in general, out of the filtering system. I have been reading how some people have made types of covers. Spec needs a really good cleaning, kinda filmy looking but I am out of mr clean magic erasers, who could believe?, lol.

And also have an empty Edge glass tank not clean, sitting dry on my coffee table waiting for a final clean including with a magic eraser - to go back into the box for storage for a little while.

Also trying to decide what to do with a sponge filter that is sitting in a bucket with some MTS. It is a kinda large one shaped like a 4 leaf clover so doesn't conveniently fit in my small tanks. I have a possibility with the 72G. If I get a 90 degree air tubing connector elbow and place it in vertically instead of horizontally I think it will hide nicely behind my big DW! That idea just came to me.

Thanks for letting me think out my tank stuff! No one is particularly interested around here. (maybe not all here either!!! ) They think the tanks are pretty but could care less how they get that way.

To be honest, I think a lot of people (like myself) follow your threads and read your info but don't respond. In my case, I have no idea what most of the things you referred to are so I usually can't say much hehe ^^


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Old 05-07-2016, 06:07 PM   #10186
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TDS meters sound cool. I didn't get one...

shellyx - thank goodness things are stablizing with the shrimp. The tanks look good!

Busy, busy, exhausting day spring cleaning around the house and yard!

I threw out a tank that had got wasp spray on it last summer. Back then, I filled it with water and of all the buckets and containers outside they all got some mosquitos. Not one mosquito larve lived in that tank though outside after the unfortunate overspray incident. So off to the dump for that tank. (Since no fish would be able to live in it either.)

Saved my low iron 12G with the cracked bottom - put it in the car to take to get a new bottom or at least get a perfect (thicker) glass for a new bottom to do myself.

Dumped some pretty rotton smelling water out of some buckets that had froze last Autumn with plants and snails in them, super yuck muck in there!

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Moved my tank light from one side of the little SW tank today to the other so as to get lots of light in the tank but not bleach out my Tea Cups and other macro algaes, and give the Chaeto lots of extra light for growing.

Did evap refills late last night and hope to do pwc tomorrow.

Yay still no more shrimp deaths every time I look deeply into the little forest tank, I try and count all the TT shrimp I can see, pretty much every day it is not the same number, one more or less. Last night was 7.

The momma shrimp possibly dropped her fry. I don't know if they are live or not yet too small to see yet with all the hiding places. Maybe I saw one tiny one but I am not certain yet. Hoping she dropped maybe 8-10 and they lived (of course). I have seen 2 young shrimp, maybe like just under half grown. 2 adult females for sure - ~4 males? .

Thinking still about setting up the Spec V but since it is a used tank, I want to run some cuprasorb in it and figure out my best guess for keeping the baby and shrimp in general, out of the filtering system. I have been reading how some people have made types of covers. Spec needs a really good cleaning, kinda filmy looking but I am out of mr clean magic erasers, who could believe?, lol.

And also have an empty Edge glass tank not clean, sitting dry on my coffee table waiting for a final clean including with a magic eraser - to go back into the box for storage for a little while.

Also trying to decide what to do with a sponge filter that is sitting in a bucket with some MTS. It is a kinda large one shaped like a 4 leaf clover so doesn't conveniently fit in my small tanks. I have a possibility with the 72G. If I get a 90 degree air tubing connector elbow and place it in vertically instead of horizontally I think it will hide nicely behind my big DW! That idea just came to me.

Thanks for letting me think out my tank stuff! No one is particularly interested around here. (maybe not all here either!!! ) They think the tanks are pretty but could care less how they get that way.
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Glad you haven't lost anymore shrimp like me Hooray!
And I am always interested in your fish stuff which you know lol

My fish arrived today a day late but all alive and after a longer acclimatisation looking really good still concerned about 4 which I bought from a different seller 2wks ago, they look pale, fins clamped and very emaciated I cannot catch them to isolate them. Fed them BB tonight and the 4 never ate sad!
My elephant nose managed to smack his chin into the driftwood tonight and hid for a while, so in the morning I'm going to have to take a good look at him, It didn't stop him eating.

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Weekly 20% water change, removed some algae, cleaned the glass, found another dead neon.
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Thanks Guppy, and shelly, you are always there for me.

It is frustrating when I keep hearing other that that tank is pretty - the big 72G with fish you can see, when the other tanks are smaller or have shrimp most people hardly notice, comments from the adult children, like, why bother you can't see anything in there or looks pretty nice but I don't see the point (of taking all that time or spending money on something you can hardly see!)

So thanks. With the downsizing for now, it has been sad but better because I can spend half the time caring for them (than before, double the tanks/workload compared to now.) It is allowing me to spend just a little more time watching the tanks inhabitants. Things are really busy and the schedule is very tiring, and watching the tanks is enjoyable.

Just fed and watched the fish.

Thought a little more about my online order option and decided to do it.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:57 AM   #10189
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Weekly 20% water change, removed some algae, cleaned the glass, found another dead neon.

Sorry about your neon Barliman

We moved the danios so now just the angelfish and their fry and a couple tetras are in the tank. Hoping for the best for these fry!


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