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Old 06-16-2016, 10:27 PM   #10291
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My QT tank with the 6 Platy (2 trios) aren't doing very well. Hiding and fins are a bit clamped doing another pwc on them. They aren't really eating either. I am feeling like it is the QT tank of death right now. I hesitate to add any new items to the tank because I don't want any contamination on anything else from the previous copper treatment. Since most of my stuff involves inverts. I am hoping the Cuprisorb is doing its magic and binding anything copper that is left.

Needing to pick up my new fish additions tomorrow providing the Sundadanio Axlerodi Neon Blue actually came in today. Will check in the morning before making an hour each way drive. Though if they aren't there, I will likely go to the other not so lfs and get about 10-20 Cardinals depending on the prices. Thats an additional half hour dive further away! Irksome. Maybe paying online shipping fees makes some sense after all save time and gas money, lol!
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #10292
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What Did You do With Your Tank Today?

That must really suck, I have 16 lfs ( that I know of ) within 20 minutes drive of my house, it's a pity that the 1 that sells the best live food is half an hour drive each way
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That must really suck, I have 16 lfs ( that I know of ) within 20 minutes drive of my house, it's a pity that the 1 that sells the best live food is half an hour drive each way

Same here - worth the extra 15 minutes travel but would be nice to have a better local selection.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #10294
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Set up the ADA tank with used amazonia substratum mixed with a little stratum. New driftwood boiled it going to lfs today shippment of plantz in today

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Old 06-18-2016, 01:24 AM   #10296
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Been thinking bout co2 lately and after seeing how much a semi decent setup with a solenoid costs, I figured I'd jump on YouTube and see what Joey had to say about it, fortunately I had everything I needed in the tank cupboard, Click image for larger version

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I didn't want to do a diy diffuser so I went and bought 1, all up cost me $15, hell of a lot better than $500, bit more effort involved but what's an extra 20 minutes a week
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DW reminds me of Loch Ness "monster" pics. very nice.

As for the lfs, missed going to any due to auto issues taking a priority. I will try and run to the one which WAS holding my fish for me unknown if they are available now...day late.

Was less than a mile away from the not so lfs that has the Cardinals, and had to miss it as I was running all over the countryside searching for the needed items for the vehicle and it was TOO hot to have the fish in the car. (nearly 13 hour project just for that)

Before the 13 hour project, I removed the Platy - 4 fish which were remaining, 2 died, 2 of the Hawaii ones, one left and the 3 Blue Wag trio. One looked unwell. Very sad about them. Trying to get them to eat some of the medicated flake food.

Need to online order the 2 liter bottle of Prime as I threaten to do every time I have to run to the big box store to get some more. Evidently I use too much and go through it pretty quickly. Even with the drip out lid I swapped from a new travel sized bottle made for lotion or shampoo (dollar store).... oh well.

Also need some ferts. After the Glut discussion about possibly being hazardous to ones health I will skip that for now.

Still toying with the idea of new substrate probably a lite ball shaped shrimp type substrate, great for the Dwarf Cories. They have fun rooting around in the ones in the shrimp tank. The little balls are easy for them to move around and since they are round should not harm them.

Lots of thinking.
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Been thinking bout co2 lately and after seeing how much a semi decent setup with a solenoid costs, I figured I'd jump on YouTube and see what Joey had to say about it, fortunately I had everything I needed in the tank cupboard, Attachment 287393
I didn't want to do a diy diffuser so I went and bought 1, all up cost me $15, hell of a lot better than $500, bit more effort involved but what's an extra 20 minutes a week
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20g water change, general housekeeping & some rearranging in the 75g
Added 5 Green Chromis to the 75g to distract the Damsel (it's working like a charm!)
Today, I plan to do a 5g change & housekeeping in the 29g
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Spent about an hour looking at all the critters at the not so lfs in Boulder after picking my fish.

Good part is I am first one in line for the Chili Rasboras and bad part was that after capturing my "on hold" Sundadanio Axlerodi Neon Blue Rasboras they were obviously not healthy. The manager came and informed me that he would rather I didn't take them home as they appeared to not be well.

So I didn't get those!!!!!!! After waiting a year and a half what difference is a couple more weeks. 2 weeks til the new shipment comes.

I did get three more Green Kubotai Rasboras to go with the 2 I already had. They are pretty pale still compared to mine. This morning they are "schooling" together.

Also picked up 6 instead of 4 on hold of the Dwarf Cories Habrosus. They got busy immediately after acclimation scouring the tank and saying "hi" to the other 3. Didn't see any dead this morning so far so good!

Funny..... that hubby says he would like to see the 72G out of the corner and that the fact it is relegated to the corner is like punishment of a child sent to the corner and that is is so "beautiful and there are interesting things going on in the tank to see and I'm not even a fish person" that it seems like a crime to have it back there! Wow - I didn't see that one coming, lol.

So sometime this week will need to move the cabinet and 2 12G nano tanks to make room to breezily just slide the giant ~ 1000 pound tank and stand 40 feet across the family room to the opposite wall by my self... This means now will move the 2 12G - somewhere else.

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