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Old 07-12-2016, 03:40 PM   #10381
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:27 AM   #10382
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Turned on the lights for the plants and fed my cats catfood.

Still trying to decipher the best way to feed my leaf fish, but they'll come around I hope.

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Caught one of my leaf fish acting like a leaf in the swords yesterday.


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Do you have any clean mosquito larve around?
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Ah forgot my posting...

So the little baby fish are still present and growing well, Mexican Swords and the Tiny White Cloud Mountain Minnows aka WCMM. AND the 3 little Koi Angels are growing fast, almost doubled their size so far. The adult Angels seem to have forgotton about chasing them around. They will shoo them away from their space if they get too close but don't seem to be hunting them around the plants and things anymore .

Found that my getting out a bunch of Cladophora in my 12G Edge did not end the growth. To the contrary, additional feedings for the babies and younger fish seems to have made it especially cozy in the 2 areas of moss and on the rock that it calls home. It seems as if I have Marimo Moss balls forming there!

Too bad they aren't! But they aren't... So I may need to limit the light and go back to split photo periods again, more water changes and check if there is PhosGuard in that filter, I think it has Purigen but not the PhosGuard. Water is sparkling clear though, lol.

This is the tank I want to rescape. It was just initially set up to hold everything until I set up the brand new one, which ended up being cracked. So it wasn't set up. As happens, it started to grow in and doesn't look too bad, but certainly isn't how I would have set up.

On a different tangent... I am still annoyed that Fluval never released the promised over 2 years ago tank system that was going to be considerably larger and have plant growing lighting, and the other one a reef system setup with lighting for growing corals too, remote or phone controlled, yada, yada, yada.

Okay...done...for now.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:00 AM   #10384
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Good to hear your babies are doing well Autumn!
Well, had to buy Gonzo a new hood and light set for his tank it seems brighter but he's not bothered!
My boraras tank is turning very yellow after adding my cattapa logs, really like the look.
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Do you have any clean mosquito larve around?
No, wouldn't know where to find it either... just the thought makes me itch. LOL How would one go about finding those?
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Love the borara tank Shelly!

Water changes on the 23, 10 and 3G tanks. Currently selling the angel fry (they're almost three mths old now!) and setting up another 10G for them. The algae eater seems to have disappeared again. Last time we didn't find him for three days and then he suddenly popped up. Strange fish he is!

Looking for some low-light and not too expensive live plants for my 23G. Any suggestions? Oh and anyone know how to prepare driftwood for a tank? I have a nice piece that I think I'll attach some plants to later. Thanks!
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No, wouldn't know where to find it either... just the thought makes me itch. LOL How would one go about finding those?
I have a 5G bucket of excess plants in the yard the mosquitos find it and make the babies with out wasting any time. I usually put barley hay logs in there to keep them from making larve, but since I have little fish I harvest them with a little net every other or couple days. Just make sure no one is spraying bugs or wasps or using weed and feed etc. around your bucket.

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Good to hear your babies are doing well Autumn!
Well, had to buy Gonzo a new hood and light set for his tank it seems brighter but he's not bothered!
My boraras tank is turning very yellow after adding my cattapa logs, really like the look.
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Thank you. That is nice about the water, the fish love it!

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I emailed Hagen / Fluval to find out about the other tank - the 19G New Edge tanks availability. They said a response would come in 3 business days.

Fish look good. Fasted them for a day.

SW - Some more of my Tea Cups macroalgae bleached. Only have a couple little bits left. Frustrated about that stuff, it is really tempermental. Being it is my favorite makes it even worse. I am guessing it is the light, maybe doesn't like too much.

On the other hand the Feather Caulerpa is growing like crazy. The other one which looks like little curvy twisting green seaweed - Prolifera - not very prolific. It was growing pretty steadily from about 4-5 leaves to maybe 10 but seems to have slowed as the Feather took off and maybe is smothering it out.

I really need to get the other little bigger tank up for the SW so I have some where to spread this stuff out! The Chaetomopha is officially across the whole left side of the tank now to the middle. Of course it is olny 6.6G but it is taking up 1/4 of the tank now.

On the bright side, the Pom Pom Crab comes out and sits in the middle side of it and holds out its little Poms!!! Beautiful contrast. This is the previous pic, but it looks exactly the same.


Dosed a little Trace Minerals as the Chaeto was getting pale on the new growth.
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I've just enjoyed the tanks the last few days. Guppies are getting silly. If I put my hand in the tank for something they're checking it out, and darting around it looking for food. They've also learned that my long planting tweezers usually means food(trying to not contaminate my water too much) and have gotten gutsy enough they don't even wait for me to let the food go before they dart in and start grabbing some. Even the new gourami have starting coming up to the tweezers.

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Forgot to mention that I have been getting a few Tangerine Tiger Shrimp Babies, but unfortunately they are from the light one (s) and some nearly colorless. Blonde so to speak and not Orange like they were before when I had a larger and better stock. Still have some nice bright orange just not very many.

Ruu - Guppies are always hungry!!! And about to have babies, lol!

Oh and spent about 2 hours looking at fish I am thinking of purchasing.
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I held off on buying guppies for a long time.i saw endler guppies and they broke my resistance. Like autumnsky said they're ashtrays hungry and pregnant. My first batch of 15 our so arrived after a couple of weeks with 1 female. I have 6 now and they all look pregnant. I'm guessing I'll have a population explosion very soon. My guppy babies are coming along nicely though. One is almost twice the size of its siblings already. It's first in at feeding time. Two of the three males I had have disappeared though. Hopefully they bred before they departed. Only 1 male left.

The three Siamese algae eaters have settled in nicely. I had a tank that was overrun with algae that they're busily munching on whenever I see them. They get algae wafers too but they're always eating. I thought one was dead yesterday, I reached in to get it out and when I touched it lo and behold it swam away like greased lightning. I guess they look dead when they sleep.

Almost out of CO2 supplements. Both LFS are out and have been for two weeks. I'll check again tomorrow. If they've got none tomorrow I'll resurrect the 6 DIY setups and run them on my main tank until liquid co2 arrives. It's a mini crisis. My tank is running almost algae free so I don't want to change anything. I think I might order a 2L bottle from Seachem after this so I have a good supply on hand. I tried looking for metricide but I couldn't find a supplier in Australia. It may be time to start planning an upgrade to a serious co2 setup.
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