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Old 10-05-2016, 09:32 PM   #10731
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What Did You do With Your Tank Today?

33% water change on the 20g fowlr. Had an outbreak of algae and found a large collection of crap in the overflow. So cleaned it and the pre filter.

Will do another water change tomorrow and work out a way to add more filtration in my sump.

Temporarily stuck a piece of filter foam In-between a set of baffles.



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Old 10-05-2016, 10:54 PM   #10732
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Spend some time observing the SW tank today and watching the critters come out to feed.

Monday eve was watching for borgains and special online stuff, and the last 2 nights also have been reading about SW critter / coral - what different kinds are interested in feeding on. Toxicity of some varieties, and that there are more widely available types of caorals being offered and kept more frequently. Also reviewing a few more critters as possible tank mates when I do the little upgrade. Decided I need a few more Nassarius snails as they move around in the sand and keep it turned over and aerated.

Did email the 2 people with the big tanks I was interested in, one never reponded and the other said he was at work and would get back to me with the info - exact size of the tank last by night and never did. Sooooooo....... nothing on that front.

Still dreaming.

Found out that the Petsmart store has Neons on sale till the 30th for a buck each.

I'd like to try again for a new batch to go into QT next week on their delivery day just buy the whole bag of them if I can. One less adjustment for the fish to just hop straight into my QT. I am kinda getting to know the girl who works in there and will see if they come in a bag of say 100 (nope) or 50 (yes).

The ones in the tank (of that store) today didn't look very healthy.

Also will have a couple weeks then to see what to do with the two big fish that might be the Neon eaters.

Planning to buy a new batch of pods and green water /phytoplankton for the SW tank this next week (none available near where I live).

Only have so much money and so many more plans than that, lol. We shall see which deals pop up first.

Really need to do some rescaping on several tanks this next month or so. The fish and shrimp seem fine with the jumbled overgrown messes.
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Watched the tanks for awhile today. I couldn't get my phone out fast enough when one of the Kuhli's decided it was time to get out of bed. LOL Just came wiggling out of the sand. I was wondering where they've been hiding.

Trimmed the Jungle Val in the community tank, and water changes on both the Fry tank and community tank.

Dwarf Sag in the community tank is making me sad. It's just not growing. It's not melting, or expanding, like I was expecting it to. I know it's just pool filter sand, but I'm using root tabs, and dosing excel. Very little growth. Vals are just trying to take over the tank. No growth from the Amazon Sword in there either. Now that I haven't had any plants uprooted in a few weeks. (Cories, and Kuhlies were leaving me presents daily of floating Dwarf Sag) Should I start trimming them back a bit?
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:05 PM   #10734
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Moved my betta (Toby) to his new home! Looks happy and is currently exploring his new tank


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Water change day! I added some substrate in my big tank. Checked water parameters and general hardness was 18 and 25 degrees! Water from the tap is usually between 9 and 12, but I didn't test immediately before the change so I don't know what it was. So water change number two of the day for both tanks.

I'm very much enjoying the new rabbit snails. They are really wonderful.

I'm starting to wonder about the quality of life for our belly slider fry. I'm open to insights on her.

I'm also trying to find a good record keeping app, because the one I started with, Aquarium Manager, won't let me move my critters or rearrange photos. I posted in an off topic thread asking about that.

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The guppies have been enjoying the algae sheets, and so I tore some up for them. My dog, an Airedale, got curious, so Iof offered him a small section. The tactic has previously been successful to let him sniff whatever he's interested in and he'll realize it's not all that great. Nope. He loved it. He ate the section and wanted more.

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Old 10-08-2016, 03:15 PM   #10738
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PWC on the 8g Biorb. Put a siphon on it and walked away for 30 seconds. Stopped the siphon and went to water the plants. Low and behold, Red my beta was in the bucket. 6ft long siphon hose/beta water slide.


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PWC on the 8g Biorb. Put a siphon on it and walked away for 30 seconds. Stopped the siphon and went to water the plants. Low and behold, Red my beta was in the bucket. 6ft long siphon hose/beta water slide.

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Terrifying and funny at the same time!

Well this will be a light feed day. Moving the 2 baby F Guppy fry to the TT and as I think they would grow more naturally being able to roam around the tank eating microscopic foods stuff from the plants and the glass. Did add a couple young Wisteria plants to their breeder net but since they are still the size of a meal for the Nano tank they should be safe with the little Chilis. Will move them over when they aren't food size to the nano tank.

Noticed that the Chilis are getting old enough to show some color now
And still couldn't find the lone WCMM - a very good hider. Didn't have enough time to remove clouds of Subwassertang and moss to discover the secret hiding place.

Did pwc on the TT tank of 1.5G since I was digging around in there looking for the WCMM.

Added evap water to the 46G QT and the SW nano.

Added some mineral salt to the 72G. About 1/8 tsp per G for now.

Need to start deciding which fish will move over from the 72G to the 46Gin a couple weeks. & Off to work.
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Did a water change today. Dwarf baby tears is doing awesome an hydro sp. Japan is growing like crazy
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