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Old 10-17-2016, 12:39 AM   #10771
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Water change after leaving the tank alone for a week. Fish were fed 3x during the week but no ferts given. BBA on the rise on the DW so I will be spot treating with glut for a few days. All in all, tank in cruise control:
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:56 AM   #10772
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I'd just leave the hose run in it for awhile in the middle of the grass til most of the stench is washed out, lol. Are there any surprise inhabitants? Daughter had a Cory live in her abandoned tank for a couple months, no food, no air/water circulation/bubbler, no heater?!?

Congrats on new eggs, any way to put a upside down or side ways breeder net around the eggs to see if they hatch (not get eaten)?
Yep. That's basically what I did. Overflowed it for about an hour then went out and took a plastic pot scrubbie to it. Looks good now. I still see a few places I missed. I'll hit them in the morning. I'm leaving it full over night in the yard to check it for leaks. Though I'm sure it won't.

As for the eggs I scraped them off the glass and dropped them in a breeder net with an air stone. No babies yet, but fingers crossed for when I wake up in the morning.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:26 AM   #10773
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Would boiling and soaking the DW help? If there is a risk (with the buckets and anything in them), maybe you should hold off adding them.
The ones in the outside buckets have plants and moss growing on /over them so I am sad to consider scraping it. I might treat the buckets for parasites, like the Anchor worm issue I had - and something else unknown.

The one inside the 72G would be fine/clear of oddities/pests, so no risk, just messing up the aesthetics.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:57 AM   #10774
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A few months ago I tried to go the 'diy' co2 route, as fun and as interesting as it was, it all ended in a series of spectacular explosions, so since then the Monte Carlo that I was trying to grow has been creeping along at snails pace, 2 days ago I'd had enough, I decided to rip it all out and just to go back to the ever reliable anubias but this thing in the back of my mind was telling me that I remember reading Monte Carlo needs pruning to promote growth, having never bothered to prune it, I figured it would b a waste to not at least try it, so I did and it started pearling which I thought was pretty cool, it also rekindled my interest in trying to grow ground coverage, so yesterday I went and bought a small pressurised co2 setup and today I've been playing with diffuser positions and flow rates and current direction...
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Late last night I was able to get the Angel and Upsidedown Cat caught and moved over to the 46G. The USD Cat was not too happy because the DW was missing.

I moved one would piece at an angle over the side of another to make a spot for her, she hung out but still wasn't happy because it is a bright tank and bare bottom right now so more reflection from there as well.

Exchanged the second of the freeze dried Hikari Tubifex bought by mistake for the FD Brine Shrimp which was what I thought I grabbed. And found a really interesting Mopani DW and got it for $10. Its over a 12" by ~8" kinda flat so I will need to find a place for it to lay across a rock maybe. I liked it - with some swirls and a hole. It will be nice with height. Maybe for a shrimp tank later. For now a cave.

Did a 15G pwc as well for the 72G.

The 2 two BIG tanks I was looking at are sold and not to me.

Still looking. Told the spouse that there would be a giant tank appearing in the LR if I happen to find one at the right price. As expected a courtesy amount of grumbling about how a 6' tank will fit??? 15' wall - no problem. Keeping all the other ones???...then some thoughts I might need a fish room of my own, lol!

Not that I need so much additional things to do right now or a big room with lots of extra tanks (right now... ) Busy week ahead (no fish room involved).
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We ordered a bubbler for my daughter as an early birthday present. You guys, the snails love riding it. It's *hilarious.*

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We ordered a bubbler for my daughter as an early birthday present. You guys, the snails love riding it. It's *hilarious.*

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I posted a video on instagram. I'm dying.

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Wow, that really IS hilarious!
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We ordered a bubbler for my daughter as an early birthday present. You guys, the snails love riding it. It's *hilarious.*

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I posted a video on instagram. I'm dying.

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"We ride at dawn!!"

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I'll have to do that.

Horace (or, more properly I guess, Hortensia) thanked Maxime for the ride by blinging him out.

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I'll have to do that.

Horace (or, more properly I guess, Hortensia) thanked Maxime for the ride by blinging him out.

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