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Old 11-27-2016, 11:30 PM   #10871
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Haven't done much shopping for Christmas, but made a trip to the local big box store that has SW and found this guy, a Rock Flower Anemone, mislabeled as a long tentacle.

My new RFA



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An anemone in a Starbucks cup!
Well, let's just call it Christmas shopping for yourself.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:38 PM   #10872
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An anemone in a Starbucks cup!
Well, let's just call it Christmas shopping for yourself.
Who thought you could just drive thru and pick up a nem?!?

Those cups (the different sizes are perfect for different jobs) are the absolute best for scooping and stuff, lol!

Fa la la la la..., la la la la!
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:09 AM   #10873
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I did a lot of gazing. Everything in my tanks is procreating except the guppies. Baby Japanese trapdoor snails, baby rabbit snails, mystery snail eggs, and courting rams.
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Didn't do anything for a tank I currently have, but I bought a Marineland Magniflow 220 and an Aquaclear 70 for a 40-breeder I plan to set up within the next year. Sure, I don't have the actual aquarium, yet, but they were 30% off in the Black Friday sale! How could I resist?
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:23 PM   #10875
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Didn't do anything for a tank I currently have, but I bought a Marineland Magniflow 220 and an Aquaclear 70 for a 40-breeder I plan to set up within the next year. Sure, I don't have the actual aquarium, yet, but they were 30% off in the Black Friday sale! How could I resist?
Aquariums are easy to get $1. p/G sale if you are in a hurry.

Today was a visit to muckville.

Long story as usual...

I put out numerous plant buckets (4) and glass vases (3) when the weather warmed up after the spring thaw that were wintering in the house and after breaking down some tanks.

Well in case you all don't live in Florida or SoCal, its freezing cold now in CO. At night its gotten to the mid 20's. The containers are covered in autumn leaves so there is some cover, and hadn't frozen yet.

I went out to get that stuff seemingly remembering there were 2 buckets. But there was so much more... Bucket of sand, bucket of a dry DW I meant to use and forgot about, bucket of rocks, Plastic pond liner for a 125G pond covered in decorative mineral and rock garden rocks I had to move when we painted. Woven Mesh beach bag full of gravel, container with pond stuff like filters pumps & parts!!! Plastic tote of rocks & organic plotting soil. Other misc.

2 Cylinder vases, lg. full of half dead plants and the potted Pennywort and moss & med. full of algae, moss and decorations, rock and DW from previous tanks, Brandy snifter vase just with a solid coating of string algae.

(You didn't really think this would be short, did you, lol)

The bucket with a large resin tree stump ornament with a large Java Fern growing on it, the other cat litter bucket with misc plants, the other bucket with Anacharis mostly and rocks and DW from a previous tank not algae!!!, all with some mucky and some nice dry leaves...

and........ drum roll please! The muck de la MUCK, a previous snail 3G tank (plastic kind you can grow plants out the top) with 3-4 inches of sand and Eco with black anaerobic putrid stench & muck of snail and plant death plus some baby plants mixed in the leaves and string algae in the water.

Mucking it up for about an hour outside in the ~40F and water feeling like ice water until my hands were numb.

Cleaned up the mess, changed buckets and rinsed out the rotten 2 - condensed them all to 2 total, one bucket and one vase. Need to pick off and do something about the algae.

?????? What have I done to myself! It is apparent I have been ignoring that corner of the yard all summer.

Just didn't realize how much stuff I piled up out there behind the corner under the tree

Back inside the house....a few weeks ago I dropped something on the edge of the planted bowl 2.5G and cracked it, the one I have had for about 4 years, I was getting ready to leave for work at the time and since it held water and didn't explode / I didn't have anything to slide it into in case it broke apart as I carried it, decided later was a better idea.

The light bulb had burned out on the lamp above it as well, so got a new light bulb in there and cleaned it up and threw out the old bowl and brought in the cleaned Brandy snifter vase about 1.5G Was just a few sprigs of plants and Java moss left in there, now waiting in a pitcher of tank water with the litte internal filter staying wet.

I have a blank slate for the planted bowl idea. Just some natural gravel & water presently. It's a little small to actually use for one, but makes me THINK of a new Betta.

Later I spent an hour watching videos of planted terrarriums from the 70's and present and looking for a giant glass container online & locally. Came up with some possibilities of a Brewing container called a carboy, 6.5G and some were crazy $$$ 12G size!!! One is a big mouth bubbler evo 2, 6.5G.

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Took the large DW from the outside and started soaking it in the 46G.

Moved 7 - hopefully all male Green Lantern Platy over to the 72G.

Fed earlier than usual.

Watched all the tanks Tired but life is good, messy, and smelly, but good!
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Autumnsky you must have a black hole in that corner of the yard that kept you from seeing it.
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Autumnsky you must have a black hole in that corner of the yard that kept you from seeing it.
Well, there is a camouflage tarp (yes really) next to it covering some things and in the summer the tree is pretty bushy and covers much, but it is at the corner which has a little hidden space with the yard fencing around it similar to a right trapezoid and the opening at the far left, so much really is hidden, It's like a very small hoarders paradise - hidden in summer but NOT in winter.
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Today didn't do too much because of the inconvenience of work.

Still trying to figure out what tank changes are gonna happen soon.

The Mr. Aqua 12G Tangerine Tiger w/ Dwarf Cories & Chilis tank with the over grown Moss and Subwassertang is bugging me. The spot it is in is a display tank location and not a breeding tank spot so maybe that is the biggest issue. Actually I enjoy seeing a giant cloud of Subwassertang.

But as usually happens when a tank is changed over (cleaned and redone), the Shrimp breeding & aufwuches biofilm suffer/are destroyed. Not sure I want to do that to them. Guess I just need to move that tank to a different location perhaps that will relieve the stress of seeing it there. It really is driving me crazy. Weird thing as I am not usually bothered about that kind of thing.

Watching over the tanks and seeing some other things not giving me "that peaceful easy feeling".
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Cleaned out my holding tank. There was some hair algae or clado growing in there. Extra plant trimmings often end up in here. Pitched almost everything (kept a few plants), salt scrub, hot water and back in business. This also serves as a QT as needed.
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Today I learned that serape tetras are not a thing!

Glad I learned that overhearing, instead of saying it wrong myself like chick-lids and pleck-os.

Traded two male guppies for two females. The guy said, "bring me your fry!" I was surprised by that, but apparently he gives $1 store credit per fish once they're saleable.
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