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Old 03-18-2018, 12:18 PM   #12611
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Thought had a home for the 29G long and stand - a friend of my daughters, but they would like to be able to put the tank on the counter, so no. Or the NIB Fluval Chi in the garage, but they wanted some community fish instead of just one Betta after thinking it over.

Had them read the getting started article so my anxiety level went down just a small amount. Will be sending a few plants over and some BB media and Prime as well, in hopes of the fish living past the keepers newbie stage. It is the we are getting fish today thing.

At least so far cleaned it out so it is ready to go to the auction next week end, and cleaned a bucket of mixed substrate, so that will be ready.

Filled the pond for evap.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:52 PM   #12612
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is the counter open above I have a 30g hex that may work for what they are wanting to do its a 2ft hex footprint so its not going to overtake the counter
I'll donate to the cause that would help free up some space in basement
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:39 PM   #12613
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They are headed over to get the Chi tank and are picking up a Betta now!

They think they might want a large tank in the future. I will be giving a class on how to care for a new fish any minute now, lol!
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Caught the last of the Neons to move into the 29g.
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Few days of work cleaning out the storage and still trying to decide what can go back in the Utility closet and what shouldn't.

CAS auction, big day lots of stuff.

I won the raffle prize which is a almost 4 foot tall glass wine glass made to be a fish tank. Sounds strange?!? It is interesting will try to get pics later tonight.

Got lots of coral frags and a neat little colony of yellow polyps.

Side note - one of my anemones moved last night and not sure why.

Pwc on both sw nanos to add the new inhabitants.

Pwc on the turtle bowl and other planted bowl because they each got a new Blue Dwarf Crayfish. Really not too blue though looks like culls. Accidentally caught 2 of the Endler fry and moved them over too.

Back to the wine glass, google Costco giant wine glass and you can see it. 46.5 inches tall 118cm.

Holds I was told 7G but then after reading comments on holding 25 bottles volume of wine calculated and it would be about 5G.

But filled it up and it was more than 5G after adding a 1/4 bucket of substrate so much more than 5G.

I will be making a build thread for it and see what all the opinions are about it.

Previously contained plants, stone, substrate, DW and heater light and sponge filter. Fish were 3 Albino Cories, 1 Albino BN, 5 Serpae Tetras, and 7 Green Neons.

Moved all of them around like musical tanks. Will be doing more moving of fish.

Rescaped the tank and it is cloudy but clearing. No fish yet.

Will add link for new thread when I make it up later.

Got Carbon Rilli shrimp and lost 4 over night and maybe one more is going. There are a few with a bad color on them so I wonder what is going on. Very disappointed about that.

Otherwise still cleaning and hooking things up.
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Water tests today on all 4 tanks and the tap water. 2 have nitrates 40-80. More orange than red but either way I need to up the PWC and vacuum to reduce it. My tap has ammonia of 1.0 ppm. Should I treat with Ammonia loc before adding to tanks?
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Few days of work cleaning out the storage and still trying to decide what can go back in the Utility closet and what shouldn't.

CAS auction, big day lots of stuff.

I won the raffle prize which is a almost 4 foot tall glass wine glass made to be a fish tank. Sounds strange?!? It is interesting will try to get pics later tonight.

Got lots of coral frags and a neat little colony of yellow polyps.

Side note - one of my anemones moved last night and not sure why.

Pwc on both sw nanos to add the new inhabitants.

Pwc on the turtle bowl and other planted bowl because they each got a new Blue Dwarf Crayfish. Really not too blue though looks like culls. Accidentally caught 2 of the Endler fry and moved them over too.

Back to the wine glass, google Costco giant wine glass and you can see it. 46.5 inches tall 118cm.

Holds I was told 7G but then after reading comments on holding 25 bottles volume of wine calculated and it would be about 5G.

But filled it up and it was more than 5G after adding a 1/4 bucket of substrate so much more than 5G.

I will be making a build thread for it and see what all the opinions are about it.

Previously contained plants, stone, substrate, DW and heater light and sponge filter. Fish were 3 Albino Cories, 1 Albino BN, 5 Serpae Tetras, and 7 Green Neons.

Moved all of them around like musical tanks. Will be doing more moving of fish.

Rescaped the tank and it is cloudy but clearing. No fish yet.

Will add link for new thread when I make it up later.

Got Carbon Rilli shrimp and lost 4 over night and maybe one more is going. There are a few with a bad color on them so I wonder what is going on. Very disappointed about that.

Otherwise still cleaning and hooking things up.
a wine glass tank interesting , I thought you said you didn't have anymore room . would love to see the wine glass heck could always make a super size Pina Colada ,

been looking at a few pumps to drain tank and also refill since I"m no longer allowed to pick up heavy things . bad enough I'm doing things dr told me to stop .
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Finally found an LFS that sells the kinds of stands I've been looking for (real wood, not particle board), so I can at last set up the new 20-long as a grow out tank for my ever-expanding platy population. We have a three-day day weekend next week (state holiday), so this will keep me busy.
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a wine glass tank interesting , I thought you said you didn't have anymore room . would love to see the wine glass heck could always make a super size Pina Colada ,

been looking at a few pumps to drain tank and also refill since I"m no longer allowed to pick up heavy things . bad enough I'm doing things dr told me to stop .
Pumps sound perfect. I bought a smallish/medium one and haven't got to setting it up for the water change process.

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Okay, the wine glass is up and running and for the moment has 5 Sundadanio Axelrodii Neon Blue "Rasbora" There used to be more of them but after cleaning their tank out today that is what is left.

And I put the Betta in there for now. He might be able to move back to the Spec V.

The wine glass tank pushed me over the 5 tanks thing I am working towards.

I could claim 5 if I just say it is the Betta tank. (which we all know if you just have 1 Betta, doesn't count as a tank.)

Intended to put the Carbon Rili into the wine glass, but I don't think I could find them in there if I tried. Lost 3 of them thought the 4th was a goner but it was still alive this evening when I put them into the small 1G planted vase, heated and with an air bubbler. And a light.

I have an associate from CAS who has really nice blood red Cherry Shrimp, was wanting Bloody Mary but don't need any of them, lol. Will file that away in the back of my brain for now.

Cleaned out the Spec V all the way to the sand - rinse out with treated water though.

Put the Preggo Endler girls in there. Likely will be shutting it down soon. Want to get this batch of babies and raise them up to some size to populate the top of the 72G.

Males are stunning - females are mean to each other in the 5G, aggressive! Doubt there will be an issue in the 72G with so much room.

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Added a whole bunch of plants into the 46G almost all from the Spec V which was so thick the filter wasn't working well reason I wanted to rinse out the sand. There were also 2 pitchers behind the Spec V hiding with the last of the plants that had been in the summer plant tub.

Both empty now!!! yay!

Cleaned off the plant jar table and redid most of the containers to some degree. It is now neater and was trying to end up with a vase of Subwassertang, one of moss and one of Riccia but with the new Dwarf Crays and shrimp that will need to wait.

Used one jar of Dwarf hairgrass to plant a pocket in the Wine glass.

Still have a couple jars to make into plant containers LATER.

72G Added the Green Neons into the big group. They blended in quickly.

Yesterday saw one of the Bamboo shrimp sitting next to a dead one. But it turned out to be the fresh molt, not a dead one!!! whew - that was so scary for a minute or two!!!

46G Angels are still fighting. I can not still quite tell who is the odd one/not part of the pair, if there is a pair, it seems to change. One Lighter orange Koi Angel picks on both the other 2, and one keeps out if it for the most part Big Silver and the other Red orange Koi periodically picks on the other. The two Koi Angels shudder and do a stand off, posturing at each other, like they are about to rumble -frequently.

Serpae just steer clear and seem good in there. Might try to get 3 more females, I think I have 3 males and 2 females. And I really didn't even want any Serpae Tetras. They are pretty but can be nippy.

Getting some of the mess part in the living room put away little by little.

Need to run to the Boulder lfs and see if they have about 6 more Sundadanio and any nano fish deals. They do not usually have good prices, just a good selection.

Been working in tank land for 12 hours. Tired! Will load pics in a minute, just a few too tired.
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