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Old 11-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #1471
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Tuning the skimmer some more. Tough to get it right!
Adjusting the power heads to get better flow across the sand. Dam cyano!!!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #1472
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They are very cool fish. Thats one fish I have never kept in all my years at this hobby. Are they better kept in a full marine environment? I have kept Scats before, but they were in a brackish tank, along with Orange Chromides.
From what I gather its better in the long run to be in a marine environment. As they get older and for breeding. I'm not finding a whole lot of info on them, but I'm observing them closely. They pretty much stick together and are very active
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:57 PM   #1473
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Had to replace my Fluval 306 today. The intake tube came off last week while I was out of town. That, evaporation, and he wife not knowing better, burned the pump out. On he good side, I believe I can order a rebuild kit for it, so when I get my 125, I have the extra filter I will need.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #1474
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Did 75% water change for all my tanks. Waiting for the after thanksgiving sale.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #1475
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Terraphyte Tanks

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Topped off the tanks and trimmed the land plants I have emersed in my five terraphyte tanks. The land plants are doing well. Livebearers are breeding regularly and the Corydoras are really growing nicely. Some of the Emeralds are approaching 3 inches. The smaller Panda and Orange Saddle Corys are active as ever. Lots of eggs, but no little ones I can see. pH is at 7.4 as of the last test, so not optimum for them.

Plants continue to take up the ammonia and nitrites in the water. Last test, nitrates were at 10 ppm.

Water changes down from 125 gallons per week to less than 15. What a relief!

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #1476
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Today is operation fishtank: 25% water changing the 36gal, taking some water change water, dumping that into the 20gal to speed up the cycling process. Going to the LFS- looking at a new heater for the 36gal, getting some plants for the 20gal, and researching fish, to see if they'd be compatible with dwarf puffers- busy day planned!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #1477
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Well not today but last night. Planted more plants and rescaped the 72 gal bow and did a 50% pwc on the 125 and did rescape. Finally happy with the 125. Now I just need to add some more cichlids. Today doing 25% pwc on the 72. Oh and added a confirmed mated pair of bolivian rams. Super excited about that. Love those fish. They've got so much personality
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #1478
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Looks good. the rest of the plants will make it even better.
Thanks! Got more plants in this weekend and rescaped. Pretty happy with how it looks right now. Still want to add more but gonna wait and see how these ones are doing after a few weeks.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #1479
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Tank looks good Rlavassor86!

I did a 6 gallon wc on my 20G. Trimmed, snipped, moved a few things, replanted a few things. Now I'm watching my albino cories zip all over the tank. Do they ever tire?
Thanks! Just can't wait to get some more plants. My corys never tire. Very amusing fish.
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Today is operation fishtank: 25% water changing the 36gal, taking some water change water, dumping that into the 20gal to speed up the cycling process. Going to the LFS- looking at a new heater for the 36gal, getting some plants for the 20gal, and researching fish, to see if they'd be compatible with dwarf puffers- busy day planned!
Hello in...

Possibly someone else has let you know, tranferring water from a cycled tank to a new tank won't speed cycling. Most of the good bacteria lives on surfaces inside the established tank, not much in the water.

If you really want to speed the cycling process transfer anything with a surface, like gravel, decorations, media, plants, etc.

Just a thought.

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