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Old 11-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #1481
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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!
I would also suggest borrowing some filter media. That's where most of your bb is at. Out some into the filter on the new tank. Will speed cycling more that using your water from the other tank.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #1482
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I would also suggest borrowing some filter media. That's where most of your bb is at. Out some into the filter on the new tank. Will speed cycling more that using your water from the other tank.
Yeah I know- ideally, I'd do something with the filters, but the 36gal has an HOB, and the 20gal has a internal...

Just got back from the LFS- planted some Red Ludwiga in the 20gal, and I had to replace the air stone. Thinking of fabricating myself a quick water changer that attaches to my tap, since my LFS has the valves I need for for for $14.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #1483
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Today I added

1 Bosemani Rainbow Male. (sale $5.50)
2 Turquoise Rainbows (sale $3.50)
3 Lily Bulbs (for the price of 2)

So far I have freaked out the fish, fed the fish and currently planning a 40% water change. The Turquoise Rainbows seemed to just fit in while the Bosemani Rainbow is hanging out in the plants. I just saw the orange New Guinea Rainbow bring the Bosemani male a piece of food and spit it out right by him. It turned out to be a piece of plant root. I've seen this activity before.

I still have the following on my to buy list

2 Bosemani Rainbow (1 male, 1 female)
3 Australian Rainbow (1 Ornate female, 2 Splendid (1 male, 1 female))
1 Dennisoni Barb ($9.09 now, waiting for sale)

Saw some Neon Rainbows, Threadfin Rainbows and Celebres Rainbows at the store. The neons were in a bag and didn't look to good and the other two were too expensive and I hope they go on sale soon.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #1484
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Did an 80% pwc and dosed api aquarium salt in the oscar and acf tank, did almost 100% water change and dosed salt in the 10g fry tank. Trying to combat the cloudy water issue I am having. I think its because of all the snails, atleast that's what I've read. I'm not sure though. Everything else seems to be in check and no I don't have a mini cycle going on
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #1485
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Hello...

Topped off the tanks this afternoon. Replace 4 to 5 gallons a week, but I suppose that's typical of tanks with no covers. The emersed land plants act as the tank covers.

Also, added a little extra aeration to the plant roots. By using plastic tubing and large air pumps, the water around the roots is constantly moving and supplies nitrogens. There is a constant supply of CO2 from the air in the room.

The Chinese Evergreen and Pothos actually grow faster and appear healthier than the same plants planted in organic potting soil.

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #1486
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Today I had Thanksgiving with my fish.

They enjoyed the following:

Cheddar Cheese
Lemon Cake
Honey Baked Ham
Kings Hawaiian Rolls
Baked Potato.

The tank is on 24/7 watch for a few days...
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #1487
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Bought BRS RO/DI unit and Red Sea cal, mag, alk, phos, no3 test kit for less than $200. Good holiday sale so far.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #1488
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:06 PM   #1489
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I got a Half-moon BEAUTIFUL! Elephant ear betta. And some glo-lights and some neon tetras(which My hubby wants to steal for his tank). He was on sale for a half moon and CLEARLY an elephant ear. I will try to take an actual picture later, because now he is hiding. here is what he looks like. But with more purple accents. He will be very well loved
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #1490
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Pwc on both tanks. A few hours later I walked in on the tanks and this is what was going on between my male Bolivian ram and my smallest Cory cat. The ram was in 'his' spot and the Cory cat was pestering the heck outta him. Darting around/under the big ram and creating quite the sandstorm. The Cory isn't even 1inch long!
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