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Old 01-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #5901
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I moved my tank from my bedroom to the lounge room was a really big mission
Yeah running tanks add a level of difficulty to the process because the fish can't be just thrown anywhere. Had to fill an extra tank to move a new tank in a short while ago. I had planned to move another tank in my kitchen during the tank shuffle but lost the motivation when i thought of a 100% WC on a 4th tank to moveit 8 feet into another room. I still have to move it but am building a stand for 2x20g on bottom shelf with a 4' 40g on top. Fun times. Once it is done i get to choose 3 new communities of fish to spread out between 80 gallons though. I would like a tank with more depth to go on top.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:42 AM   #5902
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I failed at making a DIY bubble counter today. Turns out that 3/5 of the one way valves i bought in one pack leak from the side and one of the bottle tops with tubing insert now leaks a lot after squeezing bottles to find leaks
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2 out of 5 check valves I've used have failed. I use a plastic syringe to test it. Was not a problem in my DIY CO2 setup because it was under low pressure (just feeding it in the HOB filter). But when I switched to a ceramic diffuser, the back pressure introduced new problems. Went back to the previous method.

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #5903
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Did some water changes on all my tanks and rearranged some plants yesterday.

But the big thing was talking to my aunt who has a 29g aquarium--and knows very little--and getting her to understand some of the chemistry behind aquariums and how to properly stock it. Sure she just bought 2 common plecos but when they die (I know this sounds horrible) we're going to get her a bushy nose pleco! And get her school of neons up to size. And she's interested in a planted tank so I'm going to bring her back some moss, guppy grass, and java fern. This a beginning of a wonderful new aquarium keeper!!
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #5904
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Yeah running tanks add a level of difficulty to the process because the fish can't be just thrown anywhere. Had to fill an extra tank to move a new tank in a short while ago. I had planned to move another tank in my kitchen during the tank shuffle but lost the motivation when i thought of a 100% WC on a 4th tank to moveit 8 feet into another room. I still have to move it but am building a stand for 2x20g on bottom shelf with a 4' 40g on top. Fun times. Once it is done i get to choose 3 new communities of fish to spread out between 80 gallons though. I would like a tank with more depth to go on top.
Yea I had a spare tank set up to hold some water all my rock went into a plastic tub and my fish went in another one I still have to arrange the rock when I get home tonight the tank was a bit cloudy last night because I changed it from bare bottom to aragonite sand
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:24 AM   #5905
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Just did some feeding and water testing again. It appears my tank is cycled so it's back to deciding what to add to my tank.
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Did WC on my 20g and 10g, placed some plants in my 3g Betta tank and rearranged plants in my 20g. Taking out plants I do not want anymore. Fed all fish. Life is good.

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Tank watched, fasted the 20g in the morning gave flakes in afternoon. The first Kuhli i bought still gets very stressed and pale whenever i take a hood light off. I replanted one side of the tank the day after he went in and i think it was an ordeal for it after the stress of being bagged for sale (pretty roughly won't get the lady who caught strike to catch anything else in future). The rest were bagged with no fuss when more stock came in and they are more trusting. I managed to spot 5/6 at the same time today too.

Added a stick as some temporary driftwood for my baby bristlenose. I have a nice bit i found with hollows and a hidey hole underneath that will suit it as an adult soaking. I think the Kuhlis will enjoy it too. I have been adding boiling water for three days to soak 2 larger bits and a pair of weathered sticks. The Bristlenose took about an hour to find the stick but it has clung to it since.

Noticed my 4 Harlequin Rasboras schooling with their reflection at the end of the tank. I should buy the 5 more i had planned to add, but the bristlenose pretty much completed my stocking regime instead of the full 9 HR's i had planned. I may overstock by about 5 HR's to match the schools of NT's and HR's. I'm heavily planted and do 20% bigger weekly WC than Aquadvisor recommends so i think 5 more Rasboras would be safe. The Bristlenose may wind up being moved to a bigger tank in a short while anyway.
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Nothing... no tanks to do anything with really. Pretty much everything died after my move. That's why I haven't been around lately. I've got a marbled crayfish and a handful of baby bettas left. Hopefully soon I can get some set back up again when I get my own place again. I've missed you guys.
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