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Old 05-13-2014, 01:50 AM   #6571
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Found 3 dead tiger barbs. 100% water change was this past Thursday, so I'm not sure what's going on there.

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Old 05-13-2014, 04:06 AM   #6572
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Gonzo still alright? Hope so! What brand and size of heater was it if you don't mind saying?
He's fine thanks, it was a jewel 300 watt heater what a fright i got!

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Old 05-13-2014, 02:52 PM   #6573
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He's fine thanks, it was a jewel 300 watt heater what a fright i got!

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Glad all is well and you were on top of checking things.

I lost one fish the night before and two nights before a Bamboo shrimp. Initially I thought the shrimp had been killed after molting as I had seen a exoskeleton a couple days before that. But it seems I have had a mini cycle even after doing what I thought was a gentle cleaning on my FX-5.

This week has been a busy one and I was going to do a pwc on the tank but didn't. So lesson learned.

Used the Python for draining the water, but I don't have the right size faucet, sink and connector for filling, so it was a lot of work, did a 75% (in the 72G) pwc, added some Cuttlebone powder to help make sure I don't have a pH crash and the fish are looking perkier and I am hoping everything will smooth out. I will be checking the parameters in the morning to make sure all is well. If not will do another pwc.

Pwc in 12G, 6.6G, and snail bucket, and plant bucket and plant bucket 2, and 5G Betta Sorority.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #6574
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Glad all is well and you were on top of checking things.

I lost one fish the night before and two nights before a Bamboo shrimp. Initially I thought the shrimp had been killed after molting as I had seen a exoskeleton a couple days before that. But it seems I have had a mini cycle even after doing what I thought was a gentle cleaning on my FX-5.

This week has been a busy one and I was going to do a pwc on the tank but didn't. So lesson learned.

Used the Python for draining the water, but I don't have the right size faucet, sink and connector for filling, so it was a lot of work, did a 75% (in the 72G) pwc, added some Cuttlebone powder to help make sure I don't have a pH crash and the fish are looking perkier and I am hoping everything will smooth out. I will be checking the parameters in the morning to make sure all is well. If not will do another pwc.

Pwc in 12G, 6.6G, and snail bucket, and plant bucket and plant bucket 2, and 5G Betta Sorority.
Sorry for your losses i hope things settle back down for you. You've been a busy lady! Lot's off pwc you've had to do.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #6575
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Sorry for your losses i hope things settle back down for you. You've been a busy lady! Lot's off pwc you've had to do.

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That is why I was trying to downsize, lol. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:42 AM   #6576
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Well... rounded out the pwc to all the tanks, with a 50% on the 37G and 2 50% on the 16G because I found the pump in the water filter was barely working and so I took it apart and cleaned the impeller, but after taking it apart 3 times and putting it back together it is definitely broken. My little Ram was hiding in the back of the tank and didn't come out to see me when I fed, which was the first hint that something wasn't right. So 12:30am I was doing water changes. Also trimmed a few yellowed leaves in the 72G.

Taking in a SW water sample to the fish store tomorrow on my way any how to see the critters a couple more stores have, and get some RO/DI water. Hopefully no pwc for the rest of the day. Oh and going to get a new filter for the 16. Unless I can dig out something from the far reaches of the closet.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:37 AM   #6577
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Man it's been a while. College has been crazy and I have had zero time. So I got a 8 gallon biocube today, well my mom got it but looks like I'll be taking care of it. No complaints, she's coming around to the whole fish keeping thing. It's saltwater and eventually gonna be a reef. Should be cycled by the end of the week as it was cycled at the store with the same live rock and we drained half the water and brought it home. Seeing a bunch of cool hitchhikers and a good number of pods. She wants a green clown goby and a shrimp. I'm excited, should be a good learning experience for both me and her. Oh and I rescaped her 10 gallon, pics to come tomorrow. My 20 long is doing well and I caught two of my beckfords pencilfish breeding the other day. Don't expect any eggs to make it between the parents, the cories, and me not doing anything about them. But who knows.
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100% change on the vacant, cycled 10 gallon. Going to get some platys one day, lol. Brought home another goldfish yesterday for the aquaponics and planted 3 tomato plants today.

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Old 05-15-2014, 02:52 PM   #6579
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Had to do another 50% pwc on the 16G, the cute little Ram didn't recover from the poor water quality. Set up a little extra filter I had recently bought for a Betta tank, and Aqueon internal 15G and put the massive amount of filter pads back into the tank from the broken filter, to keep the bb alive.

Spilled about a gallon of water from the tank all over the place when the bottom part of the hose popped out of the bucket and ran a 3/4 inch tube of water all over the front and back of the cabinet before I could get it back into the bucket.

Pre ordered some great looking creatures for my little SW tank from Mindblowingcorals.com. A couple of Teal Trumpets, a Green Slimer, a Bam Bam. They are local for me and have really nice stuff compared to most of the rest of stores around here, so a great place to go

Allyson there is going to walk me through and give me a tutorial on them and the tank and care, and she is going to keep them for me until I make sure the tank is cycled and can order my new light.

She is going to make sure that I get them set in the right spots for the lighting and flow. And show me all their tanks and stuff they have growing for the near future. They are going to be a vendor at the MACNA. convention here in Denver, this summer!
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #6580
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Got a bunch of Cryptocoryne today that a friend was going to compost. He goes through bunches like crazy. Now I need to figure out how to plant it LOL
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