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Old 07-03-2014, 09:57 AM   #6831
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I would use algae wafers. If they are the small wafers (diameter of a pencil) the a half or quarter of the wafer 3x week.
You may want to try getting shrimp from other AA members. 10 out of 15 RCS I got from the LFS died over a 3-4 month period. I ended up getting 20+ RCS of various sizes (4 berried females) from a fellow AA member for about $25 which was about 1/4 of the LFS price and they have been growing and breeding.

Thank you for the suggestions

I do have algae wafers, I'll try them to see if the shrimp like them. I actually saw a person bringing in RCS to the LFS, and he seemed like an experienced fish keeper with very high grade shrimp, so for now I'll stick with mine. If something goes wrong I'll probably buy some from here


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Old 07-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #6832
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I got an early-birthday betta yesterday from my grandma! He's a beautiful red and blue crown tail. Unfortunately the bowl she got is just a little over a half-gallon, so I'm gonna do a lot of water changes. I'm gonna try to fix up my cousin's goldfish tank because it's covered in algae and she wants more.


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Old 07-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #6833
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:13 PM   #6834
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Happy birthday kitty...
Repost from my "Fresh2o's Planted Rescape" thread...
Trimmed the tank today. Everything needed a trim and replant. They seemed to fare well one week without ferts and glut.
Here is the left side with some Downoi, Ammania bonsai, AR mini, and Rotala wallichii:
Middle with Star repens, few strands of pogo erectus, and AR:
Right side with more star repens, AR, and Bacopa caroliniana. Yes, that is moss growing on the back wall on this and the previous pic:
FTS: I just turned on the filters so things are a bit cloudy at the moment. Packing and shipping some plants later today.
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Thanks Krissy and Fresh!

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #6836
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #6837
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Cleaned out the 2.5G which will be leaving tomorrow. Missed the person who was supposed to get the Betta and tank. My day off not hers. So we will try again. I changed the sand and cleaned the front and sides of the tank. Put the Betta in and he is \swimming around happily.

On sad news side, I don't see my favorite Betta in the Chi tank, and despite the top on it I am afraid I had a jumper. Don't see any body on the front 3 sides, so will look in the back. Huge cabinet is very heavy to move. Hoping he is sleeping under a rock, but not very likely. He was in there yesterday when I fed him and added water.

Not behind the cabinet, mighta been eaten by the cat or dog.

On the positive my 12G Edge is like a little jungle and I still like my Edge tank but right now I am hating the rest, very fish depressed now.
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Cleaned out the 2.5G which will be leaving tomorrow. Missed the person who was supposed to get the Betta and tank. My day off not hers. So we will try again. I changed the sand and cleaned the front and sides of the tank. Put the Betta in and he is \swimming around happily.

On sad news side, I don't see my favorite Betta in the Chi tank, and despite the top on it I am afraid I had a jumper. Don't see any body on the front 3 sides, so will look in the back. Huge cabinet is very heavy to move. Hoping he is sleeping under a rock, but not very likely. He was in there yesterday when I fed him and added water.

Not behind the cabinet, mighta been eaten by the cat or dog.

On the positive my 12G Edge is like a little jungle and I still like my Edge tank but right now I am hating the rest, very fish depressed now.

I hope you find your Betta. Losing a fish and finding a body isn't a massive issue but losing a fish and finding no body will send me crazy one day. Alien abduction can cause mental health issues for aquarium keepers. I also know where you are coming from with a lack of motivation for your tanks. When i work overtime regularly my tanks all turn into jungles. Trimming a neat tank is not a big time consumer but getting them from jungle back to a scaped looking tank can be a time consuming task and i know it will happen again soon enough even while i am trimming. Regular maintenance time adds up too, I'm spending about 1.5 hours every Sunday doing WC and tank maintenance, plus extra time doing WC on smaller tanks through the week. There are days when i despise certain tanks. At some stage i think i will downsize the number of tanks i keep or consolidate my fish into a few larger tanks and be rid of the smaller ones. At this stage though i am keen to add another couple of large tanks.

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Introduced hydrilla verticillata from a local lake. I'll be heavily planted in no time!

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