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Old 05-08-2015, 10:53 PM   #8331
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:59 PM   #8332
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Added 5 stems of Hygrophila corymbosa. It was a new plant at PetSmart so why not try it?

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I was looking at plants at PetSmart... You trust them? Do they grow well and stay healthy?


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Old 05-08-2015, 11:03 PM   #8333
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I was looking at plants at PetSmart... You trust them? Do they grow well and stay healthy?


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All my java ferns (~20 plants), staurogyne repens, and anubias nana have come from petsmart gel packs/gel tubes. Not sure how much I would trust them if they came from a tank, but the tissue culture plants are really nice.

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Old 05-08-2015, 11:25 PM   #8334
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All my java ferns (~20 plants), staurogyne repens, and anubias nana have come from petsmart gel packs/gel tubes. Not sure how much I would trust them if they came from a tank, but the tissue culture plants are really nice.

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Awesome! Thanks!


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Old 05-08-2015, 11:30 PM   #8335
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I was looking at plants at PetSmart... You trust them? Do they grow well and stay healthy?


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I have actually had pretty good luck with them.

All these started at PetSmart:
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Don't mind the ropefish but star Repens (not much luck mainly because my dojo loach loved digging them up) and Java ferns. Also the brownish red one is alternanthera reineckii which I mistakes for a cardinal plant. It's a hard plant to grow and it's not really doing well in my tank.
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Be sure to up your fertilizers, they're nutrient hogs.


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Old 05-09-2015, 10:46 AM   #8337
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decided to use pea gravel for my 10g rapids tank.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:19 AM   #8338
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I overdose anyway so we will see how it goes. Thanks Nigel.


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What Did You do With Your Tank Today?

I was given a replacement motor for my broken fx5. I had my co2 reactor attached to my fx6 but the high flow didn't give the co2 enough time to dissolve fully into the water resulting in microbubbles being pushed out of the spray bar. I had to choke down the flow to prevent bubbles from escaping. Now though, I fixed the fx5, attached my reactor to it and slowed the flow down and was able to crank my fx6 up to 100% again. I took the Rena Filstar I had on my 150 and put it on my betta tank, getting rid of the obnoxious HOB filters I had.

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Old 05-10-2015, 03:27 AM   #8340
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Did my water change a day early to free up sometime tomorrow (today actually) for acclimatization of 3 new loaches I'm picking up. Besides spilling water on the floor multiple times (buckets after no fun) the DT pwc was uneventful.

The QT pwc wasn't so... Started out seeming to be the easiest pwc ever. Everything was going smooth and not a drop of water on the flow, but after I drained the tank I smelt something burning. Forgot to unplug the heater and I removed 95% of the water whoops #1. Whoops #2 was putting it into the blood worm culture I have next to the QT and I cracked the glass housing from the temperature change(I'm assuming). Not realizing this I put my hand into the water to feel the temperature. I have been shocked before by 120V and let me tell you this is worse. Whoops #3 (ssuch an eventful tone for a 10 gal) was kicking up a bunch of sand and running the filter at the same time, got a grain of sand stuck in the impeller. Luckily was able to free it and everything(except the heater) is working nice and smoothly.

Moral of the story if something is to good to be true it probably is. Now I get to buy a heater tomorrow instead of just fish and excel.

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