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Old 11-08-2015, 10:36 PM   #9381
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I was planning on ordering a bunch of fish and plants soon (around $300 worth) but I just spent $25 on three bettas. I would've bought more bettas but I'm now using every tank in my house other than my brothers turtle tank

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Old 11-08-2015, 11:26 PM   #9382
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Stacy - Tank looks nicer with natural DW and the heater out of the way (my eyes were drawn to it before). You may see a rise in tannins, possibly not in the tank but definitely in a light colored water change bucket.

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Thanks, still a long way to go. Added a powerhead to improve circulation. It's hidden in the back left corner. Now that I have rescaped I definitely need more plants. It's been a struggle with this deep tank. But still learning. Your tanks really inspire me.

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Old 11-09-2015, 03:54 AM   #9383
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Lost an otocinclus from Friday's delivery today. Rather surprised, it had a nice belly and poo still going when I came home from work and found it. Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate still barely registering, Kh 6, gh 125, ph holding steady at 7.6. I'm going to have to order a TDS meter Friday. Shrimp, fish and snails are fine, one of the trumpet snails has decided my dwarf red lily is a football. No harm done, so I won't fuss at it. Got a picture of one of the shrimp cleaning the ricciocarpus natans. The tank raised otos from Aquatic Arts will eat a wafer in my hand, but ignore it if I set it down. Spoiled brats. Breaks my heart to lose anyone, if I have to hand feed them every couple of days so be it. I'll try to get Mister to record it the next day off we have together. Never heard of them doing that before.

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Old 11-09-2015, 04:17 AM   #9384
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Changing things up!

Cleaned out the 12G rimless Mr. Aqua QT tank today, moved the 1 Rainbow F to the other QT (46G), moved the Cories from this tank to the 6.6G Edge #2.....

After cleaning out the whole tank Edge 6.6G #2. Removed the tiny river rock substrate, plants and DW and Bolbitis to the very temporary AquaFarm with the Betta. DW is sticking in sideways and out the top.

Added the Garnet sand to the Edge 6.6 #2. Put in 2 pots of Micro Sword that has been unhappy in the QT probably due to lack of adequate lighting.

Since we are having freezing at night, I moved the plant and duckweed buckets from outside to a more protected location. Will consolidate 3 into one or maybe even none.

So Mr Aqua rimless 12G is sitting empty, did a quick wiping but needs a good cleaning.

Moved the 3 Black Emperor Tetras into the QT also. They are pretty stressed right now. Hoping they will be on the road to wellness so they can get into the 72G and hang out with some friends.

Will be having a discussion about future Discus keeping on Thursday. Interested in possible ideas from local keepers for the auto water changer and stocking numbers. Kinda have in mind what I want, just need some training from the experienced keeper/breeders, and thoughts on the bigger tank possibility. (shhh..... this is a secret from people living at my house....I want a 150G bowfront, it might take getting a 92G first though, just depends on my lucky day when I find it cheap - so it could be awhile.)

Back to the little tanks...

Thinking of possibly moving the Betta into the 12G Mr Aqua. There is an acrylic top on the tank so less worries for jumping out. Just couldn't seem to encourage the Betta to live in the cube like Edge tank without having the water level down for surface breathing and that kind of defeats the look of the Edge tank.

Having the CPD's in the 12G Edge is kinda a waste of space, they rarely swim in the top half of the tank, (never when they know I am watching them!!!) so thinking of putting them into the 6.6G. It will be a nightmare mess for the tank to catch them, it's just now starting to grow in, so maybe not. Just hate almost seeing NOTHING in the tank, all fish which like to hide.

Pretty bad when the fish you see most is a single Oto. And 1 (out of 10-12) CPD usually like he is the only one in the tank...except for feeding time I see activity (but still hiding as much as possible) 6 cories and 3 Glass Cats.

Went ahead and combined both groups of 6 Melini Cory babies into one, making the group 12 now!!! Hope they are so happy.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #9385
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I bought three new bettas yesterday and carried them around Costco while people judged me and looked at me funny. I bought a gold elephant ear male, a black, maroon, and copper female crowntail, and finally a white, blue/grey, and red female crowntail

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Old 11-10-2015, 01:44 PM   #9386
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3 fish rescue

My wife came home yesterday with a Coral beauty and 2 chromis that she rescued at a yard sale , these 3 poor fish were in a plastic Folgers coffee can on a table full of junk , she saw the can and opened the lid to find 3 fish , if she didn't open the can she would of never known they were in there , she asked how much they wanted for them they told her $30 my wife on her toes said these guys will be dead in about a hour if left in this can , my husband has sw fish I'll give you a buck ,
Now I have 3 fish in my QT/feeder tank (it's divided) from how these guys looked yesterday I didn't think they would make it the night well here they are this morning swimming together as happy as can be,
I intend on keeping them in QT at-least 2 weeks to be sure they are clean of any disease/parasites ,


there lucky I had a few extra pieces of live rock in the QT that I'm growing out some macro on ,
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My wife came home yesterday with a Coral beauty and 2 chromis that she rescued at a yard sale , these 3 poor fish were in a plastic Folgers coffee can on a table full of junk , she saw the can and opened the lid to find 3 fish , if she didn't open the can she would of never known they were in there , she asked how much they wanted for them they told her $30 my wife on her toes said these guys will be dead in about a hour if left in this can , my husband has sw fish I'll give you a buck ,
Now I have 3 fish in my QT/feeder tank (it's divided) from how these guys looked yesterday I didn't think they would make it the night well here they are this morning swimming together as happy as can be,
I intend on keeping them in QT at-least 2 weeks to be sure they are clean of any disease/parasites ,


there lucky I had a few extra pieces of live rock in the QT that I'm growing out some macro on ,
Nice find! For being in a jar they look good!

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I can't believe they had them in a coffee can and it wasn't even marked live fish or anything, glad my wife has that snoopy instinct , Just fed them these poor guys act like they haven't had anything to eat in weeks.
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I can't believe they had them in a coffee can and it wasn't even marked live fish or anything, glad my wife has that snoopy instinct , Just fed them these poor guys act like they haven't had anything to eat in weeks.
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My wife came home yesterday with a Coral beauty and 2 chromis that she rescued at a yard sale , these 3 poor fish were in a plastic Folgers coffee can on a table full of junk , she saw the can and opened the lid to find 3 fish , if she didn't open the can she would of never known they were in there , she asked how much they wanted for them they told her $30 my wife on her toes said these guys will be dead in about a hour if left in this can , my husband has sw fish I'll give you a buck ,
Now I have 3 fish in my QT/feeder tank (it's divided) from how these guys looked yesterday I didn't think they would make it the night well here they are this morning swimming together as happy as can be,
I intend on keeping them in QT at-least 2 weeks to be sure they are clean of any disease/parasites ,


there lucky I had a few extra pieces of live rock in the QT that I'm growing out some macro on ,
Lucky break for you but even luckier break for those poor fish!!! Congrats. Hope they are well. They probably weren't fed much lately...in a coffee can!!!
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