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Old 01-24-2016, 05:14 PM   #9851
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Do I see a couple boesemani's?


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Yup.

As a side note, I have a friend/breeder I will be picking up some little baby Boesemani (will need to be in a baby tank) as well as larger juvenile to nearly adult sized Turquoise Rainbows for the 72G. Unknown how many, just whatever he has available.

Had been hoping to adopt another larger female as the male beats her up too much, so far none.

Will likely just get a new one from a particular lfs where I got these 2 from (they are nicely colored, large and beautiful), over hour drive (one way) so don't get there too often, but if I am gonna be spending the higher price I see them going for, I'd rather get her there and get a quality specimen.


Just finished my pwc and added in the (adopted- with more friends to follow) Clown Loach from QT and the 9 Neons.

Trying to decide if I have enough energy to tear into the 12G. I just might since I can focus on other pressing stuff for the rest of the week.

If I do then I can get out the Peppered Cories to hang with their friend in the 72G who's been waiting for them for awhile now, and move the Melini Cories and close down a tank!!! And switch the old 12G Edge cube with the new one including a working light (that has been sitting new unused for over a month).

There is already a huge mess so what's a few more towels to wash! (trying to get the motivation up.)
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This was from the other day but it is so cute...
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:08 PM   #9853
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This was from the other day but it is so cute...
Looks awesome. Love that final pic

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Old 01-24-2016, 11:13 PM   #9854
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Calculated the cost of the supplies for the pisto tank, it's going to cost $83.43 without tax or shipping so I'm guessing it will be around $100 in total which means I still need $30 before I can order everything. I will be ordering:

*Malaysian driftwood - small
*Malaysian driftwood - large
*Fluval Plant and shrimp stratum, 8.8 pound bag
*Sponge filter
*Finnex stingray LED clip light.

This will all be for a 10g pisto tank

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Old 01-25-2016, 12:34 AM   #9855
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Calculated the cost of the supplies for the pisto tank, it's going to cost $83.43 without tax or shipping so I'm guessing it will be around $100 in total which means I still need $30 before I can order everything. I will be ordering:

*Malaysian driftwood - small
*Malaysian driftwood - large
*Fluval Plant and shrimp stratum, 8.8 pound bag
*Sponge filter
*Finnex stingray LED clip light.

This will all be for a 10g pisto tank

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Sounds Great!!!


So rescaped the 72G - 40% pwc
cleared out the 15G column - no fish
Took down the OLD 12G Edge & placed the fish into the 72G
Decided not to set up the brand new 12G Edge yet because I don't have the substrate was thinking of.

Emptied the 6.6G newer tank of 1 Betta and 11 or 12 Melini Cories. Deciding what to do with the Melini Cories, I am leading towards the 72G. If I can get my new substrate in the next couple of days maybe not...???

Found one of the Peppered Cories from the 12G which I have been watching for about 10 days since I saw it had a little grey scar looking thing I wanted to get a closer look so kept him out of the mix.

The Betta is seeming to need some attention he's looking sad and a little sluggish and bloated. I will put both of them into a little QT bucket. See what happens.

Starting to get rid of a few things (sorting out), and now have to clean up the gigantic mess I have made. Have to clean out 2 tanks of substrate, yuck muck!

I have 2 buckets full of misc. wood rocks decos plants, etc. Left overs from the tanks. The stuff from the 12G will go back into the New 12G.

Moved some electrical plugs/strips and consolidated them.

Replanted a bunch of little plants in the Mr. Aqua/ TT tank added a filter.
Whew...
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:37 AM   #9856
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Mounted my strip timer inside the stand and hid the wires, tested parameters on both tanks, did a pwc on the 10g, mixed up my dry fertz for liquid dosing, did some very slight rearranging on the 36g.
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Calculated the cost of the supplies for the pisto tank, it's going to cost $83.43 without tax or shipping so I'm guessing it will be around $100 in total which means I still need $30 before I can order everything. I will be ordering:

*Malaysian driftwood - small
*Malaysian driftwood - large
*Fluval Plant and shrimp stratum, 8.8 pound bag
*Sponge filter
*Finnex stingray LED clip light.

This will all be for a 10g pisto tank

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You sure you need all that stuff? I'd go with regular sand as substrate, unless you're planning on shrimp, and you can dirt the tank or use some root tabs rather than spend the money on a bag of that stuff. You can also make a DIY sponge filter, if you already have all the components then it should be cheaper than online. Just sayin
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You sure you need all that stuff? I'd go with regular sand as substrate, unless you're planning on shrimp, and you can dirt the tank or use some root tabs rather than spend the money on a bag of that stuff. You can also make a DIY sponge filter, if you already have all the components then it should be cheaper than online. Just sayin
I'm just trying to get a jungle in there so I figured a high quality substrate to provide lots of nutrients and root growth. And what kind of dirt should I buy? I really want to do that but I wasn't sure how to bc of water cloudiness and i am trying to set this tank up pretty quickly as it is already cycled. And I don't have the stuff for a DIY sponge filter

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I'm just trying to get a jungle in there so I figured a high quality substrate to provide lots of nutrients and root growth. And what kind of dirt should I buy? I really want to do that but I wasn't sure. And I don't have the stuff for a DIY sponge filter

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Just get top soil. I got a 30-45 pound bag for $2 at ACE. Dirting isn't hard, just you have to make sure you get all the dirt covered with a sand or gravel cap before you fill up the tank (Something I regret not doing) Don't know if you saw Laeris's thread, but she used a different kind of soil that messed up her tank and she had to restart. Top soil is what you should get.
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Just get top soil. I got a 30-45 pound bag for $2 at ACE. Dirting isn't hard, just you have to make sure you get all the dirt covered with a sand or gravel cap before you fill up the tank (Something I regret not doing) Don't know if you saw Laeris's thread, but she used a different kind of soil that messed up her tank and she had to restart. Top soil is what you should get.
Okay thank you. Topsoil it is than, I really wanted dirt but I didn't know what type to put in and some people had different preferences when I researched it.

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