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Old 07-30-2015, 06:28 PM   #31
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Ha! I can imagine. Should have seen the look on my mothers face when I brought home a ropefish called it a snake for months!


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I've been waning a ropefish but my mom wont let me get a big enough tank or any pet that looks like a snake. She won't even let me but kuhli loaches but forced me to buy a pleco for a "bottomfeeder" and wont let me get rid of it. Plecos pump out 2x as much crap as they eat, the entire bottom of my tank is brown and I have to gravel vac and clean everything 1 or 2 times a week... It's funny when parents think they know about fish and are completely wrong. Ropefish are awesome! I bet your mom doesnt even spend much time in your fishroom lol.


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Old 07-30-2015, 06:37 PM   #32
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A 55+ gallon is a big commitment. My mom is fine with the ropefish once she realized it didn't want to kill her. (I got a story about to put on my thread).

Lol parents are funny. Tell her she can clean up the plecos messes since she wanted it!


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Old 07-31-2015, 11:13 AM   #33
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Lol its a good challenge to keep the stress lines off my bolivian and the nitrate <20ppm.


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Every time I gravel vac more pleco poop comes out of nowhere, and there is just as much as I just siphoned out.


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Every time I gravel vac more pleco poop comes out of nowhere, and there is just as much as I just siphoned out.

Yup, definitely poop machines!
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Heading to PetSmart (don't judge me, I'm a plant newbie) right now to pick up some plants. I might order some JacobsAquarium tissue culture plants (probably some sort of val and some xmas moss). Update after the rescape. Also, now that my gouramis are used to my tank and bold enough to feed they are exhibiting some cool behaviors and colors. You can really see why they are called "sparkling" gouramis. They will not really school, but just chill out in groups of 2-4 under my floating mat thing, and will patrol small (usually shaded) territories from the other gouramis and my cardinal tetras (the bolivian rams sorta freaks them out). So anyways, enough talk. Update in a sec.


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Heading to PetSmart (don't judge me, I'm a plant newbie) right now to pick up some plants. I might order some JacobsAquarium tissue culture plants (probably some sort of val and some xmas moss). Update after the rescape. Also, now that my gouramis are used to my tank and bold enough to feed they are exhibiting some cool behaviors and colors. You can really see why they are called "sparkling" gouramis. They will not really school, but just chill out in groups of 2-4 under my floating mat thing, and will patrol small (usually shaded) territories from the other gouramis and my cardinal tetras (the bolivian rams sorta freaks them out). So anyways, enough talk. Update in a sec.


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Petsmart has good plants if they look healthy in the package. I have quite a few from them. Nothing wrong with it!


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The java fern was a wast of my money. Rhizome ripped right in half when I was rinsing the gel off the bottom.


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