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Old 07-16-2014, 03:40 PM   #211
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100% DIY Reef, slow progress. Hey it's summertime!

So this is as far as I've got. New plugs on the wall. All of the actual building is done, just add hardware, pumps etc. I've been busy lining up some background equipment, now I have a decent scale set to measure powders more precisely and also a refractometer with auto temp compensation. Still no actual tank equipment but that's all I need now. . . . I have plans for everything, I just need to execute them.

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Old 11-12-2014, 12:41 PM   #212
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Thumbs up Diddy P (1 year later)

This is the coolest thing, hand feeding my figure 8, well, it's not really hand feeding but it's the closest you're likely to get!

Hopefully you'll think it's as great as I do!
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #213
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Pretty freaking cool if you ask me! Great looking puffer!

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Old 11-12-2014, 01:09 PM   #214
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Cheers brookster,
Yes pretty cool! It makes feeding times much more intimate, if that's such a thing?
I can pretty much do the same with the clowns but shooting it is hard! Also no fingers because they have sharp tongues but they take it from the bowl at the surface, that's as close as I am prepared to get!
This is one reason why I can't be without a puffer fish.
(one that will not eat my fingers!)
Best fish money can buy.

I hope you've had a good year mister! Santa soon!

(Quick edit, note the belly getting fatter through the sequence!)
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:23 AM   #215
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Large Loricariidae from upper Rio Ucayali. Sold as "papa plec" L090, dentition would suggest it is L203. Size approx 3.5"/90mm.
Sun 28th December 2014. This is the 6th species from this family I have kept.

Eventually this will end up in the big tank with my clown loach.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:27 AM   #216
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LDA 1 Panaqolus sp.

Small Loricariidae from Brazil, Rio Negro. "Gold stripe panaque"
Approx size 2.5"/65mm.
Absolute gem of a fish! Impulse buy! Shop shutting down everything half price! Oops! (I have space )
Mon 29th December 2014.



Great way to end the year! Those christmas fish tokens were well used!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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L400?? Nice suit on that little fella! Welcome back J

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:08 AM   #218
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LDA 1 Quarantine

How are you doing buddy?
No sir, not L400, that's closer in colour to l46. It's LDA1 "gold stripe" panaque.
This is yesterday's picture, it has coloured up! Really golden now.
Yes, it is a real beauty, shame that most of these fish hide. At least I will be blessed from time to time eh! Transport water was abysmal and it wasn't looking exceptional. Today it looks better still but I'm not poking a camera at it.
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Ahh I see.. yes, I've heard it before, said it before.. the nicer they look/more $$$.. less you see them. Oh well..

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(Originally they wanted 40 for the fish! That's extreme money I think!)
I only got it because it was half that price.
Plecs are where I seem to spend though, I remember the l128 blue phantom being 45. That was a stunning fish, hardly saw it, but when I did! Rewards aplenty, that is until I found the carcass! I think the L030 was around 25-30, and that was the old tax rate too! God knows what they charge now!

Hopefully it will live a good life (and give me some good pictures!)

Not sure if it's the same for you but I only think about the cost at the till, once I'm home, I'm only thinking fishy fish fish!
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