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Old 04-28-2005, 09:41 PM   #11
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Wow...that pic has made it onto the net? We're famous...LOL . And you seem to have forgotten to mention that you are also in that photo Tankgirl.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:07 PM   #12
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as usual...TG is her modest self...thanks TG...

and JChillin...u guys were already famous...i always brag about what a great community i have to fall back on and pester with a million questions...(specially when my friends think i'm nuts for feeding fish veggies... )...
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:27 PM   #13
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czcz...i added a small cube of AC sponge (really coarse) as a prefilter...i'll see how it works...keep u updated...

here's a sorry picture of the right side of my 40g after a week of moderate planting...i'll have to rearrange everything when the eco-complete reaches me....(waiting for stuff is sooooo hard... ... )
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:35 PM   #14
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Looks great to me! You are gonna have some fun when the new substrate comes in, no doubt, but I sometimes enjoy re-doing my tanks from time to time to keep it interesting.
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One quick thing about the sponges: You should never need to replace them.
I've had the ones in my fluval 304 for 8 years. When you want to clean them, get a plastic bag (I use a 2 gallon zip-lock), add a couple cups of tank water (yes tank, not tap), and put the sponges in there. Roll the open end of the bag down securely, and shake vigorously. use the dark brown water to water house plants (full of nutrients), and repeat.
I never rinsed the sponges under faucet water because my water had a lot of chlorine, and I wanted to keep as much of the bacteria on the sponges as possible.
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thanks TG...the group of four clown loaches are diving me crazy...uprooting plants, tearing leaves, punching holes in new leaves...arrgh...one guy goes and tears off a new leaf...the other guy thinks he/she can do better...so the plant is uprooted...and so on...i have started feeding them cucumber slices to make them less err...herbivorous...

tazcrash69, thanks for the advice...i have squirted tank water on me a couple of times trying to clean the sponges in open buckets...i'll definitely try out the ziplock bag next time i rinse them...
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