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Old 03-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #141
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Forgot to mention, my Purigen and root tabs came in the mail a few days ago. I plan on hopefully getting the Purigen in this weekend.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #142
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Hi guys, I am a little worried that my Cories look a little thin.....I am hoping that I am just overanalyzing the situation though. Would they be showing any sure signs if they weren't doing well?

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #143
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Uggg... it looks like my largest Cory has a slight "bent spine" near his tail. I never picked up on this before today. I guess that means I can never breed them since that trait could be passed to the young, correct?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #144
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Uggg... it looks like my largest Cory has a slight "bent spine" near his tail. I never picked up on this before today. I guess that means I can never breed them since that trait could be passed to the young, correct?
That is correct, bent spine is a genetic defect. This disorder can decrease the lifespan of fish, because it can stunt their organs, basically - they run out of room to grow.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:25 AM   #145
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The thing is you can't "not" get your fish to spawn if they want to. All you could do is remove it from the tank if your afraid of that down the road but personally I wouldn't be too concerned.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #146
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I have some good news as far as the spine of the Cory goes. I don't think it actually has a bent spine judging from some pictures I saw online. I could be wrong, but I am more hopeful now!

One of these days I will get around to post more pictures of them.

As always, thanks for following!
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #147
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #148
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looks great!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #149
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looks great!
Thank you! Today is the two week mark for the fish I recently introduced.
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Everything looks good! Like the valley the HOB is making... lol! You might just want to make that area a low place and gently push the excess to make the ends higher for a more natural look.
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Thank you! Today is the two week mark for the fish I recently introduced.
Hey Redsea, wow, a whole 4 DAYS without a post. What happened buddy, writers block!!!!
Only kidding, tank looks great..........
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I extended the outflow on my hob filter to below the waterline years ago. It helps prevent a strong current from pushing your sand around. I had an aqua clear 50 on a 20g and had the same problem.
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Everything looks good! Like the valley the HOB is making... lol! You might just want to make that area a low place and gently push the excess to make the ends higher for a more natural look.
Thank you!

Thanks for the fantastic suggestion too! Yep, the valley is pretty funny, the Cories enjoy playing in it.

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Hey Redsea, wow, a whole 4 DAYS without a post. What happened buddy, writers block!!!!
Only kidding, tank looks great..........
Thank you! I figured after four days it was definitely time for an update.

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I extended the outflow on my hob filter to below the waterline years ago. It helps prevent a strong current from pushing your sand around. I had an aqua clear 50 on a 20g and had the same problem.
Thanks for the tip meegosh.
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looks good! following thread!
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looks good! following thread!
Thanks for the compliment, and I look forward to you following in the future!
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Thank you!

Thanks for the fantastic suggestion too! Yep, the valley is pretty funny, the Cories enjoy playing in it.

Thank you! I figured after four days it was definitely time for an update.

Thanks for the tip meegosh.
I also have an AC50 in a 20g and could never seem to get the water level high enough to reach the overflow lip so I made an extension out of the plastic strip that comes with the all glass canopy. As seen in the pics below I cut it to size. Added a few bends and attached the "clamp" end to the overflow lip. Note: some plastic strips are easier to cut than others; I used regular scissors for the Marineland brand but needed very heavy duty scissors for the Aqueon brand.
Depending on the angle of the bend, the water should flow across the surface and not directly at the substrate.
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Yours is a lot nicer looking than what I did. Good call on the plastic, looks a lot cleaner than what I used. I suspended a piece of foam under it so it would trickle through that.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #158
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Do you guys think it is time to start adding fertilizers and root tabs?

I have Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and API Leaf Zone, along with root tabs.

If it is time for root tabs, which plants do I put them by? I have Bacopa, Crypts, Wendtii, Amazon Compacta, Java Fern, and one or two plants I can't remember the name of.

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I would start using them.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #160
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Thanks! Do all my plants get the root tabs? And do I just bury them in front of the plant?

A while back I think you said to wait a little bit on the Leaf Zone to see if I needed it, or am I just confused,

Thanks for your great help!
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