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Old 02-20-2023, 03:54 PM   #13801
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Lots! I moved 4 fancy goldfish and 2 dojo loaches from a 75 g to a 125 g where other goldfish live. Then I moved several angelfish, 4 pearl gouramis, and some GloFish to the 75g. Then the goldfish boys would not leave a girl Goldie alone, so I had to set up a 20g for her.

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Old 02-24-2023, 02:35 AM   #13802
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You could put the goldfish outside in a pond for a few days and see how many thousands of babies you get

You have a serious case of MTS (multiple tank syndrome)
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Fish in the 30G Waterbox are looking healthier after their deworming treatment. Will be doing the follow up treatment in just about a week.

12G is looking good.

The 72G bowfront, just needs another water change and some cleaning of the glass, maybe will have enough time to do the filter too.

One thing I was thinking is that the green algae that grows under the light changes the color of the light for the plants, causing additional brown algae, I cleaned one half of the top last week, it is 2 pieces. This tank has been a problem since I moved almost 2 years ago. Was doing great for about 7 years.

Still also in the back of my mind is using CO2. Which would likely help. But I haven't actually used it before, read all about it, but don't want to attempt for about 6 months as I will have to be away from home a bunch of times. And do not want to be gone trying to expect someone at home to know all about how to deal with any problems which could happen in a new / newer system. :/

Would love to get the fish moved around, maybe next week I will finally have time.

Always something to keep one occupied.
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Old 02-24-2023, 07:29 AM   #13804
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Guilty as charged, Colin. Someone gave me an 11Ē common pleco. Love at first sight. So now there is a pleco tank: clowns, blue plantoms & rhinos.

I actually have a pond, installed by the original owner of this house. He had koi & took them when he moved. The second owner put in some cool plants. But I like seeing my goldfish swim swimming around in the kitchen 125 g. Some are blue & awesome. Maybe I will move the larger varieties to the pond someday.

Right now the pondís frozen on top.
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Old 02-24-2023, 11:34 AM   #13805
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@Jacky12, Wait until the weather warms up and then put the goldfish outdoors in the pond for a few weeks, then bring them back inside. They will breed in the pond and you can pick out some nice ones to keep and get rid of the rest.
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Overall week wrap up. Been keeping after the algae and dosing CO2 Booster and feeding some Ferts to the tanks. Cleaned a bunch of algae from the inside glass of the 72G.

Moved 2 female Japan Blue Endlers to the 12G so maybe they will have a chance to have babies which will live. The Rainbow fish probably have been eating all the babies, the last 5 months. Or the Wadai Tetra pair. They all act like they never have ever had a meal.

I counted 16 Sterbai Cories in the 30G also. I need to get them moved. I know I lost 2 in the past 5-6 months since getting them, but there should be around 20-22. So hoping they were hiding somewhere.

Not had time to change the fish around in the tanks yet.

Going to start the deworming treatment in the 72G an the 2nd round in the 30G.

Had a chance to go to ReefStock Denver Sunday. And oh wow was it nice and full of goodies and deals. Only got to go for a few hours but it was a good time to go!!!

20% off of a Sicce voyager nano 1000 stream pump from MC Aquatics.

A bunch of samples from Sera.

Got a big list of frags. No raffle prizes though.

White (said to be a pink tip) maybe damaged Octospawn free
Hammer purple yellowish edge green tips 30
Rock Flower Anemone - Green/ yellow center, different green middle with green and white & gray curly edges 20
Rock Flower Anemone - Green with white mouth and frilly edges 20
12 assorted Snails - Astraea, Nerite, Cerith, Turbo clean up crew. Plus a small, maybe Slipper snail, but probably a Stomatella snail which looks so very fun sliding around. $25.

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Montipora orange yellow kinda gold, supposed to be plating but it is chunky looking, like a tiny mountain range not a flat plate??? Maybe an orange Monti Setosa will have to more checking. It was a color of coral I didn't have yet.
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Just added some Amazon Frogbit for my latest experiment. Duckweed is slow growing despite fertiliser addition. I want to see if the frogbit responds more positively. It is supposed to do better in water with lower amounts of dissolved solids. After that Iím going to add some dolomite to see how certain the plants respond.

Other than that no changes. Still just top off with RO. Fish are happier than ever.
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Just added some Amazon Frogbit for my latest experiment. Duckweed is slow growing despite fertiliser addition. I want to see if the frogbit responds more positively. It is supposed to do better in water with lower amounts of dissolved solids. After that Iím going to add some dolomite to see how certain the plants respond.

Other than that no changes. Still just top off with RO. Fish are happier than ever.
Have you ever tried Salvinia Minima? I really liked it when I had it. Bigger than Duckweed and I believe it is smaller than Frog Bit. Fun leaves, crinkly texture and will color up little with more light.
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I have tried it in the past. Did very well in a co2 and fert setup.

Have you ever heard of the Duckweed index?
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I have tried it in the past. Did very well in a co2 and fert setup.

Have you ever heard of the Duckweed index?
No!? Do you have time to share a thread about it? Or I can look it up.

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Enjoying looking at my little SW nano. Just noticed that the big snail must have knocked over one of the frags.

The little white octospawn is extending it's tentacles or whatever you call them! It looks like a frilly lace.

In the 12G Edge, I see lots of Cherry shrimp but not seeing the Blue Bolts. Only one was neat adult size and withb2 others of a notable size, but the others were pretty small. So fingers crossed that they are hiding inside the long Cholla wood or under the moss and twigs and plants which there are many nearly covering the substrate. Hoping!
I see lots
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Old 03-10-2023, 12:23 PM   #13811
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Enjoying looking at my little SW nano. Just noticed that the big snail must have knocked over one of the frags.



The little white octospawn is extending it's tentacles or whatever you call them! It looks like a frilly lace.



In the 12G Edge, I see lots of Cherry shrimp but not seeing the Blue Bolts. Only one was neat adult size and withb2 others of a notable size, but the others were pretty small. So fingers crossed that they are hiding inside the long Cholla wood or under the moss and twigs and plants which there are many nearly covering the substrate. Hoping!

I see lots

It was coined by DW1305 on UKAPS

Basically it is a nutrient deficiency indicator. Because floating plants are at the highest PAR level and have 400ppm co2, their requirements for nutrients should be far in excess of any plants submerged below them.

So if the floating plants show no signs of deficiency it is almost a guarantee that the plants underwater have enough nutrients.

If however the floating plants show a deficiency then there is going to be a lack of that nutrient for all plants. So you can control nutrient input by watching the floating plants. The other bonus is that because they grow so fast, you are not waiting a long time to check for improvement.

Duckweed however prefers harder water so amazon frogbit is better for soft water tanks like mine.

Iíve been struggling to grow duckweed lately so switched to frogbit. It may be that I have enough nutrients but the duckweed doesnít like the softer water. So if my frogbit explodes in growth then Iíll know i can hold off on ferts.
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Pickin...

(note, this should be sung to the tune...Dreaming, I'm always Dreaming)

Pickin', I'm always pickin'
Dreamin', the snails will be gone
Searchin', I'm always searchin'
Hopin' someday I'll find
Someway, somehow to be rid of these pests
Someway to find no more bladder snails but until then
Well, I'll keep on pickin'
Keep right on pickin'
Dreamin' till my dreamin' comes true

I think you can tell what I did today! I know I'll never be rid of them, but one can dream. I have assassins, but they can't do it all, so I end up pickin'
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Dream on, JJenna. Perhaps someday you’ll meet a Dream Lover, so you don’t have to dream alone. The song you referenced was #1 in the UK ~1960. Mine was a US pop hit around the same time. I ain’t that old, I just read a lot.

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I spent the day playing with Old Ted. Ted is a compound microscope I found on sale at Amazon. Overall, he is a good boy for the price. He confirmed my single fish in the isolation tank has Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. The large protozoa with the horseshoe nucleus was easy to ID. I took scrapings from the tank bottom & prepared several slides. This poor fish has developed a secondary bacterial infection, as far as i can tell, & I would not take a skin scraping or excise a fin sample & further stress her. A cell phone attachment was included; it looked so cool and simple from the video, but it failed me on two different cells phones. I also saw the tomite stage inside the tomont.
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(note, this should be sung to the tune...Dreaming, I'm always Dreaming)

Pickin', I'm always pickin'
Dreamin', the snails will be gone
Searchin', I'm always searchin'
Hopin' someday I'll find
Someway, somehow to be rid of these pests
Someway to find no more bladder snails but until then
Well, I'll keep on pickin'
Keep right on pickin'
Dreamin' till my dreamin' comes true

I think you can tell what I did today! I know I'll never be rid of them, but one can dream. I have assassins, but they can't do it all, so I end up pickin'
If your tank is the appropriate size and you like them, try Kuhli or Yoyo loaches.
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