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Old 04-01-2006, 10:24 AM   #261
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Congratulations on your Bolvian Fry! I have seen my GBRs spawn twice now but they always end up eating their eggs. I think that the 2 wild rams I had in the tank may have stressed the parents out a little too much, but they are gone now, shipped off to Texas, so hopefully the next spawn will get a little farther along.

Your tank looks fabulous, great link!
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:08 PM   #262
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Actually, the other fish got to the fry. I accidently fed the fish too close to the fry, and the current from the filter pushed the food in where the fry was, and all the other fish swarmed in and ate everything. Parents never had a chance. It was 20 fish on 2. But looks like they are getting ready to do it again. Found a nice smooth surface which they cleaned off real well.
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Wonderful tank, congrats on getting the spaw, sorry you lost it!
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:45 PM   #264
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Guess what folks........

They are fiercely defending a pit dug under a plant again.
Looks like I have eggs once again.
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i hope it turns out a little better this time. good luck lonewolf
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:46 PM   #266
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Well, let's hope.

I don't have the breeder tank yet and have a couple fish in QT (New fish). Looking to get another 20G shortly. But I may not have it in time for this go around. Will definitely have it by the next time. This time I'm not going to feed close to the fry. When I feed the other fish on the far end of the tank, I'll drop some pellets or an algae wafer, or shrimp pellets near the parents just for them, but the others will get flake food far from the fry, if it gets that far this time.

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Well, the original pleco I have is no longer being shy. And he's not small like when I got him, lol. Coming up on 4 inches, not including the tail. Here's some pics.



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Old 04-06-2006, 12:35 AM   #267
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New update. No eggs yet. I guess it's in the getting ready stage. They are defending the area, but when I pruned some plants, they did not attack me at all. So I know there's nothing there yet. They do have a nice flat surface all cleared off still.

As for my algae problem, It gets better, then it gets worse, lol. My dosing is through the roof, lol. I dose 1.5x the normal dose of nitrates, phosphates, and potassium, and the plants just rip through it, lol. Tonight my tank was pearling big time. Looked good. Also did a 50% PWC tonight, and dosed up my micros. Tomorrow will do the macros again. Going to try and get the feel for it without testing daily, just on occasion to see where I stand, and do regular PWC's. Not sure if I should up my dosing just a little more. Whether I dose or not dose, I'm still not getting rid of the algae. But what I can say is, my BN Plecos are getting fat, lol.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:43 AM   #268
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Wow

I just read this whole thread, and until I went and looked at my tanks I was beginning to think that I had just done all that. Unfortunately I was wrong. However, I love the tank .... maybe I will just look at the pics of it all the time and keep pretending that it is mine.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:41 PM   #269
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New pics 4/6/06

I got 3 more pics to share. I went to the lfs and they had 2 german blue rams left, and had them in with other cichlids, and they were getting picked on. So I decided to grab them, as they were pretty small, just babies being bullied by larger cichlids. Here they are....

The small baby on the right:


The 2 on the left next to each other are the new babies:


The 2 on the left are the babies:


One is pretty colorful and looks kind of like the others, but one has a really pink tummy. Could be female?
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Very pretty fish Wolf.
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Yup, I had to be Mr. Nice Guy and take them away from those mean cichlids. LOL There were red tail sharks in there too, but they weren't bothering any of the cichlids or the rams.
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Good for you. I mean what else could you do. The small one on the left in the last shot does look female. Might not be mature yet though seems quite a bit smaller than the others.
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My others are 1 3/4 inches or so and these new ones are just under an inch.
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Very nice fish! I hope the ones I gonna get are that nice!

You should put the date of your updates in the thread title so I know when to check for new pics!
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New pics 4/6/06

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Very nice fish! I hope the ones I gonna get are that nice!

You should put the date of your updates in the thread title so I know when to check for new pics!
Kind of like what I just did?
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Oh wow! Those rams are unbelievable LWB Your photos are incredible. Very, very nice work man
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:21 PM   #277
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Well, I'm still having to dose massive nitrate and phosphates and potassium. Current bioload doesn't even come close to provide the nutrients the plants need.
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The one with the pink belly is definitely a female.....good luck with them.
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Re: New pics 4/6/06

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Very nice fish! I hope the ones I gonna get are that nice!

You should put the date of your updates in the thread title so I know when to check for new pics!
Kind of like what I just did?
In my defence... It wasn't like that when i posted... I think.
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I added the date of the latest pics in the thread title. Was a good idea you brought up. Will change the date as new pics are added. And yes, it wasn't like that when you posted.
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