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Autumnsky 01-01-2013 01:24 PM

I wasn't able to post pics earlier, I will see if I can take a few good pics with a different cell phone with a better camera than mine lol. Otherwise I will see if I can post them on one of my albums.

I will be tearing down some of the tank to put in my new 72G, so stuff is everywhere right now, over crowded lol.

shellyx 01-01-2013 02:40 PM

50% clean on my bettas tank, my cories have spawned again!, 40% clean on my elephant nose tank. Happy new year :)

Munchie 01-01-2013 09:21 PM

Trimmed the plants and tricked? my flowerhorn into eating chingmix head boost by dumping it in a empty container that his usual food comes out of. He ate it right away, usually I am fetching it after a few min because he doesn't eat it. Coincidence or trick?

nwsharksfan 01-01-2013 09:33 PM

I scraped the mineral deposits off the back glass of my 92 gal (made the mistake of setting the tank too close to the wall which makes this a major chore), I did a 50% water change in an ongoing effort to get rid of a nematode infestation in the 92, and I bought a Fluval 106 for the 13 gal tank in my kids room in an attempt to save the last fish standing (danio). Thought about buying an LED light fixture to replace my noisy compact florescent fixture - but decided to wait as there seems to be mixed reviews on the Marineland fixture I was thinking about.

ktomminello 01-01-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrance (Post 2259401)
Added a peppermint shrimp to my tank. Its my first livestock :)
Next will be my first coral - hammer or torch coral
Just need to setup my ATO with Kalkwasser.

Sweet!! Just managed to pick up a piece of live rock rubble from petco with a couple green polyps they aren't opening yet, but I wasn't charged either, so yay!! Good luck, torch corals are gorgeous!

pcdebb 01-01-2013 11:30 PM

did a water change on my planted/discus tank then sat and admired my discus, i'm so in love with him!

put a softie in my Evolve 2, i think it's a zoa? they are opening up nicely.

also mounted my ro/di unit and setup my storage bucket so no more oops moments of cleaning up gallons of water that overflowed because I forgot :D

Lochnessholly 01-02-2013 11:05 AM

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I switched out the substrate and decorations on my five gallon. Recyled my rock cave for the 29 gallon. :)

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The 29g. Still cycling. :)

jmay33 01-02-2013 05:56 PM

Bought lights with my Christmas money! Marine T5 HOs for my up and coming 55 gallon reef and another t8 light for my 30 gallon so I can plant it!! Yippee! :fish1:

Edit: also scraped all of the algae out of my planted tank. I was out of town for 2 weeks and the lights were left on. :(

Aqualady40 01-03-2013 03:18 PM

On my 55g, I re-homed 3 Orange Von Rio Flame tetras, 3 Long finned Black Skirt tetra's, 2 long finned Red Minor tetra's, and 1 shrimp (I re-homed them because I added a Bolivian Rams pair yesterday as my focal fishes). I worked on some of the plants.
On my 20H, I topped off the water, clipped some plants, and replanted unknown sword.
On my 5g RCS tank, I topped off the water only because I am waiting to see a cory or 2 wiggle in the next couple of days. Oh and I re-homed the hybrid looking male that I had a thread about.
I did nothing to my 40B.

kjacks 01-03-2013 09:40 PM

Ughh.. frustrated i noticed my betta pearl was actin funny like my male betta Neo did before he died i pulled her out n put her n fresh water that had been treated n then found 1 of my otos had died :( then i worried that my levels were high or something.. my nitrates , nitrites, & ammonia are 0 i just dont get whats going on so now im doing a massive water change bc of the dead fish n decided im changin substrate to a lighter sand from the gravel bc i barely can see the otos.. Even considerin gettin a 20g .. my canister filter for the 55g might have to wait :(

Krocky12 01-04-2013 09:59 PM

I added my new CPR Bak pak 2 Skimmer on my 55 gallon reef

kjacks 01-04-2013 11:37 PM

Bought a 20g tank/stanf combo tonight came woth everything including gravel but i bought sand instead.. tryin to figure out what i want to add in my tank .. my betta must have been practicing for april fools bc she is all better today ..

Ladybug5399 01-05-2013 12:30 AM

After an issue with a bad water product and loosing 6 fish in one tank, I'm thinking of a new set up and new fish. Also, used seeded media to cycle a 5.5 for a betta. Had a disappointing trip to my local petsmart.

Convict2161 01-05-2013 12:32 AM

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Cleaned both AC110's inside and out, cleaned sponges and changed out the poly floss.

Did a 25% water change.

This was all on my 75g African Cichlid tank.



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Autumnsky 01-05-2013 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Convict2161 (Post 2266602)
Cleaned both AC110's inside and out, cleaned sponges and changed out the poly floss.

Did a 25% water change.

This was all on my 75g African Cichlid tank.





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Just love all the color in that tank!!!

Convict2161 01-05-2013 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2266630)

Just love all the color in that tank!!!

Thank you :)

kwandrsn 01-05-2013 04:01 PM

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Bought 8 ghost shrimp. Put them in and watched them eat with my cories . Funny

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foster53 01-05-2013 04:44 PM

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Added a co2 reactor to my 30 long planted tank. I added one to my 40long planted a week ago, and can see a difference already. They are both DIY yeast reactors. If this proves beneficial, I will go with a pressurized system later.

Wolfsblood 01-05-2013 04:58 PM

I just combined fish from my 15g community and my 20g community into my 20. Had to make room for my new 56. It is a little bit overstocked now but I think I can get away with it. Was a pain in the butt to completely drain 2 tanks and transfer all the fish. Hopefully they all make it. I put them in buckets with some decorations so I don't think they got too stressed.

kjacks 01-05-2013 07:02 PM

Been workin most of the day on my 20g tank n stand .. moved the 10g to move the 20g in its spot n our living room.. then added more water to the 10g n hooked it back up to the filters n heater until i can get the 20g completed n move the betta n 2 otos into the 20g.. cleaning the sand was a job im glad i couod skip for the 55g wish i would have bought the already cleaned sand again this time... plus did a partial cleaning to the 55g.. im not even done but man im tired..

billsey420 01-05-2013 09:18 PM

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Did a WC in the girls 10 gallon bikini bottom tank

Tetra1990 01-05-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2268139)
Did a WC in the girls 10 gallon bikini bottom tank

As corny as this may seem, that is an awesome tank!! Lol

kjacks 01-05-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2268139)
Did a WC in the girls 10 gallon bikini bottom tank

That tank is soo cute..

kjacks 01-05-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2267906)
Been workin most of the day on my 20g tank n stand .. moved the 10g to move the 20g in its spot n our living room.. then added more water to the 10g n hooked it back up to the filters n heater until i can get the 20g completed n move the betta n 2 otos into the 20g.. cleaning the sand was a job im glad i couod skip for the 55g wish i would have bought the already cleaned sand again this time... plus did a partial cleaning to the 55g.. im not even done but man im tired..

Correction .. i just couldnt wait so i finished everything n added my 3 lil fish to the tank.. looks empty i need more plants n a background n more fish.. plan on searchin for cories tomorrow i think all my area has is albino n i dont want those may order online ..

00youknowit00 01-05-2013 11:01 PM

Glued some Xenia to the back wall of the tank. Hopefully it end up looking good.

jmay33 01-05-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by 00youknowit00 (Post 2268409)
Glued some Xenia to the back wall of the tank. Hopefully it end up looking good.

What do you use to glue your corals? And how do you take them off of the little pegs the lfs sends them on? I want some Xenia really bad. Hope it turns out well for you! :)

00youknowit00 01-05-2013 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jmay33 (Post 2268444)

What do you use to glue your corals? And how do you take them off of the little pegs the lfs sends them on? I want some Xenia really bad. Hope it turns out well for you! :)

I use loc-tite gel glue, works great. And just use a razor blade and cut/ lift them off the peg. Thanks! :)

jmay33 01-05-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by 00youknowit00 (Post 2268477)

I use loc-tite gel glue, works great. And just use a razor blade and cut/ lift them off the peg. Thanks! :)

Awesome! Thanks! I'm kind of a newbie. Lol.

ktomminello 01-06-2013 03:40 AM

Bettas had babies, 4 made it, don't know if they are male or female yet, set up mini tanks for them. Re balanced my planted tank, groomed and added double bright LED and t8 lights, set up 2.5g hospital tank for bacterial infection for one of my paradise gourami. Took apart a 2.5g tank to treat for bacteria. Took apart a 1g spare. Added heaters to mini tanks. Rearranged live rock in my 10g nano reef, have added 4 blue legged hermits and an emerald crab. All levels normal, although I need a calcium supplement. Did a 50% change on my puffer tank and gave him 4 more clam friends to prey on. Set up a marineland canister (350) for all of my mini tanks to share, once I get the tubing and have them all exactly matched up to each other. I'm about 80% there (7 mini tanks)- fingers crossed I'll have them all the same across the board and my tanks having good water and circulation, along with an easier way to pump to waste water to my hydro set up.

shellyx 01-06-2013 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ktomminello (Post 2268810)
Bettas had babies, 4 made it, don't know if they are male or female yet, set up mini tanks for them. Re balanced my planted tank, groomed and added double bright LED and t8 lights, set up 2.5g hospital tank for bacterial infection for one of my paradise gourami. Took apart a 2.5g tank to treat for bacteria. Took apart a 1g spare. Added heaters to mini tanks. Rearranged live rock in my 10g nano reef, have added 4 blue legged hermits and an emerald crab. All levels normal, although I need a calcium supplement. Did a 50% change on my puffer tank and gave him 4 more clam friends to prey on. Set up a marineland canister (350) for all of my mini tanks to share, once I get the tubing and have them all exactly matched up to each other. I'm about 80% there (7 mini tanks)- fingers crossed I'll have them all the same across the board and my tanks having good water and circulation, along with an easier way to pump to waste water to my hydro set up.

Congrats on the babies! Trying to pm you not having much luck with my fone! :)

jmay33 01-06-2013 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 00youknowit00 (Post 2268477)

I use loc-tite gel glue, works great. And just use a razor blade and cut/ lift them off the peg. Thanks! :)

So, this may be a dumb question, but they can't sting or hurt someone who touches them, right? Just wanting to make sure! Lol.

00youknowit00 01-06-2013 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by jmay33 (Post 2268972)

So, this may be a dumb question, but they can't sting or hurt someone who touches them, right? Just wanting to make sure! Lol.

Not to my knowledge. I've handled them a ton and have had no ill effects.

jmay33 01-06-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 00youknowit00 (Post 2269033)

Not to my knowledge. I've handled them a ton and have had no ill effects.

Awesome. Thanks. :)

Tetra1990 01-06-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ktomminello (Post 2268810)
Bettas had babies, 4 made it, don't know if they are male or female yet, set up mini tanks for them. Re balanced my planted tank, groomed and added double bright LED and t8 lights, set up 2.5g hospital tank for bacterial infection for one of my paradise gourami. Took apart a 2.5g tank to treat for bacteria. Took apart a 1g spare. Added heaters to mini tanks. Rearranged live rock in my 10g nano reef, have added 4 blue legged hermits and an emerald crab. All levels normal, although I need a calcium supplement. Did a 50% change on my puffer tank and gave him 4 more clam friends to prey on. Set up a marineland canister (350) for all of my mini tanks to share, once I get the tubing and have them all exactly matched up to each other. I'm about 80% there (7 mini tanks)- fingers crossed I'll have them all the same across the board and my tanks having good water and circulation, along with an easier way to pump to waste water to my hydro set up.

So, this took you all of 24 hours? Lol

Tetra1990 01-06-2013 02:22 PM

I believe one of my sterbial cores may be holding eggs. He/she is 'bout ready to pop. Or it's just eating very,very good.

billsey420 01-06-2013 03:09 PM

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Just did pwc on my 29 gallon

54seaweed 01-06-2013 05:11 PM

10 gal PWC fed 10 live mysiss shrimp


hand fed my clam

Rlavassor86 01-06-2013 05:23 PM

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Planted 6 new plants in my 72 gal 3 listed as temples and 3 rotala indica. Also got a clump of baby tears that I'm trying to grow in as a carpet. Then did a 50% pwc on that tank, my 125 gal and my 10 gal qt.

And it's hard to tell since the pics are with my phone but the rotala has red tint in its leaves and the temple has like purplish red tints on some of the leaves

Dreadz 01-06-2013 05:33 PM

Water change on my rio400. Sparked a mini cycle changing substrate! Hardly surprising tho when you remove 80kg of gravel.

Autumnsky 01-06-2013 06:18 PM

Cleaned the shrimp bowl and found a home for a million little snails that hatched from some plants I got, topped off my blue rams horn snail bowl.

billsey420 01-06-2013 06:27 PM

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Bought 3 bags of black sand for the 55 gallon tank I will be buying soon

jmay33 01-06-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2269836)
Bought 3 bags of black sand for the 55 gallon tank I will be buying soon

Put this exact sand in my aquariums yesterday. You'll love it!

billsey420 01-06-2013 06:57 PM

Yeah I was suppose to get my tank this week bit had some money issues. Maybe next week.

jmay33 01-06-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2269900)
Yeah I was suppose to get my tank this week bit had some money issues. Maybe next week.

That sucks! Everything happens for a reason. :)

kjacks 01-06-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2269836)
Bought 3 bags of black sand for the 55 gallon tank I will be buying soon

Caught that on sale n added it to my 20g.. wish i would have used it n the 55g too instead i got a black n white sand mix

billsey420 01-06-2013 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2270085)

Caught that on sale n added it to my 20g.. wish i would have used it n the 55g too instead i got a black n white sand mix

Yeah can't wait to get my tank and get it going. I already have a 30 60 running on my 29g to prepare for the 55g

kjacks 01-06-2013 08:10 PM

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Bought 5 red minor tetras for $1 each today went in for bleedin hearts but they ddnt have any and while i was searchin for cories saw the rams which i was gonna buy anyway next payday n 1 lil guy/gal caught my eye n kept tryin to get my attention so i brought it home too..

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My betta pearl now swims n the tank since i added fish


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Only 2 otos the reflection makes it look like 3..

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billsey420 01-06-2013 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2270105)
Bought 5 red skirt tetras for $1 each today went in for bleedin hearts but they ddnt have any and while i was searchin for cories saw the rams which i was gonna buy anyway next payday n 1 lil guy/gal caught my eye n kept tryin to get my attention so i brought it home too..

My betta pearl now swims n the tank since i added fish

Only 2 otos the reflection makes it look like 3..

Nice tank

Tetra1990 01-06-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2270105)
Bought 5 red skirt tetras for $1 each today went in for bleedin hearts but they ddnt have any and while i was searchin for cories saw the rams which i was gonna buy anyway next payday n 1 lil guy/gal caught my eye n kept tryin to get my attention so i brought it home too..

My betta pearl now swims n the tank since i added fish

Only 2 otos the reflection makes it look like 3..

I like the simplicity of your tank. Taller plants in the back and shorter ones in the front would look good.

kjacks 01-06-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2270143)

I like the simplicity of your tank. Taller plants in the back and shorter ones in the front would look good.

Thanks i kept that horrible lookin one in the middle for my betta its her fav she usually lays in the midde of it or i would have ditched it long ago .. those others are the only ones i like at petsmart n i kill live plants so my options are limited .. might add another plant or 2 but idk yet i kinda like it as is .. gla i had leftover slatw from my cichlid tank

kjacks 01-06-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by billsey420 (Post 2270130)

Nice tank

Thanks :)

huma-huma 01-06-2013 10:37 PM

125 sw predator- nothing
75g fw- nothing
5g chi- nothing...
so pretty much absolutely nothing lol

Lochnessholly 01-06-2013 11:41 PM

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Checked levels on both tanks. Planted some of the wisteria that was floating to grow roots. Fed Fawkes. Stared at Fawkes dragging around the floating plants for an hour. Cleaned off some calcium build up.



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Aqualady40 01-06-2013 11:45 PM

Created a diy co2 system for my 20H, did 60% pwc on 55g, topped off 5g, and nothing to 40B

stingrays4 01-07-2013 03:57 PM

Hi 25% water change on me planted tank,got the filters up and running on me new six foot planted tank,but still cannot start 'cycling' as the heaters still haven't turned up:( still got to finalise what plants and fish are going in there? Rescued a shrimp from the new tank as it got through the pipe in which i was transferring some water over to the six footer:eek: poor thing talk about shaken and stirred:eek: but it was OK:thumb:

kwandrsn 01-08-2013 12:18 PM

Checked my water. Everything is good. Feed fishies. Argued with dog (she won). now going to get the Harley out of the shed its 50 degrees here in the middle of winter?

jmay33 01-08-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by kwandrsn (Post 2273067)
Checked my water. Everything is good. Feed fishies. Argued with dog (she won). now going to get the Harley out of the shed its 50 degrees here in the middle of winter?

When it turns 50 degrees here, everyone breaks out their parkas. Lol. And when a small flurry of snow falls from the sky, town is shut down! Have a fun ride!

kwandrsn 01-08-2013 12:48 PM

Yeah I live in middle Tennessee we don't see bad winters often

creic38 01-08-2013 12:50 PM

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Actually did this on Sunday......rescaped my 29. Found a sweet piece of driftwood and snagged it. Tied pelia on some of the branched, a windelov java fern and anubia frazeri. Here's what it looks like now (fish are diggin it!):



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kjacks 01-08-2013 06:40 PM

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Well today was a rough one.. came home n saw my gbr had a few lil nips outta his tail.. then i figured thats why my female betta is hiding .. then i noticed i had fish missin the hubby said he got rid of the problem before his betta died so i no longer have 5 red minor tetras.. :( he really likes the gbr too so im sure that helped make his mind up . I hate it though

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Prolly cant see the nips ..

Autumnsky 01-08-2013 11:36 PM

Sold some shrimpies

Shipped some snails and Java Moss, first shipping, hoping it all goes well.

Changed water in the Java Moss Tank.

Did some planning for my tank scape.

Wolfsblood 01-08-2013 11:57 PM

I had a 15g that I broke down a few days ago. I left about 2" of water and the gravel in it. I refilled it to keep the BB until my girlfriend can take it on Saturday. The place that ships our feeders accidentally sent a little crawfish with them so I took him home and put him in there. I also saw a snail I didn't realize was in the tank cruising around. Pretty crazy he lived for 4 days with water only 1/4" above the substrate.

aaronjohn20 01-09-2013 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfsblood
I had a 15g that I broke down a few days ago. I left about 2" of water and the gravel in it. I refilled it to keep the BB until my girlfriend can take it on Saturday. The place that ships our feeders accidentally sent a little crawfish with them so I took him home and put him in there. I also saw a snail I didn't realize was in the tank cruising around. Pretty crazy he lived for 4 days with water only 1/4" above the substrate.

That's nothing. I had a endler guppy fry survive 2 weeks if not longer in a 20g with only 50% water, no filter, no air pump, and no heater! He's named Nemo now and I just moved him from the 10g fry tank to our 46g bowfront tank today. And on another note, today I also did a 50% pwc on the bowfront tank and a 90% pwc on the 20g. Sadly, I am gonna rehome the oscar that resides in the 20g. Bought him a couple months ago with full intentions of getting a 75g or bigger but unexpected bills have pushed that tank to the back of my mind. He's prob only 5 inches, but he's getting to the size that I don't feel right keeping him in there any longer. Let the hating and bashing begin :-( Also, I never imagined how messy a fish could be. I've got a penguin 350 on my 20g and I swear that's not even enough.

Autumnsky 01-09-2013 12:52 AM

Since we're telling fish stories...
 
Daughter shut down her Edge tank deciding she didn't want to have fish after all (now mine) - don't know why with an entire pet store she picked out a sickly feeder goldfish. She wanted to save it (we have a pond). We took out the fish and what had been three Cories. There was only one Cory, we stirred and stirred the sand and there was only one. I figured they had died.

Came back later and looked again and didn't find anything. After a few days she unplugged it and it sat in the corner for about 2 1/2-3 weeks, no light no air, no heater and no food.

I needed extra room as my momma guppy was going to have babies, so i asked her if I could use it until she sold it she said yes since it needed to be cleaned out anyway. I walked in the room and thought I saw movement!

Scared and mortified, I ended up rescuing a little Cory. There was a zen structure in the tank and best I can tell it hid inside of the piece (even checked the filter). I had lifted the thing up and shook it numerous times though I didn't even know there were holes in it (daughter put it together). OMG it got like 63 degrees or less!!!!!

Poor baby!! She is doing great and nearly doubled in size in the past year! She was reunited with her buddy, a boy and they hang out together all the time.

Fresh2o 01-09-2013 06:50 AM

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Rearranged the driftwood (OCD took over so this ate up about 3 hours or so). Ordered some plants and pellets. New light and liquid ferts came in the mail today. Replaced a single 17 watt 8000k T 8 with a dual T5 NO. So much brighter...bubbles started appearing on the moss ball within an hour. Cleaned the impeller and HOB housing.

Tetra1990 01-09-2013 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2274474)
Daughter shut down her Edge tank deciding she didn't want to have fish after all (now mine) - don't know why with an entire pet store she picked out a sickly feeder goldfish. She wanted to save it (we have a pond). We took out the fish and what had been three Cories. There was only one Cory, we stirred and stirred the sand and there was only one. I figured they had died.

Came back later and looked again and didn't find anything. After a few days she unplugged it and it sat in the corner for about 2 1/2-3 weeks, no light no air, no heater and no food.

I needed extra room as my momma guppy was going to have babies, so i asked her if I could use it until she sold it she said yes since it needed to be cleaned out anyway. I walked in the room and thought I saw movement!

Scared and mortified, I ended up rescuing a little Cory. There was a zen structure in the tank and best I can tell it hid inside of the piece (even checked the filter). I had lifted the thing up and shook it numerous times though I didn't even know there were holes in it (daughter put it together). OMG it got like 63 degrees or less!!!!!

Poor baby!! She is doing great and nearly doubled in size in the past year! She was reunited with her buddy, a boy and they hang out together all the time.

I had this happen with a peacock eel. Very long story short, it hid in a fake log that was out of water for 3 hours. Put the log back in water and it came out. Sadly, it didn't make through the night.

Lochnessholly 01-09-2013 07:19 AM

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Finished scaping with slate and the plants I have.

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Aquarium Girl 01-09-2013 08:13 AM

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Painted the back if my new 50 gal tank and started the laborious task of washing sand :)

Convict2161 01-09-2013 08:45 AM

Did a 25% water change on my African cichlid tank halfway through realized I ran out of Prime. Sent the wife to PetSmart, while she was there got 3 calls and 2 text messages, nobody could find it, trying to sell her stress coat saying its the same thing. Sent a picture text of Prime. She comes home with the SMALLEST bottle, used whole bottle.

Had 2 beers, laughed, orders 2 liters of Prime. It was a fun night to say the least.

Love my wife lol.

Tetra1990 01-09-2013 05:59 PM

Busy day. Water change on both tanks. My mts are enjoying their last supper, my assassin snails were on the porch when I got home. Acclimated them for the 29 gallon and placed them all in the right front corner to check for DOAs. Within minutes, the welcome wagon had arrived, first the shrimp came to see what's going on, then both my rams came over and thought the snails were a snack. Interest was soon lost and by the time I was done with my water changes, a few brave souls were cruising around the tank. Mts, you are living on borrowed time....

aaronjohn20 01-09-2013 06:07 PM

Traded in my oscar today for a M. Johanni! Not the best deal but I don't care

Tetra1990 01-10-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2275444)
Busy day. Water change on both tanks. My mts are enjoying their last supper, my assassin snails were on the porch when I got home. Acclimated them for the 29 gallon and placed them all in the right front corner to check for DOAs. Within minutes, the welcome wagon had arrived, first the shrimp came to see what's going on, then both my rams came over and thought the snails were a snack. Interest was soon lost and by the time I was done with my water changes, a few brave souls were cruising around the tank. Mts, you are living on borrowed time....


Morning update: the assassins are winning. I believe I have one DOA. I'll check on it when I get home from work.

Aquarium Girl 01-10-2013 08:06 AM

Did another coat of paint on my new tank, washed sand and did a PWC on my 55 gal :)

Crawdaddy 01-11-2013 09:37 PM

Water changes on all three today (55,37,12). I finished putting together a water filter system that I pieced together from work. Though I'm still using prime, my thought on using these filters is to remove all the chlorine, and most of the heavy metals that might be in my local water. Having a long enough hose on the discharge side, I'm able to use it to fill the tanks back up. Worked like a charm. I was able to vacuum one tank while I was filling up the other. Plus the fill hose worked great to get anything that I couldn't reach with the vacuum up and floating so my filters could remove it. Overall, I'm pleased with it.

kjacks 01-11-2013 11:06 PM

Bought 2 albino baby cories today .. pwc on the 20g n rehome the gbr to the 10g til tomorrow n i can see about replacing her with a different fish as she is killin my otos n tried killin my cories one by one..if not ill pull the 60g out n mayb put them in there n the ram back to the 20g.. my luck with fish has been horrible this week.. :(

Dreadz 01-12-2013 05:21 AM

Rescaped tank to make more hiding spots to accommodate group of rainbow sharks I've introduced to hopefully stop the dominant one stressing out the other of the two I acquired with my tank.
On a sad note, my GBR didn't make it through the mini cycle sparked by changing the substrate. Didn't even find any remains!! Think he must have been eaten! :(
I'll post some pics of the new scape tonight once water clears.

aaronjohn20 01-12-2013 12:02 PM

In the process of doing a deep cleaning on the 20g. I'm cleaning EVERYTHING!

Rlavassor86 01-12-2013 02:07 PM

50% pwc on my 72. Moved some of the plants around and took a few rocks out to make room for more plants. Going to my first fish club swap meet tomorrow and I hear there are usually tons of people selling plants there.

kjacks 01-12-2013 02:28 PM

Did a pwc on the 20g added some (fake plants) n a barrel decor piece the hubby wanted. Did bring the gbr back n got 2 green cories .. i wanna try n add some more hiding spots n plants then try again with the ram hopin for a better out come after more research n advice from others.

Rlavassor86 01-13-2013 01:05 PM

Went to my first aquarium club swap meet. Got an apple snail 2 spare 6500k t5 bulbs for super cheap and got a bag of repashy super food. Can't wait to try it. Got the snail acclimating right now and he's trying to climb out of the bag.

Tetra1990 01-13-2013 01:28 PM

Tried to explain to my mom & brother that some fish, in my case Bolivian rams, learn to recognize people over time. They now think I'm even more crazy. I watch my 29 g every night and both rams will come and swim back and forth in front of me weather I am feeding them or not.

BBradbury 01-13-2013 02:51 PM

No Water Change Tanks
 
Hello Aa...

Serviced the filters in my Terraphyte tanks today. No water changes needed, so am saving about 125 gallons of water every week. Just use a gallon or two of tap water treated with the standard "Prime" to clean the backup water filters needed for the period at night when the emersed plants slow their filtering process.

Keeping large, planted tanks is so much less work with the use of the Aglaonema plants and the emersed version grows so much faster than potted plants. Water properties are stable, no traces of ammonia, nitrite and a trace of nitrates, less than 5 ppm.

B

Lardeelion 01-13-2013 02:55 PM

Nothing, for once! It's 67 degrees in January. I let the kids get muddy and threw balls for the dogs. Monday will have to be pwc day, this time. I hope my fish will understand. :-)

aaronjohn20 01-13-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BBradbury
Hello Aa...

Serviced the filters in my Terraphyte tanks today. No water changes needed, so am saving about 125 gallons of water every week. Just use a gallon or two of tap water treated with the standard "Prime" to clean the backup water filters needed for the period at night when the emersed plants slow their filtering process.

Keeping large, planted tanks is so much less work with the use of the Aglaonema plants and the emersed version grows so much faster than potted plants. Water properties are stable, no traces of ammonia, nitrite and a trace of nitrates, less than 5 ppm.

B

I know we have talked about this before but I just had one more question! Can I use any household plants? I know that quick growers would prob be the best bet!

BBradbury 01-13-2013 04:19 PM

Using Land Plants
 
Hello aaron...

No problem. We can review what emersed land plants to use. There are several that can be used, but you must remove the potting mixture from the roots: Peace lily, Chinese evergreen (Cutlass and Gemini varieties), Impatiens (Shady lady variety), Pothos, Philodendron, Nephthytis and lettuce started from seed.

The best for nitrogen control is Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen) and Philodendron a distant second place. The others will work too. The reason Aglaonema works so well, is the plants are large with equally large root balls. The roots take in large concentrations of nitrogen in the water and work within a few days.

I've tested tank water with nitrates in the upper 40 ppm range and emersed one Evergreen and within a week, the nitrates were less than 10 ppm.

There are some specific steps for preparing the land plant to be emersed, but it definitely works.

B

cbourg746 01-13-2013 08:35 PM

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Switched out gravel for sand in son's tank.

Mcass 01-13-2013 08:41 PM

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Added a piece of drift wood to the tank.

Convict2161 01-13-2013 08:45 PM

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Added a piece of drift wood to the tank.

Looks good!!

Did a small 20% water change on the cichlid tank.

TidBitz 01-13-2013 08:45 PM

Did complete water test, all good except ph a tad high grrrrr stupid tap water, didn't do a water change due to ph. Moved tall plants to back of tank and made room for a possible drift wood when I find the one juuuuust right.

kjacks 01-13-2013 08:56 PM

Tested water on all tanks.. small amount of ammonia in the 55g nothing a pwc wont fix.. water in the 20g was perfect.. :) gonna buy a few more plants n mayb some flowerpots to add as hiding spots for when i give the gbr another try .. glad i asked the people on here about them or i wouldnt even consider another one.. but i want to ensure if i get another aggressive one its the personality of the fish not lacking cover ..

Tetra1990 01-13-2013 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2282397)
Tested water on all tanks.. small amount of ammonia in the 55g nothing a pwc wont fix.. water in the 20g was perfect.. :) gonna buy a few more plants n mayb some flowerpots to add as hiding spots for when i give the gbr another try .. glad i asked the people on here about them or i wouldnt even consider another one.. but i want to ensure if i get another aggressive one its the personality of the fish not lacking cover ..

Just make sure everyone has their own hiding spot(s).

Terrance 01-13-2013 09:28 PM

I got a torch coral :)

https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cture48996.jpg

bigbanker 01-13-2013 09:53 PM

Pretty!

kjacks 01-13-2013 10:16 PM

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Just make sure everyone has their own hiding spot(s).

The hubby wants to buy another barrel piece n place on the right side of the tank.. i dont want to over decorate though n i really dislike the barrels..

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Removed the horrible little plant i had in the back middle n added 1 like the others gonna buy 1 more for the back in that bare spot .


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Bought that barrel decor bc the hubby liked it n wanted it placed there so that added a spot.. its not as small as it looks the bigger cories fit it fine with room to grow.
The otos usually hide on the plants or on the top of that rock piece n the left corner ..

Added some leftover slate to the 55g while i was thinking about it..

Rodeo one 01-13-2013 10:48 PM

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Did a 50% WC yesterday & fixed all the things I didn t like about my aquascape. Then today took some water back out to fix what I still wasn t happy with. It s almost there but will control myself & quit upsetting the fish until next weeks PWC. Hoping to get 6 Sterbai Cory s this week & 2 Koi Angels next week. So close to being done! Who laughed at that ?:)

Autumnsky 01-13-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2282513)
The hubby wants to buy another barrel piece n place on the right side of the tank.. i dont want to over decorate though n i really dislike the barrels..

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Removed the horrible little plant i had in the back middle n added 1 like the others gonna buy 1 more for the back in that bare spot .


Attachment 144115

Bought that barrel decor bc the hubby liked it n wanted it placed there so that added a spot.. its not as small as it looks the bigger cories fit it fine with room to grow.
The otos usually hide on the plants or on the top of that rock piece n the left corner ..

Added some leftover slate to the 55g while i was thinking about it..

Instead of barrels have you considered different diameter Cholla wood? You can attach moss or plants and then it provides a hiding place and more natural looking option.

kjacks 01-13-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2282606)

Instead of barrels have you considered different diameter Cholla wood? You can attach moss or plants and then it provides a hiding place and more natural looking option.

I suggested driftwood but he didnt like it wanted a splash of color... i think its safe to say his idea for my tank n my idea is totally different.. lol

Wolfsblood 01-13-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2282617)
I suggested driftwood but he didnt like it wanted a splash of color... i think its safe to say his idea for my tank n my idea is totally different.. lol

Sounds like it's time for 2 tanks!:D

TidBitz 01-14-2013 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by kjacks (Post 2282617)

I suggested driftwood but he didnt like it wanted a splash of color... i think its safe to say his idea for my tank n my idea is totally different.. lol

I read you there my hubby is the same way I finally told him that I was the one who cleaned, fixed, arranged it as well as fed the fish so I decorate it.

kjacks 01-14-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfsblood (Post 2282623)

Sounds like it's time for 2 tanks!:D

We have 3 tanks.. well 4 but only 2 or up n running bc he thinks we got 2 many now..lol but he doesnt mind sayin what fish we should get or decor...lol

Yeap i know.exactly what u mean tidbitz mine gets mad bc i spend alot of time with my babies.. but i make him help with water changes we still lug buckets n that 5gal bucket is heavy so its his job .. lol


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