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Tetra1990 02-06-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Convict2161 (Post 2326624)
Cleaned out both AC110's and put new sponge in one keeping the old sponge in the other. Changed out all purigen and poly fill :)

Clean tank, clear water! I'm a happy guy!

What about the battle of the bubbles?

ktomminello 02-07-2013 07:15 AM

Rethought my bioCube set up- got my hands dirty and lost a few snails and one shrimp, but I have learned my lesson. Aquascaped and filled it- took out the media trays and filled the back with my best lr rubble, used sponge, chemi pure bag and biofilters from my 10g nano, along with the water, took 10g from my puffers 40g along with sand for the bottom. I topped it off with box water started it, normal cloudiness and sand and some detritus, all readings normal- little bit low on the ph (7.9) so I buffered and set out on a mission.

Replace and up the amount of snails and add a mated pair of peppermint shrimp, and I am going to make this temporary situation work, and, honestly, I know it'll work out perfect, and I wanted a watchman goby or an algae blenny.

Luckily my adult hand raised pink spotted goby is a little bigger than puff (go figure, their algae blenny were all fry. That tipped the scales... I'm glad I made that decision. I added 3 turbo snails, 10 ceriths, 17 astrea, 10 nassarius, mated pair of peppermint shrimp and my watchman goby, tanks are balanced to each other and I may be able to move puff in next week.

My goby already has his spot claimed in a patch of sand 3 hours after introduction. He dives into the sand and between the side of the aquarium and a little cave I made flipping around and sticking his head out of the sand spitting a mouthful of it as he settled in, and there is no way puff puff could catch him or the mating (or molting) shrimp... He's too clumsy and he is completely oblivious to anything unless it approaches him in his tank...

Wish me luck, lol, I've been up 3 days working on this and doing my research, I'm almost ready to end this madness, well for a little while anyway, maybe I'll get some sleep...

Thanks for reading

Convict2161 02-07-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2326856)

What about the battle of the bubbles?

No bubbles!! :)

kjacks 02-08-2013 12:43 AM

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Well got my babies in today.. the guy sent 7 n there was no doa...yippie.. i ran home from work with fish n package did a pwc n rearrange the caves n plants some after acclimating the newbies added them .. they seemed to like their new digs wouldnt stay still long.. but i caught some pics ;) then back to work and had to stay late so i couldnt enjoy my new babies.. :(

Rlavassor86 02-09-2013 01:21 AM

Replaced the bulbs for my t5 lights, got them on sale at petco. Went to one in a different city because I was in that area for some other things so figured I'd stop in. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how well the tanks were kept and how knowledgable the attendant in the fish dept was. The one closer to my house could use some good people like the ones at this store.

Autumnsky 02-09-2013 03:51 AM

Last night when I got home I looked at the tank and decided to break open the new API master test kit and check it.

My ph was 6.5
Ammonia was .25
and my Nitrite was 0
BUT
My Nitrate was dark red!!!

Since I have been rooting around in the tank A LOT (also doing pwc as well) but I didn't do any tests the last couple weeks as my test bottles were old all I had left was Ammonia test. Just got the new one a couple days ago.

Moved a huge bunch of driftwood and alot of plants 2x which kicked up tons of gunk, over the last week and a half.

I did a 75% pwc and tested it was orangie a little red so I did another 50% and I tested my tap too- tap water was 0 and then retested, and it was back to about 0, thank goodness.

My 72G had too many micro bubbles, the canister (FX5) has some air in it. Every 24 hrs it resets to purge air bubbles, so I waited and it got most of them, a little bit too many bubbles, but minor. Still hoping the next couple days and resets there will be none. Water is super clear though!

Tetra1990 02-09-2013 11:18 AM

Just flushed $50 down the drain. Last week I bought 5 blueberry shrimp @$10 a shrimp. I haven't seen them in days, I've looked for them and the tank has many hiding spots. I hate to bring myself to assume that the neons in the tank had some VERY expensive shrimp cocktail.

kdklovesfish 02-09-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2330547)
Just flushed $50 down the drain. Last week I bought 5 blueberry shrimp @$10 a shrimp. I haven't seen them in days, I've looked for them and the tank has many hiding spots. I hate to bring myself to assume that the neons in the tank had some VERY expensive shrimp cocktail.

That sucks!! I just bought some neon yellow shrimp and would have been pissed if the same happened.

Tetra1990 02-09-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by kdklovesfish (Post 2330557)

That sucks!! I just bought some neon yellow shrimp and would have been pissed if the same happened.

Yeah I'm not happy. I got them from my LFS. Cheap ghost shrimp from petsmart are a better option. I have a bunch in my 29 gallon and they are so big and entertaining to watch!

Rlavassor86 02-09-2013 12:48 PM

Watching my pleco chase my cichlids around. Hes so grumpy. He gets mad when the cichlids take the repashy cubes from him. He spends a good 5 minutes just chasing everyone. It's kinda funny.

shellyx 02-09-2013 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2330547)
Just flushed $50 down the drain. Last week I bought 5 blueberry shrimp @$10 a shrimp. I haven't seen them in days, I've looked for them and the tank has many hiding spots. I hate to bring myself to assume that the neons in the tank had some VERY expensive shrimp cocktail.

That's awful for you :( i bought 5 blue jelly shrimp thought they had gone but they're still there. You paid a lot for them too.

Oceangirl 02-09-2013 03:22 PM

I had a single Blue tiger orange eye shrimp and a single MALE red cherry shrimp for 24 hours! I found what was left of them floating around the bottom of the tank. I discovered it was my Glowlights that were being nasty! I caught them nipping my Betta's fins. I am also thinking to maybe get rid of my Neons and keeping only my CPDS (celestial Pearl Danio), 3 Endlers, Bunch of Fry, and 1 female guppy in a breeder net because she eats everything! Its a 29 gallon and I think that will be plenty with my cories. I think my CPDS will be more active with the endlers. Plus I have Cherry Shrimp on the way! My female Guppy will go into the 5 gallon by herself.

What I am supposed to do today Water changes, what I am going to do?
NOTHING

shellyx 02-09-2013 04:34 PM

Pwc on my elephant nose tank and algae scrub. rearranged the deco still not happy with it, would like another large piece of driftwood :)

kjacks 02-09-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Oceangirl (Post 2330832)

What I am supposed to do today Water changes, what I am going to do?
NOTHING

Me too .. need to do pwc n remove all the plants my fish ate from the 20g .. all i have left is moss n stems :( no planted tank for me

Rodeo one 02-10-2013 09:25 AM

Went to my LFS, The Wet Spot in Portland OR- it s fabulous!, gave them 6 orange Platys & a Rubberlip that were not being nice to my other fish. Came home with 6 more Sterbai Cories. Just need to find the two Angelfish I want for my centerpiece fish & I ll be done stocking. Total stock will be- 6 Wagtail Platys plus the 5-7 fry that appeared ( hope they realize they have to grow up to be nice & play well with others, they re so dang cute!), 3 Oto s, 9 Sterbai & the as yet to be acquired AF. Oh and 1 remaining Penquin Tetra, the other 5 died :(, he was going to go back to the LFS but could NOT catch him).

shellyx 02-10-2013 10:20 AM

Pwc on my bettas tank and algae scrub, rinsed the filters too :)

54seaweed 02-10-2013 06:47 PM

20 gal wc
removed clam that was no longer

aaronjohn20 02-10-2013 06:52 PM

75% pwc on my 46g bf community tank. Had to throw out the air pump and 6inch stone. The stone was broke in 2 and the pump was a dual outlet pump that had both diaphrams cracked. Hooked up my backup pump and another 6inch stone. Scubbed the heck out of 3 of the 4 sides. Added start right and api aquarium salt. Rinsed both my filter cartridges in hot water. Cleaned the glass top and filter covers.

kjacks 02-10-2013 07:21 PM

I did my pwc n removed all roots n stems that i could.. now sonce i put my fake plants n the 55g wth the africans n they luv hidin n them i gotta get some more for the 20g..

Tetra1990 02-10-2013 08:29 PM

Topped off the 29. Noticed that I have many,large and empty mts shells. My assassins are doing their job:)

Autumnsky 02-10-2013 08:39 PM

Tetra1990 sometimes they molt when getting to new environment, and then hide for few days, hope they are just hiding!

Added a few fish to the 72G trying to take a couple decent pics for my 72G adventure thread, but so far the fish aren't really cooperating! Going for another try.

molliwopp 02-11-2013 01:57 PM

Did some tests today, does anyone else have a constant reading of 0. for nitrates? My planted 20 gallon has no reading for nitrate what so ever.

Rlavassor86 02-11-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by molliwopp (Post 2334357)
Did some tests today, does anyone else have a constant reading of 0. for nitrates? My planted 20 gallon has no reading for nitrate what so ever.

Typically you should see nitrate unless your verrrry heavily planted. Plants use nitrates too so its good to have around 10 ppm.

kwandrsn 02-11-2013 04:07 PM

Done some scrubbing on my saltwater tank glass for the first time today. Trying to get all the hydroids off of it.

kjacks 02-11-2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by molliwopp (Post 2334357)
Did some tests today, does anyone else have a constant reading of 0. for nitrates? My planted 20 gallon has no reading for nitrate what so ever.

Mine always reads that 2.. i think its just bc my fish arent full grown but i could b wrong.. i thought it was my api kit but i checked dates on it plus i just got it a few months ago.. i decided to experiment n see so i didnt do a pwc n only toppe off the water level weekly n tested water it took a month to get a change in nitrates n ammonia which i normally do pwc every week

kwandrsn 02-11-2013 11:25 PM

Done a 50% water change on my wife's planted tank. Nitrates were at 40 omg I've never seen it over 20 and do pwc every week.
Doesn't look like the plants are doing good and water gets cloudy by the end of every day

Autumnsky 02-12-2013 02:30 AM

Separated Blue and Red Cherry Shrimp. Brought home a big bag of Blue Cherry Shrimp, there were a few others mixed in too, tried to separate the blue.

Very excited to get additional Blues from another source than my original ones to widen the gene pool!!! There were some nice darker blues and quite a few berried females so I am hoping the transfer goes well and I don't have any losses!!! Really happy with the new colors!!!!!!!!! :dance:

I will try for a few pics tomorrow when then they get their color back and calm down. :love:

TidBitz 02-12-2013 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2335486)
Separated Blue and Red Cherry Shrimp. Brought home a big bag of Blue Cherry Shrimp, there were a few others mixed in too, tried to separate the blue.

Very excited to get additional Blues from another source than my original ones to widen the gene pool!!! There were some nice darker blues and quite a few berried females so I am hoping the transfer goes well and I don't have any losses!!! Really happy with the new colors!!!!!!!!! :dance:

I will try for a few pics tomorrow when then they get their color back and calm down. :love:

Can't wait to see

TidBitz 02-12-2013 05:25 AM

Pulled out lots of baby MTS I'm getting ready to sell, have tons of itty bitty rams horn babies, and many more eggs, still waiting for berried shrimp, most (almost all) were adolescent so I'm giving them a while, trimmed down my floating tiger lotus leaves, and set up a delivery ward for my molly.

pcdebb 02-12-2013 05:52 AM

I spent about an hour building a stand for a 10 gallon. Needed to finish it off with a couple of screws to tighten the top,so I put it on top of a stool to reach it easily without bending over. Got to that last screw and the stand slid off the stool. it fell corner first....cracking it in that area pretty good :( I almost cried...but it's still intact and very sturdy for what it will be doing.

imtcurveball 02-12-2013 11:00 AM

Bagged up my crayfish and gave him to a friend. Also got some new shrimp for my sump

kjacks 02-13-2013 01:48 AM

I ordered a the 15pk of cichlid stones (i know they r cheaper if u make them but im so not a diy person i dont have the time or patiences) , 3 battery oerated air pumps for when there is power outages , hikari bio gold mini pellets, a backup 3 n 1 powerhead (i might add it to my tank not sure yet as i have one in it now) nee fake plants .. checked into gettin more synos n more ottos (different tanks) fed my lil guys/gals n i think thats it

ktomminello 02-13-2013 06:54 AM

Puff puff has been added to my bc29, perfect fit for a little while- will post album pics of him swimming around. So far between shrimp larvae, copepods and astrea snails he has yet to care about anyone else in the tank- but I know him- he's gonna kill my shrimp soon, I just have a feeling...
Floating some ludwiga cuttings because they are spreading like wisteria, going to try to barter for pink rotella or purple camboba.

spiketooth 02-13-2013 08:52 AM

Drove around town gathering ideas for my 25 gal tank build getting ready to move the guppys to there own tank. 5 gal water change on 75 and 40 gal. Stared at my betta as he stared at me o.0

kwandrsn 02-13-2013 10:17 AM

Just stopped at home depot and bought 4 - orange 5 gallon buckets and lids and a lid remover thingy.
sitting at aquatic critter waiting for them to open at 10. I live an hour from this place. Gonna buy 20 gallons of ro water for $0.75 a gallon

apet66 02-13-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by kwandrsn (Post 2337173)
Just stopped at home depot and bought 4 - orange 5 gallon buckets and lids and a lid remover thingy.
sitting at aquatic critter waiting for them to open at 10. I live an hour from this place. Gonna buy 20 gallons of ro water for $0.75 a gallon

You will be much happier doing it this way in the long run.

Autumnsky 02-13-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kwandrsn (Post 2337173)
Just stopped at home depot and bought 4 - orange 5 gallon buckets and lids and a lid remover thingy.
sitting at aquatic critter waiting for them to open at 10. I live an hour from this place. Gonna buy 20 gallons of ro water for $0.75 a gallon

Our grocery store has RO water (also health food store) maybe yours does too, if its closer.

kwandrsn 02-13-2013 06:21 PM

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bought 3 coral frags for $50
Duncan
Candy cane
Frogspawn

Everything is closed up as of now

apet66 02-13-2013 07:30 PM

Looks good Kevin. That's the Duncan frag I would've chosen.

Catfaceskates 02-13-2013 07:34 PM

Added a pink birdsnest hammer and 2 morphs of acans:)

Rodeo one 02-14-2013 12:14 AM

Worked a 9 hr day, came home to a Sterbai acting 'funny' but not in the good way, Nitrates higher than normal ( could ve been 10, 20 or higher, anyone else have trouble reading that stupid API chart?). Did a 3/4 tank water change, fixed the plants that have been bugging me, fixed the airstone that had worked it s way to above the gravel again, put the cover on, put the lights back on, closed the cover. Was doing dishes & noticed the air hose from the air stone had come off of the airstone & was flopping all over, removed the cover, lights & top, reached in & reattached it . Waiting to retest the Nitrates. You know, just a normal 'I have an aquarium' type of day :).

shellyx 02-14-2013 03:19 PM

50% clean on my bettas tank removed my cories and put them in my 50 gallon. Just him and his snails now. Going to remove one filter instead of the two going.
40% clean on my elephant nose tank, filter clean. Cories loving the room! Hope they don't eat all my elephant,s food

Rlavassor86 02-14-2013 04:58 PM

Was planning on my first dose with dry ferts but I missed the ups delivery so I'm just going to the hub by me to pick it up but that's gotta wait until 8pm

apet66 02-14-2013 05:11 PM

Did a pwc on the reef, scraped some algae and buffered the PH up to 8.2.
Added some bigger hermit shells also.

shellyx 02-17-2013 11:42 AM

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50% clean on my bettas tank cleaned the impeller. Can't get over the growth of my apple snail she's bigger than my adult diffusa! Found out she's a cana here's a foto of her, the first is only a week ago. Yikes!

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Autumnsky 02-17-2013 02:57 PM

Super Cold got me, I was sick in bed for several days.

Yesterday managed to top off tanks and pond.

Did PWC for neighbors swim bladder problem Betta who seems much better now. Still isn't moving around a lot but can get from top to bottom alright now, not swimming sideways!

Did PWCs on two tanks 60% 32G and back to back 5G on the 16G, I didn't feel like unplugging the filter.

Sold some shrimp and Java Moss. :thumb:

My daughter brought me a almost new Fluval 110 It had been returned to the store and the people bought a canister filter instead, and had only been used a couple weeks, it was a gift to me but only cost her $17. :dance:

The airline smashed her bag and broke a couple plastic pieces on the lid and side, though I don't think it should be a problem and still function fine. I will try and get the airline to replace the housing, since they smashed it :nono: They probably won't do anything, there is always super glue!

I am planning more changes to the fish tanks, still in the research and development phase right now!

Honestly having a hard time deciding on focus being more fish like trying to raise GBRams and Golden Rams or inverts. I would tend towards more of everything, but since I am trying to learn the meaning of SIMPLIFY my life...such an alien term!!! :rolleyes: :blink: :whistle: :angel:

Thanks for listening!

kwandrsn 02-17-2013 03:03 PM

Done a 50% water change on my wifes 20 gallon planted tank yesterday and cut wysteria back (stuff grows like weeds)

added 2 blue green chromis to my saltwater tank yesterday

Done a 10% pwc on my saltwater tank today

rider6 02-17-2013 06:02 PM

25% pwc on my 55, some replanting, some new planting and of course my drift wood wants to move around so I spent almost 30 min trying to get it back to where it was...and its still not...lol
Switched the light in my beta tank...not a fan of the color enhancer bulb on my tiny beta tank...
Also did some reserch on cichlid tank and were possiablly going big....possiably in the 100+ area so we can have some oscars!

cbourg746 02-17-2013 08:56 PM

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Setup the 110. Water change on 75. Gotta pick out my rocks tomorrow.

kjacks 02-17-2013 09:55 PM

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Well i did a pwc on the 55g n added 13 cichlid stones to the 10 i already had n added a few pieces of slate. Setup my canister filter finally..so i now have 3 filters n a powerhead.. fed my africans and am now watchin them play n their new surroundings.

kjacks 02-17-2013 09:58 PM

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audifusion 02-17-2013 10:20 PM

got 2 sea hares, they resemble little turds.


My daughter calls them her sea rabbits.

Bearchumjs 02-17-2013 11:47 PM

I tore apart my 55 and moved the fish and decor to my 35 gal hex. I'll be redoing the 55 to house crawfish and bluegill.

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Convict2161 02-18-2013 01:31 AM

Re homed a few rouge Mbuna's yesterday to my buddy's shop in his HUGE display tank. Lets see how tough they are there lol.

Did some water changes, algae scrapping, glass cleansing. Light lens cleaning.

A full inspection on filters, heaters, tanks. Tool the level out and checked for possible drop or shifting of any sort. All is good. Sat down cracked open and ice cold beer and watched the tank...

What a life they have lol.

CorallineAlgae 02-18-2013 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs
I tore apart my 55 and moved the fish and decor to my 35 gal hex. I'll be redoing the 55 to house crawfish and bluegill.

What a transformation!

Bearchumjs 02-18-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CorallineAlgae (Post 2344923)

What a transformation!

Thanks! If I can get the kids more motivated we are going to go down to the river and look for driftwood for my 55 gal. It's so empty and plain looking now.

Tetra1990 02-18-2013 07:46 PM

Had a dream last night that I lost my entire stock in my 10 gallon. 6 neons, 3 ottos and some shrimp. I woke up to go to work, turned on the light and everyone was accounted for. I came home from work and did a 60% wc, just for good measure.

kwandrsn 02-18-2013 09:03 PM

Ran some tests, scrapped some algae and hydroids. (I hope the hydroids go away soon)

Mixing a crown and coke :-)

eduguy 02-18-2013 09:38 PM

Not anything yet. :)

Tetra1990 02-18-2013 10:51 PM

I either need a hobby or I have too much time on my hands. I just spend 15 minutes trying to catch shrimp to transfer between tanks. And I was outsmarted!

DjBootleg 02-19-2013 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2346063)
I either need a hobby or I have too much time on my hands. I just spend 15 minutes trying to catch shrimp to transfer between tanks. And I was outsmarted!

Dude! Don't get it twisted those little guys are FAST. How big fish ketch them for food... That's waay beyond me lol.

cbourg746 02-19-2013 12:43 AM

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Added 3 red head tapajos, a geophagus neambi, 2 heroina and a krombi to the 110.

AngelFishGirl 02-19-2013 12:45 AM

50% water change

Moved my betta from a wall bowl to a 10 gallon

And then moved a mama black molly to a 10 gallon hospital tank to treat gill disease :'(

One of the most productive days ever! :D

AngelFishGirl 02-19-2013 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs (Post 1821399)
Today I did a 75% water change. My ammo was 0 but trites were 1ppm. (5gallon tank). Then I messed with the plants some more. They are starting to grow roots. Yay! I've been watching king Neptune (betta) swim around. He likes his new bigger home. Quite an upgrade from a 1/2 gallon bowl. :)

NO WAY! My Betta's name is Neptune too!!! :D

Bearchumjs 02-19-2013 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2345647)
Had a dream last night that I lost my entire stock in my 10 gallon. 6 neons, 3 ottos and some shrimp. I woke up to go to work, turned on the light and everyone was accounted for. I came home from work and did a 60% wc, just for good measure.

Funny how we dream stuff like that. Maybe your subconscious was warning you of something. Good idea to do that pwc!

Bearchumjs 02-19-2013 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by AngelFishGirl (Post 2346319)

NO WAY! My Betta's name is Neptune too!!! :D

That's cool! Make sure you have a lid on the tank. My king Neptune jumped out. :(

Paisley 02-19-2013 04:29 AM

Put the airstone back in and now watching my danios frolic in the bubbles.

pcdebb 02-19-2013 05:27 AM

Attempted a water change in my angelfish tank but my mating pair was attacking the tube. Couldn't understand their aggressiveness because they ate their eggs....or so I thought. I was in their area where they moved the fry!

shellyx 02-19-2013 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cbourg746 (Post 2346316)
Added 3 red head tapajos, a geophagus neambi, 2 heroina and a krombi to the 110.

I just looked at the red head tapajo yesterday at my lfs wanted to bring them home with me lol your lucky beautiful fish :)

shellyx 02-19-2013 04:40 PM

Pwc on my elephant nose tank rearranged it again! Rinsed filters. Would love another fish in with him but don't know what :)

Tetra1990 02-19-2013 06:05 PM

Alright, so last month I bought 5 very expensive blueberry shrimp for my 10 gallon. These guys/gals were 1/4 inch and $10 a shrimp. I lost sight of them a few days after I bought them and figured my neons ate them. I just seen 2 of them!!! Haven't seen all 5 but at least I have a few survivors.

Jess1ca 02-19-2013 06:59 PM

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Water changes! Had some help today :)

Heavy 02-19-2013 07:07 PM

I starred at it for like an hour. Lol

kwandrsn 02-19-2013 07:09 PM

I removed some cyano. Tried to install a skimmer and got frustrated and removed it oh well

Autumnsky 02-19-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2347451)
Alright, so last month I bought 5 very expensive blueberry shrimp for my 10 gallon. These guys/gals were 1/4 inch and $10 a shrimp. I lost sight of them a few days after I bought them and figured my neons ate them. I just seen 2 of them!!! Haven't seen all 5 but at least I have a few survivors.

Glad you at least found a couple of them!

Tetra1990 02-19-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2347634)

Glad you at least found a couple of them!

Me too. As well as my wallet. The ones that I did see were bigger than when I bought them.

kjacks 02-19-2013 08:02 PM

I just kept an eye on my tanks as our power was cut off today for a few hours while they done some maintence to our neighbors house

Autumnsky 02-19-2013 08:14 PM

PWC on 37 just a 5G bucket checked on and fed everybody.

Found out last night I wouldn't be getting any Orange Eye Blue Tiger, Blondes - shrimp sold out :(

Worked out a trade with someone who wants some 15-20 CRS, 1 72hr heat pack, and Guppy Grass for...

Water Sprite (a ton of it), Anubias (unknown variety at this point) which is about 12 in tall plant start, Anubias coffeefolia, tall Vals, Elodea, Melon Swords and a couple Foxtail starts. Sounds awesome to me. Best thing, is no out of pocket cost! Trade set for Friday afternoon.

Finally got around to picking up my Ferka Stemma and Rosetta ferts from Thailand. So excited, my plants are going to be able to grow again! This stuff is truly amazing. Probably going to add in a few capsules into my 37G and 16G in a few minutes.

Also checked on progress of two packs of grow your own bulbs. I have them in a quart canning jar with lid and a moist paper towel in the bottom. Since there aren't any buds I just keep rotating the jar around. 2 days in now. My daughter brought them home from the store for me to amuse myself with.

Planning my shopping list for tomorrow morning. I have an appt to get a few fish, hoping for dwarf Cories and Micro Rasboras Briggitae Chilis to add to my little ones, maybe a dozen of tank raised Cardinals, if they still have them. Check out any Rams.

A different store nearby the one I am going to has Long finned Blue Rams, so If I have enough time...

Is that enough for one day?

eduguy 02-19-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jess1ca (Post 2347529)
Water changes! Had some help today :)

That was a big water change. Doesn't look like there are any fish:fish2::fish2:

Jess1ca 02-19-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by eduguy (Post 2347767)

That was a big water change. Doesn't look like there are any fish:fish2::fish2:

6 Killies, 6 Cories, 3 Kuhlis, 1BN & a pair of GBR (all juvies, still pretty small & hiding which is why it looks so empty hahaa) and about 10 Cichlid fry :) tryin to grow the fry out large enough to put in the 55 grow out.

jmay33 02-19-2013 10:03 PM

Water changes in my planted tanks and top offs in the saltwater tanks. :)

Bearchumjs 02-19-2013 11:06 PM

I took everything out of the 55 gal except the sand, water wisteria and hornwort. Then I tried to arrange my driftwood and rocks on the floor to get an idea of how I want it in the tank. I'm going for a river look. What do you guys think of it? https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cture51713.png

Autumnsky 02-19-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs (Post 2348006)
I took everything out of the 55 gal except the sand, water wisteria and hornwort. Then I tried to arrange my driftwood and rocks on the floor to get an idea of how I want it in the tank. I'm going for a river look. What do you guys think of it? https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cture51713.png


Lookin like a river! And good! Good idea about building it on the floor.

Convict2161 02-19-2013 11:19 PM

Was bored so I did a 50% water change on my African tank.

Bearchumjs 02-19-2013 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2348014)

Lookin like a river! And good! Good idea about building it on the floor.

Thank you! I have about 8 fish in the tank that I'm going to trade for some rummy nose tetras tomorrow. I figured it'd be easier to catch them if there's nothing in the tank. :)

Tetra1990 02-19-2013 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs (Post 2348024)

Thank you! I have about 8 fish in the tank that I'm going to trade for some rummy nose tetras tomorrow. I figured it'd be easier to catch them if there's nothing in the tank. :)

Aw, your making it too easy! Looks good, I like the forked branch look.

Bearchumjs 02-19-2013 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2348034)

Aw, your making it too easy! Looks good, I like the forked branch look.

Thanks! I'm liking the left side of the structure but something is not sitting with me right on the right side. I don't know what it is... I'll figure it out sooner or later.

cbourg746 02-19-2013 11:56 PM

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I just looked at the red head tapajo yesterday at my lfs wanted to bring them home with me lol your lucky beautiful fish :)

Thanks!

Sillyfishies 02-20-2013 12:51 AM

I restocked my tank. Got 3 German blues and 5 rosy barbs

kwandrsn 02-20-2013 04:07 PM

Pwc on my wife's planted tank.

https://s7.directupload.net/images/130220/qw2cpr5q.jpg

Change water every week is always nasty maybe a better filter will help. Gravel vacuumed and filter cleaned in bucket

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Bearchumjs 02-20-2013 06:02 PM

I caught my neon black hi fin variatus and Mickey Mouse platies, took them to the fish guy and traded them for 5 rummy nose tetras and 2 ghost shrimp. I'm acclimating them as I type.

Now that my 55 is empty, save for MTS and some really quick ghost shrimp, I'll start aquascaping today. :)

Autumnsky 02-20-2013 06:35 PM

Went to fish store...

Found four pretty nice, two are especially nice, Koi Angelfish, which I have been keeping an eye open for a few months at $9.95 each, and was getting close to ordering online. Saved a lot of money today by not ordering online lol! That $40.00 would have been just the shipping cost!!! I went ahead and bought them as the lfs guy said they aways get in mixed angels, but not Koi type, only 1-2x per year it seems. I have a pic but is very pale. The color is actually a very nice bright orange over 80-90% on these two!!! Where it looks golden silver color is really orange!

[IMG]https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cture51752.jpg[/IMG]

The pics are no justice to the real color, and that snail is really almost orange too. My daughter took a couple pics but she is at work I will add them later when I get her to send them to me.

They got acclimated and started swimming looking hungry and ate three helpings of Hikari Microbites, these two are quarter size and the other two have more marbling more like 60% Orange more dime nickle size not including fins! These two especially were a great deal!

And I got a Reticulated Hillstream loach, wow! So pretty $14.95, though, owch! A Horned Nerite, grey fine reticulated type pattern black spikes, so cool, the size of a Garbonzo bean.

Three Baby Boraras Brigittae Rasbora to add my school back to normal again.

And one super awesome Nano piece of driftwood 8-9"x5" looks like a flame! For my shrimp tank, will get more pics up soon of everything!

What an awesome bunch of stuff I am sooooo lucky!

shellyx 02-20-2013 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2349265)
Went to fish store...

Found four pretty nice, two are especially nice, Koi Angelfish, which I have been keeping an eye open for a few months at $9.95 each, and was getting close to ordering online. Saved a lot of money today by not ordering online lol! That $40.00 would have been just the shipping cost!!! I went ahead and bought them as the lfs guy said they aways get in mixed angels, but not Koi type, only 1-2x per year it seems. I have a pic but is very pale. The color is actually a very nice bright orange over 80-90% on these two!!!

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The pics are no justice to the real color, and that snail is really almost orange too. My daughter took a couple pics but she is at work I will add them later when I get her to send them to me.

They got acclimated and started swimming looking hungry and ate three helpings of Hikari Microbites, these two are quarter size and the other two have more marbling more like 60% Orange more dime nickle size not including fins! These two especially were a great deal!

And I got a Reticulated Hillstream loach, wow! So pretty $14.95, though, owch! A Horned Nerite, grey fine reticulated type pattern black spikes, so cool, the size of a Garbonzo bean.

Three Baby Boraras Brigittae Rasbora to add my school back to normal again.

And one super awesome Nano piece of driftwood 8-9"x5" looks like a flame! For my shrimp tank, will get more pics up soon of everything!

What an awesome bunch of stuff I am sooooo lucky!

Very beautiful! Would love an angel in my tank :)

Tetra1990 02-20-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2349265)
Went to fish store...

Found four pretty nice, two are especially nice, Koi Angelfish, which I have been keeping an eye open for a few months at $9.95 each, and was getting close to ordering online. Saved a lot of money today by not ordering online lol! That $40.00 would have been just the shipping cost!!! I went ahead and bought them as the lfs guy said they aways get in mixed angels, but not Koi type, only 1-2x per year it seems. I have a pic but is very pale. The color is actually a very nice bright orange over 80-90% on these two!!! Where it looks golden silver color is really orange!

[/IMG]

The pics are no justice to the real color, and that snail is really almost orange too. My daughter took a couple pics but she is at work I will add them later when I get her to send them to me.

They got acclimated and started swimming looking hungry and ate three helpings of Hikari Microbites, these two are quarter size and the other two have more marbling more like 60% Orange more dime nickle size not including fins! These two especially were a great deal!

And I got a Reticulated Hillstream loach, wow! So pretty $14.95, though, owch! A Horned Nerite, grey fine reticulated type pattern black spikes, so cool, the size of a Garbonzo bean.

Three Baby Boraras Brigittae Rasbora to add my school back to normal again.

And one super awesome Nano piece of driftwood 8-9"x5" looks like a flame! For my shrimp tank, will get more pics up soon of everything!

What an awesome bunch of stuff I am sooooo lucky!

Yeah, shipping is a royal pain! I ordered 8 assassin snails and the shipping was crazy. Price of snails+shipping was almost $100.

Autumnsky 02-20-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Tetra1990 (Post 2349340)
Yeah, shipping is a royal pain! I ordered 8 assassin snails and the shipping was crazy. Price of snails+shipping was almost $100.

I hope you got more than some assassin snails for $100.00!!! WOW that is very crazy! But yes so excited I didn't have to pay for shipping!

New2me 02-20-2013 07:18 PM

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Bought plants and attempted my first planted tank!! 5G ready for a dwarf puffer :-)


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Added some floating plants to my 16G, my tetras seem to be very pleased about it and are looking more confident, out and about all over the tank! Happy

Bearchumjs 02-20-2013 07:55 PM

Got alot done today. Caught the fish I didn't want and traded them for 5 rummy nose tetras and 2 ghost shrimp. Acclimated and put them in my 35 gal hex. Then I completely rescaped the 55. What do you guys think?

55 gal before:
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cture50215.png

55 gal after!:
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35 gal hex community:
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eduguy 02-20-2013 08:24 PM

New and old designs both look good. I kind of like the old one more because there are more plants :)

New2me 02-21-2013 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs (Post 2349423)
Got alot done today. Caught the fish I didn't want and traded them for 5 rummy nose tetras and 2 ghost shrimp. Acclimated and put them in my 35 gal hex. Then I completely rescaped the 55. What do you guys think?

55 gal before:

55 gal after!:

35 gal hex community:

Like the jungle look of first pic and like the river bed look of the second!! Well done :-)

imtcurveball 02-21-2013 03:10 AM

Just plumbed my new canister filter to my 37 gal. Also bought some media online, along with a new net and a dip and pour. Went to petsmart and saw that they have a way bigger and healthier setup than they did lays time I went. I was pleasantly surprised and might buy some GBRs from them.


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