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Fishman007 11-09-2013 02:28 PM

Well found out i got the BRS standard 5 stage chloramine unit instead of the plus i was suppose to get, so 60$ wasted, lfs says they are gonna give me the DI unit for free now, going to pick it up a 4:00pm, got the 10g QT setup, cant find the goby though, mixing some SW right now.

Fishman007 11-09-2013 03:31 PM

Went to lfs, they gave me the DI unit and i bought a bag of resin for 17$, washed out the 60g cube, gnna plumb it tommarow, found the return pump i needed, its a mag7 on sale for 86$.

Fishman007 11-09-2013 05:08 PM

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Cant find the goby, did the 10g wc and he immediately hide

Delapool 11-09-2013 05:35 PM

Did a partial water change in main tank and QT tank. Noticed the mollies are getting pretty shameless in begging for food. The four baby ones are getting quite big now and swim with the main pack everywhere quite happily.

cmwalters 11-09-2013 06:10 PM

Water changes on the 10G and 20G. Also, drip acclimating a school of green neons and some cherry shrimp for the 10G.

Fishman007 11-09-2013 07:02 PM

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RODI system setup and running!

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Fishlover3578 11-09-2013 07:24 PM

Tested water ammonia is getting closer to 0 so I think mini cycle is nearly over from having to use ich meds and carbon plus changing filter systems though I did put old filter media in new filters which was a week or two ago

Fishman007 11-09-2013 07:48 PM

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Added raw shrimp and Bacteria to the 20 long,

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Put on bottle baffle

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J.Mcpeak 11-09-2013 09:43 PM

Nil, nada, squat, no food, nothing whatsoever. A very rare occurrence. Zero care.

(Everything is still working and alive, I checked that)

Rodeo one 11-09-2013 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by J.Mcpeak (Post 2714739)
I got a great pic of my clown loach, I'm dead pleased. Other than that just food! Happy days!

Do we get to see the pic ? :)

Rodeo one 11-09-2013 10:31 PM

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I'v waging war on blackbeard algae for a couple months now and finally feel like im gaining some ground. So I rescaped the 75. Have to scrub the driftwood again for the..I dont knowth time. I'v lost count but thats not going to happen till tomorrow

Just waged this battle myself. Will post before & after pics. PM me if you need help, otherwise carry on .

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Went out of town for 5 days, came home to this ...ugh

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After my 4 pronged plan of attack.

J.Mcpeak 11-09-2013 10:34 PM

Proving that I'm not quite so bright!
 
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Originally Posted by Rodeo one (Post 2715972)
Do we get to see the pic ? :)

I put it in my album, I put it in my new fish house thread, you lot I teased!
I'm sorry. Of course you can.

That's where they hide.

Rodeo one 11-09-2013 10:43 PM

Love that pic! Loaches are the best.

Fishman007 11-10-2013 12:06 AM

Caught the goby and he is now in the QT

Piratechest 11-10-2013 12:08 AM

Set up the 55g today. Have 2 panty hose full of gravel from an established tank and a aqua clear 50 which has plenty of bb in it. In going to start a fish in cycle in about a week.

Aqualady40 11-10-2013 12:17 AM

I did 50% pwc on my 55g, 40B, and 20h....I also did a 40% wc on 5g bowfront rcs tank....

Masha 11-10-2013 01:49 AM

Put in all the plants I bought yesterday. I got some fish too- black widow tetras and peppered cories. So far, all of them look happy in my quarantine tank. The tetras are teeny-tiny but act so fierce at feeding time :-)
I think I'm getting better at acclimatizing gently but I'm still clumsy handling the bags.

Ayi 11-10-2013 01:53 AM

75% water change on the 36. I've been neglecting it for the past month and a half it so. It felt good to be able to rescape the rocks and such. :)

Fishman007 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

Working on the plumbing for the 60g cube, resiliconed the part where it was worn

Alan79 11-10-2013 11:00 AM

I did a water change on one 20G and played around with the hardscape on a second 20G i'm about to cycle. I left the tanks for a while since i had other things to do. I finally got round to finalizing my hardscape for the second 20G (been toying with it since friday) but didn't really like the location of my stone pile and it just didn't quite fit together like i wanted. I had another pile of stones i collected last weekend in a bucket which i had forgotten till today. First two stones i picked out gave me the finishing touches and fit the structure perfectly. I then got round to planting. Looks quite nice at the moment. Then i filled it and had a mini disaster when i put my tray for protecting the substrate in a bit of bacon fat while filling the last 20L bucket to go in :banghead: . I'll just let it harden before removing it if nobody has a better solution for removing it. I haven't placed a filter anywhere near the tank.

Now it's way past my bedtime. I didn't finish planting and filling till 1.30am. 2.5 hours worth of trimming roots breaking plants to promote bushy growth and planting, but hopefully this time the absence of goldfish will allow things to stay where i plant them while they establish. I'm pretty happy with the nights work.

Fishman007 11-10-2013 11:52 AM

Dosed the 10g goby QT with copper, added some water to the 37g, and fed the goby. Hes not eating so maybe the copper will help

georgetheplec 11-10-2013 12:44 PM

i got driftwood, its approx 12in x 4in x 6in
its currently cooking, looking at the amount of yellow, if i soaked it in hot water, constantly changing and replacing it, id be here a month waiting for the water to run clear...lol
fingers crossed.

Fishman007 11-10-2013 03:08 PM

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Ayi 11-10-2013 03:37 PM

50% Water change on the 10g fry tank.

Brilliant_Barbs_21 11-10-2013 04:45 PM

I re-did all of the aquascaping in my nano reef! Looks much better. If I don't forget, I'll take a picture when all of the corals are open again.

J.Mcpeak 11-10-2013 05:58 PM

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120 break down, tank in the room, Empty, stock in holding (45) with system filter Fluval 205. Fluval 3+ removed from system. All plants cleaned wood ready to process, plants processed, majority went in the 750, remaining went in holding tank along with some wood to provide some kind of environment.

750, plus plants, low energy species, started to add water, RO running, forgot to start it earlier in the day. Silly boy! Loads of plants now. Just need some long grass and some more fish to complete.

60 litre, plus 8litre water.

Still no puffer, that will change soon. I can't be without one of these fish, EVER!

Also I still need to feed the fish.

Picture before system filter and extra plants, temporary tank.
Water level topped up.

J.Mcpeak 11-10-2013 06:01 PM

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My lovely catfish, now displaying adult coloration, once I get a picture of the dentition I can finally identify it.

Fishman007 11-10-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by J.Mcpeak (Post 2716737)
My lovely catfish, now displaying adult coloration, once I get a picture of the dentition I can finally identify it.

What type of pleco is that? Looks like a clown or BN to me. Nice fish btw

J.Mcpeak 11-10-2013 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2716751)
What type of pleco is that? Looks like a clown or BN to me. Nice fish btw

It was sold to me as a Bristlenose so it should be a female. It looks most like L003 but there are a few similar species, L003 grows bigger, it could be L182 L071 or L181. Depends on the teeth. When I hook it tomorrow I will try and photograph the mouth.
The trouble with plecs, each species has such a major colour variation it's really difficult to tell what they are. You basically have to catch it from the river or cut it up.

Edit- I had the same trouble with my first two, every time I thought I had it, the fish grew some more. The only two plecs I've ever kept that I knew from the start were L128 and L030 the colours of these are unique with no similar alternatives.

Ndefil 11-10-2013 07:34 PM

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Did a 30% change feed the little guys watched the 6 baby harlequin rasboras swim around with the dwarf rainbows maybe some rummy nose tetras or cardinal tetras or neons tomorrow what u think?

Ndefil 11-10-2013 07:38 PM

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Fishman007 11-10-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by J.Mcpeak (Post 2716760)

It was sold to me as a Bristlenose so it should be a female. It looks most like L003 but there are a few similar species, L003 grows bigger, it could be L182 L071 or L181. Depends on the teeth. When I hook it tomorrow I will try and photograph the mouth.
The trouble with plecs, each species has such a major colour variation it's really difficult to tell what they are. You basically have to catch it from the river or cut it up.

Edit- I had the same trouble with my first two, every time I thought I had it, the fish grew some more. The only two plecs I've ever kept that I knew from the start were L128 and L030 the colours of these are unique with no similar alternatives.

Lol talk of plecos to me is like speaking some alien language.

cmwalters 11-10-2013 09:16 PM

Lots of watching so far today. Bloodworms tonight. I really like these cherry shrimp. I've never kept shrimp before and they are very cool.

aquandrew 11-10-2013 10:21 PM

got myself a present ;)
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/attac...d24fcf74ba.jpg
and my girlfriend got herself a couple of rats too!!

Fishman007 11-10-2013 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by aquandrew (Post 2717039)
got myself a present ;)

and my girlfriend got herself a couple of rats too!!

I was eyeing one of those, petco had them in sale for 70$, i was gonna make a pico reef, but decided not to. What are you planning to put inside?

aquandrew 11-10-2013 11:00 PM

its going to be a low light planted tank. i haven't decided what to put in it yet, but i might just move my dwarf puffer over. either that or a shrimp tank. maybe i will upgrade the lights too ;)

Fishman007 11-10-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by aquandrew (Post 2717087)
its going to be a low light planted tank. i haven't decided what to put in it yet, but i might just move my dwarf puffer over. either that or a shrimp tank. maybe i will upgrade the lights too ;)

Yeah the LEDs on that are pretty bad

trustemedia 11-10-2013 11:35 PM

I scrubbed some algae off my anubias. I performed water changes on 5 tanks. I found 2 dead fry stuck to a filter initake in brackish tank. I have no idea where they came from. I cleaned tank walls, etc. I moved mother back to main cichlid tank and watched new fry all day in ten gallon and fed several times.

aquandrew 11-10-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2717109)
Yeah the LEDs on that are pretty bad

yeah i am just going to order another strip to put on it. I'm thinking about getting a spec III and turning it into a shrimp cube. for that one i will probably get a flexible led strip and just wrapping it around the light. I'm thinking of doing a build thread, but its going to be an extremely long process with my other thread for the 29 reef. not to mention i will be starting another for my 75 reef. ehhhh what will one more hurt? ;) lol

Bearchumjs 11-11-2013 04:03 AM

I fed all the fishies today and watched my new 8 wk old kitten stare at my 10 gal saltwater tank. I was afraid he might jump into it! I don't think he understands the concept of water... I'm glad he didn't jump into it! I may have to get some glass tops for it.

Delapool 11-11-2013 09:21 AM

Put new plants in yesterday, inspected today and hoped they grow faster than being eaten. Should of got some more. Checked on neon tetras in QT, all still alive so far. Water change tomorrow.

Fishlover3578 11-11-2013 12:25 PM

My newest Betta died :( no apparent reason only had him for almost a week

cmwalters 11-11-2013 12:27 PM

I'm pretty sure my betta keeps picking off my green neons in the 10 gallon. I started with 6 three days ago and now I have 4.

Fish_fiend 11-11-2013 03:33 PM

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Hey everybody!

I'm pretty excited because I've been cycling my new 55g tank for about a week now and today we added two of our mollies in there to speed up the process a little. They can't enough of the swimming room! I know it looks rough now but it's going to come together so nice when we actually start putting it all together. Substrate, decor, building a hood and proper lighting is all next! (: Attachment 207177

J.Mcpeak 11-11-2013 04:48 PM

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They say a picture paints a thousand words

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Now it's an essay.

Fishman007 11-11-2013 05:05 PM

Moved one of my zoa frags from the sand bed up to the rock, fed all the tanks, 10% WC on 10g QT, replaced it with fresh RODI water to lower salinity in the tank. Tested with hydrometer on both tanks, QT is at 1.019 and DT id at 1.022 so all is good. added fresh SW to DT and am about to check the levels in the 20 long. Going out to get a "cleaner clam". Briliant barbs, could you remind me the name of them?

Brilliant_Barbs_21 11-11-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2717734)
Moved one of my zoa frags from the sand bed up to the rock, fed all the tanks, 10% WC on 10g QT, replaced it with fresh RODI water to lower salinity in the tank. Tested with hydrometer on both tanks, QT is at 1.019 and DT id at 1.022 so all is good. added fresh SW to DT and am about to check the levels in the 20 long. Going out to get a "cleaner clam". Briliant barbs, could you remind me the name of them?

Cherrystones :)

Fishman007 11-11-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Brilliant_Barbs_21 (Post 2717741)
Cherrystones :)

Ok thanks, does harris teeter keep them? I thought i remebered you said somthing about them haveing the clams right? Also are they kept in a tank?

Brilliant_Barbs_21 11-11-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2717817)
Ok thanks, does harris teeter keep them? I thought i remebered you said somthing about them haveing the clams right? Also are they kept in a tank?

When I got them they were just on ice. If you can find them in a tank get them there. They have about a 40% chance of living when they're on ice.

Fishman007 11-11-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Brilliant_Barbs_21 (Post 2717859)
When I got them they were just on ice. If you can find them in a tank get them there. They have about a 40% chance of living when they're on ice.

Ok so i will get about 5. How much do they go for

Fishman007 11-11-2013 09:04 PM

Also took out the shrimp in the 20 long as it was stinking up the house and dosed the tank with ammonia

Autumnsky 11-11-2013 11:57 PM

Well last night I found my 7 year old (almost 8) big blue 6" Gourami had passed. She had what looked like a big tumor, and it had been getting bigger, so I think it was just her time to go.

Today I found a 1+" Mystery snail dead/ shell empty in my 6.6G Edge Fire Red Cherry Shrimp tank, so I am thinking there must have been a spike while I was on vacation. Also thinking no more Mystery snails in there. It was a little baby originally and I was about to move it anyway to a bigger tank.

I was going to move a bunch of fish from my 37G to my 72G tomorrow but got called into work instead. :(

Watched and fed some of the fish.

My 2 newer Siamese Algae Eaters are fun to see chasing each other all around the tank, and kinda "dancing" with each other. Wondering if they are up to something?!?

In the 37G, one Rainbow Blue Platy had about 5 babies. There aren't any big fish to eat them (only Cardinals which could possibly eat them but haven't noticed any issues). Momma was a good fish net evader when I was trying to move her and the rest of her family to the other tank, and she was a good hider and ended up staying in there, so now more babies.

Betta is looking stronger and almost normal. Very happy about that.

Overall today is a better day in fish land. :fish1:

Fishlover3578 11-12-2013 06:34 AM

Well yesterday I gave y friend back the two fish I had considered not giving back and retold her how to better care for them ... Her responsibility now . ... Today I need to do WC wen I get home might buy spring water to use with indoor water softner water cuz it's to cold to get water outside bagh snow

shellyx 11-12-2013 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2718136)
Well last night I found my 7 year old (almost 8) big blue 6" Gourami had passed. She had what looked like a big tumor, and it had been getting bigger, so I think it was just her time to go.

Today I found a 1+" Mystery snail dead/ shell empty in my 6.6G Edge Fire Red Cherry Shrimp tank, so I am thinking there must have been a spike while I was on vacation. Also thinking no more Mystery snails in there. It was a little baby originally and I was about to move it anyway to a bigger tank.

I was going to move a bunch of fish from my 37G to my 72G tomorrow but got called into work instead. :(

Watched and fed some of the fish.

My 2 newer Siamese Algae Eaters are fun to see chasing each other all around the tank, and kinda "dancing" with each other. Wondering if they are up to something?!?

In the 37G, one Rainbow Blue Platy had about 5 babies. There aren't any big fish to eat them (only Cardinals which could possibly eat them but haven't noticed any issues). Momma was a good fish net evader when I was trying to move her and the rest of her family to the other tank, and she was a good hider and ended up staying in there, so now more babies.

Betta is looking stronger and almost normal. Very happy about that.

Overall today is a better day in fish land. :fish1:

Sorry to hear about your gourami :( I've just lost my betta too tumours only had him for 2 months.
Good to hear your betta is improving hope he gets better for you.

jtez 11-12-2013 06:46 AM

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Neon juvies were acting funny in the 4gal, tested the water and all was good but then pH read off the charts! Dont know how this tank keeps rising but its a right pain. Did a 50% WC and added some pH down to the new water.

Cleaned some leaves off the surface in my DT, cories are out and playing tonight, glad the 2 new guys i added last week have settled in :)

J.Mcpeak 11-12-2013 09:58 AM

Please allow me to introduce the star of the show,
 
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Diddy P.
I got a new puffer, Tetraodon Biocellatus, he is acclimating.
Moved tetra shoal to 120. New cryptocoryne plants for 120 which I will be planting.
Got loads of consumables for the "shed"

Water changes to do, well more like top ups to both 750 and 120.
Don't forget the feeding!


This is him still bagged up,

J.Mcpeak 11-12-2013 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jtez (Post 2718283)
Neon juvies were acting funny in the 4gal, tested the water and all was good but then pH read off the charts! Dont know how this tank keeps rising but its a right pain. Did a 50% WC and added some pH down to the new water.

Cleaned some leaves off the surface in my DT, cories are out and playing tonight, glad the 2 new guys i added last week have settled in :)

I tried pH down, the next day, back again, I still have most of it left. JBL stuff.
In the end I went RO.
Glass of tap water left for 24 hours test it for gh/kh if the buffers (kh) are high you are fighting a losing battle. :thumb:

georgetheplec 11-12-2013 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by J.Mcpeak (Post 2718359)
Diddy P. I got a new puffer, Tetraodon Biocellatus, he is acclimating. Moved tetra shoal to 120. New cryptocoryne plants for 120 which I will be planting. Got loads of consumables for the "shed" Water changes to do, well more like top ups to both 750 and 120. Don't forget the feeding! This is him still bagged up,

is he grinning?

georgetheplec 11-12-2013 12:03 PM

i put a timer on the lights...pretty technical stuff, eh

J.Mcpeak 11-12-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by georgetheplec (Post 2718447)
is he grinning?

Yes, and he ate his first 2 snails. Chomp chomp! It might not be a he? But he is a he to me with a name like diddy P he must be he!
I'm so happy!:dance:

To top it all off I finally got clearance to start work so I need not worry about money, the best day ever! I also made pals with my new local fish store, not so local, I drive past three, but the guy is clever. They took my gibbiceps from me, they remembered and did me a real good deal on a big bag of stuff! Lovely jubbly!

Edit- well done on the light rig! Hope George is feeling better, if he disappears, I stole him!

Fishlover3578 11-12-2013 04:33 PM

Did siphon and 50%wc , and added 1 fruit tums (for snails ) for my 20g and 29g.
Did full WC on all 7 of my Betta
Went to check and do WC for roomates Betta since she's on a mission trip .... Found her female Betta dead :( I feel bad for when she gets home . Last time I checked it looked perfectly fine and was such a lovely color ... House temp is 70F. I got some Shells from dollar store . so to be safe they are soaking In water for a few days with xtra prime to clean and make sure they are safe before they go in my tanks

Autumnsky 11-12-2013 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by shellyx (Post 2718281)
Sorry to hear about your gourami :( I've just lost my betta too tumours only had him for 2 months.
Good to hear your betta is improving hope he gets better for you.

Oh, that Betta was so beautiful.

That is terrible news. I am more sorry for you, since you only had him a couple months.

Things here are fairly calm right now with the tanks. Might have enough time tomorrow to move the other fish.

Alan79 11-13-2013 02:56 AM

Just had a little chat with the old lady a couple of doors down who keeps a couple of fancy Goldfish in a very small tank. They look unhealthy so i am thinking about loaning her a 20G i am not using if she wants it. I gave her some Ludwigia and a bit of Cabomba to put in her tank and while talking to her afterwards i got a call from the pet shop. My Pygmy Chain Sword had supposedly come in. Mad rush to the pet store before they closed. It was actually dwarf chain sword :(. I've been chasing pygmy chain sword since the day i decided to plant out my tanks


My plants now are.
Ludwigia (not sure which variety but it goes reddish on the underside of the upper leaves)
Cabomba
Cryptocoryne Lucens
2 Dwarf Pongols.
A bunch of chain sword that i wish was the dwarf sword i asked for.
2 suspected garden plants that came with a mixed bunch, both are showing some growth from new buds but the old leaves all dropped off soon after entering the tank (my light isn't brilliant so it's entirely possible they are aquatic but without enough light).

Alyxx 11-13-2013 11:33 AM

Well I haven't done it yet, but today is the day I will be breaking down all my tanks and packing them up and moving them into my mom's house, about an hour away. When I get there I get to clean out my old room, set up my bed and at least some of my tanks, get the fish (and cats) settled in, then turn around and drive back to get my boyfriend back since he will be driving the truck so i can follow with my car and turn the truck back in. It will be a nightmare of logistics, and I have 8 running tanks to move. Wish me luck!

J.Mcpeak 11-13-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Alyxx (Post 2719596)
Well I haven't done it yet, but today is the day I will be breaking down all my tanks and packing them up and moving them into my mom's house, about an hour away. When I get there I get to clean out my old room, set up my bed and at least some of my tanks, get the fish (and cats) settled in, then turn around and drive back to get my boyfriend back since he will be driving the truck so i can follow with my car and turn the truck back in. It will be a nightmare of logistics, and I have 8 running tanks to move. Wish me luck!

Good luck! I know you will need it, I shifted all of my tanks twice in 12 months, re-homed loads of fish etc. it is time consuming and tiring without all the driving!
Hope the fishes get back ok! Drive safe!

Autumnsky 11-13-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Alyxx (Post 2719596)
Well I haven't done it yet, but today is the day I will be breaking down all my tanks and packing them up and moving them into my mom's house, about an hour away. When I get there I get to clean out my old room, set up my bed and at least some of my tanks, get the fish (and cats) settled in, then turn around and drive back to get my boyfriend back since he will be driving the truck so i can follow with my car and turn the truck back in. It will be a nightmare of logistics, and I have 8 running tanks to move. Wish me luck!

Wishing for you a non eventful smooth running day/move with healthy fish.

Alyxx 11-13-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 2719683)

Wishing for you a non eventful smooth running day/move with healthy fish.

Yeah its already "eventful"... the electricity got cut off not long after I posted earlier. Fun fun fun...

Also I lost my fish bags and the cats are rebelling.

I really really hate moving.

J.Mcpeak 11-13-2013 05:20 PM

Holding tank (45) 8 litre water change. Contains obviously sick fish and Cory's.
Puffer tank, watched for ages, fed snail. PUFFERS ROCK :band:
750, drain to 400.
120, observed, looks great wants more plants. Tetra shoal look great.

Spent yesterday tracking down worming meds, got some ordered for sat, today 1 fish looked bad, like it won't make it to Saturday. Went to store, chap changed my order and got a special consignment shipped to his shop for this afternoon.
I did convince him by showing him the full build process, after he discovered I'm a fish fanatic he couldn't do enough to help.
They arrived promptly, notified by phone rushed back to the store and then home, calculated volumes for all of my tanks at the current level and administered a shed load of fizzy tablets.
Phew!

Just the night feed and then I'm done!

J.Mcpeak 11-13-2013 06:40 PM

Best night feed to date that has been caught on camera.
 
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Alyxx 11-14-2013 02:41 AM

So I got everything drained and packed, most of my fish seem to have frozen to death due tono electricity all day. And the actual move will happen in the morning. Bad bad day.

Edit - yeah... lots of dead fish. Including some favorites. Puffers ok, ninja ok, baby bettas ok. But lots of others are not. Stupid cold weather. Looks like I will soon be in the market for new fish. Moving really sucks.

Masha 11-14-2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Alyxx (Post 2720447)
So I got everything drained and packed, most of my fish seem to have frozen to death due tono electricity all day. And the actual move will happen in the morning. Bad bad day.

Edit - yeah... lots of dead fish. Including some favorites. Puffers ok, ninja ok, baby bettas ok. But lots of others are not. Stupid cold weather. Looks like I will soon be in the market for new fish. Moving really sucks.

:( That really sucks. So sorry.

Alyxx 11-14-2013 11:52 AM

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:( That really sucks. So sorry.

Thanks. On the cursory examination I gave them before I brought my boyfriend to work many more of them looked ok than they did last night. About to go bring him his cat and pick up the fish before taking the truck down to my mom's. We spent the night at his new place and the fish came with us so they too could sleep in a warm room. This has been a logistics nightmare!

Fishman007 11-14-2013 06:02 PM

Started the cycle with pure ammonia on the 20 long, dosed way to much ammonia :(. Got a nice 5lb piece of live rock to go into the 60 cube, came with a couple snails and hermits! Also covered in feather dusters and some kenya tree.

GreenLily 11-14-2013 07:06 PM

I put a new background on my 55 gallon and added fish today. :)

Krissycakes 11-14-2013 08:22 PM

Finally got a chance to see my fish after 2 days of non stop farm work. (My fish tanks reside at my parents until I get my own place) My mom has been taking care of them lately. Everyone looks happy and well fed. Going to do some arrangements for more plants.

Jon Ala 11-14-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Krissycakes (Post 2721129)
Finally got a chance to see my fish after 2 days of non stop farm work. (My fish tanks reside at my parents until I get my own place) My mom has been taking care of them lately. Everyone looks happy and well fed. Going to do some arrangements for more plants.

Nice! Good luck with the plsnts

trustemedia 11-14-2013 11:07 PM

Fed. Watched tanks. Added a baby pleco to tank. Moved a pregnant female cichlid after seen she was getting smaller in mouth and eating eggs. That didnt stop her. She kept at it. I saved the last 2 from her now in my homemade tumbler. A first. We'll see how that works.

Alyxx 11-15-2013 02:41 AM

Still not moved in. Was way too tired to safely drive home after unloading and returning the moving truck. Almost all of my favorite fish are dead. This has been a really stressful couple of days. I'm just happy all my baby bettas are ok. Both the parents are gone. RIP most expensive fish I have ever bought (Ninja the all black betta).

Alan79 11-15-2013 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Alyxx (Post 2721436)
Still not moved in. Was way too tired to safely drive home after unloading and returning the moving truck. Almost all of my favorite fish are dead. This has been a really stressful couple of days. I'm just happy all my baby bettas are ok. Both the parents are gone. RIP most expensive fish I have ever bought (Ninja the all black betta).

Well i hope everything starts going better for you when you are in the new place. It's nice to know that you have some survivors at least. Maybe next time you have to move you can arrange todo one tank at a time.

So after getting some dwarf chain sword instead of pygmy chain sword yesterday (which i was very sad about). I bought a bunch of the dwarf anyway and planted it between 2 tanks. I noticed a hairline crack in a thermometer i bought a couple of days previously and removed it. Tapped the botttom very gently and it disintegrated so the removal was timely.

Today my Pygmy Chain Sword came in. I celebrated by also buying the smallest Anubias they had there, got them all home and planted the pygmy sword which i planned to put in my tank as the first plant. Opened the Anubias bag later and it had 2 plants in the 1 package :brows: 2 for one deals are sexy in my books so i found a rock to tie one of them to and left the other floating for the moment.

Side thought, fishing line is not fun to tie things down with.

Very happy with the look of the PCS in the foreground. The light green catches the light really well. I just hope my lights support it. My tank is starting to look nice. I might grab a bunch of wisteria to add contrasting shape then i pretty much have my space filled until i decide on some specific lpants i want and upgrade my lighting.

Next step is moving from Comets to something that will suit my 20g tanks better. I really like my big comet though. He eats greens and fruit out of my hand now and brushes my arm like a cat whenever i put my arm in the water. He needs and deserves a bigger tank or a pond but he's such a friendly fish that i don't want to give him up.

J.Mcpeak 11-15-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan79 (Post 2721470)
Well i hope everything starts going better for you when you are in the new place. It's nice to know that you have some survivors at least. Maybe next time you have to move you can arrange todo one tank at a time.

So after getting some dwarf chain sword instead of pygmy chain sword yesterday (which i was very sad about). I bought a bunch of the dwarf anyway and planted it between 2 tanks. I noticed a hairline crack in a thermometer i bought a couple of days previously and removed it. Tapped the botttom very gently and it disintegrated so the removal was timely.

Today my Pygmy Chain Sword came in. I celebrated by also buying the smallest Anubias they had there, got them all home and planted the pygmy sword which i planned to put in my tank as the first plant. Opened the Anubias bag later and it had 2 plants in the 1 package :brows: 2 for one deals are sexy in my books so i found a rock to tie one of them to and left the other floating for the moment.

Side thought, fishing line is not fun to tie things down with.

Very happy with the look of the PCS in the foreground. The light green catches the light really well. I just hope my lights support it. My tank is starting to look nice. I might grab a bunch of wisteria to add contrasting shape then i pretty much have my space filled until i decide on some specific lpants i want and upgrade my lighting.

Next step is moving from Comets to something that will suit my 20g tanks better. I really like my big comet though. He eats greens and fruit out of my hand now and brushes my arm like a cat whenever i put my arm in the water. He needs and deserves a bigger tank or a pond but he's such a friendly fish that i don't want to give him up.

Get a bigger tank or a pond! I'm gutted about fish I let go! (Re-homed)
You will be well pleased with a big tank or pond, I vote that!

54seaweed 11-15-2013 02:48 PM

just waiting for my daughter to wake up so I can get in my fish room/guest room to do my weekly water changes 3 salt 1 fresh 1 brackish
I was reading a booklet at the pet store about recycling salt water and use some of it in the brackish tanks just weaken the salt content with fresh water
Has anyone tried this!!!!!! sounds interesting

Fishman007 11-15-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 54seaweed (Post 2721733)
just waiting for my daughter to wake up so I can get in my fish room/guest room to do my weekly water changes 3 salt 1 fresh 1 brackish
I was reading a booklet at the pet store about recycling salt water and use some of it in the brackish tanks just weaken the salt content with fresh water
Has anyone tried this!!!!!! sounds interesting

I souldnt do it, you dnt know whats in the water your reuseing. What sizes are your tanks?

Brilliant_Barbs_21 11-15-2013 05:45 PM

My female angelfish laid eggs with no other angelfish today. Lol she's so mean to the tank mates now. I'm going to upgrade soon so I can get her a male to house alone in the twenty for mating.

Brilliant_Barbs_21 11-15-2013 05:45 PM

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54seaweed 11-15-2013 05:52 PM

37,40,35,30,20 first 2 are salt next fresh next brackish last is salt my feeder tank

J.Mcpeak 11-15-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Brilliant_Barbs_21 (Post 2721915)
Here's a picture.

Fish eggs rock!
Hope it goes well!
Baby fish rock, especially when they are your own!

Alan79 11-15-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by J.Mcpeak (Post 2721705)
Get a bigger tank or a pond! I'm gutted about fish I let go! (Re-homed)
You will be well pleased with a big tank or pond, I vote that!

I have plenty of space for a 75G tank for him in my spare room. I'm thinking of making a DIY plywood and perspex tank for him. I don't own my house though so can't build a pond unless i can devise some way to make one i can drain and move with me. It gets pretty cold in my neck of the woods too. An outdoor pond would come close to freezing solid up here without some method of heating. He's probably the friendliest Comet i've ever owned though so I do want to keep him pretty badly. I'm exploring all options. I'll make a thread when i find a solution to this issue.

Fishlover3578 11-15-2013 06:37 PM

Got some platy fry about 10 for 5$ and I'm giving my guppy fry away

Fishman007 11-15-2013 06:39 PM

The goby finally ate today! Good that he is getting better and soone he can go back to the DT

J.Mcpeak 11-15-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan79 (Post 2721954)
I have plenty of space for a 75G tank for him in my spare room. I'm thinking of making a DIY plywood and perspex tank for him. I don't own my house though so can't build a pond unless i can devise some way to make one i can drain and move with me. It gets pretty cold in my neck of the woods too. An outdoor pond would come close to freezing solid up here without some method of heating. He's probably the friendliest Comet i've ever owned though so I do want to keep him pretty badly. I'm exploring all options. I'll make a thread when i find a solution to this issue.

Perspex scratches easy, why not glass? 10 mm should be ok providing it isn't too big/deep. I can see a 75 being born soon! Wood will need some pretty heavy duty supporting frames, that could be tank space.

A fish store near me filled a paddling pool for kids with big regular fish, normally offered in most stores.
It was a display so you could see what you might end up with.

I DIY built a few tanks, it isn't that difficult if you are handy, some people are good with the brain some are good with the hands. Which are you?

I used manufactured tank specs to get an idea of glass spec.
Tube or two of silicone, bobs your mothers brother.

If you are residing in UK I know a fairly good online store with reasonable tank costs. Stands extra but if you are handy, DIY.

Ponds like all things constructed can be destructed. :thumb:

J.Mcpeak 11-15-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2721969)
The goby finally ate today! Good that he is getting better and soone he can go back to the DT

Hurrah! You must be pleased to bits!

Fishman007 11-15-2013 07:14 PM

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Hurrah! You must be pleased to bits!

Yeah, went to the lfs and saw a blue spotted watchman goby, wish this goby in the QT would hurry up his healing so i can get somthin new!

Fishlover3578 11-15-2013 07:16 PM

Lady asked what I wanted for my guppy fry and I said whatever you wanto to give and I got 10$ for about 9 guppy fry

georgetheplec 11-15-2013 07:51 PM

i think one of my silver tetra is pregnant...?
its bigger and fatter than the other three...

georgetheplec 11-15-2013 07:51 PM

probably just a pig

Fishman007 11-15-2013 08:29 PM

Pic of the QT, turns out the filter shutoff during i was gone so about 4 hours :(. The goby is alright but i did a 2g WC and added a mix of salt and fresh at a salinity of 1.017, trying do do hypo on this guy to help combat ich

Fishman007 11-15-2013 09:47 PM

Fed the 37g reef and went to petsmart to get a stainless steel scraper to get that tough coralline algea off

Piratechest 11-15-2013 11:46 PM

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