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Mommachef 04-13-2013 12:23 PM

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Did water changes in my angelfish tank and my goldfish tank, will get to the Betta tank either later or tomorrow. Had quite the help from my 20 month old this morning too- ran out the front door and across the front yard while I had my arms shoulder deep in my tank, played in the toilet, played in the dirty water bucket, put cars in all of my water jugs, and then tried helping me fill them back up. Lol glad I'm done with it this morning! :)

shellyx 04-13-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mommachef (Post 2434330)
Did water changes in my angelfish tank and my goldfish tank, will get to the Betta tank either later or tomorrow. Had quite the help from my 20 month old this morning too- ran out the front door and across the front yard while I had my arms shoulder deep in my tank, played in the toilet, played in the dirty water bucket, put cars in all of my water jugs, and then tried helping me fill them back up. Lol glad I'm done with it this morning! :)

Kids are great lol you,ve had a busy morning, they just get up to all sorts and seem to do it when your busy! It use to be like that in my house nearly every time I looked in my tank there was either a power ranger or whatever my son was eating surprised my fish survived!

kjacks 04-13-2013 02:05 PM

Water change on the 20g those babies poop ALOT ... i cleaned atleast 50% of it changed the water looked n their was still crap everywhere so i changed another atleast 25% then gave up . Ill do another water change mayb tomorrow

Samphotog 04-13-2013 02:18 PM

Doing water changes, acclimating some new guys and readying a quarantine tank!

Crawdaddy 04-13-2013 06:45 PM

Rescaped my 37 tropical. I think it looks a little more natural, except for the dragon and the antique diver/bubbler, and added two electric German blue rams. Picked up a couple of other cichlids for the 55, but I already forgot what they are. Will have to do some research to Ty and remember.

Crawdaddy 04-13-2013 07:29 PM

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Rescaped my 37 tropical. I think it looks a little more natural, except for the dragon and the antique diver/bubbler, and added two electric German blue rams. Picked up a couple of other cichlids for the 55, but I already forgot what they are. Will have to do some research to Ty and remember.

After some research, and a phone call to the LFS, the others re a German red, and a m/f pair of pundamillia nyererei.

xstream 04-13-2013 10:48 PM

Scouted for a LFS today. I am tired of the misinformation from petco-smart. I really liked the place. The prices were pretty good. His driftwood and rocks seemed reasonable. My daughter was a little fussy so I wasn't able to spend much time talking with them.

No water change today! Ammonia and nitrites are both below .25 ppm. It was a wonderful break for both me and fish. I am sure.

My nitrate is still at or below 5 ppm... Could that be possible once the tank cycles? Or should I expect that number to climb some?

We are getting excited about adding the new tetras and snail.

Bearchumjs 04-14-2013 01:01 AM

I did a 3 gal pwc on my 55. I guess that doesn't seem like much but seriously... That tank is maintenance free. I absolutely love it. It houses 20 3 spined sticklebacks and 3 fathead minnows. Also some MTS. I had about 4 ghost shrimp in there but I haven't seen them in a few weeks...

Bearchumjs 04-14-2013 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by xstream (Post 2435045)
Scouted for a LFS today. I am tired of the misinformation from petco-smart. I really liked the place. The prices were pretty good. His driftwood and rocks seemed reasonable. My daughter was a little fussy so I wasn't able to spend much time talking with them.

No water change today! Ammonia and nitrites are both below .25 ppm. It was a wonderful break for both me and fish. I am sure.

My nitrate is still at or below 5 ppm... Could that be possible once the tank cycles? Or should I expect that number to climb some?

We are getting excited about adding the new tetras and snail.

Nitrates should rise. However, if you have live plants the nitrates may not rise alot. Plus, if you've been doing a fish in cycle and doing water changes alot, you've been removing alot of the nitrates during water changes.

shellyx 04-14-2013 01:29 PM

Pwc on my bettas tank looks empty now without my cories :( just him and my apples, he's enjoying the whole tank to himself!

BBradbury 04-14-2013 05:29 PM

Changed an Old 55 G
 
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Hello Aa...

Got board with an old 55 G that's been running for 4 years or so and removed half of the mechanical filtration and replaced that with an emersed land plant. The roots remove the wastes the fish produce rather than just filtering toxic water and returning water that's a bit less toxic. The plant was much cheaper than the filter would have been and does a better job.

Did have to lower the tank water, so the plant's leaves remained above or it would drown, but left some of the aquatic plants, so it still has a bit of a normal look. See attached pics.

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98kshooter 04-14-2013 08:38 PM

Water changes all around! Floor's wet, arms are tired...and still gotta work tonight! And secured an order of some Brilliant Endler juvies and some Japanese blue guppy juvies and breed em for the LFG. He has commons and Lyres but none of what I will bring him...

Alyxx 04-14-2013 09:58 PM

I installed an adjustable valve on the airline leading to the sponge filter in my black betta's 10 gallon and put in a thermometer that sticks to the glass to replace the liquid crystal crappy one. And Ninja flipped out. Flared like crazy at the thermometer, it gave me a good laugh. Also did a water change on the vase I am quarantining a new female betta in. When she colors up a little and perks up some she is going into the sorority, but since she was from Walmart and not my LFS, she needs a little tlc before I want to put her in with the rest of my girls. Got lucky and found a female crowntail at Walmart, though, so I don't mind having to do a little pampering. Also bought two more females from aquabid this morning! Once they come in my sorority will have 8 members.

Mlani 04-14-2013 11:11 PM

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Changed things up in my 80 hoping to mellow my spoiled king out a bit. It seems to have helped. He's not chasing the new guys around as much. Still picks a bit here and there but I think that would be normal, after having the whole tank to himself for so long. I'll attach pics of the new guys (still thinking of names) and the new scape. I'm not very good at scaping but I think it will work for the time being lol!

Old Scales 04-15-2013 12:12 AM

Mlani,
What a beautiful tank! Way to go! OS.

Mlani 04-15-2013 12:16 AM

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Mlani,
What a beautiful tank! Way to go! OS.

Thank you. I've taken advantage of having to change it around and added some live plants. Hopefully I can keep them better in there than in my house. Lol

shellyx 04-15-2013 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Mlani (Post 2436480)
Changed things up in my 80 hoping to mellow my spoiled king out a bit. It seems to have helped. He's not chasing the new guys around as much. Still picks a bit here and there but I think that would be normal, after having the whole tank to himself for so long. I'll attach pics of the new guys (still thinking of names) and the new scape. I'm not very good at scaping but I think it will work for the time being lol!

Looks beautiful! Can't wait to see pics of your new guy's :)

Mommachef 04-15-2013 10:17 AM

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Put my first fish in my 110 last night.... An electric blue ahli and a five bar. The five bar is super shy and I can't get a good shot of him yet. I think they're enjoying having this huge tank all to themselves.
This morning I rearranged the rocks in the tank and made more caves and open space for them. After my coffee it's water test and change time for the goldies, betta, and angelfish... Aka my morning workout. :)

shellyx 04-15-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mommachef (Post 2436959)
Put my first fish in my 110 last night.... An electric blue ahli and a five bar. The five bar is super shy and I can't get a good shot of him yet. I think they're enjoying having this huge tank all to themselves.
This morning I rearranged the rocks in the tank and made more caves and open space for them. After my coffee it's water test and change time for the goldies, betta, and angelfish... Aka my morning workout. :)

Your tank looks amazing!

Mommachef 04-15-2013 11:10 AM

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Your tank looks amazing!

Wow thank you thank you! I think it looks like amateur hour compared to some of the ones I've seen on here! Lol! :)


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