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Fresh2o 07-18-2016 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Carriwin (Post 3370269)
Side question: do you just add the ferts straight to the tank water if they're liquid ones? (I know that was a stupid question, but I just wanted to make sure.)

Yes


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Fresh2o 07-18-2016 01:54 PM

Plant harvest day. Normally it's not this messy as I usually just trim the upper growth. However, the Staur repens need to be thinned so quite a bit is coming out, root and all. The root structure is similar to crypts and swords (extensive).
https://i.imgur.com/XS87Yw9h.jpg


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Carriwin 07-18-2016 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Fresh2o (Post 3370293)
Plant harvest day. Normally it's not this messy as I usually just trim the upper growth. However, the Staur repens need to be thinned so quite a bit is coming out, root and all. The root structure is similar to crypts and swords (extensive).
https://i.imgur.com/XS87Yw9h.jpg


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Thanks, Fresh! Your tank is lovely, even if it has clouds in it. :) Second question, since you're here, do you just take a pair of scissors to your plants for trimming? Or is there a particular way to do it? (Do you treat them like regular plants even though they're underwater?)

JZK 07-18-2016 04:09 PM

Got an LED light into the 5 gallon Betta tank (got the Betta on Saturday)... put a UV sterlizer into the 16 gallon with the hopes of clearing up my endless algae bloom.

Carriwin 07-18-2016 04:10 PM

OMG, I saw these ghost catfish at the other PetSmart I went to visit over the weekend. HOW COOL are these little guys?? Ghost Catfish

:B-fly:

shellyx 07-18-2016 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Carriwin (Post 3370315)
OMG, I saw these ghost catfish at the other PetSmart I went to visit over the weekend. HOW COOL are these little guys?? Ghost Catfish

:B-fly:

I use to keep these, great guy's soo peaceful. You need a few of them and a good flow. :)
Oh and thanks! I definitely will post pic's! I'm expecting it on Wednesday ;)

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
30 gallon boraras ,bamboo shrimp, crs,rcs and different snails.

Autumnsky 07-18-2016 05:04 PM

shellyx - did you try any magnesium /epsom salts yet? And Congrats on the new awesome red BN!!! They are quite striking!

Moves some fish stuff around, fed early, just about to do a pwc on the 72G. I found my little fountain pump that I had misplaced but planned to use to empty the tank and not carry those bucket. Still considering getting a new style faucet so I can hook up the Python - even the adapter didn't work.

guppygourami 07-18-2016 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Kwakatoo (Post 3370242)
Thank you!




So sorry to hear this, always sad when you lose a fish. Especially when you think there might have been something you could have done - but no doubt this was a very unlucky issue. I've put a couple of stockings over my filter intake. But still wonder if a fry went into the top hole... Ugh.


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Thanks, Kwakatoo. It isn't the intake, but the place where the wire leaves the internal filter where I found him. I don't need the extra filtration anyways, it was just so the other tank I'm setting up would cycle a bit faster once I added the filter. Thank you though :)


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Alan79 07-19-2016 07:35 AM

Found another batch of guppy fry yesterday. The last lot are all silver/grey. The new babies all have yellow markings. The tank is filling up fast.

Kwakatoo 07-19-2016 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Alan79 (Post 3370409)
Found another batch of guppy fry yesterday. The last lot are all silver/grey. The new babies all have yellow markings. The tank is filling up fast.


Cool! Congrats, can you show a picture of your fry tank? Are they in with the bigger fish?


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Ruutah 07-19-2016 11:06 AM

Just noticed this morning that two of my other guppy girls look like they're getting ready to drop more fry.... :( That means all of them came to me preggers... I guess I got the deal of the day on that one.

Good Thing Petco has the 1$ a gallon sale going. Going to need a 55 for all the guppies.

Barliman 07-19-2016 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Ruutah (Post 3370431)
Just noticed this morning that two of my other guppy girls look like they're getting ready to drop more fry.... :( That means all of them came to me preggers... I guess I got the deal of the day on that one.

I think guppy females can retain semen from the male for several months, not needing a male to get pregnant again. I wouldn't be surprised if all your females were pregnant when you bought them. :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by Ruutah (Post 3370431)
Good Thing Petco has the 1$ a gallon sale going. Going to need a 55 for all the guppies.

Which reminds me, I need to pick up a 40b before the sale ends. :brows:

Ruutah 07-19-2016 02:06 PM

Yeah. 1 time is good for up to 3 spawning. Yay...

I'm wanting a few 40's myself. Now I've just got to convince my wife it's ok. :P

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KingKoopa512 07-19-2016 03:05 PM

Ordered a betta his name is "The Patriot"https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...fc36e3d486.jpg

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Carriwin 07-19-2016 05:20 PM

Picked up my glass hoods for the 38g... they work better than nothing, which I'm grateful for.

Found one of my balas... think he got zapped by one of the leaf fish. Tried to take the other one out, and he just kept swimming... nature must take it's course then, I'm not about to rip up all of those plants to get him. He was still alive this morning, so I have hope.

Reseated my left hand sword this morning... again. Put a rock on the substrate this time so it wouldn't take off anymore. I'm hoping that works. Or works well enough anyway.

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PROOF THINGS SWIM! :D One of my clown loaches having a good time.

guppygourami 07-19-2016 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Barliman (Post 3370460)
I think guppy females can retain semen from the male for several months, not needing a male to get pregnant again. I wouldn't be surprised if all your females were pregnant when you bought them. :rolleyes:







Which reminds me, I need to pick up a 40b before the sale ends. :brows:


You lucky Americans. Man, these are the moments when I really wish I lived in the States. Wait nevermind, we have poutine ;) Kidding, the $1/gallon sale sounds great, especially compared to the tanks I see for hundreds of $. Lucky you!


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Ruutah 07-20-2016 02:11 AM

They stopped it on anything bigger than a 55. I would be all over a 150 if not. As it is were probably picking up a 55, 40, an a 20L. I may sneak another 40 in and do a double decker stand for them. We've already got a 30 hex and a 15 show, not to mention the numerous 10's. But the bettas will likely get a 10 each and I'll get to play with the others.

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Kwakatoo 07-20-2016 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Kwakatoo (Post 3370242)
Thank you!

So sorry to hear this, always sad when you lose a fish. Especially when you think there might have been something you could have done - but no doubt this was a very unlucky issue. I've put a couple of stockings over my filter intake. But still wonder if a fry went into the top hole... Ugh.

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Argh, found a dead fry caught in the stocking wrapped around the filter. :(


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lunch 07-20-2016 05:44 AM

Decided to diy an air gravel vac for those mid week spot cleans, came up not too bad for a hack

Kwakatoo 07-20-2016 10:11 AM

I have to answer this question today..

1. Moved my single, yes - one (1), surviving fry into the small tank (I did only ever see 3)
2. Moved all other guppies back into my big tank.. Including what looks like partially (?) pregnant ones.. Now the males are chasing the females again. One of the females has a torn fin. she's been stressed because I was holding her in the breeding tank for the last 2 days - but, no more fry. So I've taken her out and rejoined her with the "gang".
Cleaned tank, removed moss and basically now hope that I haven't stressed my fishies to death... Added stress coat. :(


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