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flchamp89 04-03-2017 02:05 PM

That is a heck of a deal..

Barliman 04-03-2017 02:12 PM

I broke down the 10g that had been the platy grow-out tank: tossed the substrate, cleaned out everything else, now trying to decide what it will become. I've kept bettas in a 10g before and I'm not all that interested in invertebrates, so I'm trying to decide what to do with it. I've been toying with a lightly-planted low-light, low-tech tank with java fern and crypts, and maybe two small schools: microdevario kubotai and corydoras habrosus. :fish2:

UntimelyLord 04-05-2017 01:10 AM

Nothing too exciting, water changes all around. My fish with the eye injury is on what I think is day 9 of his stay in sick bay with 50% daily PWC but his eye only looks slightly better, although it doesn't look infected. Will give it more time I guess. Visited a couple local Petcos to scout out the dollar-per-gallon sale, overheard employees giving customers bad fish advice, was sad but not surprised. My current place of employment is closing this week and I'm almost thinking of applying there until I can find something better because I'd like to give people decent advice. Not sure if it'd be worth the stress of working in an environment that seems to encourage incorrect advice?

Autumnsky 04-05-2017 02:15 AM

Lost my beautiful male Discus. He was dead when I came home. This morning he looked better. Heart broken.

Got a new big plastic plant and a new air pump and diffuser set up, for the QT.

While at the lfs got some Brine Shrimp.

Bought some weights and floats to make a hiding screen out of needle point plastic mesh for the Discus in QT.

Fed all the fish.

Have to clean out the meds in the QT tank.

Moved the Gourami back to the 46G.

flchamp89 04-05-2017 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 3429820)
Lost my beautiful male Discus. He was dead when I came home. This morning he looked better. Heart broken.

Got a new big plastic plant and a new air pump and diffuser set up, for the QT.

While at the lfs got some Brine Shrimp.

Bought some weights and floats to make a hiding screen out of needle point plastic mesh for the Discus in QT.

Fed all the fish.

Have to clean out the meds in the QT tank.

Moved the Gourami back to the 46G.

Sorry to hear about discus. I saw how excited you were.

Autumnsky 04-05-2017 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by flchamp89 (Post 3429834)
Sorry to hear about discus. I saw how excited you were.

Thank you. One is still okay, maybe, who knows for sure, but looks okay.

flchamp89 04-05-2017 02:57 AM

Are discus still wild caught. I know years ago it was big money to get a tank raised one.

Autumnsky 04-05-2017 04:23 AM

Stated from the previous owner, the breeder had wild caught fish and these were raised from babies from his wild ones. Unknown if they were F1 or others from down the line.

The original breeder was a author of some fish book, also unknown name, His name was said but I will be darned if I can recall. He lived in Northern Colorado when they were babies.

The breeding has advanced tremendously along with most other fish in the hobby.

There are still wild caught fish I saw some at the lfs last week. They were not as expensive as many of the fancy ones. And there were some fancies which were a really good price (for Discus). Comparing them pricing for sizes.

Got the lone Discus back into the 29G QT tank after cleaning. The tank is covered on back and sides with some kind of coating like heavy duty contact paper (but isn't that). But it is light colored. So added a dark colored pillow case so she could hide and feel more comfortable. Also have been seeing her swim back and forth, maybe ate her wafers.

Put together the new air pump, 2 down to one tube, valve with tubing and connectors and airstone. Hoping.

Betta keeper 04-05-2017 09:19 AM

What Did You do With Your Tank Today?
 
Ammonia and nitrite spiked in Betta tank cycling coming along well

Heard somewhere that if you bleached your sand it would never come out again.......my sand was in my tank when I sterilized it by soaking overnight with a cup of bleach in it (29 gallon)
I then spent 4 days doing water changes with unmeasured, massive doses of Prime....no bleach smell when I rebuilt the tank

Is it ruined?? What affect is it going to have on the Betta???

TMaier 04-05-2017 09:28 AM

Autumnsky so sorry to hear you lost your discus. Condolences.

flchamp89 04-05-2017 04:40 PM

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Keep working on learning how to get j.moss tight im getting there.
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KingKoopa512 04-05-2017 05:09 PM

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Keep working on learning how to get j.moss tight im getting there.
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Very nice

flchamp89 04-05-2017 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by KingKoopa512 (Post 3429994)
Very nice

Thanks a bunch.. I got not much else to do lol. Im going to propagate a piece of the anubias nana. It grows fairly quick imo.

ylreveb20 04-06-2017 08:06 PM

Boiling driftwood for the last three days. I'm annoyed, tannins need to go.

brendenscott 04-06-2017 08:24 PM

Cleaned my Fluval fx4 tubing and put new Purigen media in filter. Did a 50% wc due to ammonia showing .25%. Now all good.

flchamp89 04-06-2017 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ylreveb20 (Post 3430402)
Boiling driftwood for the last three days. I'm annoyed, tannins need to go.

Purigen

brendenscott 04-06-2017 08:39 PM

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Purigen



Lol yup

Atucker681 04-06-2017 08:52 PM

Spent my day in a mad rush, finished work to come home and found the strangest thing... my dwarf gourami had been biting my angelfish's eye and it was bleeding so set up a hospital tank and moved him to be treated and recover

jeffruth 04-06-2017 09:53 PM

CO2 system
 
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Finally got the CO2 system up and running. Have a Saga inline diffuser. Milwaukee regulator. 5lb bottle. Injecting right after the return pump @ 1bubble/sec to start. Will check the drop checker in a few hours to see how things are going.

flchamp89 04-06-2017 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffruth (Post 3430488)
Finally got the CO2 system up and running. Have a Saga inline diffuser. Milwaukee regulator. 5lb bottle. Injecting right after the return pump @ 1bubble/sec to start. Will check the drop checker in a few hours to see how things are going.

Nice looking rig.


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