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Autumnsky 04-26-2019 01:39 AM

Spent some time cleaning up the Mystery corner of my yard and got one of my SW sands dry and into a bucket (rained on it a few days back so kinda started over), waiting for the other one maybe tomorrow.

Back yard is looking nice, and there is a good spot for a little patio pond available. Narrowing it down for a Tuff Stuff 110G or a Rubbermaid 100G. Not to worry about it for now. Maybe a month.

Coveting the 300G version. Really love the 625G Tarter Round Plastic Stock Tank, 8 ft. x 2 ft. - like a wadding pool. Not going to spend $400 for it - still love it, but I sure could raise some GF in there! :)

Hoping to get the 72G water change done tomorrow.

There are a few more organizing things to get done as well. Can't believe what a mix up of stuff there is. Feel like it was all done just over a year ago. I also need to stop saving everything... aka get rid of stuff I am not using!

King Fisher 04-26-2019 02:06 AM

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Starting this build since the weather is getting better here. This is where it's at right now. Got the wood off a dead tree I found in the mountains and the rock from some old landscaping in the front yard of my dad's place. The background on the tank was a giant vinyl sticker.....6 feet long. Interesting putting it on but turned out good.Attachment 312764

Autumnsky 04-26-2019 02:15 AM

That looks great King Fisher!

King Fisher 04-26-2019 03:47 AM


Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 3523733)
That looks great King Fisher!

Plants next. This is my father's tank I'm helping him out with. Trying to get him to pull the trigger on things without analyzing everything for weeks has become the issue. Lol.

Just getting this far took about a month. I think I have a few plants dialed in that he likes.

I'm starting to cycle a 40g breeder to quarantine his fish at my place. I'm thinking first round will be about 50 cardinal tetra.

Delapool 04-26-2019 05:39 AM

Looks nice! A 6ft long sticker must of take some work :)

King Fisher 04-26-2019 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by Delapool (Post 3523735)
Looks nice! A 6ft long sticker must of take some work :)

I can't say it was extremely difficult but definitely a two person job and about 45 minutes. I found that using a blow dryer lightly over it while applying helps out tremendously. And using a needle to pop small air bubbles and ironing them out took some time.

TMaier 04-26-2019 04:51 PM

I had a dream last night I had a saltwater tank about 10 feet long and nowhere to put it. Tragic.

Delapool 04-26-2019 09:18 PM

Erk, it was reading so well until lack of room :( Had some weird dream here the other night - think I was trying to clean behind tank or something but was inside the tank.

Autumnsky 04-27-2019 10:11 PM

Working on a tank switch tonight...

Pic of my Thai friend

Pic of Cray way up at the bright light top

Autumnsky 04-27-2019 10:22 PM

Dang lots of dreams going around! I missed those last couple posts!!!

Posted a RAOK for banana leaves

Arthur75 04-28-2019 03:54 AM

Every Sunday morning I make the little shrimp tank. I have had many orange sakura for several years . They tolerate my routine well. Some season are many shrimplets, sometimes few or none. The number remains constant.
If I have plants with algae somewhere, I put the plant pot in this tank and the algae are eaten off.

Autumnsky 04-30-2019 02:18 AM

Cleaned out the filter and gravel of the 20G long Cray tank and the Thai Betta 6.5G tank too, cleaned the gravel. 30-50% pwc.

Had to use a turkey baster as my big vac is broken, and the smaller Fluval Edge version, great for the smaller tanks, is missing the sucking tube! So time consuming using a turkey baster, (insane actually, about 4-5 times more time used up) lol.

Did the worst of it, and wow, overfeeding was evident!!! Who me?!?! Babies need more food!

Found a new batch of snail Eggs from the momma Mystery snail, in the 20G long Cray tank.

The others must have hatched and been eaten by the Ghost Cray, because I can't find any babies, AND come to think of it, no Ramshorn snails either. And only a couple MTS.... a theme is apparent.

Delapool 04-30-2019 06:39 AM

Wow - a turkey baster (back in kitchen drawer? :) )

Autumnsky 04-30-2019 12:36 PM

Ewwww, what to come over for turkey dinner? nope - 2 dedicated tank basters, not for the kitchen! Rofl

Lokilow 04-30-2019 01:20 PM

Found this little guy poking around. Ive had pond snails in the tank that ive been able to manage. I also have three mystery snails. However I never found mystery snail eggs, what do you this baby is? The shell doesnt look like pond snail and i havent had anything different other than mystery snails in the tank.

Autumnsky 04-30-2019 07:32 PM

Ramshorn - looks faintly familiar....

stooker 04-30-2019 09:45 PM

Upgraded to this new auto timer, two independently controlled outlets. Seems to have recently come out for sale on Amazon because I didn't see this when I was shopping for one last fall.
Only $16, so I'll give it a shot. The one it's replacing was dual outlet but couldn't be independently programmed.

Hooked it up after a few minutes figuring out how to program it. Excited to be able to offset the CO2 and light on/off times on a single timer!

Lokilow 04-30-2019 10:23 PM

I'm kinda thinking ramshorn as well. Found another larger one today. I just have no idea where they would've come from unless i missed eggs from some plants i got.

Autumnsky 04-30-2019 11:02 PM

One crazy RH snail I have in a vase made 18 snail egg masses like a green pea diameter- one dime size RH!!! I couldn't believe my eyes! That was in a ~ couple week period. Now they are beginning to hatch.

stooker 04-30-2019 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by Lokilow (Post 3524077)
I'm kinda thinking ramshorn as well. Found another larger one today. I just have no idea where they would've come from unless i missed eggs from some plants i got.

Hi lokilow! I sent you a PM back. I only have two nerites in my tank and have never had any other snails in there before! Best of luck!

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