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Rlavassor86 12-11-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by not-pro

Yeah, exactly. I couldn't just give her 100$ worth of stuff, but at 75% off? My conscience is clean. She's my kid sister, I'll gladly do anything for her, but I can't just lose 100$. :\

(especially when I just spent 500$ or so on the replacement tank, gotta recoup somehow)

:cool:

Yeah I hear ya, maybe if I was independently wealthy I'd give tanks away lol.

not-pro 12-11-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Rlavassor86 (Post 2234105)
Yeah I hear ya, maybe if I was independently wealthy I'd give tanks away lol.

Yeah, I'm fairly comfortable in my means. But I can't just give away a tank. =\

bigbanker 12-12-2012 08:49 PM

I was worried about my otos starving in my 110 so I put them in my 29 for the day..... the 29 had plenty of diatoms as I frequently leave the light on and the tank is near a window. The 29 is almost completely diatom free after four hours.

EShark83 12-12-2012 10:13 PM

Did my 50% pwc yesterday and checked my params today. Have had my ammonia reading at 0 the past two days after dosing it up to 4ppm both times, just waiting on my Nitrites to drop! The Nitrites and NitrAtes are still very high so hopefully soon I'll get my 0 Nitrites and add my first fish.

TidBitz 12-13-2012 12:11 AM

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Just finished my back ground, left the rock side covered so it will stay darker for the BGK.

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pcdebb 12-13-2012 01:11 AM

pruned the plants in the planted tank, plucked out all but one of my male endler guppies out of the guppy tank and put in the planted tank to give some life in there. one of them is real smart and wont let me catch him. He is living like a king as the only male in the tank with all those lovely ladies :D

cleaned up the corner fowlr tank, thinking of moving those occupants to the 75 and clean this one up and put in an octopus! :brows:

kjacks 12-13-2012 10:11 AM

Checked the temp on my tanks makin sure the heaters ddnt need to b replaced or turned up.. fed my africans n wrapped up n a blanket watchin them eat before i got motivated to get up n dress for work .. Need to grab a new heater for the 10g n 1 for the 5.5gal too bc i know my sister hasnt yet

baron1282 12-13-2012 11:41 AM

Nothing, I am waiting for my tank to cycle. It's killing me not having fish in there! LOL

shellyx 12-13-2012 12:33 PM

50% clean on my bettas tank. And 50% clean on my elephant nose tank also added a new cave for him & he's loving it :)

Digger 12-13-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by baron1282 (Post 2236156)
Nothing, I am waiting for my tank to cycle. It's killing me not having fish in there! LOL


+1.

Ammonia almost gone. Nitrates coming down. Nitrates going up.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

phishfriend 12-13-2012 09:57 PM

Did a 50%WC on the 40. Added and oto and nirite's snails to the crew

samthefishman 12-13-2012 10:48 PM

Checked temp. switched on lights, thats about it :{ theres nothing in it yet

BBradbury 12-14-2012 07:43 AM

Fish In Cycling
 
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Originally Posted by baron1282 (Post 2236156)
Nothing, I am waiting for my tank to cycle. It's killing me not having fish in there! LOL

Hello baron...

Have to make a pitch for "Fish In" cycling of an aquarium. I had to have some activity in my new tank. Couldn't wait the two months for the cycling process without the benefit of fish. I got a good sized tank in the beginning, 30 gallons. Was told the more water, the better in case I messed up on something.

Started with 8 feeder Guppies and tested the water every day for toxins and changed out at least a quarter of the tank when a test showed traces of ammonia or nitrite.

The experts were right. By carefully checking the water daily and adding fish when several tests showed "0" for any toxins, my fish made it through my "learning curve".

I added some plants and some more fish. I have five large tanks now and the 8 feeders have reproduced about 1,500 Fancy Guppies.

The "Fish-In" cycling works. But only if you do your job.

Just a couple of thoughts.

B

jmay33 12-14-2012 12:12 PM

Replaced my gravel with sand. Now all I see is poop!! Would moving my large common pleco help with this?

Crawdaddy 12-14-2012 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jmay33 (Post 2237454)
Replaced my gravel with sand. Now all I see is poop!! Would moving my large common pleco help with this?

A power head helps with this. It's current helps lift it for the filters to pick up. Also, I use an Eheim battery powered vacuum to spot clean.

shellyx 12-14-2012 12:53 PM

Added 4 more kuhlis too my 55 so I have 8 altogether now :)

jmay33 12-14-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Crawdaddy (Post 2237458)

A power head helps with this. It's current helps lift it for the filters to pick up. Also, I use an Eheim battery powered vacuum to spot clean.

Awesome. Thank you!!!

54seaweed 12-14-2012 04:55 PM

Tore down my skimmer to clean out all the sludge that built up inside ,
WoW it sure stank now that it's clean it works better than new

in just a hour after reassembling it , It seems to be working better than when it was new go figure

kjacks 12-14-2012 08:36 PM

Fed my bunch repashy for the first time tonight.. lets just say all are happy.. i fed a piece alil too big to my female betta n she refused to let me get it back .. the otos actually came out of hidin to eat it ..then my africans were tryin to eat 2 r 3 pieces at once.. my compressicep was actually aggressive n not as laid back .. all in all they like it plan on orderin some more on payday.. ;)

Tetra1990 12-14-2012 10:43 PM

After having my new filter for over a month, I finally fine tuned it to my liking. Both my Bolivian rams are at the front of the tank begging for food like dogs. I'm on a new feeding routine, so I have to have some self control during no food days:D


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