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    I had scissortails for years in a previous tank...

    I had scissortails for years in a previous tank and have seven of them in our present tank and we really like them.

    I've never found them to be 'nippy' to other fish or even each other - they are...
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    Love 'em. Cheap and useful! They do wear out...

    Love 'em. Cheap and useful! They do wear out eventually, but last a long, long time.
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    Here's a link -...

    Here's a link - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Ribbon-Aquarium-Plant-Sinkers-Anchors-Weights-12pk-/200699219543

    They're great for holding down the smaller artificial plants.
    And floating fish...
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    I'll have to look into veggie clips . . . We...

    I'll have to look into veggie clips . . .

    We feed tubifex worms from Haakari that come in little freeze-dried cubes and they float. I rigged a plant sinker, making a small loop by bending it...
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    'Alfred', a now 8" common pleco, will polish off...

    'Alfred', a now 8" common pleco, will polish off a 1.5 inch long, 2 inch in diameter hunk of zucchini almost overnight! He'd do it every night if I kept up with him! I stick it on a stainless salad...
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    I did look through all the pics =o). Yeah,...

    I did look through all the pics =o).

    Yeah, next time a have a few extra $$ I think I'll spring for the water changer :fish: . And I PMed you a newsy how-our-fish-are note . . . thumbs2:
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    Very cool! thumbs2: Love the gravel color...

    Very cool! thumbs2:

    Love the gravel color and the rocks, plants and driftwook all look great.

    The Emporor Pleco is georgeous :ssmile: .

    . . . and you have me thinking about getting an...
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    Woo hoo! Hey, would you consider posting some...

    Woo hoo!

    Hey, would you consider posting some thumbnails for those of us that are not snapfish members?

    I'd love to see your layout thumbs2: .

    Have fun with it!

    -Fishies' Mom
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    I highly recommend the black background, as well...

    I highly recommend the black background, as well thumbs2: .

    It does come with its challenges - namely you can see every speck of dust/hair on it/the glass. I posted the following with some tips...
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    Yay on the breeding, sorry about the corys. We...

    Yay on the breeding, sorry about the corys. We lost one small one that way, too. I have gotten into the habit of feeding sinking shrimp pellets/wafers so that they land away from the Kribs' immediate...
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    JW pet/Fusion Took Care of Me =o)

    Unable to find a phone contact for JW pet, manufacturer of Fusion air pumps, I called an internet supplier who gave me their number. I called and explained the issues with the pump; they said to send...
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    Oh the carnage!

    Well, a little bit of carnage, ha!

    Bubbles was out of the cave and Jerry was trying to keep the babies inside - they're big enough to swim out, but not really big enough for taking around the...
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    Thanks for all the replies :ssmile: . I...

    Thanks for all the replies :ssmile: .

    I wanted to reply once I had exhausted all possibilities as to what might be wrong.

    First, the air pump was not resting against anything - that was the...
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    We have wigglers thumbs2: . Eggs were laid the...

    We have wigglers thumbs2: . Eggs were laid the evening of the 6th; hatched the morning/afternoon of the 9th.

    Half the eggs were off the cave wall when I turned the lights on today, and a couple...
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    Here's a pic of the eggs. They stayed nice and...

    Here's a pic of the eggs. They stayed nice and still for the pic. Jerry not so much.
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    Do we have dither fish! Some would accuse us of...

    Do we have dither fish! Some would accuse us of being overstocked, ha!

    Yes, we have Mollies, Swordtails, Tiger Barbarians, Cherry Barbs, Cardinal Neons, Corys . . .

    I ended up leaving the...
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    Bubbles laid 100-150 eggs in her cave last night...

    Bubbles laid 100-150 eggs in her cave last night (5/6). Today Bubbles and Jerry were horribly mean to each other. Jerry has some fin damage and Bubbles has a visible wound on her right side...
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    Ours belly gets rounder on the bottom and her...

    Ours belly gets rounder on the bottom and her belly and bottom fins turn a brilliant purple for a few days before she lays her eggs. She really has fabulous color. We're watching for some eggs here...
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    Air Pump Has Gotten Loud

    We have a Fusion 700 pump running a UGF and four air stones, all being fed through a 5-valve air valve. In the last week or so, the pump has gotten noticeably lounder. It's not very old - up and...
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    We recently set up a 40 Breeder in the middle of January when the heat was on and the air was dry. I chose a plain black background for the outside of the back of the tank, and it took forever to get...
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    I did this years ago for a 30L and it worked...

    I did this years ago for a 30L and it worked great. Air pump(s), food, and supplies were stored in the holes in the blocks, and I made a 'skirt' for it. It looked really pretty nice! Remember that...
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    Aw . . . sorry to hear that. Hopefully next time...

    Aw . . . sorry to hear that. Hopefully next time :goldfish: .
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    Sorry about the pic - still getting the hang of...

    Sorry about the pic - still getting the hang of the formatting here. It shows up okay on my thread display - not sure what happened there.
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    Your pics are great! I like the fork idea for the...

    Your pics are great! I like the fork idea for the cucumber =o). We feed tubifex worms that come in cubes on occasion and wrap them with a plant sinker to hold them down (tied to fishing line so we...
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    I've read that the eggs hatch in 3-8 days. We...

    I've read that the eggs hatch in 3-8 days. We have a pretty busy house and I didn't really count days from eggs to fry - I think it was well under a week though. Here's a good overview article I...
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