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    Quote Originally Posted by webs5361
    Okay, that is cool. I am just trying to be a cautious as possible.... Also on a side-note my pleco just ate an algae wafer. Maybe he is going to make it after all.
    yeah! that's great on the wafer.

    And you can absolutely acclimate that way. I prefer the drip method but this should be fine. I would check to see what the PH level is in the LFS water. if there's a vast diff from your PH, I'd drip.

    MY LFS's ph is 8.2. Mine is 6.8. I HAVE to drip or the shock will kill them but once they're acclimated, it's no problem.

    have fun shopping
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Well, I am home. I purchased 3 red wag platy's. They are floating in the tank now. Hopefully, I will have better luck this time.

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    How long after I introduce the platy's to the tank should I feed them? I have read conflicting stories across the internet. Some say they should be fed a few hours after introducing them to the tank and others say wait around 24 hours.

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    24 hrs. It won't hurt them.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    Awesome. Thanks!

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    +1 not only wait to feed them but keep the lights off in the tank - makes for a less stressful environment.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Well they have successfully been added to the aquarium. I am keeping the lights off and will wait the full 24 hours to feed them. They are slowly coming out and exploring a bit more since I added them to the tank. Hopefully, all will be well. Thanks again for all the help everyone. You guys are awesome.

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    excited for you. have fun and keep up with your morning water testing and water changes when Ammonia or Nitrites approach .5 and you should be just fine.
    Hopefully it won't take you much longer than a month to cycle the tank since you already have a start on it but be prepared for a little longer.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Okay, I may have a problem with one of the platy's. It may be nothing, but I have no idea being a new owner. There appears to be a string coming out of one of them. Here are some images.

    Can anyone tell me what that is?? I saw it when I walked by and turned the light on, just long enough to get some pictures of it for you guys.

    http://imageshack.us/g/1/9877915/

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    Quote Originally Posted by webs5361
    Okay, I may have a problem with one of the platy's. It may be nothing, but I have no idea being a new owner. There appears to be a string coming out of one of them. Here are some images.

    Can anyone tell me what that is?? I saw it when I walked by and turned the light on, just long enough to get some pictures of it for you guys.

    http://imageshack.us/g/1/9877915/

    It's always hard to tell from the angle of the photos but I'm fairly confident that's platy poo. Platies are very proud of their poo and will occasionally expel long, trailing strings of it before it falls off.

    Relax new dad :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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