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  1. #241

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Thanks!...was size bag of the cubes do you buy?
    I bought the 10 gram bag, $10.50 - it's a good number of cubes. Next time I will buy the 50 gram bag, as shipping was free and they are FD, so no storage problems. I would start with the 10 gram.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  2. #242

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    I have not been happy with the left side of this tank for a while, as I think I had too many different plants in the tank. So I re-scaped the whole left side using a new plant from Aqua Top. I added a 20", 16" and a 12", placed together in the back corner.

    New plant -
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    The fish are wary of the new decor (except for the danios, nothing scares them). Unless food is involved (they had a Tetra Tank Nibbler last night and breakfast this morning on that side without a problem), they are all staying on the right side. It's too funny! A couple of the scissortails have ventured across to the left side, along with one of the smaller rainbow girls. My rainbows are usually not shy about anything, but they are leery of the new plants. I may move them apart a bit, so they can have a bit more "swim between the plants" room.

    I transferred Mr. Pleco to the 75 gal. He is a very happy boy, leisurely cleaning the back glass. Last night he was resting on one of the red leaves, facing toward the back glass. This is a big deal for him, being off the glass or up off the sand. I bought him some green seaweed, so tonight I will try some in a mesh clip.

    I added about 25 lbs of sand ( I lose a lot when I vacuum) and my DIY PVC plant anchors, for the light green, red and tall, thin, dark green plants -

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    The PVC anchor gets buried, fills with water and sand, is very stable and doesn't move when I vacuum. Hallelujah!

    Between the re-do of both tanks and drip acclimating Mr. Pleco, I was a very busy person last Sunday!!!

    Video and photos to come.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 08-12-2014 at 10:54 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  3. #243

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    A few pics of my wild caught BNP and a VERY short video. He is about 4 inches, should grow to 5. He is doing great, eating his Hikari algae wafers and Omega One green seaweed. He is so much more active in the 75 vs the diamond tetra tank. Still won't eat any veggies.


    Attached to his seaweed clip -
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    Hanging out on the front glass -
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    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  4. #244

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    I slowed it down so he could be seen for a bit longer - even with the moonlights on, he was gone 5 seconds after I appeared with the camera -

    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  5. #245

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    It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz In honor of Steelers 5k posts! - Sandz Couldn't give you rep, yet, but you deserve it with your contributions in the Discus/Angel thread.  Thanks! - KevinVA T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Just for you being you! - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Have a Rummy nose for oldtimes sake ;-) - steeler58 Congrats on 2,000 post! - Slaphppy7 Sorry to hear about the loss of your Cat :( - steeler58 
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    He looks great Laura! Nice and full bodied and the bristles are so darn cute! I actually like the slow motion, even the danios fins looked nice and "flowy"
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  6. #246

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Thanks, Judi. He's a good looking boy with some good sized bristles. The other wild caught BNP at the LFS was a bit darker and already had huge bristles. I want to watch him and his bristles grow. I think he was very intimidated by the diamond tetras in the 29 gal. The big male diamond would guard the algae wafer - it was too funny!

    Being a wild caught BNP I thought he was going to be very shy, but he gets along great with my 75 gal inhabitants and they with him.

    And that's the first time I've seen my danios do anything slowly.......LOL!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  7. #247

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Well, I had a major disaster in my 75 gal. I came home Friday from work to a tank with ich. Friday morning everyone looked fine and they all ate their breakfast as usual. I watch my fish when they eat (I do a head count) and I would have noticed if anything was not right.

    No idea where this came from - ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 10, pH stable at 7.2. The only thing I can figure is that they got stressed when I rescaped the tank 2 weeks ago. Everything has seemed fine since then, but maybe it wasn't. Friday morning everyone looked fine and they all ate their breakfast as usual.

    I lost 4 rainbows, 5 gold pristellas and my big scissortail, a total of 10 fish out of 29. Starting Friday night, I slowly raised the tank temp to 86 (I had to take today off, no way could I make it in to work and I wanted to monitor the remaining fish) and will raise it today to 88. Two of the rainbows and 2 of the tetras were covered in spots Friday night (the only fish with any visible spots) and the scissortail got them on Saturday. I think the other 2 rainbows and 3 tetras succumbed to the higher temp or they had the ich in their gills where I couldn't see it, as there were no spots on their bodies. I added an extra airstone and will do a 50% PWC a bit later today. I had no deaths overnight, so hopefully the remaining 4 rainbows, 4 gold pristellas, 7 danios (God they're tough), 3 scissors and Mr. Pleco will make it thru the next 2 weeks of high temp treatment.

    I probably won't be posting much, as I am too worn out and devastated. I can't believe my beautiful rainbows and my biggest scissortail are gone. One of the rainbows and the scissor were from when I originally set this tank up in Dec 2012, been in it for 20 months.

    Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts and wishes.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  8. #248

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    oh Laura.

    I'm so, so sorry to hear of this.

  9. #249

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    I am sorry to hear this too. Hopefully the higher temps will bring it under control and there won't be any more losses.

  10. #250

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    Oh my gosh, this is terrible...and so sudden...I am so sorry this happened, Laura...you take such great care of your fish, I would have never seen this coming

    My sincerest condolences, dear....
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