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  1. #1

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    Well after haggling my dad and doing some chores for him he finally decided to order my Apistogramma trifasciata pair :D Unfortunately I did not get the pair from WetSpotTropicalFish. I got the pair online, on Aquabid, from a seller named "Apistodave". Has anyone ordered from him before? I'm curious as to if he sells healthy fish or not. The pair are two sexed fish, male and female, at 1 inch in length. From his videos in the auction page his fish seem very brightly colored, and quite healthy. His tank has a horrible algae issue but I'm sure that's just because its a breeder tank and he does not mind the algae. Once again does anyone know if Apistodave sells healthy fish?? I should be confirming the payment in the next couple days. I'm going with priority shipping because my stingy dad doesn't want to pay $40 for over-night (the main reason I did not order from WSTF) so hopefully by next friday or weekend I should have the pair :D

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    I've heard the name once or twice before with a good rep. For me coloured apistos in a well algaed tank is a double reason to buy. Apistos do very well with leaf litter and algae.

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    Thanks so much :D I'm really happy to have finally purchased them. I'm going to be adding a couple clay pot caves to my 10 gallon tomorrow. Hopefully they like their temporary home until their 20 is up and cycled. I'd have it set up and cycling now but I don't have the rubber feet for the bottom of the canister filter as well as other replacement parts so I can't really set up the filter. I read through his reviews. Out of about 1500 he only has literally 10 negative reviews. They're really horrible reviews but he has literally 1000+ of really good ones so I'm hoping all works out.

    I'm a bit worried now after reading that the species I purchased is a soft water apisto. My water is sort of neutral, around 7.6. I've also read that captive bred apistos are more tolerable so hopefully with this pair being captive bred they'll be able to handle my water.

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    It appears that neither of your tanks are yet cycled, so watch your ammonia in the holding tank carefully. Do very large water changes, even daily if ammonia levels are detected and try and keep it below 0.2 ppm (remember, the levels climb over night and during the day when you are away and should never go above 0.25 ppm.) You can speed up the cycling in the 'future' tank by raising the temperature to 80/82 F and adding a bubbler of some type. Your water isn't neutral at all nor close to neutral - 7.6 is basic. Leaf litter will help some but just keep it stable. Hardness is not an issue most times unless the fish are wild or one is attempting to breed the fish.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    No no, my 10 gallon IS cycled. And being that the fish are an inch or under and inch they'll be fine in my cycled 10 gallon already. The 10 gallon they're going into has be established now for at least 6 months. Thanks for the advice on cycling. I'm pretty sure I got everything all down :D The seller emailed me this morning (Which was surprising considering today is Easter) and I confirmed my order. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow the payment should be confirmed and they'll be shipped out soon there after.

    And yeah.. I wish I still lived at my old house, fish keeping was easier there, water was completely neutral. Always had a pH of 7... Now that I live on a rivers edge and their's been all this wet weather and there was problems at the water company due to storms the pH has risen. Hopefully my apistos can adapt. They're captive bred so I'm hoping they'll be more tolerable.
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    That's nice! I wanted to keep trifasciata apistos sometime back too but I just couldn't find any.

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    Yeah it was really difficult to find them. There was always a couple of them for sale on Aquabid but the sellers had bad reps or the fish were too expensive for my liking. Finally found this pair though. Just rescaped the 10 gallon and added the flower pots i've been cleaning for the past few days. Can't wait to get my new little guys :D

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    Just made the payment for my two apistos. :D hopefully the seller is quick and ships them out tomorrow or early this week. I should have them hopefully before the end of my spring break on the 8th.

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    UPDATE: Actually just got an email from the seller(damn this guy is a quick replier) He says they'll ship out wednesday so hopefully by next weekend I should have them :D

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    Appistodave is a very smart and knowlegable guy. I have had talks with him via email many a time trying to locate things for fry and such. Great guy. You should have a great experience dealing with him.

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