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  1. #401

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    It is a cute tank, even though it is a bit fuzzy.
    Thank you!...the fish seem fine to me, temp is good (79), water parameters are good, etc...

    Flooding here today, if it ever stops, may venture to the LFS to get a snail...
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  2. #402

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    That storm passed through here last night and this morning. It didn't last long, but it was crazy while it was going on.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  3. #403

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    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    That storm passed through here last night and this morning. It didn't last long, but it was crazy while it was going on.
    It was crazy here too...couldn't sleep with all the lightning and thunder....I've gotten about 5" in the last 24 hr at my house...thinking last year's drought is over (?), for us anyway
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  4. #404

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    Just Because - Surfdog A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 
    Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 
    cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 
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    I don't think we got nearly that much rain, maybe 1-2 inches, but the lighting, wind, and hail were impressive. Now it is 80F and shiny outside, gotta love Texas.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
    TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    I don't think we got nearly that much rain, maybe 1-2 inches, but the lighting, wind, and hail were impressive. Now it is 80F and shiny outside, gotta love Texas.
    Yep...still a good chance tomorrow for more, but Sunday is supposed to be nice...sun FINALLY comig out here
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  6. #406

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    TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
    TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger 
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    Hi everyone,
    I have a question about adding stones/pebbles/rocks to my 10 gallon tank.

    I hope I'm not about to get into trouble here...but...a few summers ago we took a family vacation to Big Bend State Park, in west Texas...and near the Rio Grande river, some small rocks and smooth pebbles somehow got into Lauren's (yeah, I'm gonna blame her) backpack and made it home with us...they are quite plain when they are dry, but beautiful colors come through on some of them when they are wet...

    If you've seen pics of our little tank earlier in this thread, we now have a small "glow in the dark" cave thingy on one side near the front of the tank, and a Spongebob pineapple on the other...we are thinking of replacing these with the more natural looking stones/pebbles..nothing big or major, maybe just a couple of arrangements of these on either side...

    My question is, is this safe to do?...should I be concerned about any chemicals or other stuff that may be on/in these rocks that could cause our fish problems?...is there a way to "test" the stones?...they came from an all-natural environment, of course, but I don't want to cause any problems in the tank by doing this...

    Thanks for reading and all replies!
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  7. #407

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    Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 
    cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 
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    Well, since they came from a state park (shame shame ) a few summers ago, I don't think there would be anything on them that would hurt your tank. Depending on the type of rock, it could change your pH. To check, pour some vinegar on them and if they fizzle, they will raise the pH, or you could put them in a bucket of water for several days and check the pH periodically and see if it fluctuates. If not, give them a good scrub and put them in your tank.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  8. #408

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    Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ 
    TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
    TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Well, since they came from a state park (shame shame ) a few summers ago, I don't think there would be anything on them that would hurt your tank. Depending on the type of rock, it could change your pH. To check, pour some vinegar on them and if they fizzle, they will raise the pH, or you could put them in a bucket of water for several days and check the pH periodically and see if it fluctuates. If not, give them a good scrub and put them in your tank.
    Shame, shame??...I told you LAUREN did it, not me !

    I always love lugging home luggage that is heavier than when we left, on Amtrack nonetheless...

    Thanks HB1, we actually have them in a big jar of water right now, to check out the colors, and I was actually wondering about the ph...

    We'll take your advice and post a pic or two later...might not place the stones 'til I do my WWC Saturday...

    Ciao!
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    Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ 
    TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
    TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Here are some pics of those rocks we are thinking about putting in the tank:



    {img}http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...ppy7/rock2.jpg {/img]



    I swear I see a coprolite in there...which would be WAY cool...

    PH on these after soaking a day was 7.6

    Anyone know what we're looking at?

    Thanks for viewing
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 05-14-2013 at 11:41 PM.
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    7.6ph is standard city tap water as far as I know, it's the same here where I live, was the same in the Keys, Philadelphia and Montreal as well. None of the rocks I see in your photo should alter your tanks balance. What they will do is provide additional area for the beneficial bacteria you want in the tank. Seeing your signature it looks to me that your tank is maxed on what a 10G can handle. I have a 10G for my Beta, he shares it with 6 neons, as a result, 0 ammonia always and very, very slow build up of Nitrates. I did not read all the posts but it looks to me that you have picked up loads of info here already and are well on your way to tackling your next project with confidence. Good luck and a belated welcome to the Forum...
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