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02-14-2014, 01:55 AM #641
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
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02-14-2014, 02:58 AM #642
02-14-2014, 03:53 AM #643
What I had was an emperor. Hence - Napoleon. I think I was too green and so was the tank. Never should have gotten him. He was a gorgeous fish - black and white striped. Have since learned they are a bit touchy. He seemed fine - then ended up dead one day.
Adding this Royal to a nice, established tank. I probably should have waited until the Rena was fully seeded but the water has been testing great so I thought I'd better get him while I could. Generally his plecos are so small. This guy has nice size. Fingers crossed. I paid too much, no doubt, but .... what ya going to do? Iowa isn't exactly a hot bed of fish stores so sometimes it's availability over cost :o(
Actually I spoke with Sandz today (me and JudiJ :o0 ) and he said it would be a good choice, that I would be looking at 7 - 8 inches. NOW, however, I'm reading profiles and they say they will get much larger. So ... I hope he'll be okay in this tank. If he gets too big, I guess I'll have to trade him in ... which for me, will be hard because I get too attached.
Anyway, this is NOT him but this is what he looks like - same tail - only he's a big darker and the stripes less bold.
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02-14-2014, 04:28 AM #644
Royal, emperor... monarchical either way. ;P
Yep, you've got about 13" of fun right there: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=151
02-14-2014, 04:55 AM #645
02-14-2014, 05:56 AM #646
Well clearly if he gets too big for the tank you'll just have to get a bigger tank. It's really the best scenario for everyone.~Manna
10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
90 gallon fw community in progress
02-14-2014, 03:06 PM #647
He's doing well. He seems to have found a hiding spot behind a vertical rock on the driftwood which means he hasn't tried to chase my little clown out of his established spot. We'll hope they continue to get along.
Oh almost forgot. Checked ammonia and nitrates just before feeding. Still showing a trace of ammonia, again, I'm assuming it's because i lost a little BB when I switched filters and anticipate that will clear up within a week or so. The good news is that nitrates are only 20ppm, much lower than they normally would have been at the end of the week without a mid week W/C. Clearly the increased filtration is making some impact simply because the nitrates that were trapped in the HOB are absent. I'll have to get a lot further in to this experiment before I can draw any conclusions on the change to all ceramic media in the canisters with only the PFS as my mechanical filtration.
But - so far so good.
Last edited by fishmommie; 02-14-2014 at 03:11 PM.
02-14-2014, 03:15 PM #648
02-14-2014, 03:19 PM #649
02-14-2014, 03:31 PM #650
Sounds like a plan, keep us updated...don't let the GK's wear you out so much that you are too tired to do your PWC, lol