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post #31 of 113 Old 02-26-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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P.S plant list so far:
ludwigia repens
hemianthus callitrichoides
blyxa japonica
rotala rotundifolia
lemna minor
utricularia graminifolia
echinodorus tenellus
anubias coffeefolia
hope i didn't forget any...
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post #32 of 113 Old 03-04-2010, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Update on the tank, last plants are in and now all i need to do is wait for them to grow :)
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post #33 of 113 Old 03-04-2010, 02:29 AM
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Looks fantastic! I love the aquascape.

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post #34 of 113 Old 03-04-2010, 12:55 PM
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Agree, very well done. After a couple months when those plants have spread a bit, wow. Good work.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #35 of 113 Old 03-07-2010, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Got an update on the fish:
The angelfish are gone to a new home as are the gurami.
The swordtail died(guess old age as they showed no signs of trouble).
So i am left with:
29 neon tetra(going to buy 21 more to have 50)
4 boesemani
5 tiger barbs that i never see anymore, they always play in the back of the tank where the plants are
1 betta female
1 ancistrus(that needs to go to)
3 aymonieri tlat alos must go as they dont do their job anymore.
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post #36 of 113 Old 03-08-2010, 03:13 AM
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Probably best for the CAE's to go since they're grumps anyway, but why are you getting rid of the ancistrus? Nice looking fish if you ask me.

Gonna add more rainbows, maybe?

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post #37 of 113 Old 03-08-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Gonna get 1 more rainbow and 21 neons. That's gonna be it. I kinda like the nonbusy look of the tank.
Ancistrus is nice but he is already unrooting my plants and i can only imagine what he will do when he's 10-15 cm big... Chaos!
Not sure how i'm gonna get the ancistrus and aymonieri out but... if anyone has a good idea i'm all ears!
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post #38 of 113 Old 03-09-2010, 01:13 AM
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You could try the bottle-capture method. Take a disposable plastic water bottle and cut the top 1/3rd or so off. Unscrew the lid from this and insert it back down into the bottle, lid side facing into the bottle. Put some food that attracts the fish you're trying to catch into it and sink it in the tank near the fish. They should swim into the device but aren't able to figure out how to escape. With all of those other fish you're likely to catch some fish other than the ones you're after but it should eventually work.

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post #39 of 113 Old 03-09-2010, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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I did try to bottle trick a few days ago but i always ended up with neon tetras inside and the ancistrus was just swiming at the entrance of the bottle BUT never got near entered. As for the 3 grumps they never even got close to it.
Someone suggested on another forum i visit to harpoon them with a needle glued to a long piece of steel rod but i find that a bit extreme as i dont want the fish dead i just want them out of my tank.
A way will be found to get them out in 1 piece, it's just eluding me right now.
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post #40 of 113 Old 03-09-2010, 02:30 AM
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...Harpoon them? That's pretty much textbook "animal cruelty" if you ask me.

Sometimes you just have to bit the bullet and pull out all of the decor. Two big nets can work wonders in an empty tank.

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