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Old 01-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #281
 
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Omg...the face of the one eating the bloodworm in pic2....totally looks like she/he is smiling.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #282
 
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This is the weekly comparison of plant growth etc. Will be a lil less this week thanks to the Mrs and her curtain opening, but still worth a gander. I think anyway

Just planted; 2 weeks ago



1 week ago;



And today;
(lights ran at 4 hours for 3 days and 6 hours for 2 instead of the regular 10 through the week. still good growth though)



The elodea has tangled with the hygrophila polysperma i the cetre, but the hygrophila polysperma has hit the water line and a mm breaching, wheras the elodea has bent, or would be waaaay past it now. All elodea also growig 'branches'/babies that need to be trimmed soon too.


I think my favourite growth though has to be the crypt beckettii on the left side of the tank. Look at that gorgeous growth and leaf spread! The change in 2 weeks is immense. Love it! That that plant is another of those from the puffers natural habitat, well, makes me even happier!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:57 PM   #283
 
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Ok, so this isnt entirely relevant to the puffer thread, but i was somewhat happy/excited, so thought id share.

My Gran was coming round, sent her to the lfs for bloodworm..........she went to the one like 200m away thats a koi specialist..........no bloodworm for my puffers...... durr

So we went together..........Got the bloodworm.....and also some frozen krill and mysis....why not, some of the fish will like it if the puffers dont.. Bit of variety and all that.

Then they had new plants in.......COULD NOT help myself.......


(apologies on the quality-tank is half full as i was mid clean!)

HAD to have them...... Most likely 90% will go in the big tank, and a few in the tank im going to set up tonight/tomorrow etc..the 15G i got with fluval u1 and 15w T8 for $5 #s******s#

Left then went back! need sand for that tank! went in and asked how much for the bag of aquarium sand, as the only sand they had at the other store had a peat mix in it and i didnt want that.... got me the bag from outside.........asked his senior member of staff, who i get on with, she's lovely........

''Oh for you? Just take it!''

WHAT!?!?! Ok then!

This tank is turning out to be the absolute bargain of the century!
(Sand retails for around 20 for the 25kg bag ($30)!!!)

God i love Maidenhead aquatics!
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:11 PM   #284
 
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Good for you, Nile ! I just sent the boy on a sinful run to the fish store. One of them is going to be a platy eater. Probably eat some more but, it's worth it. They've been a curse and I just can't associate with folks who worry about their live bearer babies. Given half a chance, they over run you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #285
 
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I love Maidenhead aquatics, too - AND CRYPTS! Very, very nice :) You're getting phenomenal growth in there, all things considered! I'm so happy for you, the puffy ones, and SO happy that the algae problem was so simple to take care of.

Deal of the century - you're right! You've barely spent anything on that tank. . . so awesome!
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #286
 
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Dude...that's just so unfair. I'm so jealous. Send some LEDs my way, that plant growth is astounding. And all those new plants, too! Lucky.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #287
 
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Good for you, Nile ! I just sent the boy on a sinful run to the fish store. One of them is going to be a platy eater. Probably eat some more but, it's worth it. They've been a curse and I just can't associate with folks who worry about their live bearer babies. Given half a chance, they over run you.
Haha, tbh, from all i know of livebearers, i made my decision VERY quickly that i wanted nothing to do with them! As a whole they are not my favourite fish anyway, but i really couoldnt be dealing with the whole 5>30 fish in a month. People kill em which is fair play, but i couldnt, and so i suppose id have to give em all away free etc/get a predator tank. Food is a different matter.

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I love Maidenhead aquatics, too - AND CRYPTS! Very, very nice :) You're getting phenomenal growth in there, all things considered! I'm so happy for you, the puffy ones, and SO happy that the algae problem was so simple to take care of.

Deal of the century - you're right! You've barely spent anything on that tank. . . so awesome!
Haha total spend for the tank is $5. I plan to fill it with off cuts etc from the other tank and therefore add nothing really! I even have a spare piece of wood that got thrown in with my puffer tank when i bought that! But it's going to be just plants for now. May buy some though....as i want a JUNGLE!!!

Sand is in....much deeper this time for plant growth etc, and is fillling via my pretty eheim water pump at the moment VERY slowly! DID forget though i dont have a heater for it/ have a heater but not sure i trust it etc. We shall see though! DAMMIT....theremometer! Not a big issue with no fishies in, ill just switch em round to check it etc

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Dude...that's just so unfair. I'm so jealous. Send some LEDs my way, that plant growth is astounding. And all those new plants, too! Lucky.
Yeah i'm LOVING the plant growth tbh. And i love the LEDs. Especially at around $45. Bargain in my mind! This new tank has a 15w T8, so will give it a go, see how it does, but its likely if not what i want, i'll get another LED as the tank has cost me nothing so far!

And i know.......LOVING all the new plants..........started sorting out my big tank too for them. Seperated the vallis is there and it looks so much better loosely placed and the fish enjoying swishing between it!

NEED to figure out where to plant the vallisneria asiatica though in the puffer tank............HELP PLEASE!??!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #288
 
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I always think that Vals look best against the back, or in the corner. Since you have that great big peice of DW on the right side of your tank, maybe put 'em on the left and see how they look there? The back left corner looks kind of lonely and empty to me :) Where are you gonna put the purdy new crypts?
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #289
 
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Im with Jes I would put the Vals in the left corner. Then on the left side half way down the tank and the same on then back. Start from the back left corner and come out a lil. If that makes sense?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #290
 
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I agree with your ideas completely kids, and have done this..........



and whole tank;



Thanks for the input
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