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Old 02-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #291
 
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Perfecto! Now I hope they fill in and spread for you - it'll be a thing of beauty! Vals are so NICE. I wish they liked me as much as I like them :)
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #292
 
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I know I've had trouble with them in the other tank. Not died though, just not taken off. Hopefully they will though with new planting arrangement! And I want these too so they grow over the too a lil!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #293
 
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I know I've had trouble with them in the other tank. Not died though, just not taken off. Hopefully they will though with new planting arrangement! And I want these too so they grow over the too a lil!
Nile do you have soft water? When I had Vals they grew pretty well as I stated before but they do best in hard water. My water is running about 7 in one tank and 5 in another. Vals are pretty plants for sure!

Any new news on this tank??
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #294
 
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Well, i've not spent as much time this week on this tank, hence the lack of posts etc as have been doing some serious work on my 55. There was a multitude of problems there that needed to be sorted etc and so thats been my focus.

Not a lots 'happened' so much, the vallisneria asiatica have been a bit of a nightmare. Getting to to stay rooted! They are so floaty and i wanted the sand quite shallow on this tank. It's approx 1.2-1.5 inches, which is fine for all the stems etc, but i seem to have got it sorted with a bit of persistence. If it doesnt work this time, i'm going to improvise an anchor to help.

Apart from that, tomorrow evening i will post up the weekly update etc. The red ludwiga has taken off quite a bit through this week, which has been nice to watch, as it was much slower settling than the hygro it appears.

I'll hrow some pics too, not the best, but meh, i like em



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Old 02-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #295
 
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In the second picture, you can actually see sand on the leaves etc, this has been a constant recently, as ive been putting little bits in, a lot for the anchoring of the vallis! It's so hard trying to scrunch it up super tight and not spill any!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #296
 
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Oh, and they do NOT want to eat frozen krill. Tried it tonight....even went as far as suctioning with the pipette and faking some movement.....had a bite and spat it. Wouldn't come back! Pretty limited to Bloodworm atm with occasional snails. Will try mysis tomorrow and see about that. Just wanted to vary it slightly etc. Can't find black worms anywhere either. Been thinking about culture of them.....
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #297
 
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Culturing blackworms is been pretty easy for me. I have been doing it for awhile.

I have a small tote umm think it is 12quarts. I have sand in as a substrate with about half an inch of water above that. Then I drilled a hole big enough for an airline to go though so I could have an air stone in the water for them. I dont have a heater but the water stays about 72 which is fine for them. I throw a small amount of food in there for them. Once its gone I give them more. I feed them about once a week. Usually use algae wafers or some fish flakes. I also have one acute bladder snail in there that cleans the substrate. I started out with a 1/4 ounce of blackworms about umm a couple months ago and still have that amount if not more. I feed my puffer them on occasion and my scarlet badis as well. I have 4 other worm cultures for my scarlet badis soo they get a variety off foods. I had pellets for them by my dog ate them before I could get them use to them. LoL need to go buy some more.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #298
 
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Shush, those are great shots! Love 'em! Are the Puffer's eyes actually bluish? Krill is a funny thing - most of my fish have not really cared for it, either. Wonder why?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #299
 
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Aye, i wonder too. Though now i have a full pack of cubes that i have no use for. Joy!

Oh their eyes chesh! they are soooooooooo gorgeous! They are the brightest blue! They are stunning! Its one of my favourite parts of them!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #300
 
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Darn busy schedules. tank update tomorrow!
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