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Old 01-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #71
 
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Totally...

after all the plant threads on here lately, I researched online and seriously to get a lower wattage but higher kelvin bulb takes work. of course, i'm going for compact flourescents but still. i'm thinking about paying an arm and a leg for shipping just so i can get the low wattage full spectrum bulb i found online that's like three bucks.
You are in the same boat I am in. Also, regarding the distance to go to Lowes. Ours is definitely 25 minutes or so. I rather pay the extra then have to drive down there. I've got to start working again in the candle shop (not a store but workshop at home). I was supposed to get back on Tuesday but I have been driving into town both Tuesday and Wednesday for fish stuff! That is the bad thing about having your own business....easy to slide from working....unless of course there are order deadlines. My love for candles has definitely turned into a job. I still have some passion though for them, but the profit is not too good yet. It is a trememdous amount of work.

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:45 AM   #72
 
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Which ones are you going to get and from where? I must have missed that part. I am going to get the ones online at Petco. They are on sale for a little over $9.00 each.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #73
 
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Its just so odd, cause I always found the florescent's tubs and screw ins, in Colorado, Overseas and here now...are ya'll sure to look on these hidden bottom shelves too? Cause the screw ins I first didn't find neither until after lil 'digging' around at the store.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:56 AM   #74
 
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Its just so odd, cause I always found the florescent's tubs and screw ins, in Colorado, Overseas and here now...are ya'll sure to look on these hidden bottom shelves too? Cause the screw ins I first didn't find neither until after lil 'digging' around at the store.

Hi, I looked and looked and then I had someone called over that worked the electrical section and he said they do not carry them. He referred me to a pond and aquarium store near the Lowes we have here. I have never been to that aquarium store. I am not sure if they have fish but they may. Someday, it may be worth the drive. I need to look them up again online to see exactly what they have in the way of fish. We are really limited on fish supply up here. The only store right now other than Petco and PetsMart is Aquarium Solutions which has good fish it seems. The owner is very nice, experienced and personable. The other two stores are just saltwater stores. Evergreen Pets just closed do to the owner passing away. I finally went there for the first time and there was a note posted on the door. Not sure if they are going to be able to reopen. I have never been in there but I have heard good things about the store. This is one thing I miss about San Diego....our fish stores! We had some good ones down there. I much prefer it up here though. I looked in the book for Coeur d' Alene and Post Falls which is right next to us and nothing came up! Maybe later down the road when I get more experienced I should open up a fish store and quit candles. In my dreams.

Thanks for all your help. :)

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #75
 
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How messed up indeed

Heck yea own your own fish store.....priceless....I think that'd be one of the first careers in my life where I do NOT wanna leave work lol
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #76
 
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Update: I hadn't seen no more spots since last Sun. I been keeping the temp up and meds still going. Will stop meds on Sat which will make it 1 week after I seen no more signs.
Contrary to my first impression about the 1 rummy 'acting up' all are doing just fine now, no signs of nothing, all act good.
I think at this time and point its safe to say I battled it well and its over, specially cause of my 1st ich experience I'm extremely happy about that.

Now back and on to the stocking of the tanks FINALLY lol
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #77
 
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Just curious as to why you are keeping up the medications for so long...
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:58 AM   #78
 
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All I found online suggested 4-5 days after visible signs are gone. Me being ick paranoid by now, I'll follow that suggestion, plus honestly I can NOT tell you whether or not the ALBION cory's have had or do have any white spots, simply can not see it
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #79
 
ich is not a big problem, if that is your case, for all hobbyist ich will eventually come sooner or later, treating it is just way to easy.

here are the 1,2,3s...

1.raise temperature to 86F (ich will spawn in high temperature, which means leaving the host a.k.a your fish)
2.use aquarium salt, or copper safe from mardel (it doesn't stain tank), these will only work when ich is spawning which means is not attached on your fish
3. week later do a 50% water change (make sure temp is stable)


finally, to prevent anymore ich happening, make sure.

1. no rapid water temp change, (THE MAIN CAUSE OF ICH INFECTION)
2. tank too dirty can cause too
3. when get new fish observer for a week before adding to the tank

i'm sure these are things are probably on your ich medication treatment directions, but i speak from experience, and it ain't a big deal ;)
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:06 PM   #80
 
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No I can NOT raise my temp to 86F cause not all fish I house would tolerate that, so pls be careful handing out these advises not knowing what's in someone's tank

Also I can not add salt, that would flat out kill some of the fish I have too, again pls be careful handing out these advises not knowing what's in someone's tank

As far as your prevention goes: I actually carried it into my tank from plants that were soaked, but apparently not long-well enough
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