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post #51 of 99 Old 01-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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Looks as tho one of your rasboras lost a contact lens and there all chipping in to find it!
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post #52 of 99 Old 02-06-2013, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update..

Its been almost 4 weeks with the little Harlequins in QT, no issues whats so ever. Perfectly healthy and happy. (Still want to get 3 more females though to spread the boy's attentions a bit more. They aren't TOO bad, Just want to give the ladies a break ^,^).

That is.. Until last night, 2 days shy of 4 weeks, the heater in that tank decided to stop working (It's a brand new heater too, maybe less than 2 weeks old). I'm glad I'm paranoid about checking my thermometers. The water temp. started dropping and fast. So around 1:00 AM last night I sat there acclimating the Harleys for the big tank. They weren't happy campers.

That being said, woke up this morning and they seemed to have settled back down a bit. Lots of exploring though it looks like. They look so small in a 55 =)

Going to get a new heater, do a thorough cleaning of the quarantine tank, and work on getting my next group of fish. I'm thinking the Cardinals are next, That's if I can find them on the smaller side/juvenile-ish, I'd prefer not to start off with the "Jumbo" ones that everyone carries. Possibly 3 female Harlequins as well.

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post #53 of 99 Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 AM
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that is one awesome tank.

sure sound like things are progressing nicely if not outstandingly.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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that is one awesome tank.

sure sound like things are progressing nicely if not outstandingly.
Thank you very much! =) A bit of research can go a long long way it seems!
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post #55 of 99 Old 02-06-2013, 02:25 PM
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It looks lovely! I'm also paranoid about checking temps, very happy you caught it in time, and to hear that the little lovelies are doing so well! Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see where you go next!!! Personally, I'd just up the Rasa population, rather than adding another small shoaler - just think of how amazing a gigantic shoal of ONE fish looks. :) But that's just what *I* like, good luck with your Cardinals, hope you find some super healthy ones! OH! And if you can't return the heater, call the company. I've had heater issues quite like yours, and had them replaced by the company for free.
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It looks lovely! I'm also paranoid about checking temps, very happy you caught it in time, and to hear that the little lovelies are doing so well! Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see where you go next!!! Personally, I'd just up the Rasa population, rather than adding another small shoaler - just think of how amazing a gigantic shoal of ONE fish looks. :) But that's just what *I* like, good luck with your Cardinals, hope you find some super healthy ones! OH! And if you can't return the heater, call the company. I've had heater issues quite like yours, and had them replaced by the company for free.
Thanks =D. I considered doing one big group, Not going to lie I do like how all your Jellybeans look swimming around together. But I like having a variety. Like watching a little underwater city, with all these different kinds of fish coexisting in their own little world. I also wanted a bunch of different colors in the tank. Bit of a fan of bright colors.

And they better take back the heater. I've spent so much on their website its crazy. That and their stupid heater could have killed all my little fish! I would have raged.
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Why can we only click the like button once!!!! Awsome tank! Beautiful shoal going on!
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Why can we only click the like button once!!!! Awsome tank! Beautiful shoal going on!
They seem to enjoy playing follow the females . I would like to add 3-4 more (there are only 2).
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post #60 of 99 Old 02-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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i just hope my next 1 will be as goodlooking as youv got yours

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