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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #811 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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He was up inside an ornament with the other two, but for some reason we couldn't see him, he blended in more I guess. Don't know if he was in there the whole time, we had checked it a couple of times previously.

I lifted that thing right out of the water and they still didn't want to come out. The stick out there fins to hold on.


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post #812 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Charlie is much better today guys, thanks. His fever went down over night. We kept him home from school today, just in case.

He still has no appetite, and we've made all his favorite foods, but he hasn't puked all day, and he has not had a fever.
He FINALLY asked for food. Pizza, go figure.

Then he passed out halfway through eating it:



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post #813 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 04:12 PM
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lol! I KNEW that sucker was in there somewhere! SO glad you found him - ALIVE! He - and the other two - are really PRETTY!

I wish you lived closer, I'd love to come over and do a portrait series . . . on your fish tanks. You have so many neat fish in that house... Plus? My husband is a tattoo artist. Not sure if you have any skin left, but I bet you two would get along, lol! We have a live-bearer tank in our tattoo studio that his clients swear help ;)
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post #814 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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lol! I KNEW that sucker was in there somewhere! SO glad you found him - ALIVE! He - and the other two - are really PRETTY!

I wish you lived closer, I'd love to come over and do a portrait series . . . on your fish tanks. You have so many neat fish in that house... Plus? My husband is a tattoo artist. Not sure if you have any skin left, but I bet you two would get along, lol! We have a live-bearer tank in our tattoo studio that his clients swear help ;)
Now I just have to find the small spotted raphael in the Silver Dollar tank. Haven't seen him since we brought him home either.


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post #815 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 04:22 PM
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LOL! I'm really hoping I don't have this problem when I put my loaches in the 55. . . I'd be a nervous wreck if I lost one of my babies! Good luck with that one. . . Perhaps you should reconsider the cats. They seem to be a sneaky lot!
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Forgot to add - REALLY glad the little one is feeling better! I'd have kept him home today, too. Hopefully the extra day plus the entire weekend of rest will have him 100% by Monday. Poor thing. Sick kids are so. . . pathetic!
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post #817 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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LOL! I'm really hoping I don't have this problem when I put my loaches in the 55. . . I'd be a nervous wreck if I lost one of my babies! Good luck with that one. . . Perhaps you should reconsider the cats. They seem to be a sneaky lot!
I know, I considered bringing them back earlier today, before we found him. I have a natural piece of driftwood shaped like a cave. I think it was probably a knot in the wood. It's not on the video, but I think all 3 are jammed in there now. One is sticking his head out. At least now I can see them a bit, and if I ever want to find them, I just have to move a few pieces of driftwood. There are NO ornaments in there now, just one fake plant, and a few pieces of driftwood. Can't wait until be get some live plants in there. We bought it used for my birthday last February (which is when and why I joined the forum) so the bulbs must be crap, I'll need new ones before I can add plants.

Oh, and there's a diver in there. Charlie loves divers, he thinks they are astronauts.
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but we love him.

I'm glad we got rid of the other ornaments. They came with the tank.



They're the big ones on the far left and the far right. The one on the right is where all the catfish were. This was when the tank just had platies and dainos.

They ornaments are hideous. They came with the used tank. They also take up a lot of swimming room.

Did you see the size of that one catfish in the video? I wish I had a camera that records with night vision. Our video monitor was no good through the glass. The only time we see them in action is for 2 minutes after we ruin their peace and uncover them.


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post #818 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
ARGH. 20 minutes on the dot and it wouldn't let me edit my last post.

This is the tank now:







This is the "cave" they are in. You can't see in the pics, but they're in there.


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post #819 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Forgot to add - REALLY glad the little one is feeling better! I'd have kept him home today, too. Hopefully the extra day plus the entire weekend of rest will have him 100% by Monday. Poor thing. Sick kids are so. . . pathetic!
I'm pathetic when I'm sick too, lol. He is still passed out. Hopefully he'll eat something when he wakes up.

Can anyone identify what is going on with my driftwood?

First it went dark brown, now there is white stuff:









You can see the difference in color between the bottom and the top.



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post #820 of 1118 Old 11-30-2012, 09:11 PM
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glad you found fish, the other one has gone missing?? probably hiding as well..
lesson: I guess it would pay to really REALLY check out ornaments, driftwood, and the like before taking them out of a tank permanently...
Glad kid is feeling better
nothing like chicken noodle soup. it is the best
ginger ale,
zweibach also was nice, but unfortunately no longer available.
and, sorry, no idea what is wrong with driftwood

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