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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 #951 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 06:15 AM
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Wish there were a DISlike button, cuz' I didn't like reading that last post! I'd take them back, too. At least it's just chasing, and they're keeping those suckers to themselves. I saw first-hand some of the damage they can do with ripping scales and sucking on other fish. . .It's such a shame that they have to be so snarky, though. They're such beautiful fish, and seem so aware of the world around them. I suspect they're pretty smart. . .and you have to give 'em credit - it IS a clever way to survive, lol. Maybe you can trade them in for a testkit! :)

Thanks for posting the videos - OMG! Those little Puffers are. . . just. . . so CUTE! And so is Charlie, lol! Too excited? I think EVERY kid is too excited about everything right now - Christmas is coming!!! *squeeeee!* Funny to watch them battling over the poor little worms. Their 10g is really looking nice, too! Also enjoyed seeing the red-tailed shark, and those gorgeous silver dollars. . . They ARE huge! Wow!
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post #952 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
Yeah, it's a shame about the Chinese Algae Eaters, the LFS has never steered me so wrong before. The 2 employees there that I trust the most both recommended the CAE, even after I said I heard they were mean. They said in the big tank it wouldn't matter (it does, lol)

Eventually I want something else that color, because they really stand out against the dark substrate/driftwood.

Thanks, I really like how the 10 is looking. That old media can come out now, the sponge and sack of substrate. The only reason I haven't removed them is because I didn't have the money for new plants anyway, and I don't want those two big open areas for the puffers. I'll remove them as soon as I buy plants. Then it will look sweet! My LFS is always buy 3 plants, get 1 free, so I'll get two for each puffer tank.

Jodie was lamenting last night how much the Rainbow tank needed plants too, lol. It's always something.

Now that we're all ready for Christmas, we can't wait for it to get here. We had a foot of snow last night, so Charlie wants to go out and make "Frosty the Snowman", and I want to stay in where it is dry and warm.

The Silver Dollars are huge! I'm SO happy the one guy survived his trip out of the tank. Still amazed he made it out a hole the size of the top of a heater.

Damn dirty test kits. I don't trust my interpretation of the colors, especially since I am always on the side of paranoid. I'll probably always worry there is something wrong with my water. Plus, I will hardly feel like royalty if I am testing my own water like the rest of the plebs.

Did you see Charlie pop in at the last second in that video? Hilarious. I'm surprised Jodie didn't fall over.

Now the question is, how do I change the water in my 220, without the ropefish jumping out? It takes over an hour to remove and replace the 70 gallons I need to change, and I don't want to be picking up ropefish and throwing them back in the tank the whole time.

Also, what's the best way to make sure ropefish get food, when they are in a tank with a lot of fast moving eaters? Feed in the dark after the lights go out?

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post #953 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 08:51 AM
I use a turkey baster to feed some of my fish and I use it at work to when I feed the Stingray,Dragon Goby's and dwarf Frogs.It works well.But only with live or frozen food.
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post #954 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
That I would love to see a video of!

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post #955 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 09:35 AM
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Great Video Canadian! I am glad that my puffer isn't the only that seems to pay more attention to me at feeding time then he does of the food going into the tank. LoL I have to move my hand down the tank a lot of the times to get him to follow it and then he sees the food that he missed. Silly lil fish!
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post #956 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Thanks Bored. Jodie made the video. They sure love those white worms. I wasted my money on the freeze dried ones.

I can't believe I have fish that require live and frozen worms. I used to be too lazy for that, I avoided all fish with special diet requirements. Just used blood worms as an occasional treat.

I'm still lazy, but I just had to have those puffers. Glad I got the amazons by mistake the first time, because they were a great addition to the Red Tailed Shark tank.

Playing around with the new camera today. Still learning to deal with the flash (that museum setting sounds amazing, wish I had it Boxer)

Here are the tanks. This is much closer to their natural colors than my old camera took. They're at an angle because otherwise I got a lot of flash glare.

The Rainbow tank looks empty now that those two big ornaments are gone. Can't wait to start planting it.

This is the claw I always recommend for for people with high tanks, short arms, or both like me.

This pic I took the other day, it's that terrarium I bought. Still haven't unwrapped it. Obviously it is not staying in the laundry room.

It's nice to be able to take pictures in the basement again. They never came out with the old camera.
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post #957 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 10:20 AM
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I have never tried the freezes dried ones before as I was told it was best to get them wet (let them soak in water for a lil bit) before feeding them to fish. If I have to do that I figured I might as well go with the frozen ones lol.
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post #958 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
My LFS got some Balas in this week. If they still have some after the holidays, I'll replace the two that died when I had those icky clowns that time.

I hope they get some pea and amazon puffers in again, as I only have 2 of each, and would prefer 3.

I got lucky with the amazons, the LFS told me most of the people who bought them lost them all. I lost one of the three. The other two have always eaten well and seemed healthy.

Still playing with the new camera, trying to figure it out.

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post #959 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 01:02 PM
Thought i'd share some pics i took today of my Aquarium.I just got 3 new plants yesterday.Java Fern,Kyoto,Ozelot.I'm addicted to plants now.They say you get just as addicted to plants as you do fish.Since i can't buy anymore fish i might as well buy plants:)
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post #960 of 1118 Old 12-21-2012, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Looks gorgeous. I hope some of my tanks fill out like that one day. What kind of lights do you have on that tank?

I am jealous! And plants ARE addictive like fish. Damn plants. Always something to buy.

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