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Old 07-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 1077
OOPS! Please excuse .Sometimes read the question without regard to poster. I suffer from a form of AD and seem to think more clearly in the a.m. I,d take it all back if I could REALLY. Good luck with the 20gal. project and rest assured I shall strive to be more attentive. :)
Haha, no worries

Beweeb, Thats so weird Not only that your lfs water is so acidic, but that your rams thrive in your neutral pH. Was the water you tested from the rams tank? Or just any given tank in their store has a pH of 6?

Your ram has beautiful colours!! Thats why I don't want a bolivian ram, they just can't live up to the blue ram. He looks great! I'm surprised, he doesn't seem to care that the pH is not at the correct level. Lol your cory cats are huge too!

How do Rams and guppies get along?? I feared the ram might try to beat the guppies up, but I see you've kept them together. And if I can I would like to move some of my guppies from my ten gallon to this tank.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #12
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most fish just get used to the ph your have im sure not all do but he has
he is one of my healthiest fish :D
i never saw him touch the guppies :)
but he is a bit tarritoryal to the corys (they arnt the smartest)
he sometimes follows my finger across the tank
he is so cool 8)
sorry i am a harable( ) speller
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #13
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Just an update, I've filled the tank. The waters cloudy and I'll probably be moving the tank tomorrow because I don't like how much the water sloshes around when you move to much around the tank... It would probably be ok but it makes me really nervous.

But I got it all set up and it looked really creepy because my lightings crap. I thought I would share.

I'm going to get some live plants soon enough. And hopefully I'll find some moss so I can grow it on the drift wood. That rock can't stay... I don't think at least... My little sister bought it for me and was really excited and wouldn't go to bed until I put it in the tank. But its a very porus rock and didn't pass the vinegar test, so we'll have to see how it effects my pH. I don't know what to tell my sister if its bad though Suppose I'll take her down to the fish shop and let her pick another rock to put in there, this time with my supervision
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:39 AM   #14
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What sorts of live plants are you thinking about? If you're looking for plants that need a ton of light, you'll definitely need to replace the fixture. However, if you're looking at lower-light plants, you could save some dough by using screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs. They're meant to go in those exact type of incandescent fixtures. Most good LFS's I've been to carry them. A good price would be about $10 a bulb. A single tube T8 strip light isn't a whole lot more expensive, but it would have less light output than the two screw-in bulbs. I have a 20g tank that originally came with the dual incandescents, and I replaced them with the screw-in CFL bulbs and have had no problems. I have hornwort, water lettuce and pygmy chain swords growing like crazy in that tank.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #15
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I'm not sure what kind of live plants I'm putting in there yet, I know I'll be transferring some plants from my other tank to this one because they are growing like crazy. But I'm replacing the light fixture as soon as I get paid next week. I was going to buy a lid for my ten gallon. But this is pretty important, those lights get really hot.

I put the filter in it last night and it was running beautifully, then I was hearing drips, and I thought the tank was leaking. It scared the crap out of me, but where the motor and impeller screws into the actual filter (aqua clear 150) it leaks water? I'm not impressed. I have a regent 10-15 gallon filter running on it now so I can hopefully at least start to get it cycled and clear the water up. But unless I figure out how to make it not leak, I'm pretty sure I have to replace the filter.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:42 PM   #16
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I love the wood. The one on the left would make a good "tree". Can't wait to see the tank progress. :D
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jeaninel
I love the wood. The one on the left would make a good "tree". Can't wait to see the tank progress. :D
Thanks!! Thats what I was thinking, my mom picked that one and I was imagining it with moss flowing off it. Lol my sister said it looks like legs, I can see that. I thought it looked like someone pointing "The beach is that wayyy" It'll look really cool once its all done and this tank decides its done giving me a hard time

I'm not looking forward to replacing the filter but I can't have one thats leaking water all the time.
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