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post #21 of 75 Old 09-02-2011, 10:13 PM
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Yeah...saw some like that at my Petsmart too. In fact...that is where I got one of mine and it did great. When they are that tiny it's really cool to watch them grow cause they do grow fast in the beginning. I also had an albino that was really cool. I hope once I am out of school and can afford another BIG tank I can do a really nice bichir tank with some of the larger bichirs.
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Yeah...saw some like that at my Petsmart too. In fact...that is where I got one of mine and it did great. When they are that tiny it's really cool to watch them grow cause they do grow fast in the beginning. I also had an albino that was really cool. I hope once I am out of school and can afford another BIG tank I can do a really nice bichir tank with some of the larger bichirs.
Big tanks + big bichirs = best tank ever :D


Alright guys, I've finish the plywood and it's now under the tank. I've soaked and brushed the tree root decoration and the sand is in, the filter is ready to go when I load up the tank with water. I'll be posting pictures soon~

Also, since my Malaysian driftwood is too big to boil, how long should I have them soaking in really hot water?
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post #23 of 75 Old 09-03-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures~ Some look bluer because I was messing around with the camera settings.

The filter didn't work when I turned it on. D: Tried to tinker with it, but the motor thingy didn't start at all. Will turning it in for a replacement tomorrow.
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Also, since my Malaysian driftwood is too big to boil, how long should I have them soaking in really hot water?


Will they fit in your dishwasher?


If so run them through there at least 6 times on the heavy duty cycle.


Not sure if it helped but I filled the soap dispenser with salt.
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Coming along nicely
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post #26 of 75 Old 09-04-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Will they fit in your dishwasher?


If so run them through there at least 6 times on the heavy duty cycle.


Not sure if it helped but I filled the soap dispenser with salt.
What a great idea! I'm sure they would fit in my dishwasher. Thanks Strand. :D



On another note, is anyone near Canton/Akron Ohio selling any C. cornuta Water Sprite? Petsmart and Pet Supplies Plus doesn't have any. D:
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Got back from Pet Supplies Plus to return the filter, but they were out of stock on the particular one I had, so I'll have to wait until Wednesday to get the replacement. D:

I figure though that since I'm going to do the plant cycle, that I can get the plants tomorrow or Tuesday, and get my baby Bichirs the same day I get the filter. Does that sound okay?
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I'd set it up and add all the plants then let the tank establish for at least a week.


Check all your levels and go from there.
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post #29 of 75 Old 09-05-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Alright everyone, went to a different Pet Supplies Plus today and got a new Magnum Canister Filter. Works like a charm. Also picked up two Java Ferns and an Amazon Sword from Petsmart. I put the driftwood, plants, and a few of the river rocks in the tank, didn't finish on the rocks though. I'll probably be posting pictures tomorrow. :D

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post #30 of 75 Old 09-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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Did you do the dishwasher method???
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