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post #11 of 28 Old 01-06-2009, 07:10 PM
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Huh, well that'd be nice. The only Petco near me is an aquatic hell and I refuse to spend money in their store.
Same here. I wont buy any of their feeder fish cause they are taken care of the worst.

Not to mention i always see 1 dead fish in every tank.And no one ever helps me at petco. No matter how long i stand there staring down the employees
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post #12 of 28 Old 01-06-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,
I got a filter today. Its a Top Fin Power Filter 10. I thought my fry would get sucked up the filter post so I got a filter bag and just rubber banded it on. I think that will work. For my 10 gallon, I got a Hornwort plant thats HUMUNGUS!! It was only $2.39!!! I'm going to let it settle for a couple of days and then I'm going to "frag" it like coral. The lady said I could so I am lol. I think that will provide good housing and protection for the baby fry.
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post #13 of 28 Old 01-07-2009, 08:30 PM
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Ok so I found some terracotta pots and im gonna break em up and put them in the 2 gal. Do little baby fish like going under things like that? Because if they don't I don't want to stick it in. I want their experience to be superb in their new, big world lol. My female guppy got really BIG last night. I don't know how long till the fry will come. I noticed that she was pregnant on around December 10.... its been 28 days and I think that is the gestation period. That's what all the websites say. I think tomorrow im going to put my female guppy in the tank breeder that my bother has. Just in case. Any advice like am I doing anything wrong?? Thanks!
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post #14 of 28 Old 01-07-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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sorry about that. the post from dallops_of_polyps was accidently me. He didnt sign out of the forum AGAIN! so yah thta was me sorry...
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post #15 of 28 Old 01-07-2009, 09:04 PM
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Try a fake grass plant. its really small grass things that u can put at the bottom of the tank. I got it and it worked perfectly for my 20gallon fancy guppy breading tank. It worked so well that the tank quickly became overpopulated and i decided to dump all inhabitants in the oscar tank :D

i felt bad about it :(
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post #16 of 28 Old 01-08-2009, 07:20 AM
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The fry will appreciate any kind of cover. If you remove the female after she gives birth, and you should, they won't have any predators in the tank with them but they will still like the cover.

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post #17 of 28 Old 01-08-2009, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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thanks you! I'm going to cut the hornwort today so its just a little bit of real plants. I have a low-lying fake plant in there now. im also going to put the female in the breeder. i wil post some pics of her once shes in the little tank. im going to get the water tested for stuff first. Ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, etc.. any other suggestions?
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post #18 of 28 Old 01-08-2009, 07:54 AM
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If you've got any kind of flow control on your filter turn it as far down as you can.

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post #19 of 28 Old 01-08-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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there is no flow control, it just sucks water up and it flows out og a waterfall-like thing (i know, very descriptive) its not too strong so i think im good
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post #20 of 28 Old 01-10-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I just ran into a problem. My guppies are used to a temperature of 78 degrees F and I stuck the thermometer in the 2 gallon and it is almost 5 degrees colder that what she's used to. I need to put the light on the aquarium, but heres the problem. I cant find it!!! Should I get a makeshift light or will she adapt and be fine? I need advice ASAP because the babies are due any day now!

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