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post #51 of 73 Old 12-04-2008, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for comments guys.. yer the BN are too thourough on my tank haha the algae cant keep up with them now haha.. i got the lights going full power all day to make algae haha.. they dont seem to like algae wafers :S
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post #52 of 73 Old 12-04-2008, 11:25 PM
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You may want to supplement his diet with spinach. My guy loves it.
He would never touch the algae wafers offered. He loves the spinach so much I had to stop giving it to him. He began liking the spinach more than the algae. If the algae ever stops growing (ha! like that's ever going happen) I'll reintroduce the spinach. I'd put it in a seaweed clip and he'd attach to it in less than two minutes.

Do you have any driftwood in the tank? They love to gnaw on it and I believe it's an essential part of their diet. Someone else will have to confirm this....

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post #53 of 73 Old 12-05-2008, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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You may want to supplement his diet with spinach. My guy loves it.
He would never touch the algae wafers offered. He loves the spinach so much I had to stop giving it to him. He began liking the spinach more than the algae. If the algae ever stops growing (ha! like that's ever going happen) I'll reintroduce the spinach. I'd put it in a seaweed clip and he'd attach to it in less than two minutes.

Do you have any driftwood in the tank? They love to gnaw on it and I believe it's an essential part of their diet. Someone else will have to confirm this....
i have heard that the timber is good for there digestion.. yer ill try spinch or zuchini tonight.. also will my BN die if there is no timber to chew.. because i have been offered a 4ft tank for nothing so i dont really want to by i 4cm peace of driftwood for a small tank because i wont use it in the larger one..
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post #54 of 73 Old 12-05-2008, 12:40 AM
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I'm not sure that he'll die but he will be much healthier with it as part of his diet. Too bad you're not closer...I could easily break off a chunk of mine for you. If you want, PM me your address...I'm known for my generousity. Just ask my nephews....

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post #55 of 73 Old 12-07-2008, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure that he'll die but he will be much healthier with it as part of his diet. Too bad you're not closer...I could easily break off a chunk of mine for you. If you want, PM me your address...I'm known for my generousity. Just ask my nephews....
haha truelly.. i dont think thet will work as im in Australia.. :S
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post #56 of 73 Old 12-08-2008, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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just a quick update everyone.. just letting you know since i have had my two BN in the tank my shrimp and tank have never looked as good as they do.. last night i could see about 15-20 bright red shrimp out in the open eating fish flakes and both my BN were eating a carrot slice.. i cant believe how addicting these things are.. a friend of mine mentioned that he had a 4ft tank in his shed but the bottom has a crack in it.. i thought of just patching it up with some other glass and see how it goes or try and get one of my dads tanks... whats your thoughts on repairing cracks. i know there are allot of different opinions..

but thanks anyway for suggestions and stuff and i will keep you updated of any future changes ..

actually there was one thing.. my "main" shrimp (biggest and reddest) has a creamy yellow ring around her "head" section.. i will post a pic when i can not sure if its bad or just growing out of her shell
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post #57 of 73 Old 12-09-2008, 08:11 AM
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Ummm well IMO I would never use an aquarium that had been broken before and "repaired" wayyyy to risky.

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post #58 of 73 Old 12-09-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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nah i would be doing the repairing.. ok the latest update.. yesterday i had an impulse decision to make a diy co2 system just a quick and easy one.. and it all worked fine except this morning my tank is cloudy.. and my PH has dropped by "1" overnight it is now about 6.5 is this ok.. and what can i do about cloudyness?? i have some pics.. YES I KNOW IT IS DODGEY but its only a test.. if after a week there is no difference i will scrap the idea

the very small bubble that escape the bottle after being battered by the pump


more small bubbles.



the basic system on the left and slight cloudyness that has come about since last night..
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post #59 of 73 Old 12-11-2008, 07:49 AM
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I don't think I understand how your diffuser works... Shouldn't the bubbles be on their way to the surface and not back into the bottle? Or is that whats happeing?

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post #60 of 73 Old 12-11-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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the CO2 come sout that little white tube to the bottom of the drink bottle.. then the filter outlet goes into the top of the bottle and smashes the bubbles around and dissolves them.. and all the good stuff just goes out the bottom.. i think well thats how i see it anyway.. no changes in the tank yet except a PH drop
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