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Old 12-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #91
 
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No doubt you'll end up with about 12 different foods, i do alreasdy and they have a differign diet through the week- including on day they dont get fed at all.

Nice job on the cleaning and filling, it did look pretty clear straight up

Oh, the flakes.... i have some rosey tetras in mine and they love the flakes...but they are too big....i simply crunch them up in my fingers onto the lid and then drop them in...

I spent the extra on a dig timer, well 3 for my main tank, and have a regular crappy one for my smaller tank, but i've wondered what the grinding was on the regular one today, basically its broke already but i already had it, so i will get another difital on my next day off too. I'd rather never have to worry it might stay on all night!

haha sounds like work- ask the lfs if they have any old buckets- mine are all old saltwater tanks salt tubs- nig 25 ltr ones that they had used for water changes too- i just cleaned them in old tank water again and again and again until i was happy to use them to fill my tank too. Plus if you have 2 one can dechlor'ing whilst your filling/ draining with the other. time is money baby! haha. one lfs charged me $2 for one, the other gave me 2 for free as i buy plenty there anyway.

i'd say good choice on the fish...i always look for the active and healthy looking fish.....and when they caught me one i wasnt happy with from the group i told him to put it back. SAYING that though, we also like to rescue things, so if you look in the 'loach fin' thread you'll see we added one more to our last purchase and got the one who had been bullied! couldnt be leaving him in there! he'd already lost half his fin, and now he's our favourite. ANYWAY.....

your background- some people paint their backgrounds permanent with water soluble paint- so if they ever want to change it it will come off with a little elbow grease. Obviously a few coats will stop any evaporation etc taking any off.
MINE- is simply selotaped on in 6 points, but this is probably because i'll no doubt change it for soemthing that i actually want at some point or just paint/stick on plain black to add a contrast and make the fish and whats actually in the tank stand out more.

Yeah them test strips are poo- as you can see the numbers could be ANYTHING. haha.

glad your happy with the plants, fish and tank as a whole though and glad we'll no doubt be seeing you around here plenty we hopes
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #92
 
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Lol theres been a bunch of posts why i was writing that.

i was just going to add- adhesive for backgrounds is available- BUT most if you ever want to change it are a nightmare to get off and need a lot of scrubbing/scraping...

YOUR FLOW- if you think its too strong- turn it around and aim it at the wall...... this will take a lot of the force out of it before it hits the water.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #93
 
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Bettas eat off the top of the water, so having a food just for him is fine. Tetras eat out of the water collumn (look at their mouth position to see where they eat), so you wil crumble up flakes and put your fingers just below the water so that they kind of float down. They will munch them that way.

If you go with Rosy Tetras, make sure you have a big enough group so as to not have to deal with agression and fin nipping. What's the minimum group size guys? Like 6 or 7?

And if you have a current, your water is to low. Fill it up to the lip for sure.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #94
 
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Lol blue, think it was just me mentioning roseys as an example of using flakes too big but crunching them up, dont think she mentioned them, did she?

6 is the minimum though, and i have 6, and ive never seen any aggression from them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #95
 
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Lol blue, think it was just me mentioning roseys as an example of using flakes too big but crunching them up, dont think she mentioned them, did she?

6 is the minimum though, and i have 6, and ive never seen any aggression from them.
Oh ! Give me a break here Nile I'm at home with a sinus infection, ear infection (BOTH EARS!), the flu, and a freakin migraine! Don't even ask me how I got all THAT at the same time

It's why I've been so active on here for the past few days. Me iz sick and bored! :'-(
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #96
 
Awww bluewind!!!! That sounds terrible. You probably feel like you're in a bubble. Hope you feel better soon.

Going to fill the tank more. I fiqured it was too low and that's why. It's not terrible where if he stays in one place it floats him away or anything but still.

I can't wait to get more fish... Any idea when we can do that or it just depends on the cycle?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #97
 
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You want to wait until you age your tank a bit to add more. The plants will suck up a lot of the Amoina, so it shouldn't take long. Just stay on top of your testing.

And yes, I feel like poo! I miss breathing out of my nose and I have that terrible sensation like someone put redhots up my nose and in my sinuses!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #98
 
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Jakie sends Bluewind big hugs and chicken soup!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #99
 
Try mucinex dm and theraflu. Both are awesome.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #100
 
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very pretty betta :) those guys are addicting...i have 9. and my 5 females (and the previous two i had) are all different colors, so idk what that guy was on when he told you they were all white, lol.

if the flow is too strong, you can also baffle the filter. there are several tutorials around the site, and they're really not that hard to make up on your own :)

looks great! i'd recommend ferts for your plants too. flourish comprehensive is an awesome one :)
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