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Old 02-07-2010, 11:13 PM   #11
 
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Would your dog have found them before you if they jumped? Mine would have had a field day...prolly would have brawled over who got to eat it.

I was thinking that you could strain your next wc water over cheesecloth and try to get behind areas normally not vac'ed (unless shrimp be an issue) to check for bones and what-nots... just a thought.

Do you ever get the flashlight and look in your tank at night? I have and it's sort of a different picture. I wonder who gets into the bully mood when the lights go out?
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:35 AM   #12
 
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If they indeed would have jumped out Maxx would have given it his all to go get them ASAP.

Well I check this AM and there's still 5 Rummy's thank God; so at least its not 1 Rummy a night disappearing so I guess as bad as all this is that's at least a good sign.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:00 AM   #13
 
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Im not saying I can change anything here, you obviously know your tanks and fish far better than I, but just out of curiousity, which tank are they in out of your 200 AWESOME tanks? lol I just want to look at the pics of the tank and ponder... Sorry to hear about your losses, its a bad feeling I know, I just lost 2 phantom tetras to Ich myself, thankfully it seems to be going away and the other fish appear to be much better and happier.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:04 AM   #14
 
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I'm pretty sure you're running a sponge filter, but have you checked the filter?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
 
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Ahh I WISHED I had 200 tanks *drool*

The Rummy's are in the New 45g. The one tank in which the Rotala is forming a serious jungle look by now (which I sifted through the other night left, right & center to see if there's any remains in the bushes by chance - but nothing).

I'm sorry to hear about the ich. Best from my exp is when you see 2-3 white dots on one fish dial up the Temp right away. Ich just had ich dev in that very 45g and just by raising the temp they're all clean now (well 1 of the AWOL one's had ich so I donno if it gotten better or not not being able to find the fish lol)
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:35 AM   #16
 
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Well after talking to Byron about the Ich, I tend to agree with him that the best course of action is to do NOTHING, unless its real bad. Stress causes Ich and dialing up the heat just causes more stress. Not saying your doing it wrong because I read tons about Ich after realizing that I had it and many said to turn up the heat as well as many other ways to try and fix the problem. I did a large water change along with varying their diet more than I had been and they have all greatly improved. The two Black Phantom Tetras were by far the worst ones suffering with it, then the Betta, then the neons. I lost the Phantoms but the other fish have improved greatly and should make a full recovery.

Man Ive never had problems before like I htave had with this tank! I accept responsibility for some of it but I believe the stress of shipping brought Ich in, not something of my doing. I have changed some things however 1) larger water changes and 2) better diet.

Hey while I have your attention....have you ever grown aquarium plants from bulbs? Just curious how long I should leave the un-sprouted bulbs in my tank. There are I think 4 that havent sunk to the bottom after being in the tank for over a week....I assume these ones are no good? The ones near the top, obviously close to the light, have algae growing on them. Three have sprouted although I dont know what happened to one of them, it had some growth on it and now its gone, I figure the fish might have been nibbling on it.

Ive recently changed my bulbs from the standard incandescent bulbs that come in the cheapo hood to full spectrum flourescents to help with the plants growth. WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN COLOR! Man do the fish stand out now! Ive got some new pics if you want to see them, just click on my aquariums tab.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:44 AM   #17
 
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Nothing on the Filter Kelso; not inside Caves, nothing under DW nadda....they just seriously like vanish *puff*

Mike...I hear you...I have never had issues, not algae not ich until I recently built my 55g....I am telling you THAT tank had made me "learn" just about anything from the tank-gone-bad book ANYTHING that could go wrong in a tank...It did in that 55g and I was close to shooting it one day...

I had bulbs for the Tiger Lotus yes. Them sprouting can take anywhere's from few days to few weeks. So I'd leave it in at least 6-8 weeks. Make sure the top of the bulb sticks out of the gravel a lil bit not fully underground.
Yes indeed the right lights do not only make a difference as far as plants growing but also for the overall tank's colors AND the fish color pop more. Have to go check out your new pic's now
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #18
 
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Cool Ill leave them in there longer then. Hopefully the one that had some growth on it that has since disappeared will continue to grow... Ive never had a planted tank before really, but your tanks are the reason I decided to give it a try. The instructions on the package said to just put them in the tank and leave them until they started to grow, so thats what I have done. I only put two of them into the substrate when they had some growth, the others are just hanging out in there but if you recommend I do it another way I will glady take your advice. I dont have an algae problem, just some growing on the bulbs that are floating up top just inches below the light.

Edit: I saw your comment on the airstone. I would love to do that, so now lets put your expert advice to work, what plants would you recommend for a 10G tank? Thanks

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Old 02-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #19
 
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Awww if that ain't the best compliment I ever heard someone gotten convinced to go planted cause of me; that's awesome.

What bulbs did you buy? It was Tiger Lotus are you sure?
The bulb I had I tossed in till it sunk, meaning soaked up with water and then planted it with the top sticking out.
Worst case: I have 5 lil tiger's going right now from the mother plant they're no bigger then 1-1.5" tall right now but once they grow out some I could mail then your way. While they don't like shipping (the fragile leaf's don't) they'll come right back with new leaf's thou within 1-2 weeks of planting them.

Before I dive down for plant suggestions (which I'd LOVE to do):
10g check
What lights?
What all on fish (to make sure I put nothing on the list that's part of their diet lol)
Have you ever checked out this place Sweet Aquatics that's where I buy all my plants (since I have ZERO store's here that sell them)
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:38 PM   #20
 
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Awww if that ain't the best compliment I ever heard someone gotten convinced to go planted cause of me; that's awesome.

What bulbs did you buy? It was Tiger Lotus are you sure?
The bulb I had I tossed in till it sunk, meaning soaked up with water and then planted it with the top sticking out.
Worst case: I have 5 lil tiger's going right now from the mother plant they're no bigger then 1-1.5" tall right now but once they grow out some I could mail then your way. While they don't like shipping (the fragile leaf's don't) they'll come right back with new leaf's thou within 1-2 weeks of planting them.

Before I dive down for plant suggestions (which I'd LOVE to do):
10g check
What lights?
What all on fish (to make sure I put nothing on the list that's part of their diet lol)
Have you ever checked out this place Sweet Aquatics that's where I buy all my plants (since I have ZERO store's here that sell them)
Yes I have checked out that store but was overwhelmed with the variety and not knowing which would do best in my tank. I have 2 Full spectrum flourescents, I think 10 watts a piece. I just put them in one day last week and what a difference it made. Inhabitants are a betta, 9 neon tetras, 2 corydoras, and two temporary swordtails because I dont think its big enough for the swords. I dont mind making an order, I just need some help with the choices, but if you would like to see YOUR plants growing in MY tank I would be glad to take you up on the offer
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