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post #21 of 26 Old 02-02-2014, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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any good growth yet?
You must have been reading my mind, I became a member of the Potomac Valley Aquarium Society and they had a mini auction yesterday which was great for me because I was ready to populate my tank. I am going to be posting my pics shortly.
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post #22 of 26 Old 02-02-2014, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Major Update (For me at least)

We I finally decided to take the plunge and expand my tank, I am a member of the Potomac Vally Aquarium Society (Thanks Thoth for point me in that direction) and they held a mini auction yesterday (my first time attending) and it was GREAT!!!!! I purchased the following:

5 Assassin Snails
1 L57 (Butterfly Pelco) still waiting for him/her to change colors LOL
6 Black Angels
1 large Java Fern w/Java Moss attached to a rock
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Nymphoides
Ludwigia Inclinata
Hygrophila Difformis
Anuibias

Needless to say this was a big shake up for my tank, I should have done a water change but it was to late in the evening when I got home and I did not want to stress the fish any longer then I had too. As I was rearranging my older plants I noticed they had taken root very well (Thanks Sandybottom and beaslbob for the advice, once I stopped using Excel and started using Osmocote within a week I noticed a difference in my plants!). The angels are temporary residents (didnt plan on getting fish but better half wanted Angels and I do not like the couch much so angels it is) I have a 29 gallon that I will be putting together for them. Now I am going to set back and monitor my tank especially Fred and Big FRED (My Plecos to ensure there is no fighting) Well no more delay here are pics of my aquarium.....
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post #23 of 26 Old 02-02-2014, 11:13 AM
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the tank looks gorgeous,glad the root tabs worked for you.i hate seeing people waste money on expensive root tabs (looking at you api) and not get as good of growth.10 api root tabs are $8 here at my lfs.the ones you made are better and much cheaper in comparison. love the pic of the angels all lined up in their bag.

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the tank looks gorgeous,glad the root tabs worked for you.i hate seeing people waste money on expensive root tabs (looking at you api) and not get as good of growth.10 api root tabs are $8 here at my lfs.the ones you made are better and much cheaper in comparison. love the pic of the angels all lined up in their bag.
The angels seem to be settling in great, keeping an eye on the pelcos.
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post #25 of 26 Old 02-05-2014, 07:39 PM
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very nice tank. love the angels
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post #26 of 26 Old 02-05-2014, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Lost an Angel ***Warning Graphic pic inside***

Incase you didn't know I have a over the back filter and a external filter system, i noticed when I first put the Angels in they were getting pushed around by the current so I turned my external filter off. Well woke up this morning and noticed one was missing when I went to feed them (no one misses a meal in this tank) after feeding still didn't see the 6th Angel. As I was looking around the tank I noticed the missing Angel stuck to the intake of my over the back filter . Thank goodness my better half didn't see it she would have tore me a new one. After thinking for awhile on how to prevent this from happening again I came up with this idea. I went to Micheal and brought a mesh screen (.59) black and some suction cups (2.39), the suction cups come with a metal loop that I ran through one part of the mesh on each end. I cut the mesh long enough so that it reached past my intake. Pics are below but a simple solution to prevent small fish from being sucked into the intake. I had to tell my better half while she was at work, I didn't tell her I had a solution wanted her to see the man of the house took care of the issue.. So hope this helps anyone/everyone who may be looking for a solution to prevent your little ones from being sucked into an intake tube.
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