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post #21 of 63 Old 12-18-2009, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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NOT Much done today.

As I was telling you all that I had a birthday part thing to go to tonight..
well I did find time to make it by LPS and pick up some more plants.
check them out... they look so lonely in that BIG TANK lol....
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post #22 of 63 Old 12-18-2009, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Digital Thermometer

I guess I got the pics a little out of sequence..
SORRY.... but I almost for got the awsome digital Thermometer.....
this thing is So accurate... I have been using my hand held
temp Gun... Not any more.. for the tanks... I am buying one
of these for each tank I own.... its awsome... I am always
thinking that bad things will happen to the heaters.. and I will
not be able to catch it in time... Well with this bad boy. all I have
to do is walk up to the tank and read it I can check on the temp
much more easier.
I hope you all try this product out.. or already have one..
at a meer cost of $12.00 it sure is nice to have..

Thanks
Ron.
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post #23 of 63 Old 12-18-2009, 11:21 PM
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You're quicker posting updates then me checking back lol sorry for this!
You said "I am even thinking about haveing a small quarrentine section for fish" are you wanting to built this within your filter system or existing tank? It should def be separate , own tank own filter etc - Otherwise a QT makes no sense, if the filter's are connected you'll just transfer sick bacteria from the QT tank to your normal....hope I just misunderstood what you had in mind there.

And look at THAT Mr. Crabbs - He looks just like my old one, what a cutie!!! I demand more pictures of him pls

On the glass top: Easily happens if the tank was used for saltwater. If the CRL doesn't cut it for you use some good strong
vinegar, put cotton balls on the tough spots & poor the vinegar on it, let sit over night or so, works wonders

Oh yea you need WAY more plants!!! Like many many many more lol I'm sure you already took care of it, but just in case someone else uses this thread for guidance as well: remove the lil pots from the plants and the foamy stuff around the roots and then plant them in ya'll tanks

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post #24 of 63 Old 12-18-2009, 11:56 PM
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Fantastic and brave. I'm a noob to the forums here and it's been so long since I've had a set up that I'm still a noob at this too. But your undertaking is really awesome. Congratulations. I hope it works out perfect for you.

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post #25 of 63 Old 12-19-2009, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Please tell me more about this removal of the pots and sponge....

I have had several plants in all my tanks and they still have the pots

Am I hendering the growth of my plants? Fill me in Please.......

and as far as the QT tank it will be seperate but under the tank next

to the over flow filter system.. I have a 30 gallon tank and a brand new

hang on the side filter for it.. thats what I intended to use and I am sorry if

I really didnt make myself clear. I have been so anxious in talking about this

180 gallon ... setup.....

The ( Lobster ) / ( Cray fish ) Blue in color he is a trip..... very personal..

HE comes up to the front of the glass when I approach him.. like I had

him trained or something.. lol... and I dont feed him that way either...

I actually feed him after the lights go out.... they are scavengers so I figured

it would be in his best interests... if you have already had one PLEASE share with

me and others your experience's with yours.

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post #26 of 63 Old 12-19-2009, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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THANKS ALOT....... for your kind words.... I have to say it has been a

challenge.... I have researched alot online before making the plunge.

but so far it has turned out Very Well....

The Tank is VERY NEW.... not through its first Cycle Yet....

The plants should help in this process..and speed up the Cycle.

It has proven very affective for me in the past...

Do you have a tank right now? if so what size and what type of fish?


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Please tell me more about this removal of the pots and sponge....

I have had several plants in all my tanks and they still have the pots

Am I hendering the growth of my plants? Fill me in Please.......
Angel's outside rinsing sand, freezing her you-know-what off.

You remove your plants from the pots so their roots can grow. If you leave them in the pots they will become rootbound and fail to grow nicely. Their roots need room to grow and spread out. Any "foamy" stuff should gently be pulled away from the root balls before you plant them back into your gravel. HTH

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post #28 of 63 Old 12-19-2009, 10:19 PM
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LM*you know what* off @ Kymmie - Thanks for jumping in & helping out!!!

Like she said, remove it all. The foam stuff usually comes off easier if you use a lil water bowl and have it in there, gently rub between your fingers, comes right off and clear roots get planted into the gravel.
(That's another thing I was doing is PLANT PLANT PLANT today not only freeze lol)

I figured you had something like this in mind and I just misunderstood you. 30g is pretty large for QT...That would tickle me too much in the fingers to set that up for a real tank and get a empty 10g with some gravel- plain tank for QT

OH YES absolutely! Not only are they one heck of a character in the tank (the cray that is) but they're also over time becoming very personal. Like mine was so used to me feeding fine, when I was gone on bus. trips he would NOT eat, whether my hubby tried or female neighbor - didn't matter to him if it wasn't his mom
You already seem to have a good handle on yours, how may I help, what questions do you have?

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post #29 of 63 Old 12-20-2009, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am so shocked.... by what happened just yesterday...
We had family come over and my Son came into the tank
Room and said hey dad.. when did this happen ???
I was like what are you talking about ???
he said come here.. and look at this .... in amazement I
came over to the little flowerhorn tank and noticed that there
is about 70 NEW BABIES... OMG.. well.... I guess now I have
to do some research on the behavior after they have their babies.

I am still Trippin.......I get mor info I will probable post
pics in the right section......

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post #30 of 63 Old 12-20-2009, 02:32 PM
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Well congratulations DADDY

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