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Old 09-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #191
 
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Wow. I'm really falling for the bichirs now that i keep seeing yours, Sang! such a cool group of fish :)
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #192
 
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Haha! I fell for bichir a long time ago. I've just never had the tank space for them. So I love seeing Sang's videos.

Sang, I'll let you know when I get a paypal. I'm still interested in that riccia.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:47 PM   #193
 
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OH WOW!!! Is she hanging out in the plants at the SURFACE?!! Was that a YAWN!? That was the most adorable 3 second video I have ever seen, lol!
Yes that was her at the surface hanging out in the Gourami's "nest" and yes that was a bit of a "yawn". There is a actual purpose to that but I don't remember it.

So another bit of news. Today my 20 gallon light was acting funny again. I know the old light was going out but I also knew that the starter was being funny too. Located and got a replacement starter and now it works perfectly!


Also a good video:


Also got a picture of the tank with the canister set up.

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #194
 
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I like how the 20 is coming along. The plants are doing well, even considering you just traded some of them.

You did a good job in fixing that light! :) I still haven't really messed with custom lighting yet (like wiring and stuff).

So now you have a canister and an HOB filter for the big monster. That water is gonna be pristine lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #195
 
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Wow. I'm really falling for the bichirs now that i keep seeing yours, Sang! such a cool group of fish :)
They are easy to fall in love with but difficult to meet the care requirements. They need at least 75 gallons plus even for the smallest species. They also limit your fish options due to their predator nature. That said thank you :3


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Haha! I fell for bichir a long time ago. I've just never had the tank space for them. So I love seeing Sang's videos.

Sang, I'll let you know when I get a paypal. I'm still interested in that riccia.
They were the thing that got me started into fish keeping in a serious way and that makes them close to my heart. Plus it's just like having snakes again :3

Just send me a note when you are ready.


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I like how the 20 is coming along. The plants are doing well, even considering you just traded some of them.

You did a good job in fixing that light! :) I still haven't really messed with custom lighting yet (like wiring and stuff).

So now you have a canister and an HOB filter for the big monster. That water is gonna be pristine lol
The problem is when plants do too well in a small tank. You start running out of space for your fish XD
I am hoping they will take off just as well in the tank they went to. Soon I'm going to top the longest Ludwegia bit and put the stem down. Got to keep them short.

It's not really a custom light. It's what came with the 20 gallon that we originally bought a few years ago. Problem is it's old, the light never got replaced since it was bought and right before I got the next tank the starter began going bad. Thankfully these are things that are easily swapped out. Starter itself isn't expensive either.

Yeah I'm hoping soo XD
Sure it will do even better when I have a good mix of media in the canister instead of making do with what I've got. Down the road (probably around X-mas) I will get a second bigger canister (currently looking at something someone linked me from another site). I hate how much noise that HOB makes and once I can swap that out the big tank will be virtually silent. :3
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:52 PM   #196
 
Well, I'd say my Betta has plenty of er...distractions:


Went with my Family to Pet-Smart to get enough to make the shoal complete and we kind of...brought the entire family home.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #197
 
To go with that update:

Was doing a feeding video of the Senegalus and Queen made a surprise visit at the end. Very good quality video allowing you to see her well.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #198
 
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GREAT updates, Fox! Everything is looking wonderful!!! I love the new shoal, lol, you sure did bring the whole family home - I see a nice range of sizes in that bunch, which I think is wonderful! How is bluegill feeling about his newfound friends? Has the tail-biting stopped?

Lovely video of the big tank at feeding time. It's funny. . . I'm getting more used to SEEING Queen out and in the open, yet she still manages to keep that aura of importance and mystery about her - she truly is the queen of that tank, and they ALL know it. Very, very, lovely footage.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #199
 
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GREAT updates, Fox! Everything is looking wonderful!!! I love the new shoal, lol, you sure did bring the whole family home - I see a nice range of sizes in that bunch, which I think is wonderful! How is bluegill feeling about his newfound friends? Has the tail-biting stopped?

Lovely video of the big tank at feeding time. It's funny. . . I'm getting more used to SEEING Queen out and in the open, yet she still manages to keep that aura of importance and mystery about her - she truly is the queen of that tank, and they ALL know it. Very, very, lovely footage.
Blue-Gill at first was a bit nippy and chased them around. He's since calmed down quite a bit. So far he's not hurting them, and seems to be tolerating their presence very well.

You may be getting used to it but only because you get to see the result of the few times she comes out. It is nice though being able to catch those fleeting moments when she shows the world she's...still there and growing. I am told while we were gone all the loaches piled up in the right corner part of the tank to sleep. Queen came out and they all suddenly jetted in all direction. Every fish pretty much knows that she's the fish to stay out of the way of. Just go to the other side of the tank.

Though..Queen isn't really aggressive at all even when there is food to fight over.

Speaking of food we brought black-worms home for the loaches and I got great footage of all five together including the youngest one!


Also to note I've got Melafix and something else natural running in the tank to help the male bichir with what looks like some sort of burn around his tail from when the filtration wasn't the best.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #200
 
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D'AAAWWW!!! I swear, I'm in love with all things loaches! It's so wonderful to see them in a full shoal again, it really is - and that little guy just makes me swoon! They're so adorable and silly, I love loaches (had you guessed?) Poor little one with his injury - that's so sad! I'm sorry to hear about it. Things like filter malfunction happen, unfortunately. . . there is no way of predicting it, and these types of filters are just so expensive, it's nearly impossible to have a spare laying around. Hopefully he makes a very speedy full recovery, and you never have this type of trouble again!
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