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Old 10-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #241
 
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Haha! I have goldfish, so I know how you feel about that "rearranging" problem. Lots of rocks around the base of the plants helps sometimes, but when I big fish wants to move things, there isn't too much you can do.

Queen looks so large and serene. It goes to show what a proper setup will do for a fish! I did notice a lack of loaches on the bottom. I'm sorry you lost one in that incident, and I hope you can bug that pet store enough to get you in some adults.

Those are some crazy active rasbora!!! I always thought of them as sedative little guys. I love how they bring that tank alive!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #242
 
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It's SOOOOOOOO PRETTY and ACTIVE!!! Good ol' BlueGill is looking gorgeous, and the Rasa seem to be having a wonderful time! Love it!
Blue-Gill has started making bubble nests again. I know bubblenest =/= happiness but it makes me happy to see him back at it building big nests again. The Rasa are like all over. Never too still for too long.

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Haha! I have goldfish, so I know how you feel about that "rearranging" problem. Lots of rocks around the base of the plants helps sometimes, but when I big fish wants to move things, there isn't too much you can do.

Queen looks so large and serene. It goes to show what a proper setup will do for a fish! I did notice a lack of loaches on the bottom. I'm sorry you lost one in that incident, and I hope you can bug that pet store enough to get you in some adults.

Those are some crazy active rasbora!!! I always thought of them as sedative little guys. I love how they bring that tank alive!
Well it would be nice if I could bury the roots and stuff but java ferns need access to the water because their roots feed from the water column. So you keep trying different things till sommat works in situations like this. Yes she is amazingly serene. Doesn't seem to bother the other fish, just likes to go out for a swim every once in a while. That said this is what Bichir owners should do. Pay attention to having a proper set up. You're fish will be happy for it later :3

When it's food time they are like sharks. It's amazing how quick and fast they become when there's lunch to be had. I am really hoping to seal the deal on a 40 gallon that popped up on Craiglist. Thing is 3 feet long and at least 18 inches wide....dunno how tall. it comes with top, hood, and heater....It would be a nice up-grade. I'd just dump everything over and add more substrate.

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #243
 
So I'm now getting hurricane ready with my tanks. I did the usual water change with the 20 and topped it up, and for the past two days I have removed 15 gallons from the big tank and then replaced. I plan to do another 15 on Sat, and on Sun. On Sun another 5 will come out of the 20 and be replaced.

The idea I have is to make the water as clean as possible so that if the Hurricane is really..nasty to the area at least my tank water will be fairly clean and will be able to go without new water for a bit.

Now that said I've done something new:

This took an enormous amount of time and patience to both take this video, and cut it up, and then wait for Youtube to load it up. This goes into depth a bit with food prep and feeding for both tanks. I hope you all enjoy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #244
 
Oops forgot the pictures:





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Old 10-26-2012, 11:39 PM   #245
 
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Gotta love Bichir! I wish mine were that big! Nice tanks man!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:58 PM   #246
 
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Gotta love Bichir! I wish mine were that big! Nice tanks man!
Yeppers. The are truly wonderful fish to have if you have the space. What kind do you have?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #247
 
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Love the food prep video (also the music!). It'll be a good resource for someone else looking to have a tank like that. Also I love to your gourami eating!

I hope you and your bichir make it through the storm okay! We've already started to get higher winds here, and I saw that you've got some rain.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #248
 
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Love the food prep video (also the music!). It'll be a good resource for someone else looking to have a tank like that. Also I love to your gourami eating!

I hope you and your bichir make it through the storm okay! We've already started to get higher winds here, and I saw that you've got some rain.
I could have done with the music being a little longer but none of the others fit is as well. That said thank you. Hehe, their comical behavior makes it worth putting up with their nasty plant wrecking habits.

Yeah I hope so too. Yeah we got a small bit of rain, and the beach not to far has some really rough surf. I hope your fish and koi make it through the storm well. :3
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:12 PM   #249
 
Been a while since I did any sort of an update. As I have spoken about before in the chat my 20 gallon is getting upgraded to a 50-60 gallon Bowfront. Still going to be a while til that is all done though.

In the mean time Week 7 is up:

In the mean-time I've done some...removals in my big tank. The female Moonlight, the male gray bichir, and one pearl gourami got removed and taken to a good pet store that takes good care of their animals. The shake up has put my fish off their usual behavior. However they are slowly adjusting to the slightly more empty tank. The remaining moonlight is a little more cautious now that he doesn't have his female to bully around and the pearl is beginning to show even more vibrant coloration.

The female bichir seems a bit confused. Can't you tell?



Other than that I've got some really nice video of Queen being very Interactive:


Also I have a few really good pictures of Queen:



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Old 11-12-2012, 12:57 AM   #250
 
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Nice vid! Love Queen!
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