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post #261 of 580 Old 11-13-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
Thought this was cute enough to post. I've popped off many java fern babies from the adults on the left side of the tank. It is getting tiresome finding them stuck on the outside of the filter intake.



I have some video too:
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post #262 of 580 Old 11-14-2012, 12:47 AM
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D'aaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!! FERNBABIES ARE so super cute!!! That's just fantastic! I want a MASSIVE ton of ferns like you have - AND zillions of babies! *ish jealous* They're really doing well in there!
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Love the fernies! Awww

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post #264 of 580 Old 11-14-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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D'aaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!! FERNBABIES ARE so super cute!!! That's just fantastic! I want a MASSIVE ton of ferns like you have - AND zillions of babies! *ish jealous* They're really doing well in there!
But wat do you do when you have too many babies D:

When they get a little bigger I may give some of them away to those of you want them. Best to give them a chance to have good robust leaf growth though.
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post #265 of 580 Old 11-14-2012, 07:48 PM
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They're BABIES... you, like, SNUGGLE them and change diapers and stuff, right?!! :D I'd HAPPILY take a few (dozen, lol) off your hands, whenever that day comes. I have a feeling you might be having too many babies for a long time to come. So neat when plants are thriving!
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post #266 of 580 Old 11-15-2012, 04:06 PM
Your tank looks amazing in that video!


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post #267 of 580 Old 11-15-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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They're BABIES... you, like, SNUGGLE them and change diapers and stuff, right?!! :D I'd HAPPILY take a few (dozen, lol) off your hands, whenever that day comes. I have a feeling you might be having too many babies for a long time to come. So neat when plants are thriving!
Recently removed another batch. Got around 16, these have bigger leaves. Not sure what to do with them so I lightly trapped some of their roots with substrate. Also removed the big water wisteria that was going nuts in the tank. It was too big anyway.

That has gone into the big tank in the middle of the two swords. So far the loaches and the pearl gourami seem agreeable with this arrangement.

Yes it is neat when they thrive though I'm running out of room for the smaller plants :C

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Your tank looks amazing in that video!
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post #268 of 580 Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
So I had a great adventure today. The Kind Computer Lady (phone gps) got us a bit lost but we managed to get there. Tank held water, looked to be in good shape and we muscled it into the van. Paid 50 bucks for this and it's two lights.

Now it's sitting in my room in a spot I cleared out for it with the help of friends.





I had to wash the tank when I got home. It stunk badly of fish. The back story is the guy selling it picked it up a garage sale. Seems to me this tank was freshly used but the silicon is all in good shape. There are no chunks missing or chips in the edges and there are minimal scratches on one side. Oh, the middle plastic brace is cracking, so I'm going to have the stand built reinforced with that in mind.

Also this thing weights a ton. It's 4 foot long, 18" deep, and 21" high. It's made of Tempered Glass and this stuff is thick. This is probably worth quite a bit brand new.

So far my only plants are to get some sand and do the back half in eco completely substrate and the front half in sand with a nice border of rocks/wood/pebble what ever i decide. The planting will be concentrated where the eco is but the sand shall remain free.

I want to do this so that when I bring in my loach from the other tank I can also get a school of baby yoyo loaches. I am hoping to grow them out and may keep them perm in this 80 gallon home. Of course the rasbora and the harlequins will go into this tank as well.

May consider adding something new to the 150 to off set the lack of...well fish. It's going to be quite empty with just two gourami and two bichir.

Also I have like 30 + baby java ferns. I don't mind unloading at least a good 15 of them. I'd like to get a little cash for each plantlet to put further towards spiffing up the new tank. Also I have a bunch of riccia so if anyone wants to buy either off of me, just let me know.
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post #269 of 580 Old 11-16-2012, 11:35 PM
Great deal! Cleans up nice, looks good! Have fun with it!


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post #270 of 580 Old 11-17-2012, 01:07 AM
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I can't WAIT to see what happens with this tank, so exciting to have another tank to play with - I swear you're the queen of good deals! I'd love to take some fernbabies off your hands, but alas! Christmas comes first. . . *sigh* NOT fair. My fish don't get presents. . . *wonders if she could make a tank tree out of riccia*

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May consider adding something new to the 150 to off set the lack of...well fish. It's going to be quite empty with just two gourami and two bichir.
Wait. . . what? I just got all confused. Did you take the loaches out of the main tank, along with the naughty gouramis and the 3rd Bichir? I'd have thought you would grow out the yoyo's to be put INTO the Bichir tank - did I miss something again? Well, wherever they are - more loaches is ALWAYS a great idea *GRINS*

Anyway, congrats and hooray on the new addition! Keep posting!
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