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Old 03-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #501
 
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Yea the glass did distort it. I had a little moment with queen on the side of the tank while she was in her cove :P hahaah she said hi.

My mom is so happy to have that tank out of the house too hahaha.

It's just going to suck doing water changes on that thing :/ PLUSS the other two big tanks you have lol

I've been putting my water changes off for a week so I'm doing mine tomorrow....yay!.....
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #502
 
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I was getting worried! Found Fox in chat and she let me know you - and the rasa - were okay. Sounds like a crazy trip, glad nobody got hurt... so neat that you guys got to meet IRL, though :) Fun to see your tank pick up where you left off!
Yea I'm glad I made it back safe. It was quite the drive through that storm.

HAHA yea it was really cool to finally get to meet sang and see all her fishies!

After looking at her loaches....I kinda want to fill out my shoals.....lol...but I need to put more sand and take out more rocks in the 150.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:52 PM   #503
 
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I'm so glad that everything turned out okay. Crazy day for you two to pick swapping tanks. Probably the last snow we'll get here for the season. Crazy weather

Sen does look small in that tank, but it could just be the open space. When those plants grow in, she'll look more normal to us.

I know you were thinking about dithers with the loaches, but what about this tank? Do bichir need/like dithers?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #504
 
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Yea I'm glad I made it back safe. It was quite the drive through that storm.

HAHA yea it was really cool to finally get to meet sang and see all her fishies!

After looking at her loaches....I kinda want to fill out my shoals.....lol...but I need to put more sand and take out more rocks in the 150.
It would be so cute to see loachbutts in your 150.

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I'm so glad that everything turned out okay. Crazy day for you two to pick swapping tanks. Probably the last snow we'll get here for the season. Crazy weather

Sen does look small in that tank, but it could just be the open space. When those plants grow in, she'll look more normal to us.

I know you were thinking about dithers with the loaches, but what about this tank? Do bichir need/like dithers?
I've never seen a reason for them to need dithers.

That said I've finally done an overview of all 4 tanks now with video:


The 90 gallon has now received the second bit of wood that was on the right side of the 150 gallon. This fills in that side rather nicely and gives Stumpini back his ferns that he loves to sleep in. Yes Stumpini is now in the 90 gallon. I need to get good video of him side by side Sen so you can get an idea of how much he is growing/ has grown. I also added in some riccia and other floaters from the 10 gallon, and moved the water wisteria back a bit. I'm not sure I like where the sponge filter is but for now everything works. Last to do for this tank is move the Ropefish over. I want to give it some time for the two bichirs to calm down and work out their territory. Also note the addition of Bronze Wendtii. We got a larger potted plant from the pet-store but I split it up into three plant lets. I am hoping the chosen places to put them will not be an issue down the road when they melt/bounce and start to grow in. Root tabs will have to be purchased soon to ensure the roots get what they need as this substrate isn't mature by a long shot.

The 150 of course has a glaring area on the right side devoid of wood. I've moved some plants from the middle over to that side so it looks less empty. I like this set up because it gives the fish more room to swim and when the plants grow in will be a nice spot for the Rainbows to chill. I do want to get more Rainbows into this tank but not right now. This tank is now going through weekly 50% water changes as I try to get a lot of the build up out of that tank. Both Canisters have recently been cleaned, and after today's water change Casanova the blue Rainbowfish actually spawned with a female. He did it over on the left side of the tank on a piece of wood but...then the Pearl Gourami came up and ate what appears to be all the eggs.

The 10 gallon is no longer divided. If one positive thing out of this the betta is quite happy to have his space back and guards his column thing quite fiercely.

The 80 does look quite lonely with nothing swimming around in the mid/upper level. I am considering getting flying foxes or SAE's for this tank. Percy the Eel is still alive. I saw him this morning when he came out to look at me and beg for food. That's really it for now with updates. Hopefully I won't have any further fish issues as everyone is properly divided.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #505
 
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Stumpini looks so happy in his new home. Shame Queen didn't make an appearance in the 150. How does she seem to be adapting to all of the changes?

Aww the loach tank looks so bare now! It's so strange to not see them all out dancing! Have you thought about a barb for the tank like tiger barbs? Make it an Asian-themed tank lol.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #506
 
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Stumpini looks so happy in his new home. Shame Queen didn't make an appearance in the 150. How does she seem to be adapting to all of the changes?

Aww the loach tank looks so bare now! It's so strange to not see them all out dancing! Have you thought about a barb for the tank like tiger barbs? Make it an Asian-themed tank lol.
She's been hiding for the most part. It's a lot of movement for her but then again, she's probably still got a full belly from her latest feeding.

Well, I don't want anything that will murder the plants. SAE or Flying Foxes both seem to be ideal to me right now.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #507
 
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Just thinking about the massive amount of work that has gone into getting these tanks up and fish divided. . . I need a nap! Off to a great 'fresh' start! :)
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:04 AM   #508
 
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Just thinking about the massive amount of work that has gone into getting these tanks up and fish divided. . . I need a nap! Off to a great 'fresh' start! :)
I sure was tired after all of this. Now the Ropes are in the 90, and I have 3 Flying foxes, and three Rainbowfish in the 80. If thing go well I will up their group to 5-6 so make them happy.


Talking video here. Not looking forward to the water changes but it will be worth it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:56 AM   #509
 
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Everything is really looking good, Fox. All the tanks are coming back together amazingly fast. . .
You've put so much work into getting everything sorted out. . . I'm proud of you! Really hoping things settle down again for you now. . .
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #510
 
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It's looking so good!! The ropes and Sen and Stumpini all look so wonderful in your 90! I hope the rainbows and Flying Foxes work out for the loaches. Can't wait to see those little noses digging for food again.
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