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post #261 of 267 Old 10-03-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Everyone join the loachy club!!!!
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post #262 of 267 Old 10-10-2013, 02:41 PM
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I'm in the loachy club!

*doeshappysquirmyloachydance*

SOOO FREAKING' CUTE!

Finally catching up here, and YAY! The tank looks fantastic, those lil' loaches and their Tetra buddies came home to heaven, looks like they already know it! So cool to see them all squirming around in there in loachy bliss, and the bigger shoal of Cardinals is just swoon-worthy in front of all that green!

Tank looks to be growing well, and I'm happy to hear that the crypts and lotus are behaving themselves and growing well for you! As always, a beautiful, and very healthy, happy tank. *luffs* Keep up the good work, girl! *swoons*
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post #263 of 267 Old 01-22-2014, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Wow. So it's been a really long time since my update. I even got the old thread warning at the bottom lol.

Unfortunately this isn't a happy one. I returned from my holiday travels to find only 5 tetra remaining. I was able to sneak home to change water once, and everything was fine. But when I came home for good three days later, I saw at least seven spines on the substrate. The water parameters are spot on. No other fish have shown signs of disease or weakness. All of my loaches are still there. Hell, my shrimp even appear to have increased in number. No clue what happened.

I was going to take a video of the tank to show how different it looks, but the new tripod I got for Christmas is busted. So when the new one gets here I'll take a video. My tank is soo much less shiny now :(

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post #264 of 267 Old 01-23-2014, 06:18 PM
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Izzy, I'm so sorry! *HUGS*
I can't imagine what it could have been, either, but GAH!!! What a huge loss! I can only imagine how you felt to come home to that. *cries*

. . . it's been a rough couple of months, huh? :/
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post #265 of 267 Old 01-24-2014, 05:30 AM
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That is the bummer out of all bummers! That totally sucks, I seen the effort you placed into the god like tank - it is beyond rich person who spends a lot on the tank, easily skips zoo level...
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post #266 of 267 Old 01-25-2014, 05:26 PM
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I agree. T__T
So sad for you... and them! It's such a strange thing. . .I wonder what could have happened in there.
Do you think you'll rebuild the shoal? Or move in a different direction?
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post #267 of 267 Old 01-27-2014, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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It has been a rough month. Thanks, everyone.

Nothing else has happened in the tank or any of my other tanks to give any kind of inkling as to what killed all of those tetra. I'm completely stumped.

As to what I plan to do next, I'm going to bump up the cardinal shoal for certain. Probably just another 6 fish. But I'm thinking about adding a second tetra shoal. It'll probably be black neons because those are the ones I can't see myself having in any other planned tank.
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