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post #11 of 108 Old 05-29-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, that loach really loves the camera!
Those bichir are so happy looking! Is the 75 their last tank? Are those full grown?
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That's just one of the four mischief makers. Right now they are zooming around the tank, fencing, spinning, and doing all sorts of acrobatics.

The two gray senegals are probably as full grown as they are going to get. I don't know if they topped out to the full 12 inches they can get to. The ornate is only a little over half grown. For these three this is their final tank for now. I'd love to be able to one day upgrade to a 100 gal or more but I don't trust the flooring of this old house. If I ever move into a house with a more stable floor they will see an upgrade to a 120 at least.

The loaches on the other hand, I don't trust what will one day be between 2-5 inch fish with a 1.5 to 2 foot monster. So I plant to either reset up my 50 gallon just for them, or if I can find a good 3 foot tank at decent price do that instead.
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post #12 of 108 Old 05-30-2012, 07:08 AM
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It's looking GREAT, Fox! Always nice to see your happy, healthy creatures - thanks for sharing the vid!
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post #13 of 108 Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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It's looking GREAT, Fox! Always nice to see your happy, healthy creatures - thanks for sharing the vid!
Thanks :3

But wait there is more! Feeding time this morning had an exciting response from all the bichirs, including the ornate. I didn't catch the frenzy on cam, but I caught the ornate scavenging around for anything that might have been missed. I'll have that up soon, once I cut together the best bits of video.
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post #14 of 108 Old 05-30-2012, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
I've got it up now, might be a bit before the audio swap puts the music in:


Queen loves to come out now and scavenge. She's like a pretty vacuum cleaner.
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post #15 of 108 Old 05-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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She's so NEAT looking! Great video!
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post #16 of 108 Old 06-01-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
I know that this my 75 gallon thread, but my 5 gallon Betta tank is looking nice. Thanks to Termato BlueGill has a really nice planted tank:

Also pay attention, I think those are snail eggs you see on the moss. I found them in my 75 gallon, and it appears my Golden Apple Snails are the egg layers.
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post #17 of 108 Old 06-03-2012, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
I've got some unusual video. 3 of my four Yoyo Loaches were out and about playing before supper time. They do this a lot but it's the first I've caught them on camera. Not as active as the usually are...but the really active play tends to happen after they get their bellies full.

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post #18 of 108 Old 06-03-2012, 09:15 AM
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Looks like everyone is very happy in there, Fox! Cute critters, they are!
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post #19 of 108 Old 06-03-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like everyone is very happy in there, Fox! Cute critters, they are!
Yep, they were super happy and wiggly one supper was put down. If I ever get them into their own tank I'm adding more of them. They are so much fun to watch.
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post #20 of 108 Old 06-03-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
So I've reached an important step with my tank. I found a really nice (and affordable) bit of drift wood. This thing has to be close to 3 feet long, it was fairly clean, and isn't leaching much in the way of tannins. It floats though so I have to drill some holes if it doesn't saturate and sink:





I'm going to probably drill some holes into the ends and through-out the length to try to increase it's ability to sink and create holes I can use to tie plants down. I'm so excited, this will open up some good possibilities scape and plant wise (at least for keeping those plants down)

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