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Old 04-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #351
 
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Do you have Nerites? They're messy little critters. . . wonderful, though :) To be honest I wasn't even looking at the sand, I've met tanks, poo happens, lol! What all do you have growing in there now? Any new lake finds lately??!

The rassies are probably just young, they'll grow into their coloration, and you'll swoon for them! (already have, I suspect). Lighting aside, remember that this tank has a very light substrate compared to the tank that the others were kept in. A dark substrate can really make a huge difference in coloration, too. As long as everything ELSE is normal, it probably is. Coloration can be a tricky thing, sometimes. . . sounds like they're doing so well :) I'm happy about it.

STOKED to hear that you're enjoying 'meeting' fish in QT! I really do love it. . . it's such a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with a new type of fish. Especially since fish in QT tend to be watched particularly closely. Since they're stressed when they go in, you get to see the progression to 'normal,' too. . . so you get a great idea of what to look for behaviorally if something is off, hopefully before it gets bad. Everyone should QT, lol!

(I'm going to make my siggy say "QT, it's the greatest!." Fishdork club FTW!)
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #352
 
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Duckweed. . . *shakes head* You CAN'T say I didn't warn you! If all goes well, I might have some more floaters to share soon :)

TADDIES!!! I still love your world! I'm happy you have another colony of toads running around, too. Have you seriously seen them? *ish afraid of quarter-sized mosquitoes* Okay, some parts of your world aren't so exciting. . . *giggle* You can keep the gators, too. ANTS don't even sting where I live!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:46 PM   #353
 
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I just adore my rasboras in QT, they're so much fun to watch. When they first went in they schooled really tightly and didn't want to eat flake food, bit now they're all over the place and come right up to eat. (I would feed them pellets but they're still too tiny, and my LFS still hasn't gotten the small formula in). They're just so much fun, watching them being curious about everything and getting them used to me.

No nerites :( I wish, I'm so jealous. Just a ram and some pond snails. Rams poo the most, I swear.

I don't mind the duckweed xD They keep it shady for my crypts, and the rasbora seem to appreciate the cover, too.

My neighbor killed one yesterday O.O I've been keeping an eye out, but so far I can't tell regular mosquito bites from monster mosquito bites.

You are SO LUCKY. Speaking of ants, my poor puppy decided it'd be a great idea to sit in a massive FIRE ant nest, and he got stung to beat heck. I had to give him an emergency shower and pull them off by hand, poor guy :(

Yay! More floaters! Did the water lettuce I sent you ever recover? I have tons floating around my tank now, although they're still babies. The water sprite baby is in there somewhere too xD
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #354
 
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Yay for happy fish in comfy tanks. Nothing better than that!

Am feeling sad for the pup. . . that must have been the worst day ever!

YES! It is recovering! It just shot out a pretty green root :) I'm so excited about it, lol! Thank you :)

Hmmm, Jen needs Nerite snails *ponders*
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #355
 
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Thanks! I'm still upset at the paleness on m Rasbora, but I'm starting to wonder if it might be my lighting that makes them look different, plus them being younger. They're been having a blast with all the new plants, I really adore these guys and am glad I got the QT, you were right Ches. It really gives me time to get to know them on a much more personal level.

And do you see how GROSS that sand is??? That's what I came back to after cleaning the bejeezus out of it before I left, and the fish hadn't been fed not once while I was gone for 5 days. I'd say it's all snail poo, but I only have like 5 snails in that tank >.<
Give the Rasbora time.... as a general rule Rasbora are a fish to be waited for.... but after a time they will simply erupt with beauty..... Patience is the key here.
Your pH is fine at 7.6 but you might want to do a bit of a good gravel vacuum to ensure that the pH is not being dragged down by organic wastes in the gravel, which in time can become anaerobic and start to release chemical nasties. As a course of good practice, daily remove any visible detritus that you can see and also any plant matter that is not bright and healthy... be prepared to be brutal... your tank will thank you for it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:06 AM   #356
 
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I'm liking the 'erupt into beauty!' part!

Jen has sand, so the mulm likes to perch prettily right on top. Bummer about the light color, lol, it shows EVERYTHING!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 AM   #357
 
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I'm liking the 'erupt into beauty!' part!

Jen has sand, so the mulm likes to perch prettily right on top. Bummer about the light color, lol, it shows EVERYTHING!
if by mulm you mean the detritus then it still needs to be removed where possible ... yep give the rasboras time.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #358
 
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Yeah I always suck up the gunk during water changes and I try to clean the 'collection spots' (where my sand has dips) when it gets gnarly during the week. It's just insane how much is in the 20 compared to the 35, but I also think my black sand hides it better. I agree, when they get comfortable their colors are just stunning. It just makes me sad to see the difference between tanks, color wise, especially with the tanks sitting so close together. The ones in the 35 are a gorgeous mix of shiny pinks, reds, creams and blacks and even a bit of blue, and they're vibrant as can be.

I've also been keeping an eye on those new crypts, I know soon it's going to be mayhem removing all of the dead leaves D:
Speaking of gunk, I've just realized WCs are going to be really challenging. I really don't want to suck up any shrimps :(

The Ph straight out of my tap is 7.6, but it drops to 6.8 in the tank due to the low gh/kh and I'm sure with the contribution of leaves/plants/sticks.

Ches, I think you asked a few posts back about if I've been to the lake lately? I totally forgot to reply :( I haven't been in awhile, first it was really cold and then it rained for like 4 days, and then when the weather was perfect I was at my sisters. I was gonna go today but it's raining. Again. -____-
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #359
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Speaking of gunk, I've just realized WCs are going to be really challenging. I really don't want to suck up any shrimps :(
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If you can manage to suck up a shrimp, I would be surprised. If you are concerned about it, wrap the end of the vac with tape so that the clear end of the tube is more visible, that way they can see it coming and avoid it.... even though I think they see the tube just fine without it it can make you feel better about it.

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #360
 
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Real quick! GUESS WHO HAS THEIR FIRST LIVE FOOD CULTURE?!
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