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Old 02-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #31
 
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Oh take the woman's point of view why don't you

Still she hasn't tried to tempt me by offering the guppy tank in exchange for the Amazon one
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #32
 
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Oh take the woman's point of view why don't you
That's not the WOMAN'S point-of-view, it's the FISHKEEPER'S perspective!!!! :P
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Still she hasn't tried to tempt me by offering the guppy tank in exchange for the Amazon one
She doesn't want to give it up! She's a tanker, too!!! *hugstanks* ^___^
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #33
 
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That made me laugh Chesh

Noticed over the last three or four days that the plants are definitely growing a bit each day which, given the surface cover, is quite remarkable. The Miriophyllum matogrossense melted initially but seems to be making a comeback. I originally started with 10 stems and 4 have completely disappeared ... not bad as I originally only ordered 5 but was sent 10 by mistake . Was sceptical about the Miriophyllum anyway due to its light requirements but it does seem to be a reasonable colour so time will tell. To be honest it is too densely planted for a creek so think I had better start calling it an Amazon Oxbow Lake....think I covered that

I am having to the harvest the surface plants daily. If anybody wants any and I can post them to you, just let me know and I will send you some. It would be a mix of Limnobium spongia, Salvinia natans and Riccia fluitans but you could always separate them out quite easily if you wanted.

Finally, after almost 2 years of planning, numerous changes to those plans, many hold ups beyond our control and one complete change of direction the first fish have taken up residence. Managed to stick to the list so far..... Cardinal Tetras which seem to have settled in well enough and exploring the tank as a shoal. Let's hope they keep it up!

I will get a photo up later.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #34
 
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They are a bit too quick at the moment....




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Old 02-27-2014, 02:41 PM   #35
 
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Haha, look at them go!!!
Lovely little gems, they'll settle right into that tank!
Thank you so much for taking the time to snag a video. . .
That made my day! *GRINS*
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:00 PM   #36
 
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yay we have movement !!
i love neons…always an old favourite of mine.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #37
 
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Thanks Chesh. Must admit they do seem to be quite at home, really pleased with them and their colours look really good in the flesh (sorry my photography just isn't up to it )

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Thank you so much for taking the time to snag a video. . .
Don't mention the video, just realised I have uploaded it at the wrong quality . Promise to do better next time, honest

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yay we have movement !!
i love neons…always an old favourite of mine.

*cough* Cardinals I was just on the point of going to swap them tomorrow for. Neons so I didn't have to say that . Just proves how much I removed the quality on the video

Got to admit it is nice to finally see movement in there, just wish they would slow down ... even a bit.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:13 PM   #38
 
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your going to change them ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:15 PM   #39
 
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Wouldn't be able to catch them just too darned fast, guess they'll have to stay then
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:16 PM   #40
 
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i think it took a while for mine to settle down,now they swim off
in separate little groups,then back together
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