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post #1 of 51 Old 11-11-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
forced remodel

so about 4 days ago my ever so loving daughter did what i like to think was a mistake. she added fruity pebbles to the 10 gallon guppy tank. i am very happy to report that this HORRIBLE atrocity has been fixed. she had a huge JUNGLE of plants, i am sad that some of them didn't make it but i am also happy that i was able to remodel my tank. in doing so i had to take out EVERYTHING. and scrub it all down. so i took out the fish. there were a pair of otos that were the original inhabitants of this tank. surprisingly they are a VERY hardy pair... i must have the only hardy otos in the world. lol. but i digress. i bought another to temp be put into the tank in hopes that it would help eat his new white slimy algae like growth... no go. so i broke down about 4 hours later after 2 guppies died and took everyone out and to my astonishment.... it went from 3 otos to 8! so i am assuming that they did the oto love dance in my tank! they were not small so this must have happened a long time ago. but i am super happy as i didn't even know it had happened! so while i lost 1/2 my pop of red cherry shrimp and 2 guppies i gained the knowledge that my otos have bred in my tank and also was able to spread them out into my mother tanks. lol. i am very happy with the new layout in the tank. and i think it will make a huge difference in the fish's happiness.
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post #2 of 51 Old 11-11-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
this was before, about 2 weeks ago.
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post #3 of 51 Old 11-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Darn fruity pebbles...

That's awesome that your otos bred though! A silver lining!

Tank is looking good!
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post #4 of 51 Old 11-12-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
thanks canandian. i am happy there was a silver lining. it stinks that i lost the shrimp though... including the female who was carrying eggs. i am so freaking upset!

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post #5 of 51 Old 11-12-2012, 01:56 PM
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Your remodel looks nice and it's cool that the Otos bred. When my now twenty-two year old son was two, he dumped liquid laundry detergent into one of my tanks. He was "giving the fishies a bubble bath".
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post #6 of 51 Old 11-12-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Your remodel looks nice and it's cool that the Otos bred. When my now twenty-two year old son was two, he dumped liquid laundry detergent into one of my tanks. He was "giving the fishies a bubble bath".
it's cute and so sad at the same time. the things kids do to the tanks.... and in innocence. my grandmother still reminds me how i used to try and pet the fish and kill them.
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post #7 of 51 Old 11-13-2012, 03:02 PM
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The tank looks good Yankee!! I am still in awe that your Otos had babies! That's so freaking awesome. Sorry about you RCS especially the one with eggs. Is that the one you were talking about in chat a couple of days ago?? The good thing about RCS is they breed like rabbits so I am sure you will have more coming soon!

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The tank looks good Yankee!! I am still in awe that your Otos had babies! That's so freaking awesome. Sorry about you RCS especially the one with eggs. Is that the one you were talking about in chat a couple of days ago?? The good thing about RCS is they breed like rabbits so I am sure you will have more coming soon!

yes it is the one i was talking about in chat the other day. i hope that at least one mature female survived! though i am thinking about ordering more shrimp if i can get a decent price on them again.

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post #9 of 51 Old 11-17-2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
so i will have pics to follow soon...BUT...i have upgraded my daughter's 10 gallon to a 30! don't think that my red cherry shrimp made it threw the move....but i will buy more. happy with things so far but not happy enough. lol. will be putting more plants in there VERY soon. just waiting for the water to settle better. also might relocate a piece of drift wood to this tank...as NOW i have the room for one! can't freaking wait!!!! a hole new world of possibilities in this tank now!
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post #10 of 51 Old 11-17-2012, 01:21 PM
Awesome! New tanks are fun! Did you pick up some more cereal while you were out too?

Bigger Tank = More Fruity Pebbles

Lets see some pics!

Is your daughter as excited as you are?
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