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post #21 of 124 Old 07-30-2011, 09:42 AM
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That's a nice aquascape, looking good. Jsut need some floating plants, but the Wisteria will soon be at the surface.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #22 of 124 Old 07-30-2011, 12:58 PM
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The otos I had were pretty good at hiding, if you can't find a body it's probably around somewhere.
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post #23 of 124 Old 07-30-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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I hope that is the case. But I turned on the powerhead just to see if an oto might shoot out and its now making a loud noise. Hopefully I didn't chop the little guys up. I plugged it up with filter material so the last wouldn't swim in..maybe ill unplug it just in case. My ammonia and nitrites are still 0. If I had a dead fish would these go up?
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post #24 of 124 Old 07-30-2011, 01:43 PM
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My ammonia and nitrites are still 0. If I had a dead fish would these go up?
Not likely, as you have plants. They can assimilate a lot of ammonia, including sudden minor increases such as a dead fish or two.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #25 of 124 Old 07-31-2011, 07:28 AM
just realized your baby blues look like my blue tetras

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #26 of 124 Old 08-02-2011, 03:22 PM
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Good call on the lower temp bulb, gave it a much more natural look, will be even better once your floating plants fill in.
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post #27 of 124 Old 08-03-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I really am not liking this water sprite in attempt to make it float.. it hangs down way too far in the water and I just dont like it.

I just planted some vals and im wondering if I should just wait for it to grow to cover the surface for some shade.. or if I should buy something like frogbit or water lettuce and let it do the job for me. Any ideas?
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post #28 of 124 Old 08-03-2011, 08:56 PM
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What about pennywort or duckweed to float across the top?

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #29 of 124 Old 08-03-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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That is an idea..although id feel silly actually buying duckweed :p
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post #30 of 124 Old 08-03-2011, 09:10 PM
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I could send you a handful to get you started if you like.

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Amanda

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