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post #71 of 165 Old 09-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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I use a product called seaview. Or I paint the glass.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #72 of 165 Old 09-20-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'm ready to start ripping things out of my tank! Mr Pleco disappeared about an hour after I got him acclimated in the tank and haven't seen him since :-/ I like to keep tabs on everyone, and this is driving me crazy!

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I love how that looks! I have a silly question that's been bugging me about backgrounds though... how do you affix them? First thought was tape but I don't want sticky gunk stuck to the outside of the tank if I take it off.
Scotch tape. LoL

I don't know of another way. Usually the tape doesn't leave a sticky film but if it does vinegar will take it off.

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Scotch tape. LoL

I don't know of another way. Usually the tape doesn't leave a sticky film but if it does vinegar will take it off.
Will it? That's good to know! I don't feel as uneasy about it now lol. I have a hard time doing things to expensive items. Granted a tank isn't like a new car, but $200 is a lot for us I'm just finiky I guess!

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I can understand!

I have used tape to hold on my backgrounds for all my tanks. When it comes time to take it off it usually will with ease. When I break the tank down to clean it if there is a film I just wipe it off with vinegar which is what I clean the tank with anyways.

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I can understand!

I have used tape to hold on my backgrounds for all my tanks. When it comes time to take it off it usually will with ease. When I break the tank down to clean it if there is a film I just wipe it off with vinegar which is what I clean the tank with anyways.
Great! Thank you so much :D

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I'm ready to start ripping things out of my tank! Mr Pleco disappeared about an hour after I got him acclimated in the tank and haven't seen him since :-/ I like to keep tabs on everyone, and this is driving me crazy!
Yeah that can happen. Some fish take longer than others to adjust to a new tank. My african knife hid for like 3 months.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #78 of 165 Old 09-22-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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DF is not helping, he keeps telling me the pleco is probably dead. I've been staring at the tank for over an hour looking at everything, using a mirror to see behind everything, and I still can't find him. I'm worried and sad, I hope he comes out of hiding soon and nothing has happened to him...


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post #79 of 165 Old 09-22-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I also noticed my guppys tail fin is looking a little tattered today, so he's getting picked on I'm assuming my tetras are to blame, but our only other tank has female betas so I don't think that would be a better choice for him...


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DF is not helping, he keeps telling me the pleco is probably dead. I've been staring at the tank for over an hour looking at everything, using a mirror to see behind everything, and I still can't find him. I'm worried and sad, I hope he comes out of hiding soon and nothing has happened to him...


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Do you have any decor he can get inside? He might be in there or under something you might not think he could.

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