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Old 03-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #71
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Thanks everyone! I am so happy with my plants :) Honestly I wish I had gone with this type of setup sooner. All of the fish suggestions sound great and I wish I could have them all! I need to rehome some guppies! I love them, but they breed like mad and I need to move about 25 fry into the tank tomorrow. My cories will also be moving in (inside those rocks is a nice spacious cave I built just for them), and then I'll buy a few new fish. I can't wait!! I suppose I could always adopt some guppies out and then get a small school of other fish as well....

or maybe I just need more tanks lol! I think I'll save up plant clippings and maybe someday I can get my cousin's 125 gallon setup that she's offered me.....
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:33 PM   #72
 
sounds great! I'd love to take some of ur guppies off ur hands, but only male plz...... I love females, but it sounds like u have them all in one tank, so they r prly pregnent, and my mom says no more baby fish or they are going down the drain..... she means it too.... I'm kinda sad tho cuz I can't find anywhere with female live bearers that aren't pregnent!
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #73
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The fry are in the tank! I had to get a new heater because my old one was junk, but other than that all is well. Looking at all the neat fish at the store makes me wish my tank was bigger....they had butterfly fish- so cool! And then of course I had to look at the bettas. Some were so pretty and unusual colored, but unfortunately the cups were filthy :( I just can't help but think of how beautiful they would look if given a good home....no Kim, there are no more tanks left!

Oh, and yes the fry are all in the same tank (can't put them in with the bettas!) but once they are grown up I would certainly consider giving away some of them, males or females. Veganchick, I think the only way you'd find a non-pregnant female livebearer is from a breeder who separates them right away lol. Those fish just breed like mad!
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #74
 
I know what you mean. I had a group of guppies, and even though the females outnumbered the guys about 2.5:1, the boys only seemed to chase around one girl. Needless to say, she was pretty much raped to death.... ._.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:43 PM   #75
 
lol! guppies are so weird! but they actaully have a personality if the males aren't with the females! Kim, I can't take any guppies till the summer cuz my hands will be full with the whole saving fish from my school thing! lol!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:42 AM   #76
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Here's an updated picture. The plants are now a JUNGLE! The guppies are growing rapidly and I now have a problem - I have way too many fish. I don't have anywhere else to put them and no one on here wants them, so I don't know what to do with them. I'd feel kind of guilty bringing them to the fishstore.... But they really need to go. They produce a ton of poop, and I'm beginning to guess that the overstocking is the reason that my cories are still a little pale. Otherwise everything is perfect for them. pH 7.0, ammonia and nitrite zero, and nitrates are a little higher than I want them at 15 ppm. Plus I really didn't want this to become a guppy tank . So any suggestions would be welcome.

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #77
 
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Ahhh, the tank is beautiful! As far as the guppy problem...maybe posting an ad on craigslist?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:15 AM   #78
 
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tanks looking great,
wish i lived near you, i'd take them.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #79
 
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I wish I could get plants to grow like that. I don't have adequate lighting though... And I'm not letting myself afford a more elaborate fixture.

Very nice.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:22 PM   #80
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Thanks all! I am going to post an add on craigslist for the guppies - the high stocking just makes the tank too unstable. The plants are awesome though! I never thought I'd get them to grow that well.

Watts300: I can't afford one of those really expensive fixtures either, so I just bought a fixture from Home Depot and used 6700K plant bulbs. The thing looks like a mini sun! I really think that's what has made the biggest difference.
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