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Old 06-28-2008, 04:59 AM   #11
 
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just a thought,
would you not be able to slice some of it off with a razor blade,
very carefully i hasen to add.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:26 AM   #12
 
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Maybe, but the stuff is wedged down between the rocks not really that visible unless you're night down next to the decoration. I'm not going to worry about it this time and just remember it next time.

This evening I hope to have some pictures of my aquarium's first few residents.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:53 AM   #13
 
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great,look forward to the pics. :)
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #14
 
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First Fish

Went to the LFS this morning and picked up my first fish, seven neon tetras. I spent an hour acclimating them to my water and then put them in.









My little characins immediately started to shoal together but went right for the one place I didn't think they would, to the back of the tank by the air stone, heater, and by the filter intake. As soon as they got in the big tank their color perked right back and they started to swim about enthusiastically.

I'd imagine their new home is a bit overwhelming, they were kept in the store in a tank with no decorations, not even a substrate, now they're dumped into a huge tank full of plants, caves, and sand. Hopefully they'll settle down and start to explore soon. They'll get their first feeding tonight.
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:21 PM   #15
 
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gosh you brave thing you,neons for your first fish.
i wish you luck.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:20 PM   #16
 
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Aside from NTD I haven't heard any real horror stories about neons.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:14 PM   #17
 
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These two guys are panda cory catfish. When I put them in the tank for the first time they both found some cover and stayed hidden for a couple hours. They didn't stay hidden though, before two long they found one another and immediately got busy prowling the tank. They've been pal-ing around all night, rooting through the sand chasing one another around.





When we were at the store buying the neons my wife spotted a tank with orange mollies and what are called mickey mouse platies. Well I figure it can't hurt to have some fish in the tank that she likes. So in a blatant attempt to get her engaged I picked up a lone platy. Don't worry, unlike my herds livebearers like her platy don't mind being solo. Well unlike my timid little fish her's gets put in the tank and immediately starts cruising about like he, yes it is a he, owns the place. Figures. Apparently he wore himself out though because right how he's hiding in the tank's caves and not being very photogenic.



My neons have gotten out of their corner and are schooling about the tank checking things out. Apparently they like the air stone's bubbles and play in them from time to time.



I'm now pushing the limit on fish I can put in an uncycled tank, maybe even a bit over it. I'm going to be keeping close track on my ammonia and nitrite levels so if things start to get out of hand I'll be able to do a water change or add some ammo-lock.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:07 AM   #18
 
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looks lovley,i do love to watch corys in the sand.
good luck. :)
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:58 AM   #19
 
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I can't believe what they've done so far. The two of them have churned up the entire bottom of the tank. Everywhere you look there are these little divots in the sand where they've rummaged around.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:39 AM   #20
 
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Unfortunately I lost four of my neons overnight. Three were motionless, laying on the sand on their sides not breathing, not responding to the food added to the tank and not responding to the net or being picked up. Dead. The forth was floating aimlessly. He'd flick his tail occasionally but he was tumbling through the tank out of control. His breathing was ragged and with three confirmed dead and only three still acting normally I didn't think I could take the risk on him snapping out of it.

Unfortunately one of my three remaining neons has a slightly ragged spot on the lower lobe of his caudal fin and he's not staying as close to the other two as I'd expect. Could be nothing but I'm paranoid now.

Time to see if my LFS has some kind of guarantee.
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