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post #11 of 19 Old 03-11-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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I've been buying distilled by the gallon. They have this machine at the grocery store I usually go to and I wanted to try it. What do you put the water in, is there a specific container that fits the machine?

If you can find a "Glacier Water" machine (blue in color) that is the water source I use. It can fill any size bottle from 1 gal to 5 gal. I bought 3, 5 gallon plastic water bottles at Sunflower market for $14.00 each. I've also seen 5 gal bottles of water at Lowes, or HomeDepot (can't remember) and they were even cheaper. You can drink the water that is in the bottles, if it's not good for the fish, and than you have a plastic bottle for re-use. I have also used a store, called "Water to Go". It's a francise. They also have a ph of 6.4, but they charge $2.66 for 5 gallons, so I like the machine water for the fish best. You should be able to find some water machine, somewhere near you, unless you live in the middle of nowhere

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there is a big blue Glacier machine at my local Publix supermarket

so you use something like the bottle here, this is from Home Depot - they list the dispenser for sale, so I guess they sell the replacement bottles as well, I'll look next time I'm there
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there is a big blue Glacier machine at my local Publix supermarket

so you use something like the bottle here, this is from Home Depot - they list the dispenser for sale, so I guess they sell the replacement bottles as well, I'll look next time I'm there
Yep, that's the size bottle. We also have a dispenser, because we drink bottled water. I have a big laundry wash tub, that I use to get the water warm, where I want it. I fill the washtub with hot water, and let the 5 gallon bottle sit in there for a bit. You'll find what works for you.

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thanks, I always pass that machine after I've just spent $1 each on one gallon jugs and tell myself I need to try it, but I never had anything to put the water in
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They are at it again - good grief!

I was hoping they would not breed again anytime soon! Noooo. As I watch, they are laying and fertilizing eggs. Here we go again! I have the brine shrimp ordered, but won't get it in time to feed these guys. I'll have to go buy the kit at the LFS tomorrow, so I have food ready if they hatch.

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post #16 of 19 Old 03-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Good Luck, This time the Rams will be better at spawning. They're going by their natural instincts. Not to mention, you are a bit more prepared too.

Do the Rams act similar to the Angelfish, and Discus, where they have the newly hatched fry, or wigglers, eating the mucus secretions, milk, off their bodies?
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Looked at your video again

Does not look like they do feed off the parents from your video. Guess those BBS will need to happen quickly.
I was watching that video of the discus spawn, and thinking the ram is a cichlid, so maybe. Your video shows the fry at one day old swimming independent of the parents.
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Does not look like they do feed off the parents from your video. Guess those BBS will need to happen quickly.
I was watching that video of the discus spawn, and thinking the ram is a cichlid, so maybe. Your video shows the fry at one day old swimming independent of the parents.

It did kind of look like they "nibbled" off the parents, but I really don't know. You have to remember, that was "day 1" to me, but for all I know they had them in the tank before that, and I just didn't notice. Now I know the exact time/day they laid the eggs, so I'll be following closely.

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post #19 of 19 Old 03-12-2012, 09:10 PM
You need to keep a good record of this for all of us. A picture of every change, water conditions, food given, you know.

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