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Old 03-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #51
 
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I have a trio of the c. habrosus as well and they are cute little fish but like you said hard to see because they are small. ; )
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:54 PM   #52
 
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It is the all in one filter with the carbon inside(Aqueon 30 I believe?) and there are real plants as well. The Corys don't seem to care where they are. Top, bottom, middle. Their all over the place.
Then as I said I would not replace it. Good luck with your tank.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #53
 
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Yeah, see, I could have sworn it was the typical box, but yeah, all in ones are much more difficult when it comes to changing and such. So yes, the other Amanda, Calmwaters, is correct. Sorry if I sounded argumentative.

As for the habrosus, I love them so, they are the cutest little things, but SOOO tiny!!!

Hey calmwaters... I just posted a thread asking for suggestions on a centerpiece fish for my 29 gal, if you have a moment I would love a suggestion or so. :)
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:05 PM   #54
 
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All right I will go check it out.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:55 PM   #55
 
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@Kirkland...yeah, my Petsmart and aquarium stores have been having outages of otos too!! Its crazy!!! And I just know when I head up to Petsmart tomorrow for otos they will be sold out bc they have that Spring Sale with otos for $1!!!

@Calmwaters...Kirkland has the factory stock box filter, which generally has the black filter sponge thing for the bacteria, and the carbon insert filter cartridge. Either top fin or tetra, forget which.
As far as live plants go, I have no idea one from another...I have a few live plants in each of my tanks, I run active carbon in my filters at all times, and I do not use any aquarium plant food, or do anything special for the plants and they have thrived, grown, and are pretty awesome. I had no idea about the carbon being bad for live plants, as plants arent my area. lol.
The habrosus cory I have also go all over the tank, you just can barely see them bc they are so small. But yeah, albinos are everywhere!
I'm haven't gotten any fish from the petsmart/petco yet. I have a really awesome LFS out here called 6th Avenue Aquarium. They have been in business for like 20-30 years. It's like a shopping mall. Theres another smaller one closer to me and before you can buy any fish from him he requires a H2O test. I think that's kinda cool. But the 6th Ave one is really dope. They always tell you what the fish need before he lets you get them and makes sure you understand.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #56
 
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All right I will go check it out.
I just noticed you lived in Asheville. I used to go to a motorcycle event held out there. It's a cool little town
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:58 PM   #57
 
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LOL I like it alot here. Lots of curves and beautiful scenery for the motorcycles. I can't wait to get mine out of the shop so I can start riding it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:07 PM   #58
 
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LOL I like it alot here. Lots of curves and beautiful scenery for the motorcycles. I can't wait to get mine out of the shop so I can start riding it.
It was a long time ago. I think the event was the Hoot something or other. I grew up in Indiana so I would go down there. The Blue Mountains are so awesome!
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:10 PM   #59
 
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Yes they are especially in the fall when the colors of the trees are changing.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:41 PM   #60
 
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Sounds like you have awesome lfs where you are Kirkland!!!

Within a decent driving distance I have two...the first one has better stock with prices close to petsmart, but their staff can often be rude and hurried, yet fairly knowledgable. The 2nd one has an amazing staff that knows all, however their stock leaves a bit to be desired, and their prices are either really high, or amazingly cheap (usually cheap on fish that are normally pricey, and high on normally cheap fish...makes no sence). I choose to go to the rude one most times because they tend to have what I want at a better price, and also have more options on suppliers and can get me fish the other cant.

I often go to Petsmart for fish of the more common sort, like otos, albino cory, guppies, and such like that. I would never buy certain fish there, but others I feel okay with, like hardier breeds. And I have never had good luck with their bettas!!!

Petco seems to have more types of FW fish than petsmart, but I have never bought from them.

And I refuse to shop at Petland.

You are very fortunate to have good fish stores, as a lot of people get stuck with only a petsmart nearby.
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