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Fish shipment, and tanks (lots of pics)
Old 05-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #21
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #22
 
OK I"m uploading a video to youtube. wont be done for another hour or so.. my internet really sucks for uploading. It's my 60g community tank.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #23
 
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I just wanted to mention something, in case you order more fish in the future.

When fish are shipped, it's really best if when you open the box you do it in a dark room with as little light as possible. Just enough to see what you are doing. You should then keep the room dark (and the tanks) until the next day so they can adjust.

The inside of the box is 100% darkness. And to go from that, to a bright room, is quite a shock (and stressful).

The other thing is I hope you drip acclimated all the fish (or at a minimum few oz of water every 10-15 minutes). Total process of about an hour. Water parameters between your house, and wherever they came from are almost guaranteed to be very different. Plus being in the small bag for over 24 hours makes for wildly fluctuating parameters.

Just floating the bag for temperature isn't enough for a safe, minimal stress transfer.

If you did slowly acclimate them, then kudos!

Good luck with all your new additions.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:22 PM   #24
 
I only do the float for 20min and release. I've read about drip acclimating and overall it seems it's really not necessary except for higher grade(inbred) shrimp. A healthy fish should have no issues adjusting to the tank. The warehouse the fish come from actually does have similar water conditions to my water though.

As to keeping the room dark... hmm that does make sense I suppose. I'll have to consider that in the future.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #25
 
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yeah lucky you how come we don't get extras when we buy stuff and congrats in beating my score of most tank in a house lol you've got it MTS bad babe
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
 
Heh. There were a few extra plants thrown in as well I didn't list and a few of them are ready to be split also. I'm really liking this guy, all of his fish and plants seem to be pretty good. I wasn't overly impressed with the quality of the java fern mats but there was alot of it. Have to see how it's doing in a month.

Check out the video I posted a couple posts up and tell me what you guys think :)
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 AM   #27
 
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are those moss or roots? there's a lot of them in there and the tiger brabs look so cute
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #28
 
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Pic 1-3 is is just me opening the box.
Pic 4 is a bag of 11 gold tetras. ( only ordered 7 lol )
Pic 5 is 2 peacock eels sold as Macrognathys Aculeatus
Pic 6 is 7 Sunshine Peacocks sold as Aulonocara Baenshi "Benga"(Only ordered 6)
Pic 7 is 3 flamebacks sold as Haplochromis sp. Flameback (only ordered 2)
Pic 8 is 13 striped loaches sold as Botia Striata (only ordered 12)
Pics 9 and 10 are a Royal Farlowella and a Butterfly Pleco, sold as Sturisoma Aureum and L52 - Dekeyseria sp. respectively.
Pics 11 and 12 is 2 Anubias Barteri v Round Leaf mother plants. (Upon opening there was a total of 6 individual plants)

Pic 13 is my 75g community tank still needing to be planted properly, everything is just floating at the top still.
Pics 14 and 15 are my 55g peacock tank.
Pic 16 is my 35g growout tank
Pic 17 is my 20g bristlenose tank.
Pic 18 is my 5g betta tank (I dont know what that black thing is lol.. it must be a reflection. There's supposed to be a ball of java moss there.)
Pic 19 is my 60g community tank
Pic 20 is my 20g Oto tank
Pic 21 is my 10g hospital tank.
Oops 22 was a misclick lol
Pic 23 is my 65g Hap/Peacock tank.
Pic 24 is my Mbuna tank

Whew lol.. so what do you guys think?
pretty fish. tank, not so much...
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #29
 
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are those moss or roots? there's a lot of them in there and the tiger brabs look so cute
I'm not sure which you mean? In the video or in a picture?

Heh Assault yeah I'm working on getting the tanks pretty. I shoulld post some new pics of my 75 as well. I've been more concerned on doing whats best for the fish as much as possible and not all that worried on looks. With this recent batch of plants I'm working on making things a little more attractive. That was why I posted in the first place though was to get people's advice and critique.

OK so I just realized my supplier has heaters available. I"ll still have to spend over $250 but they can piggy back with another fish/plant order and I'll only have to pay normal cost. Has anyone used Hydor heaters before? What size heaters should I get for a 55g? a 60g? 65g? 75g? 80g?
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #30
 
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in the video. looks like the roots.if it is the roots you have a very healthy plant
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