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  1. Sakura8
    08-24-2012 10:43 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    At least tubing is cheap. I have yards and yards. I cut some up for one reason and then find that it's too short for another use so I have to buy more.

    Good luck with the hairgrass. I know it can be touchy but it's going to have the best conditons in your tank so it should do well.

    I can also ask the lady at my LFS to order more swordtails, which I might. She just told me to have my wishlist in before Tuesday.
  2. Sakura8
    08-23-2012 10:53 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm going to have to find another female swordtail. One died for no reason this morning. I had to move the male back to the 29 because he was harassing the remaining female so much. Dang.
  3. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 08:33 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm not sure bioballs would fit into the Azoo. You could try Kent's Nitrate Sponge. A tiny bit of those would fit in really well. Can't wait to see the tank take off with C02. :)
  4. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 08:32 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Coffeehouse Chat thread, page 4582. Pic of the swordtail fry. :)
  5. kfryman
    08-22-2012 07:51 PM - permalink
    kfryman
    Awesome! I can't wait to get that filter then. I might add some of those bioballs if I decide to use the Tom for something else, though I do like it, but, with the other filters it would be a lot to plug in. I will have to see, I do love it though! Maybe i will use it for the shrimp tank or something.

    I ordered a CO2 diffuser, so tomorrow I will have to get a timer for the airpump, but then j can start injecting some CO2 and hopefully get much better plant growth.
  6. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 06:47 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Just switched to the Azoo Palm Filter (well box says Azoo Mignon Filter 60). Super quiet, good flow. Way better than the Picotope filter I was using before, which had almost no flow. Only beef I have is the Azoo only has two pieces of foam - one coarse for mechanical and one fine for biological - no chemical filtration. I can probably fix that though.
  7. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 04:35 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Those Tetras aren't that silent but they aren't the loudest either. I just know not to get a cheap Azoo airpump. It was so noisy it shook itself right off the counter. I never even bothered to hook anything up to it, just put it straight in Goodwill.
  8. Sakura8
    08-22-2012 02:05 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I should ask my dad (retired from PG & E) how much energy a tank actually uses. Say a 9volt filter, 25-50w for the heater, 10-48w for a light . . . hmm.

    Overboard would be what I am now. o.O

    What kind of air pump is it? I have a pretty large Tetra that is reasonably quiet running two sponge filters in a 29gal and a 55gal. The large Marina air pump drove me insane. One air pump that I had running in the bathroom was so loud I stuffed it into the cupboard under the sink behind all the rolls of toilet paper.

    Haha, yeah, he was our mailman for practically my whole life as far as I can recall. I liked him, he delivered the mail pretty early. The new guy delivers it so late I forget to go out and get it.
  9. Sakura8
    08-21-2012 06:04 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    My guess is the tricolor swords started out as hybrids, as I've seen "painted platies" before. I'm planning on linebreeding, using a method I read in a book by maintaining two lines and then crossing over every few generations. Is that what you were talking about? I just put crushed coral into the 20gal to raise the hardness and I'll move the swordtails there for now. I have no idea which female dropped. Actually, neither of them looked pregnant so it was a surprise to see fry. So surprised I think I accidentally washed a baby down the gutter because I found them during water changes. :(

    Hey, way to make some money! Haha, if my mailman can deliver a 37gal tank kit from fostersmith without herniating a disc, yours should make it with the stratum. :D

    On the other hand, my mailman did retire not too long after that delivery . . .
  10. Sakura8
    08-20-2012 11:28 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I bet being surrounded by a lot of hormonal women and a baby can get really tiresome after a while. You'll be pretty happy when you get a license and can drive. :)

    I noticed in my pet stores, you can never find pure red guppies. They're always half black or yellow and maybe have some cobra patterning in their tails. I'd love red guppies someday.

    I got my first batch of swordtail fry! I'm not sure if it was a small litter or the congo tetras ate some so I only have 4 or 5 but they are super super gorgeous. I wish my camera wasn't broken so I could take a pic. They look just like miniatures of the adults.

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