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  1. Sakura8
    04-20-2012 01:31 AM - permalink
    Yeah, it's been acting up lately. It blocked me earlier too.

    A tank built into the wall sounds awesome. A huge, 300 gallon tank. Wouldn't need to worry about water changes with a tank that big. Probably one every two months, haha.

    Do you have any small aquarium stores in your area? One of them might have the Odyssea brand T5 HO lighting. I paid (well, my dad paid -__-) less than $60 for a 24" one. All I had to do was get an extra daylight bulb and switch out the blue actinic one.
  2. Sakura8
    04-19-2012 11:38 PM - permalink
    Haha, my neighbor's house is empty since she went into a senior living community. I asked my dad if we could rent it for me. He's like, "Uhhh, NO." I think he was envisioning fish tanks lining every single wall.

    Oh, I'm glad the plants made it. Hygrophila is a great nitrate buster and a good background plant. :)
  3. Sakura8
    04-19-2012 01:58 AM - permalink
    Never mind, I figured it out, hahaha. IBC. I don't know, I didn't realize it was in Santa Clara. I'd like to go, that would be really interesting even though I'm not all that keen on show bettas.

    It's on May 12. It would be interesting to see if we could get a group of the Bay Area CA forum members to go. Like Copperarabian and MissRockyHorror.
  4. Sakura8
    04-19-2012 01:53 AM - permalink
    A light timer is a really good investment if you're serious about plants. I probably should have one but they take up too much space at the outlet. I'd have to unplug somebody's heater and have cold, angry fishies. o.O

    Since canister filters have spaces for bio media like the bio-max that comes in AquaClear filters, I don't see why you couldn't put the used bio-max in the Eheim. It should work fine and that'll jumpstart its cycle, too.

    Braindead. What's INC?
  5. Sakura8
    04-19-2012 12:57 AM - permalink
    You can do that. It never hurts to have extra filtration and by starting the Eheim now, it starts its cycle going. Depending on how long it's on there, by the time you get the 16 set up, the Eheim might be fully cycled and you can put the fish straight in.

    Darn, I was hoping the plants wouldn't take so long since it's only like a two hour drive from here to Fremont. Well, that's the USPS for ya.
  6. Sakura8
    04-18-2012 01:23 AM - permalink
    You can always try a low-light tank with floating plants, then. Lots of crypts, java fern, java moss, and anubias on the bottom, then the floating plants on top to help keep them from jumping.

    I agree, that is sad. That person's friend must not understand fish and fishkeeping. I was looking through my records and I realize that out of 30 bettas bought in the last year, I've lost 11 of them. True some of them were very sick to begin with, but still, those kind of statistics make me look like a pretty mean fish killer too.
  7. Sakura8
    04-18-2012 01:05 AM - permalink
    Girls really tend to jump a lot, probably because they don't have those big fins. I've never had a male jump out (although my PK came close yesterday) but one of my girls, Goldi, jumps out on a routine basis during feeding. And my other girl, Zenny, jumped out through a tiny hole by the filter during the night. It's pretty freaky when they decide to take a leap. Your best bet is probably plastic wrap with holes poked in it or maybe see about putting plastic craft mesh over the top. Otherwise, floating plants help deter leapers but not if you're trying to grow plants underneath.

    And you're welcome. I'm really glad you could take the plants. :)
  8. Sakura8
    04-17-2012 11:22 PM - permalink
    I sent them yesterday via priority so it should be soon.
  9. Sakura8
    04-16-2012 03:28 PM - permalink
    Okay, it should go out tomorrow and I'll ship it priority or something like that.
  10. Sakura8
    04-16-2012 01:02 AM - permalink
    Enh, don't worry about the cost. :) I'm glad I can pass them on to you 'cause I hate to see them go to waste. PM me your address whenever and I'll get them out to you, along with that magazine with the nano shrimp tank article.

    Enjoy school. I was always the kind of kid who never ever showed up on the day after a break or a holiday. -__-

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    I live in Ca. I absolutely love animals. I enjoy the outdoors,
    Fremont, CA
    Snowboarding, fish keeping, school, Minecraft
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