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post #41 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 10:20 PM
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I can appreciate the beauty of a well planted tank, no doubt. It's just not something I care to deal with. I did have a java moss "ball" in my 125 that took over nearly half the tank - top to bottom, front to back. I got fed up with it and gave it away. I also had a moss tornado.

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post #42 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 10:35 PM
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NOW, if Agent13 wants to put plants in my tanks when I set them back up after the move, she can go right ahead. I have a feeling she will take over the maintenance on them anyways

Hahahahahaha! Yes.. I will most likely take over maintenance .. So those random plants you'll see.. Yeah... Don't ask about them tehehe.
Oh the OP is good with swords ? Me too! I love them. Mine send off runners and take over tanks. It's great! My swords are half the reason my Pygmy sunfish are spawning so soon.


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post #43 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
LOL your video made me laugh more than it should have XDDD the music.. omg like it made me tear up. lol!

MM oh i love my sword but oh god I hope it doesn't take over. Those darn things get HUGE. 1 for a 20g is plenty thank you ahhaa, but I guess if I get runners I can always sell them :D. I paid 8$ for this darn thing at Petsmart when it only had 4 shoots, now.. just a few months later it has 10 (or more, too lazy to count) 5 of which are 4+ inches longl -shot-




On a more related note, i released the Harly from it's tub. So far its swimming just fine. there are some spots on it still but the patch it had this morning has cleared up. Here's to hoping he'll be alive in the morning. Lights are out for the night (trying to cut back my light so I can keep the diatoms/brown algae under control though its not out of control, I just don't want it in my tank HNG, hopefully as the plants start taking up some more nutrients in the tank like they're suppose to it'll fade)

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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post #44 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 11:08 PM
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Rasbora hanging out at top of tank constantly?

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Diatoms go away when they go away. I think you are supposed to brush it off of the leaves of plants, no?

Do you have any snails?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #45 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
yeah i just rub em off when i do WC's.

and nope, no snails. I've been iffy about them cus I heard many other than a certain few will eat your plants to shreds. I know they clean up the decaying leaves and such, but I've heard others are really bad. I wouldn't mind snails, its just I'd have to know which ones to stay away from so I don't end up with holey plants.

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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MTS are great for your plants. They're great for every tank, plants or not, sand or gravel. You can get them for free at petsmart. They will not eat your plants.

I don't believe pond snails do either, but I don't know for sure. The only other "pest" snail is the ramshorn, and I don't know about them. Aside from them ther are also rabbit snails, mystery snails and nerites.

Not having plants I can't tell you which of those will or won't eat which plants, if any.
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90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #47 of 49 Old 02-24-2014, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
really? free? o-o ooooooo.... but.. i don't think I've ever seen MTS at my petsmart. unless I passedd over them. idk I'll ask next time i go in for crickets for my geckos.

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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They are cone shaped snails. You only need a few to make a colony.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #49 of 49 Old 02-27-2014, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
well only 5 Harly's left. The one I thought I saved i think was the one that died a few days later. He hung on though, tough little bugger. I decided to treat with Pimafix AND Melafix simultaneous in hopes of possibly knocking out 2 birds with one stone should it turn out not to be a fungal infection but a bacterial. They said they were safe to use with other API products and after almost a full week of treating I've yet to see any problems. I thought it was going to turn my tank into a medical bubble bath when i first dosed it. All those bubbles haha. If my harly's do survive though I'm not sure what I'll do. I don't know... i might... try to see if someone wants them on craigslist for free after a month has gone by without anymore deaths. Because I found some fish on a site I'm curious if they'd work @_@ like they had rummy nose tetras.... dear god I love them.


There's a person on aquabid selling.. 10 i believe it was, MTS with FREE SHIPPING. all for 12$.... I'm really tempted but idk if I should get them now with my tank still funky or not o-o

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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