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post #136 of 140 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by xenxes View Post
Does running the light only at night mess up the plants' cycle? Like do you see the leaves close during the day and open at night when lights come on?
I suppose. I stick a cover on the front of the tanks so its pretty black in there during the day. All my fish sleep during the day as well.

They do in fact close during the daytime and open after I turn on the lights.
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Hah that's cool, you tricked teh plants!
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Originally Posted by xenxes View Post
Hah that's cool, you tricked teh plants!
Lol... I'm just happy they were so obliging.
Really its in everyones best interest.
My gourami is getting pretty active now.
Not doing anything to the fish but.. I dunno... I feel like he need a bigger tank lol..
To the tub pond most likely.
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Well after some time to adjust My gourami is a great size for this tank.
In other news..
The threadfin jumped.. To where.. The top of the light were he got cooked.
I think the stress of being alone got to him. Or the gourami chased him a little.. Not sure.. he got pretty high strung after the others died. It would not have taken alot for him to jump.

The two platy fry are doing well. Growing up fast. One of them is getting slightly territorial over the other and chases him around alot.
The other day I saw him take a big bite out of the other fry's tail. Sad..
I'm still figuring out what the heck to do for their futures...

My gourami is active and playful. Very inquisitive fish. Also very very hungry fish.
He plays very well with others.
My scarlet badis is still grumpy but well.. I never see him eat.. It's weird.

So... those fish have survived well enough for me to think of chancing some more fish.
I went to my LFS today.

Great things are in place.
The owner sold to two young guys. The ones who have been making all the changes I liked.
They were in the middle of renovating when I went in...
Lets see.. The sickly puppy and kitten section was gone.. It was replaced by a smaller number of nicer kennels in which nice healthy resided.
The saltwater section was suddenly 3 displays tanks bigger.
The freshwater section was suddenly 4 rows of planted tanks bigger.

They were setting up aloooooot of planted tank related stock.
I went to the top level to look at the tanks and guess what?!?!? Rows and rows of starfire glass rimless tanks..
Even some low grade CBS and CRS...
Apparently the owner sold it to them a few months ago, but finally left the place to them yesterday. So today was just day 1 of the changes.
I can't wait to see where this goes?
And some of you (like anyone read this) might remember that I had a conversation with a dumb blonde worker early on in my Hate Tank journal. Asking him to order me more dwarf cories. Which never came in.
I walked in. And the guy put down the boxes he was carrying and ran over to me immediately.
Running behind me he grabbed my by the shoulders and pushed me toward the back wall that I've determined is the "Nano Fish and Plant" section.
All without saying anything mind you.
Once there he stopped me in front of the very last tank on the right, pointed, and said "Look!! I've been trying to get those in ever since you asked me!"
Right there.. in the back... A giant school of Corydoras pygmaeus.
He let out this giant triumphant smile that seriously lit up the room. Just one of those people that have one of those intense smiles.
I didn't have the heart to point out that they were the wrong kind of dwarf cory.
When I originally asked it was for Habrosus.
But he was so happy that he finally got them in that I decided not to.
I decided that maybe it was time to start stocking the 6.6 gallon again...
I bought 11 of them ($2 each which wasnt bad) and put them in this tank.
As well as an amano shrimp.
Very hopeful that these guys will survive.
So far everything is great.
Can I say.... These pygmaeus are waaaaay different that my other ones.
These ones are super active and outgoing.. Constantly swimming and exploring. Always active and never hiding.. Ever.. These things are way more outgoing than my habrosus.

And if one of the platy fry swim by them they all take off in a group (these guys havent left school formation once!) and swim with them and try and school with them mid level. That is until the platy gets annoyed and darts away.
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I lost more than a few coties. down top six. Bit the six that are left seen to be thriving. Also the dwarf gourami is doing very well. Here's an updated shot for y'all. Plus a few fish shots as well.
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