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post #31 of 149 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Lol, I wish I did more chilling but always got a s ton of things to do. But the time I do get to just chill and look out are amazing Usually when I look out though I find something else to do.

Guess my Otto thought my Pleco was dirty :P


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post #32 of 149 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 05:48 AM
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Lol pretty soon that's gonna be the other way around. With the pleco trying to suck the slime coat off :O

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Oh, Boy! Thats a weird visual in my mind lol
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post #34 of 149 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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So, heres just a couple newer pics :P

Cute Kitty but Bad Kitty!

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Limnophila Aromatica (NO Co2 or ferts, 3yr old tank tap water)

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Rotala Macrandra and Crypt Spiralis

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Hygrophila pinnatifida

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Persicaria kawagoeanum also known as 'Polygonum kawagoeanum'

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Love all the new shots! You are brave letting that kitty up there. I wish my L. Aromatica would get redder like that.

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Thanks, I dont let Kitty stay up there. She doesnt get up there anymore when anyone is at home at least. I find I claw that has fallen out in my tanks every now and then, so I know she will once in awhile when were gone. She's awnry like that. She prolly just likes the warmth of the lights.
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hey knughs i love the new update and pics. i am drawn to the simplicity and cleanliness of your tanks i am partial to the one with the breeder mop (not cuz of the mop of course!) because you have those two solitary crypts allowed to take center stage, beautiful

i have a question about breeding... i have a pair of killies in my nano. the female looks pretty plump. i have a mass of stargrass pretty thick in there, would that be similar to a b mop? or will they breed in it the same?

other question is i have fish fry in my bare bottom 30B grow out tank... the tank was really meant for plants not fish lol...but since then i have been limited in my organization, cleaning and maintenance of my tank. mainly because this is my first fry experience and i was afraid to harm/accidentally vacum the fry.

now they're a little bigger 1/4"-1/2" sized but still a few pee wees.... my plants need attention and i need to add substrate in here what can i do?

i can't catch all of them, i (wish but) have no spare tank and its a jungle in there right now... any insight would be much appreciated



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Those pics are great!
All shot with your iphone?
Keep up the good work!!
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How is the nano going?

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hey knughs i love the new update and pics. i am drawn to the simplicity and cleanliness of your tanks i am partial to the one with the breeder mop (not cuz of the mop of course!) because you have those two solitary crypts allowed to take center stage, beautiful

i have a question about breeding... i have a pair of killies in my nano. the female looks pretty plump. i have a mass of stargrass pretty thick in there, would that be similar to a b mop? or will they breed in it the same?

other question is i have fish fry in my bare bottom 30B grow out tank... the tank was really meant for plants not fish lol...but since then i have been limited in my organization, cleaning and maintenance of my tank. mainly because this is my first fry experience and i was afraid to harm/accidentally vacum the fry.

now they're a little bigger 1/4"-1/2" sized but still a few pee wees.... my plants need attention and i need to add substrate in here what can i do?

i can't catch all of them, i (wish but) have no spare tank and its a jungle in there right now... any insight would be much appreciated

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Your killies will pretty much breed on anything. Its collecting the eggs and keeping them from getting fungus is the hard part. I suggest using moss or your star grass if it is real thick. A spawning mop is more less an artifical plant.

I actually starting my first batch of fry in a clean bare tank and treated it and had issues with changing the water and not sucking up the fish. I had prolly a 100 fry but only 1 survived because I threw him in a planted tank (of course his name is Nemo :P) This method is a terrible way to raise fish and not sure why it is recommended (maybe because alot of material we get on breeding fish is done with out a planted mind frame). I would say catch what you can and put them in a bucket. Then add your substrate some plants and put the foam of your filter in the filter you plan on using in it to speed the cycle (which is better than bare tank cycle because there isnt much of a cycle or anykind of beneficial bacteria or whatnot in that kind of setup). If you look at my first pics I posted I labeled my fry tank. Its the dirtest tank I have but it is the best to raise fry in. Has no filter bunch of moss and yellow shrimp. Lots of micro daphnia floating around. Its a filthy feeding frenzy You have to think of were the fish are coming from and not the fish store or another aquarium but the wild. I have seen a lot of lakes, rivers, and streams and they are not the cleanest but yet life thrives.





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Those pics are great!
All shot with your iphone?
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Thanks Alot of the real close up pics of especially the shrimp were done with that mag app.

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How is the nano going?
I ended up scrapping it. Got to be more work then I needed. Was having to change the water daily about twice. Evaporation was my biggest enemy.
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thanks for the insight knuggs... idk if i will bother collecting eggs and trying to raise fry in the nano. i guess if any survive then they were meant to be and its RAOK time lol.

its soo much work just to
maintain the tanks i do have which are all plant oriented tanks.

its interesting to know that your most successful fry tank is the "filthiest" one... because by your deacription i thought you were referring to my 30B! lol. its a total jungle with moss and driftwood and duckweed and all kinds of craziness, micro daphnia and micro bugs and all! which is probabbly why my fry thrived without me ever having to feed them fry food lol

good thing is i've got a Hydro V sponge filter im there and tons of moss covered driftwood as a biofilter. i will take you up on your suggestion and:

1) purchase some large rubbermaids to remove the hardscape.
2) then i will catch as many fish as i can in a bare bucket and cycled sponge filter.
3) add my substate which will be pure PFS (as cheap as i can get)
4) throw back my hardscape and plants
5) reintroduce the fry.

i just hipe they won't get too freaked out with the sudden changes. i checked thise fry out the other day tho... they look like some pretty tought little critters!


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Sounds like a plan. I would keep them in the aquarium water when you transfer them and just use the water from the tank. I would also put some plants in with them, wether it just be some trimming or a lil bit of moss to help the stress on them. I move my fry and babies all the time and they don't seem to mind. I wish I could do more with Killies but don't have the time ATM trying keep up with my fish room and other projects. What kind of Killies do have?
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Pumpkin shrimp. Some reason the camera makes me them look kinda yellow, which they are def. orange in person!?
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Yeah I heard other people have problems taking pictures of the orange color due to camera color saturation. Either way they look sweet .

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