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post #31 of 104 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 04:05 AM
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The pond plant girl has floaters, she's in Nor Cal though, not sure how far that is from you. I got frogbits from her on eBay. If you're close you should pay her a visit, she has a huuuge array of pond plants.
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Looks good! The bathroom is a great place for a tank IMO =]
Its an awesome place for a tank!!
Except when my friend who is scared of fish comes.
She uses the downstairs...
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How cute is that?! Love what you've done!

I especially love that part of the driftwood is out of the water. Very natural look!
Thank you!
I'm trying to convince some anubias to slowly grow up it. I think it would look adorable
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The pond plant girl has floaters, she's in Nor Cal though, not sure how far that is from you. I got frogbits from her on eBay. If you're close you should pay her a visit, she has a huuuge array of pond plants.
Lol..
I have to say I'm about 6 - 8 hours away from NorCal.
Only about an hour from Mexico though... Or is it longer.... hmm.... I don't know... I've never paid attention when I go. I'm close...
There are lots of people with floaters down here... I just have yet to meet or find any of them.
In all honesty theres a few things I'm holding out for.
More anubias nana petite. I neeeeeeeed waaaaay more of this stuff.
I always see people selling of giant mats of it right when I'm out of money. I'm so annoyed. I have use for it in every single tank I have...
I need more mosses!!! I have so many types of mosses that I just need and want. So many uses... I want them all... I have use for them in almost every tank I have...
I need some floaters...
Seriously.. I do.. I admit it..
I just don't wanna pay for it.
I wish I could find someone close and pick a baggy of dwarf water lettuce up...
Thats what I need.... meh...

Anything tank related...
Hmm...
The new light is awesome...
And my shrimp are getting huge.
I can only ever see around 5 at a time though. I also have determined I hate wires.
They are so ugly. I'm trying my hardest to make them go away and look nice.
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post #35 of 104 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 11:27 PM
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I love this tank!
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I love this tank!
Thank you!!
Cant wait to see what you start up!
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Shrimp skeletons everywhere!!!
Upon reaching my bathroom this morning.. To....
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Conduct business... Thats subtle enough... Right?
I saw what seemed like a pile of skeletons sitting in the far front fright corner.
Get it? Fright?!?!?
I'm a sucker for really bad puns. Best form of comedy... Anywhere.. Ever..
Anyhow, it worried me to see them. I immediately panicked, and thought "OH NO!!! ONCE AGAIN THE CRUEL HAND OF FATE HAS ENTERED MY LIFE AND KILLED OFF ALL MY SHRIMP!!".
See, this happened once before... I had order 10 blue pearls. I let them live and grow. It was magical. Until that day.
My tank was inert sand with.. well the only reason I think anything grew was because of how shallow it was.
I decided that this one clump of plants needed to go somewhere else. I did some rearranging and left.
I came back to shrimp that were either dead or spiraling... A huge waterchange and prime didnt help anything. It was far too late.
Three managed to survive. But upon closer inspection it was realised that they were all female.
I had previously been throwing all my weird culls into my betta tank. If he ate them, fine. If he didnt eat them, fine...
So I had some weird ones in there.
I had some clear. One was Hershey brown. One was half brown half blue in a perfectly solid even symmetrical line. One was orange. Weird stuff.
I eventually moved those three shrimp into the betta bowl with the others.
It was all well and dandy...
Ive been slowly breeding and culling them back to blue in that bowl.
But the shock of losing so many at once, especially with how much they cost, was alot for me to handle. This was my first attempt after that.
This, on top of the high temps my house harbors, is why I don't do anything but stare at nice shrimp... Blue rili is about as adventurous as I get. Or will get
So as you probably guessed... My world crashed down around me.
I though I had viciously murdered 10 perfectly innocent yellow shrimp
I panicked.
In the middle of sobbing on my bathroom floor, an event comparable to the most heart wrenching moment in a Lifetime movie. I realised that the skeletons were clear.
I peeked my head around the counter and saw that it was in fact a pile of exoskeletons.
Don't ask me why they all piled them in the same place. Perhaps its a communal feeding center. That is where I drop the occasional leftove rbits from feeding my other fish.
BTW... can I mention how creepy it is to see them snacking on their leftover shells? It is creepy. Sacrificial almost.
I hope they survive this molt.
This is my last hurdle before I'll start to relax about this tank.
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I love your little tank and your entertaining journaling! Keep us posted on updates as now I want to go grab one of those tanks for MY bathroom (because, you know, four tanks in there just isn't enough )
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You guys are SO lucky to have that much room - in the bathroom... I have found this very entertaining tho. That tank is too cute!!

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Haha this is awesome The tank looks so cute and I love the driftwood!

I have entirely too much frogbit btw, if you'd be willing to trade some plants
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You guys are SO lucky to have that much room - in the bathroom... I have found this very entertaining tho. That tank is too cute!!

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My bathroom is tiny!!
Well not super tiny.. But it isnt big.
This tank is only 6x6x6 inches and takes up almost no room!!
So... you know..
Free the beast..
Go out and buy it...
You know you want it!
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I love your little tank and your entertaining journaling! Keep us posted on updates as now I want to go grab one of those tanks for MY bathroom (because, you know, four tanks in there just isn't enough )
I wish I was entertaining!!
I would never be bored!! I wish and pray and hope for work.
And despite my fear of zombies I think I subconsciously wish for a worldwide epidemic. I think...
Maybe I just want to know how I would handle it... Based on what I've seen... not well.
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Haha this is awesome The tank looks so cute and I love the driftwood!

I have entirely too much frogbit btw, if you'd be willing to trade some plants
This driftwood is AWESOME!!!
Seriously..
I've been out back slowly dismantling this giant log that I got this from.
Most of it is soft and unusable, but underneath that are gems of wood.
I must say. The bits leftover form the termites are just amazing!!
You cant see how intricate and amazing this wood is, because... well...
My camera can't capture it. And cause I filled it wiht plants.
The termites make these pockets almost, and it seriously is amazing. It looks awesome.
I filled the pockets in this tank with anubias nana petite though.
Almost wondering if I could sell this wood to someone..


I'm not sure If I have any plants worth trading.. What would you be interested in?
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post #45 of 104 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 08:45 AM
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Lol I thought your shrimp really died on reading that last post All alive and well and molting?

I can't find my berried rili anymore I think I killed it when siliconing the edges of my moss wall yesterday, that or I scared it into dropping all the eggs.
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