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post #376 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 12:41 AM
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In the past three days I've gotten all kinds of private messages from people asking about bacterial infections. That's on top of all of the recent threads. And one thing is a constant, unfortunately: the supplier of shrimp. They're selling shrimp that haven't been quarantined and are spreading bacterial infections all over the place.

So I just want to remind folks who may be reading this to gauge your seller well before making a purchase. Take time to get to know them and make sure they're legit before you plop down $20-$50 on a single shrimp. If you don't know them on Aquabid? Don't throw your money away. Don't know them on TPT beyond a feedback score? Don't risk it. Know who you're buying from, what their practices are, how they care for their livestock before selling to you. You'll thank yourself.

This isn't to name names or harm anybody, as there are obviously terrific sellers here on TPT. Just please be sure the seller you choose reliable so these bacterial scares are rare.

i wonder who the seller(s) are?!?!
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post #377 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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It's really unimportant, as my point would be the same regardless of who the seller is. Not trying to cause drama but to help guide people toward avoiding the, well, easiest to avoid issues.

If people take the time to get to know the people they're buying from, they run into fewer problems like infection and sub-par livestock.

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i wonder who the seller(s) are?!?!
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post #378 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 02:16 AM
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totally agree and understand!
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post #379 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Two days ago this clump of Fissidens was covered in algae:



PFR juvies are making quick work of it.
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post #380 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 02:07 AM
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man, those PFRs really pop against that moss! glad to hear they are doing some serious clean up in there for ya!
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Since we can't post new threads until the forum admin resolves the SQL database errors (head - desk), guess I should update my journals.

Spent a bit of time looking through the tank today and discovered new CBS babies. PRL mama is berried again. I'd planned to remove her once she dropped her last babies and forgot. Dangit.

Still enjoying this tank.
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Hmm makes us wonder about new thread
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post #383 of 521 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sneak peak of a 10gal I'm working on:



A look at another work in progress:

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Everything looks great!

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post #386 of 521 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks.

I need to take updated shots of the 12gal this weekend. Pulled out 100+ plantlets of Frogbit this week and changed around some moss.

Suppose I should also create a couple new journals for the new projects.
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P.S. Reef epoxy putty stinks. Man, how it stinks. Haven't had to do any rock setup with it in a couple years so I guess I forgot how gross it is. Even the dog ran away.

But it was totally worth it! Constantly surprised how many reef nerd tricks of mine can be easily translated to planted tanks.
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Wow really interested in what the lava rock is for
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lookin good... GL with the 10gallon tank setup
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Best thing all week (wait, it's only Tuesday?): peeking at the tank a bit ago to discover all kinds of new Crystal babies!

I watch things like a hawk and had no idea there was a berried mama. Just goes to show that they're sneaky little bugs.
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