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post #1036 of 1323 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty sure I'm looking at a berried PFR right now

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I'm pretty sure I'm looking at a berried PFR right now
Good luck with that. My first two dropped their eggs.


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Good luck with that. My first two dropped their eggs.
Eh, I used to think berried shrimp would always be exciting. I've seen it so many times now, though, that it's just something I notice and forget about! I think that the population will be greater than 60 in a month or so.

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I paint all my archea lights black, really helps to hid them in the over all look.
they are really easy to take a part and paint the silver metal a nice glossy black to match your desk.
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I paint all my archea lights black, really helps to hid them in the over all look.
they are really easy to take a part and paint the silver metal a nice glossy black to match your desk.
Got any photos of this? Post 'em up!

On a side note, just got a new ADA Do!Aqua 20cm Cube Glass, I had my dad (who's on a short business trip in San Francisco) pick it up at AFA in a limo, lol

Photos to come when he sends some to me. I'll be getting it on Wednesday!

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Got any photos of this? Post 'em up!

On a side note, just got a new ADA Do!Aqua 20cm Cube Glass, I had my dad (who's on a short business trip in San Francisco) pick it up at AFA in a limo, lol

Photos to come when he sends some to me. I'll be getting it on Wednesday!
if this were facebook, id hit like.
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if this were facebook, id hit like.
Thanks Marko! I'm so psyched! Oh, and it turns out this limo driver frequents AFA and has driven Mark Zuckerberg and Condoleezza Rice in San Francisco, among others.

I better have business trips this cool someday!

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Got any photos of this? Post 'em up!
sorry i really dont have a good photo, before i sold it for my Solar 2.
its really easy to paint. pop of the ends, take out the light, unscrew the arms, tape up the center/ends/little arm attachments.
shouldnt be more then a few coats, i'd do a flat first, then nice light glossy black over the flat.

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Yeah, I'm going to keep it silver. I like the contrast with the desk. Thanks for the photo, though!

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So, yesterday I did the biggest cleaning ever. I used an old electric toothbrush and scrubbed down every surface in the tank and really clouded up the water in the process. Immediately the two remaining CPDs began grasping at the surface and the shrimp started desperately swimming around. I did a large water change and used extra Prime conditioner.

This morning, both of the CPDs were dead and clinging to the filter inlet. Many of the shrimp were on top of the filter output near the surface. Two were confirmed dead. the water was about twice as cloudy as the night before.

I did another large water change with extra Prime. Unfortunately I do not have any photos of the tank before or after cleaning seeing as my camera decided not to save any to either of the cards in it at the time... you'd think for $1.2k... I'll need to get some better brand SD cards, I guess. Really makes me angry because I had an amazing shot of a squirrel sitting between two of my bonsai trees.

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that sucks! i wonder why they died!

did you have problems with the rocks getting moved when cleaning them?
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that sucks! i wonder why they died!

did you have problems with the rocks getting moved when cleaning them?
It does. I think they may have suffocated from the all the floating particles in the water, which makes me feel sad because I'm solely responsible. I needed to clean it badly, though. I was cleaning lightly on the weekends and I'd have an algae farm by Friday. I was getting really tired of it.

I did it lightly but effectively, so they didn't move more than a few millimeters. The electric toothbrush is really much easier. I've had an old one sitting around for a while but I'd never thought to use it until yesterday. I've only just now realized that I've never had a tank I can put two hands in at once (either because they're too small or they're inconveniently positioned).

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haha i have one i can.. i just dont. haha! it has a good so its awkward to do.

aww thats so sad maybe there is something that can be tweaked with your setup thats causing the algae.

i just cleaned my evolve with a normal toothbrush and i had some wiggling. maybe electric would make it easier

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If I would have to take a guess I'd blame it against the toothbrush. Was it clean and whatnot? Toothpaste is hard to get out completely.
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If I would have to take a guess I'd blame it against the toothbrush. Was it clean and whatnot? Toothpaste is hard to get out completely.
thats a good thought..
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