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post #121 of 280 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Oh okay! I am in Juneau. I'd prefer to be in Anchorage though Juneau is so cut off from the rest of the world.

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I like your tank alot. There's something dark and mysterious about it, and that blue angel is awesome.
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Oh nice! Do you have many fish stores down there?
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I like your tank alot. There's something dark and mysterious about it, and that blue angel is awesome.
Oh wow thank you! I love your comment That's just what I was aiming for!

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Oh nice! Do you have many fish stores down there?
Nope! We have one family owned LFS and Petco that just opened a few months ago.

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Wow, very nice planted tank,good job.
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Does the lfs have good variety?
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Wow, very nice planted tank,good job.
Thank you. I appreciate your post. It is an added bonus to hear others liking my tank.

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Does the lfs have good variety?
The LFS does get in some prety nice fish. The variety changes through the seasons, but they obtain quite nice fish from a supplier in Seattle. In the winter they get a ton of Tetras, live bearers, corydoras, loaches, dwarf Cichlids (except for Apistogramma), all species of pleco and fish like Oscars and Striped Headstanders. Then in the spring and summer months they get the same plus pencilfish, rasboras, African Cichlids, butterfly fish, rainbows, black ghost knife and more. They have only one salt water tank, so not much selection for salties.

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We tried the plant thing again...this time the USPS let us down again but less so. They missed delivery by 2 extra days instead of 4! So the plants look much much better! Because I have quite a few, I decided to start with those that fared on the lesser side then the others.

Hmmmm.... for some reason I am not able to paste any pics right now. I don't know why...but will try again in an hour.

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Okay... I can't paste from Picas Web Albums tonight for some reason, but now the Attachments are working so here ya go!

The full tank shot was taken after all the plants were added. I tossed in the Montana Lake rocks...and um...I will be removing them. I don't like it. I thought they'd be neat when the ground covers filled in among them...but I don't see myself being able to wait for that to happen. So...they will be gone tomorrow...wait, tomorrows Thanksgiving so they will be gone in a couple days.

The last picture is of Java Fern but I am not sure what the little black dots are on the underside of the leaves and was wondering if anyone could tell me. They are not like snail eggs as far as I can tell. Maybe they are just a part of the plants makeup? I haven't had Java Fern in awhile and don't recall what the leaves were like.

There are a few stems of another beautiful plant that I forgot to snap pics of before I added them to the tank. They are beautiful! With awesome purple tips. I love them. I love them all!!!!

"Thank you you two (and you know who you are) for the plants! I am tickled pink with all these great plants in my tank! It's awesome!!!!!"

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I like the rock you should give it some time it may grow on you
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I like the rock you should give it some time it may grow on you
Thanks Seth. I'll try

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Hey, the plants don't look too shabby. Phew

The tank has come a long way. Part of the fun is to try different combinations until it hits you -> "Yeah, that's my baby". My free advise is to keep the Turkey out of the tank -> he'll eat all the plants.

The dark spots on the Java Fern is its normal make-up. It must be a female plant.
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Hey, the plants don't look too shabby. Phew

The tank has come a long way. Part of the fun is to try different combinations until it hits you -> "Yeah, that's my baby". My free advise is to keep the Turkey out of the tank -> he'll eat all the plants.

The dark spots on the Java Fern is its normal make-up. It must be a female plant.

Okay...that is what I was thinking because of the pattern. Perfect! Now I just need to find a spot for it to call home Where oh where....

The tank has made a complete makeover in a short amount of time. I think the Kuhli loaches love it. Hopefully that's why they have been playing like toddlers all day swimming this way and that. One of them was even swimming about when I was decorating with the Montana Lake rocks LOL! One of the larger ones that had been in hiding is stuffed full of green eggs. Ugh...I don't want youngsters! No way! She is huge though! Poor thing can't even swim right...oh do I feel her pain. LOL! Been there done that stuffed turkey gut

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