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post #16 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 12:41 AM
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post #17 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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What do you charge for one of those black orchids?

Tank looks great too, btw. I like how each section has it's own little scape going on, very hard to make that small a space look so nice I bet.
depends on how they turn out. the sire cost $15, the dam cost $8; so the cost of the offspring would likely be somewhere between those 2 figures. unless some of them end up with quad crowning or crossrays, those i would charge more for. the females line had some quad crowntails, and her brother is almost a crossray, but his rays dont curl out strongly enough; so im hoping for a handful of those in the spawn.
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My mistake, it just looks as though the initial pick up is at the far left section and the last output is in the right partition, so to get back to the start the flow would need to go through the gravel... Or is water able to get around the partitions?? I wouldnt call it a true UGF, but some mechanical filtration if it goes through the gravel at the bottom...
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My mistake, it just looks as though the initial pick up is at the far left section and the last output is in the right partition, so to get back to the start the flow would need to go through the gravel... Or is water able to get around the partitions?? I wouldnt call it a true UGF, but some mechanical filtration if it goes through the gravel at the bottom...
the filters pull the water from one section into the one to its right. the water then returns through 9 holes drilled in the dividers, as well as through 5 slits drilled at their top (for surface flow). the dividers are glued to the bottom of the tank, so there is no flow through the gravel.
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Ok, thats what I missed. I like the design, keeps 4 tanks fresh without individual parameters.
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depends on how they turn out. the sire cost $15, the dam cost $8; so the cost of the offspring would likely be somewhere between those 2 figures. unless some of them end up with quad crowning or crossrays, those i would charge more for. the females line had some quad crowntails, and her brother is almost a crossray, but his rays dont curl out strongly enough; so im hoping for a handful of those in the spawn.

That's not a bad price. I might hit you up for one or two eventually. I actually really like the ones that are black with some of the blue irridescence between the rays, like the one in your avatar.

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nice large c. pondeterifolia
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I love how you arranged the filters. That looks like a very effective, innovative solution for the poor circulation in a divided tank!

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well the java fern trident melted, as did the crypts. but both are now recovering. im suspecting my large doses of excel built up in the tank during the time i went an extra week without water changes, and triggered the melt.
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this tank has been moved to my college apartment, and the new inhabitants put in.
will post pics tomorrow.
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Great looking bettas! I might have to buy from you some day....

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thank you. here are 4 new inhabitants







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intro to sociology was canceled today, so i got some nice pics of the fish instead (while i shouldve been studying orgo).

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the fourth one, Phobetor, decided to play in the pelia instead of pose for the camera, so no pics of him.
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