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post #16 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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anyone know where i can get some Anubius Nana with out paying a ton for shipping?
As weird as it is to suggest, I found my nanas at petsmart in the little tubes for I think $4 a piece. I got two with large rizomes so I was able to make 4 plants outta two. You can always see if anyone has a good deal with WTB though.

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post #17 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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As weird as it is to suggest, I found my nanas at petsmart in the little tubes for I think $4 a piece. I got two with large rizomes so I was able to make 4 plants outta two. You can always see if anyone has a good deal with WTB though.
Great! I'll look tomorrow, thanks.
Added a few more java fern and a anubius from my big tank

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post #18 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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On another note this tank is reminding me how much I hate HOB filters. Tried adding some floaters and they are flying around the tank like crazy. Might order a small canister filter.
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In a rimless tank like this, it should be easy to section off a portion of water surface with fishing line. That will allow your floating plants to grow without being constantly bumped around.

Could also use flexible airline tubing.
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post #20 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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So it's been 7 days, I seeded the filter with media from my established tank and filled it half way with water from that established tank. Been testing it and still no sign of a cycle. I'm pretty sure it's good to go but might wait a few more days and a few water changes till I add the puffer. Sound like I am going about this the right way?
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post #21 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 06:28 AM
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aren't you just adding one puffer? I mean I am not super experienced yet but I would assume that isn't going to be much of a bioload for a 6 gallon and considering you have a head start on the cycle with the seeding going on I would assume you would be good to go assuming you test the tank regularly and are ready to do frequent water changes for a lil while... just my two cents
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aren't you just adding one puffer? I mean I am not super experienced yet but I would assume that isn't going to be much of a bioload for a 6 gallon and considering you have a head start on the cycle with the seeding going on I would assume you would be good to go assuming you test the tank regularly and are ready to do frequent water changes for a lil while... just my two cents
I am thinking the same. All the filter floss in this new tanks filter is from my established tank. So are all the plants. And yes just one puffer. I read a lot on the dwarf puffers and a lot of people said I could keep 2 in this tank. A male and a female, but I just don't feel confident in that. So at least for now I am just getting one.
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I am no expert with puffers but it sure seems like you can house two in there assuming they have enough hiding places to feel comfortable enough with...

but yeah back to the cycle thing, how many times have you tested it? you are getting 0 nitrates? you using api liquid test kit? and finally perhaps you could lightly feed the tank some food to feed ammonia

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I've read a lot into puffers as I am planning to get about 3 for a 20g, with that tank, I would probably do just one so you don't have to worry about any aggression issues which could come up as they get older.
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Looking good! Better get into breeding snails to feed the little guy, mine wont take anything else. Its sure fun to watch them stuff their nose all the way into the shell and suck that slimy morsel out.
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Looking good! Better get into breeding snails to feed the little guy, mine wont take anything else. Its sure fun to watch them stuff their nose all the way into the shell and suck that slimy morsel out.
my 25 gallon is a snail producing machine so i got plenty
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Very nice and clean. I like

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

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post #28 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up the little guy today, already hunting snails!


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post #29 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 07:06 AM
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very nice... these are such cool lil guys

besides the feeder snails are you planning on any other fauna? perhaps shrimps would be too easy for him to pick on but I wonder if a CPO or something could be interesting....
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What kind of heater are you using? I am looking for a small, reliable heater for my 5 g tank that isn't preset. . .

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