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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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My fancy guppies had babies!

So i set this home up for them...all of the plants are from my 40gal...i wanted lots of hiding places so i opted for a nature style setup.



they love it in there!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 12:28 AM
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Heck they should like it ! Cuz I sure do...

Nice lil tank there yv1

What ya got for light over that ?
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thanks!!

lighting all i have is one "MaxLite 20W EconoMax Daylight" screw-in Bulb

nice and economical
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 06:23 AM
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wow - what a great looking tank! looks just awesome, can you post some pics of the fish?
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i have a bunch of pics in another forum..

here see if this works...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...23&cat=500

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Hey, what is that water bottle contraption for on the 8 gal?

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thats my homemade "dripper" to acclimate fish & shrimp and dose medics and adjust pH and etc etc...

it just has a valve attached to some airline tubing, pushed through a hole in the bottle, using a glue gun only on the outside of the bottle to secure it....

it is great because you can adjust how fast the 'drip' can be...anything from 1 drop per second to a little stream....
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Nice pics - I love that little loach - he's pretty cool looking
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Actually that is a neat contraption. I use gallon milk jugs for my Saltwater tanks to do Kalk Drips but I guess I never thought aobut acclimation bottles. I use an airline and tie knots in it.

I do like that 5 gal. Definatly doing something right. I will learn to turn my black thumb green.

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Yeah that loach looks like a stingray when its up against the glass....and its eating my algae off the glass! i can see little teeth marks.

hey i had a black thumb in the beginning too...no big deal. it gets easier...ive actually noticed that when i dont interfere with an established tank everything just works.
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One day... I will have Cabomba growing as nice as yours

Can you share the water conditions that you keep Chocolate Gouramies in? I find them extremely attractive, but heard they need soft & acidic water which has kept me away from them so far.
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hillstream loach = Beaufortia kweichowensis?
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Yv1: could you post a pic and little explanation in the DIY section for your fish acclimator. I like the idea of acclimating the fish without standing over the tank for a prolonged period of time. If you can show how you regulate the drip, that would be helpful.

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Hey everyone, sorry havent been browsing the forum! Busy......

anyways to answer everyone's quesitons....


Chocolate Gouramis: I will have to get back to you on that, I ran out of testing supplies Like I said, I think my tank had become extremely established and self sustaining because I havent tested the water in over a month and everything is fine. But once I get my hands on a new test kit i will let you know....

Fish Dripper Thing..Ill post up in DIY!
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