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  1. sOL!dSnOrK
    03-31-2012 03:18 AM - permalink
    what kind of fish is on your avatar?
  2. ExReefer
    09-24-2010 03:52 PM - permalink
    Where to you get your Pelvicachromis? All I can ever find around me is the Pulcher variety.
  3. Karackle
    12-03-2009 07:20 PM - permalink
    Hey Vicki! How's it going? Missing you on the forum! Hope school is going well though!!!!
  4. Complexity
    06-27-2009 06:13 PM - permalink
    Wow, school has really kept me busy! I'm not doing as well with keeping up with my tanks as I'd like, but I haven't had any major catastrophes either.

    I let the plants in my 75g grow so much that my fish barely had room to swim. I yanked out most of my plants, but then didn't have time to replant them so I lost a bunch. I still have starters to get things going again.

    I've just bought an automatic fish feeder that I hope I can use to automatically dose ferts because I haven't kept up with dosing.

    One of my Summer classes has ended so I'm hoping to have a little more time to keep up with things. I hope everyone's doing well!
  5. Complexity
    05-26-2009 03:46 PM - permalink
    Hi everyone! This is my last week before school starts up! I'm very excited!

    I'm keeping up with my tanks, but my time on here has obviously been limited. I'm not going away! I just don't have as much time as I used to have now that I'm back home with my kids and all.

    Tanks are doing well! I finally got my Victor regulator on my 75g setup. I ran out of CO2 for my 75g for a week so I have a little BBA trying to grow, but with the SAEs in the tank, it's not getting very far. I have decided to get a spare CO2 cylinder to have on hand so when one runs out, I can swap it out immediately which will give me more time to get the empty cylinder refilled without any urgency.

    I'm winning the war over the BBA and Clado in my 29g. Once I got the CO2 raised high enough in that tank, I spent a day scrubbing every inch of the tank to dislodge the BBA and Clado from the driftwood, plumping and all. I wasn't sure if my fish would survive it given how bad the water became! I then cleaned BOTH of my canisters (wow, they were FULL of BBA that I had scraped off from inside the tank), did a good vacuum (no plunging), and a water change. I also followed up with massive Excel treatments. You know how you're supposed to only use 3x the normal dosage for algae treatment? Multiply that by 4, and that's what I did. Filters turned off. I kept dosing and dosing and dosing. Waited 20 minutes or so, and then did a water change. Filters back on. That really hit the algae hard without harming the fish in the tank (even Amanos were unharmed).

    Unfortunately, I haven't been as good about dosing the ferts so my plants aren't growing as well as they could, but they're doing fine for the most part.

    I have *25* new PMs to go through so if you sent me a PM, please don't feel I'm ignoring you if I don't reply right away. I had no idea I had that many stacking up! I'll get to them asap.

    I hope you are all doing well! Wish me lots of luck in school this Summer. I'm taking 6 hours with another 15 hours scheduled for this Fall. It's been a long time since I've been in school so I'm a bit apprehensive, but I'm also really looking forward to it.
  6. kwc1974
    05-01-2009 09:38 PM - permalink
    where you been, you missed the NASH plant fest.
  7. Karackle
    04-27-2009 12:40 PM - permalink
    Wow Vicki just saw this! congratulations on returning to school that is wonderful!!! sounds like you are busy for good reasons then! (you can ignore my PM now, I read this after i sent that )
  8. Complexity
    04-09-2009 02:54 PM - permalink
    Got my computer fixed. Yea! So busy these days. I'm returning to school! Almost have everything set to start signing up for classes again.
  9. Complexity
    04-03-2009 09:33 PM - permalink
    My computer monitor went out! I'm on a spare computer, but I don't have all my info on this one, and the battery is dead so I can't take it anywhere. If I don't answer your PM right away, this is why. As soon as my computer is back from the shop, things will be back to normal.
  10. Complexity
    02-11-2009 02:43 PM - permalink
    Hi everyone! I'm here; I haven't gone anywhere. Just been really busy. Still working on my tanks, of course. I hope to be on the board a little more now.

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  • About Complexity
    Houston, TX
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    Vicki Rena Filstar pimp #142 (four XP4s/three XP2s/one XP1) Eheim pimp #301 (Pro II 2128) Victor pimp #27 (VTS-253B-320)

    90g - Journal Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe' 75g - Journal Pelvicachromis pulcher 'Lagos Red' Better Pics 8-24
    29g - Journal Pelvicachromis pulcher 'unknown' -- 29g - Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
    5g - RCS colony 2.5g - Journal Retired


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06:04 PM - Karackle quoted Complexity in post Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)
Oh, yeah, I never stopped havin...
03:25 PM - alcimedes quoted Complexity in post Hydrogen peroxide ?
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04:35 AM - Hoppy quoted Complexity in post Can you ship a plant without it dying? Zip lock bag with water or other procedure?
I wonder if the heat from the c...
10:32 PM - Complexity quoted Karackle in post Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)
Vicki! Wow!!! Good to "see" y...
10:02 PM - Complexity quoted alcimedes in post Hydrogen peroxide ?
Hydrogen peroxide does react w...
09:06 PM - alcimedes quoted Complexity in post Hydrogen peroxide ?
Then turn off the lights. Wait ...
08:42 PM - Complexity quoted Hoppy in post Can you ship a plant without it dying? Zip lock bag with water or other procedure?
I packaged identical group...
04:43 PM - Hoppy quoted Complexity in post Can you ship a plant without it dying? Zip lock bag with water or other procedure?
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