|09-28-2013 05:12 PM|
|longgonedaddy||How's the sword working out? Rest of the tank?|
|07-16-2013 05:02 AM|
Hi guys, when LGD texted me last week it reminded me I've been neglecting this place and I wanted to give an update. I've been switching some plants around and recently received a HUGE Amazon Sword from LGD and once things start taking hold in their new homes I will take a few photos.
I've been battling for a couple of weeks with string algae, and spend a few minutes every few days picking it away from my plants. I've played with my lighting and haven't really found any solutions. When I met LGD at a LFS I ended up getting a trio of Flying Foxes, not just because they might help, but because they look great with the Roseline Sharks I have.
However this did get me thinking more about a natural solution to my problems, which has recently started to include a small amount of BBA. Doing some research it seems Nerite Snails are the solution, and should be too big for my Dwarf Chain Loaches to mess with. And although those loaches haven't eliminated the pond snail population, they've effectively kept the tank clean of eggs and have reduced the population to a handful. I found a good deal on Aquabid and am getting 20 Olive Nerite's, and will put 15 in this tank, leaving 5 to clean my other tank.
And I am VERY happy to report that this tank has been almost casualty free. Two of the nine Tetras died, but the Koi, Plecos, Gouramis, Red Tail Shark, Raphael Catfish, Roseline Sharks, and Dwarf Chain Loaches are all accounted for.
|04-20-2013 09:20 PM|
|Couesfanatic||I live 15 minutes from the Wet Spot, I probably go there too much. haha|
|04-20-2013 08:58 PM|
|04-13-2013 08:20 PM|
|04-13-2013 05:42 AM|
|04-13-2013 05:33 AM|
|04-12-2013 11:44 PM|
|MrAlmostWrong||I love my dwarf chain loaches. Definitely the more active fish in my 45 and always playing with each other and the other fish.|
|03-28-2013 04:56 AM|
|Rush3737||Ah crap, that sucks. When I eventually set up my 55g tank I'll likely do another order from them, so if you haven't ordered by that point we can go that route.|
|03-28-2013 03:16 AM|
|longgonedaddy||Looking good! Wish I knew you were ordering from them, I have been eyeing up a few fishes from them. We could have split the shipping.|
|03-27-2013 05:31 PM|
Sorry for the poor pictures with this post, but all I have is my camera phone.
Firstly, the box is here, SQUEE!
The Wet Spot had expensive shipping, but box was lined with Styrofoam and had heat packs and each species was packages individually, and they obviously do know what they're doing on that end of things.
Pearl Gouramis. The dark one is the one who had jumped out. 5g bucket was at a 45 degree angle and he was thrashing around. He managed to hop a good 8-10" out of the bucket onto the counter, at which point he must have flopped down about 3-4 feet onto the carpeting. When I found him he wasn't moving, but seemed to be fine when I put him back into the water. Thankfully the cat didn't hear anything and stayed on the bed instead of coming to visit.
Bad pic, but Dwarf Chain Loaches.
And for other tank, C. Habrosus.
I know this isn't for this tank, but the C. Habrosus are freaking tiny! And I know that my fish should leave them alone, but I am afraid their tiny size might end up being their downfall.
And for the tinyness of the Habrosus, the Pearl's are freaking huge! I'm glad I decided on these guys, really awesome looking fish and a nice contrast to the comparable sized Angel.
LOVE the Dwarf Chain Loaches. Even if they end up not eating snails for awhile because of their size I'm thrilled I went out of the way to get these guys instead of more common loaches. They'll stay relatively small and just look fantastic. And their personality is said to be better than other loaches, but time will tell on that.
And finally the Roseline's. Couldn't really get a good picture of them, but they seem to be having the hardest time adjusting. Slowly though they are swimming more and more throughout the tank.
|03-27-2013 03:28 PM|
|Rush3737||And of course in the time it took me to write that the male gourami managed to jump out of his bucket. At least now he seems to have settled down after realizing outside the bucket isn't a nice place, just hope he's alright.|
|03-27-2013 03:22 PM|
|Rush3737||Fish are here and in separate buckets getting ready. Ran into a problem though. My 30g filter won't actually fit over the lip of the 75g tank. So I've ordered an AquaClear 50 for it. I figure I'll take some media from the AquaClear 50 on my 29g tank to help it seed. And of course I'll be monitoring the 75g tank closely until and after it arrives.|
|03-25-2013 10:37 PM|
Well, if you had told me years ago I'd eventually spend $240 at one time on fish I'd say you were [censored][censored][censored][censored]ing nuts.
Today I ordered the 3 Pearl Gourami, 6 Roseline Sharks, 6 Dwarf Chain Loaches, and 4 non-common Cory's for my barb tank now that it no longer has the Raphael or Red Tail to help clean things up.
|03-25-2013 03:09 AM|
Ended up doing some plant moving.
Firstly I spread the plants in the back out more evenly to give them each a bit more space. Then I moved the smaller plants that were right of the driftwood forward as foreground plants for now. Then I cut the Sunset Hygrophilia in half and placed it to the right of the driftwood. Finally I moved the Scarlet Temple in front of the driftwood. As long as it grows a bit the color it has could make a fantastic centerpiece plant.
At this point I've had the entire back row pearling, as well as the tiger lotus (which is almost constantly pearling it seems), the Sunset Hygrophilia, and a little bit from the Scarlet Temple.
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