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07-21-2014 03:49 AM
Jaguar Small update... husband accidentally knocked over my co2 tank and broke the needle valve off, so I've basically considered the reg a loss at this point (*sigh*) so still low tech... one more cardinal jumped and an otto died but otherwise nothing new really... maybe I'll post pictures eventually.

Oh, got some cheapo lily pipes - $20 shipped - aquahk8 on fleabay - not bad, curve down a bit too far I think, but I can't complain too much for the price.

02-23-2014 11:14 AM
Jaguar Substrate replacement never did happen, though I eventually pulled out all the HC (too hard to pick the clado off it). I had one more rasbora die, but that's to be expected... some of them are nearing 3 years old now. Tank's ok, gonna go out and see if I can find some more plants tomorrow. Clado is still a big issue, but I haven't seen cyano in months. Not sure if good or bad. Will update later... maybe.
12-19-2013 07:20 PM
Jaguar On that last note...

Tank teardown will happen in January. I've swapped out my cyano problems for cladophora and honestly I would rather have the cyano back than this. I'll be removing the AquaSoil and replacing it with Flourite, replacing all the plants, and seriously cutting back the lighting power.

Any tips to make the transition less stressful for my fish?
11-27-2013 05:00 AM
Jaguar So much horrible powdery crap on my AquaSoil again. I hate the stuff. I think I may tear the entire tank down and redo the substrate.
11-18-2013 09:24 PM
FlyingHellFish I reduced the suicides in my tank by avoiding turning off the tank's light and the room light. The tank's light goes off a few hours before the living room lights do.

Any new pictures of the tank?
11-18-2013 05:22 PM
Jaguar A cardinal jumped today. So sad....
11-16-2013 05:08 PM
Jaguar no pics of my tank, but one of my "helper"... lol

11-03-2013 05:11 AM
FlyingHellFish Looks good Jaguar, much better. How strong are your lights? Might want to lower them, the HC Cuba should be hugging the substrate.
11-03-2013 04:40 AM
Jaguar Been a while. Quick pic:

10-01-2013 01:55 AM
Jaguar Not once in 2 years have I had a jumper.... until today. Not one, but TWO crusty, cat haired covered harlequin rasboras on the floor. 7 left now.

Anyways, pics I guess.... tank looks okay.



09-25-2013 03:53 AM
FlyingHellFish ^ If you knew how many fish die during transport, you would be pretty mad at the hobby itself.
09-25-2013 02:26 AM
Jaguar I accidentally dropped one of the harlequins down the drain today. Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I'm so mad at myself. I should know better than to move them near the sink... or at least to put the drain covers on... I was so happy about them all surviving quarantine, too. Idiot mistake :'(
09-23-2013 01:01 AM
FlyingHellFish ^ Hey Jaguar,

If there is a local welding shop near you, they would most likely help you out for free. Have you tired looking fleabay for a regulator? Another option is buying one of those beer making regulators and then just adding the post body kit. I think a Micromatic is around 40 - 50 bucks new.
09-20-2013 12:15 AM
Jaguar Yeah.... getting it fixed is on my ever growing to do list. I need to order a replacement safety valve and then find someone who has a bench vise and stuff to get the valve out... and then whatever kinda glue to put it back in place. That's best case scenario though, there's still a possibility that the regulator has some kind of internal defect or failure and I could need a whole new body...
09-19-2013 10:34 PM
ThatGuyWithTheFish Your regulator's been broken for that long?
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