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03-30-2013 06:43 PM
rowdaddy
Re: 100 gallon PLANTED Eartheater tank!

I'm sorry to hear about your angel.

Why were you attaching crypts to eggcrate? Was that a sword in the eggcrate in the next pic?

I am Rowdaddy.
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03-30-2013 06:19 PM
Wolf19 Hey! It's been much longer than a week. Any updates??
02-22-2013 06:28 AM
Adri.
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Sorry to hear.
I put him into my 35 gallon but he didn't make it, died about an hour later. Poor baby, he was one of my prettiest Angels

Sorry for no updates, I got in a couple new plants but am out of town for about a week.
02-19-2013 05:54 PM
Wolf19
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Originally Posted by Adri. View Post
Oh my god! I just went over to the tank and one of the Angels was stuck between the back wall and the filter intake! I turned off the filter right away and he slowly went to the top, and he's just staying there gasping at the surface. He's missing an eye now... I have no idea how this happened..


Sorry to hear.
02-16-2013 01:57 AM
Adri. Oh my god! I just went over to the tank and one of the Angels was stuck between the back wall and the filter intake! I turned off the filter right away and he slowly went to the top, and he's just staying there gasping at the surface. He's missing an eye now... I have no idea how this happened..
02-15-2013 05:40 PM
Adri.
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Originally Posted by lotuslullaby View Post
Your tank is so zen and relaxing at feeding time, beautiful to watch. Our neon tetras look more like pirahnas at feeding time. Do you think that the angels are better in large groups too? I love the picture of your dog, does she watch the fish in the tank or just help you set them up? =)
Yes, I love feeding time in my tank. The first minute or so is complete chaos, I use pellets that float for just a little bit before falling down, and the angels will be practically jumping out of water when eating them, the Jurupari will come near the surface and grab as many as he possibly can, the Altifrons get excited and start beating each other up...But then they all calm down and the angels start to just float around looking for more food and the Geos go and sift sand to get all the ones that have fallen down. It's pretty entertaining.

I'm not sure if Angels are better in large groups or not, TBH.

Thanks, Nelly's awesome She watches the fish AND helps me set up. When I was setting up the fx5 I put all my filter media from the AC110 into a bucket of tank water, and she was SO convinced that there were fish in the bucket that she refused to stop looking into it for about half an hour. There were no fish in the bucket...
02-15-2013 04:22 PM
lotuslullaby Your tank is so zen and relaxing at feeding time, beautiful to watch. Our neon tetras look more like pirahnas at feeding time. Do you think that the angels are better in large groups too? I love the picture of your dog, does she watch the fish in the tank or just help you set them up? =)
02-15-2013 02:51 AM
Adri.
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it is strange that although my geo kept a sharp eye on the angels it pays the small fish no mind at all as if they were not even in the tank.
I have also noticed that the geo has picked the drift wood clean of any fuzzy growth, carefully cleaned around mosses and plant roots!

great shot and even better one of the dog! made me laugh
Really? How funny, I've never seen mine pick at anything. It's the Shark that keeps all the algae away.
02-14-2013 05:07 AM
Meganne it is strange that although my geo kept a sharp eye on the angels it pays the small fish no mind at all as if they were not even in the tank.
I have also noticed that the geo has picked the drift wood clean of any fuzzy growth, carefully cleaned around mosses and plant roots!

great shot and even better one of the dog! made me laugh
02-14-2013 04:51 AM
Adri.
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Originally Posted by Meganne View Post
love your Geos.
your tank is similar to mine, but I have stayed with plants on the drift wood. I have had a time finding eartheaters, was hoping for Geophaygus Tapajos as they are smaller but stumbled on a heckli(sp?) locally. now I need another, I love this fish.
I had a couple angels in my tank but the geo kept them herded in the upper corner by the filter outlet, I am thinking another geo in the tank will help keep the one I have distracted as I see yours don't bother with your angels at all.
I also have rainbows and headlight tetras in this tank.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...412&highlight=
Yes, I do think it's the group that keeps them from harassing the other fish. I can count on one hand the number of times that I've one chase after a fish that wasn't another Geo...And that was all just a quick dart towards them during feeding time.
As you can see in the video they do harass each other quite a bit, but not to the point where it's a problem. All of them, EXCEPT for the dominant male(or female) have slightly tattered up back fins from picking on each other. Nobody messes with the dominant fish so he has perfect fins.

Here's a decent iPhone picture of him/her.
02-14-2013 04:45 AM
Adri.
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Originally Posted by drewsuf82 View Post
Such an interesting journal! Subbed....

BTW awesome dog!!!
Thank you!
She's great. She's my main photography subject. Contrary to what the pictures I've posted so far suggest, my pictures don't ALL suck! Lol!


Sorry. Not fish related, I know...But I have very little self-restraint when it comes to sharing pictures of my dog. Your fault! You brought it up!


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I could watch your tank for a long time. Nice plant additions.
Thanks! Hopefully tomorrow my LFS will have the plants I ordered so I can post another update in a few days!
When I started this hobby I never thought I'd end up being excited about plants, of all things! But here I am less than a year later....
02-14-2013 04:42 AM
Meganne love your Geos.
your tank is similar to mine, but I have stayed with plants on the drift wood. I have had a time finding eartheaters, was hoping for Geophaygus Tapajos as they are smaller but stumbled on a heckli(sp?) locally. now I need another, I love this fish.
I had a couple angels in my tank but the geo kept them herded in the upper corner by the filter outlet, I am thinking another geo in the tank will help keep the one I have distracted as I see yours don't bother with your angels at all.
I also have rainbows and headlight tetras in this tank.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...412&highlight=
02-14-2013 03:54 AM
Wolf19 I could watch your tank for a long time. Nice plant additions.
02-14-2013 03:54 AM
drewsuf82 Such an interesting journal! Subbed....

BTW awesome dog!!!
02-14-2013 03:47 AM
Adri. New video! Since the last video, the following had been added:

Several plants,
Rocks!! Collected at the creek behind my house.
3 Odessa Barbs. They are not permanent residents.
1 Platy
8 Angels

The fx5 was moved to the left side of the tank, where I have a few feet between the tank and my wall. I'm going to put a tall table over it so that it can't be seen. It doesn't fit in the stand under my tank!

This video was taken right after feeding time. Constructive criticism is welcome!
I should be picking up more plants tomorrow, by the way. We'll see if my LFS gets in the ones that I want.

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