|Yesterday 11:31 PM|
|Aquatic Delight||yeah lol. i know that i over feed so i do big water changes, no less than 25% every time. but with my mother watching the tanks, i'm sure she over fed a lot. oh-well it'll come down....|
|03-10-2014 08:31 PM|
|Chris_Produces||Some tough little guys with Nitrates of 80 for very long|
|03-03-2014 12:22 AM|
R/O unit is opposite of what i am trying to do, save money. while the $80-$100 will save me money in the long run i don't have that kind of money up front.
theres no future proof move tanks. i have moved tanks 3 times and every time it is just as hard as the last. and the longer the move, the more work you have to put into protecting the tanks.
i am down to 5 or 6 hillstreams.... my g. viriosus, 3 humilis, sewellia, and another spotted gastro i say yesterday but wasn't able to id which one.
|03-02-2014 04:19 PM|
You could always do the trashcan ro method. Have the ro water empty into a 50 gallon trashcan and then have a small pump to pump the water from your trashcan to your tanks.
Glad to hear that the move went by without too many hitches. I'm in the works of setting up a 60 gallon display tank with a 60 gallon sump in an apartment.... So I'm trying really hard to future proof it for te inevitable moves that I know will happen. Makes everything a little more expensive.
So how many hillys do you have now?
|03-02-2014 02:08 PM|
|Cyanider||You could look into getting a cheap RO unit. They can be had at under $100 for a halfway decent unit. They also have attachments to hook onto your faucet so you don't have to modify any plumbing. Probably easier and cheaper in the long run than buying water from your LFS or wherever you get it. Just an option!|
|03-01-2014 03:49 AM|
so i did a little water testing today, mostly to see if my tap water was usable in my tank. sadly i don't think it is because i have the tangerine tigers in the tank now (since their tank exploded during my move). any way here are the testing results
in the Tank
in the Tap
Gh over 20 (i stopped at 20)
i wanted to test TDS, but my meter is MIA after the move. i found the box but no meter inside.
pretty out there both ways.....i was hoping to save a few clams and use tap, but it seems to be to far out there to mess with.
|02-21-2014 09:37 PM|
Here is the move "journal"
|01-23-2014 01:18 PM|
|Aquatic Delight||Moving journal huh? i'll see if i can get enough photos to make it worth while....or if i have the time....i'm gonna need more buckets!|
|01-19-2014 03:49 PM|
|zetvi||Journal of the move? :d|
|01-19-2014 01:42 PM|
|Aquatic Delight||i miss my tanks......|
|01-10-2014 01:29 PM|
don't leave if you don't have to. its the biggest PIA, i hated doing it, twice, nine tanks both times(maybe 8) now i have it down to 6! i'm trying to down grade a little more.
|01-09-2014 06:05 PM|
|lamiskool||Goodluck with the move! Ugh don't even want to think about when I have to move out of my apartment and move all my tanks lol|
|01-09-2014 05:12 PM|
I couldn't stop myself i bought one more fish.
it is called a Inle Loach, and she was in a tank with emerald Rasboras at the LFS. i'm not sure how i missed it as i have bought fish from that tank 3 times now and never seen her.
any way she schools with the rasboras, and is very inquisitive. very cool rare, and almost endangered fish.
this is the only photo i have of mine
the other is from some one else but i wanted ya'll to see her.
it was stupid of me to get a new fish two days before i leave for 3 weeks, but i'm really glad i did because of the rarity of the fish.
|01-02-2014 03:36 PM|
so i'm a little paranoid. i'm leaving to work in florida for three weeks before i move out there, which leaves my mother and father to care for my tanks. its not that i don't trust them to do it, i'm just not gonna be here ya know? scares the crap out of me.
anyway i lost my large bamboo. makes me rather sad, he was cool. also i'm losing a few white clouds. i had one that was looking sick, and not swimming well. he was hanging out around my surface skimmer, and when i came home from work one day he had gotten his head stuck in it and was gone. i have another one acting the same way. i'm hoping its just age, i haven't had these guys very long, but they were full grown when i got them, so i have no idea how old they are.
any way i'm excited for the move. i can't wait to live in a new state. i've only lived in TX, and almost all of my life in San Antonio. i'll be moving 4 tanks with me, two are betta tanks that my gf refuses to let me get rid of. one is my crayfish tank, with a Ruby Red Peacock cichlid, and some brilliant Rasboras. and then this tank. my plan is to pick some battery opperated airstones, and put all of my fish in buckets with the airstones running for the drive. i'm expecting it to take three days of travel, and them i'm thinking the second day after we get the boxes moved in i can start getting the tanks put back together. my other thought is that i will keep the bio filters in the bucket to keep them alive.
any way i've got other things to do.
|12-12-2013 05:30 PM|
My mistake i miss typed it should be hypergastromyzon humilis, not gastromyzon humilis.
still researching on what the differences are but from observation it looks like hyper is flatter, and more active. i'm hoping some one will buy me The Borneo Suckers: Revision of the Torrent Loaches of Borneo by Tan Heok Hui, so i can learn alot more and be more able to ID species.
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