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Forum: Tank Journals 10-17-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Thanks :) I am wondering if the Congo were...

Thanks :)

I am wondering if the Congo were eating the plants because they were young and going through a growth a spurt. I have not seen them eat any plants except duckweed for a long time.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Well I got bored tonight and thought I'd show my...

Well I got bored tonight and thought I'd show my tank. I have been busy with work and tank is not looking great at the moment. Fish are very happy though.

First, my newest additions. I have about...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,899
Posted By rustbucket
Nice tank! I really like the back. You have a...

Nice tank! I really like the back. You have a huge amount of plants, the fish must be very happy.
Cherry barbs are so easy to raise, another tank with moss (for infusoria) and some micro worms and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,780
Posted By rustbucket
Nice Betta. Dream- you won't regret it!

Nice Betta.
Dream- you won't regret it!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,780
Posted By rustbucket
Here's my update. ...

Here's my update.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/Biteyourfingersoff/t.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Biteyourfingersoff/media/t.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Thanks :) What filter -Rena xp3 and eheim...

Thanks :)

What filter -Rena xp3 and eheim 2213
What lights - 2 T5HO with 2 54 watt bulbs each. Bulbs are going on 2 years
What powerheads- 2 koralias a 450 and the other one is a bit smaller,...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Hey!! Another update. Plants are growing...

Hey!!

Another update. Plants are growing like crazy, and I'm loving it.

My blyxa is coming back and big time. I'm sorry I put down the congo tetra. They did eat the plant obviously, but now I...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By rustbucket
As far as I know males don't really compete. At...

As far as I know males don't really compete. At least I've never seen them go that far.

I would say that's a male and female, watch and if they make a t with their bodies, then soon after you'll...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 49,298
Posted By rustbucket
Very nice. I might trim it down a bit, but I...

Very nice. I might trim it down a bit, but I think I could easily live a year with that!!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,394
Posted By rustbucket
Absolutely Beautiful :)

Absolutely Beautiful :)
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
I really love my dirted tank. Just so long as you...

I really love my dirted tank. Just so long as you have a decent cap on it, and no major diggers, it's fine. I keep cory cats and pleco's both and have no problems.

For the worms I would guess you...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Thanks guys :) Congo's in pet stores are...

Thanks guys :)

Congo's in pet stores are always sad looking, they are generally quite young, and stressed out, when they get comfortable and get a little older they will colour up. Sadly I am...
Forum: Fish 07-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By rustbucket
I had the same problem as you, I had seven in a...

I had the same problem as you, I had seven in a 125 gallon and they were so scared I could not enjoy them at all. Then I lost a couple and was down to five and they would barely come out to eat. I...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By rustbucket
I have raised lots of fry but never been able to...

I have raised lots of fry but never been able to make infusoria. Apparently placing a piece of lettuce in water on a windowsill for a while is all you have to do, not sure why it doesn't work for me....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,780
Posted By rustbucket
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/Biteyourf...

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/Biteyourfingersoff/this-1.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Biteyourfingersoff/media/this-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Tank has changed again, and I think it looks...

Tank has changed again, and I think it looks better now. Finally got rid of the vivipara!!

After the congo tetra ate all my hair grass, I decided to add some dwarf sag, which is growing at an...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By rustbucket
Nice tank. Cherry barbs are very easy to breed,...

Nice tank.
Cherry barbs are very easy to breed, probably one of the easiest after live bearers.
But once the eggs hatch, unless you have another tank, the fry will probably get eaten. Also fry...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,889
Posted By rustbucket
Love it. The wood is perfect.

Love it. The wood is perfect.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
Jay-what a beautiful tank. I love seeing tanks...

Jay-what a beautiful tank. I love seeing tanks with Congo tetra, unfortunately not a lot of people know how beautiful they are so I don't see them that much.

Jfy- right now they are eating my...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
I watch my Congo tetra every morning mowing down...

I watch my Congo tetra every morning mowing down the blyxa.

I think the males eat the most plant matter. Perhaps it's just me, but they are the ones I see eating plants the most.

They do like...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
If anyone follows this, I apologize. I am...

If anyone follows this, I apologize. I am terrible at updating.

First thing, Congo Tetra eat plants :( I can't keep them happy with duck weed, they eat it faster then I can grow it. Also they...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,039
Posted By rustbucket
x0769- Thanks. There are a couple plants in that...

x0769- Thanks. There are a couple plants in that video. The main really skinny grassy one is Eleocharis vivipara. The plant to the far right of the screen is ludwigia brevipes.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By rustbucket
I have a kiddie pool outside. I put it in part...

I have a kiddie pool outside. I put it in part shade. After about a week or so it is green. I put the daphnia in and leave them for the summer. You will also get mosquito larva, which you will want...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By rustbucket
I was told to knock the bottle gently against...

I was told to knock the bottle gently against something a few times in addition to the shaking. That's what I do now, after freaking out a few times thinking my tank had gone haywire when I forgot to...
Forum: ACUREL Aquarium and Pond Care 04-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By rustbucket
I've won before but will enter anyhow, it's fun...

I've won before but will enter anyhow, it's fun :)

Tip #1 ALWAYS unplug your heater.

Next unplug any power heads, or other equipment that will be exposed to the air. I have everything that...
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