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Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 07-09-2012, 03:58 AM
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Posted By akm
Any word on the 3 foot version? I'm in chicago,...

Any word on the 3 foot version? I'm in chicago, so I'm more than willing to test a prototype on the 12L I just bought :)
Forum: Fish 02-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By akm
I had 10 in a heavily planted 10 gallon and I...

I had 10 in a heavily planted 10 gallon and I never saw them. Even when feeding at a regular time. My fiance had 7 in his planted tank and never saw them. We had them in both of our tanks for 6...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
One thing we did to "help" them spawn was put...

One thing we did to "help" them spawn was put cooler water in ~68 degrees when doing water changes. They had been spawning prior to the egg trap, but no fry.
Forum: Fish 02-09-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
We have more eggs, 15 or so...this group we are...

We have more eggs, 15 or so...this group we are going to leave in the trap until they hatch then move to the grow out tank.
Forum: Fish 02-08-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
We used a glass pyrex bowl so it doesn't float. ...

We used a glass pyrex bowl so it doesn't float. We took the bowl out, emptied it and put it back. We have a lot of snails so I was afraid they would get in and eat the eggs. We are hoping they...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
A flashlight was the only way we were able to see...

A flashlight was the only way we were able to see them as well. They are small! It helped to put them against a dark background. We collected them in a glass bowl which made it easy to hold it up...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
Good Luck! How deep is the container you are...

Good Luck! How deep is the container you are using? I was trying to find a shallow container that would fit within the area that they are most active. Everything we found was fairly deep. Just...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
Thank you I will check it out!

Thank you I will check it out!
Forum: Fish 02-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
So one o the male CPD's has decided to claim the...

So one o the male CPD's has decided to claim the egg catcher as his own. He is very territorial with it and will not let another male anywhere near it. Hopefully he will find a female and let her...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
I plan on trying both. We have quite a few...

I plan on trying both. We have quite a few spawning couples in the tank. I will let you know what works for us. I appreciate your advise!
Forum: Fish 02-06-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
http://i.imgur.com/i3ixs.jpg Ok So we made...

http://i.imgur.com/i3ixs.jpg

Ok So we made this DIY egg trap, any thoughts? Does this look right, like it might work?
Forum: Fish 02-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
Yes, but we just put them in three days ago. ...

Yes, but we just put them in three days ago. Would they lay eggs that quickly?
Forum: Fish 02-05-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
Yes! First the males started chasing the females...

Yes! First the males started chasing the females around really crazy like. Then they paired up, now the male keeps circling the female doing a weird twitching dance. We started looking up breeding...
Forum: Fish 02-05-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
Thank you! All of this is great advise. Since...

Thank you! All of this is great advise. Since the tank is so big I think we will try to do the egg trap. We will have to sacrifice a couple of plants, but if we get these to a point of hatching it...
Forum: Fish 02-05-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By akm
CPD breeding advise?

Hi!

We've got 23 CPDs in a 55 that is full of driftwood and various kinds of crypts, heavily planted. The CPDs are doing all kinds of mating behaviors we think, so we are pondering how to actually...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By akm
The substrate is really well aged, tank has been...

The substrate is really well aged, tank has been set up for just under a year and I had about half an inch of vermicompost in there that is full of all kinda of bacteria. Will having rescaped messed...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-03-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,368
Posted By akm
fish and shrimp arrived today

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Thank you Rachel! The fish and shrimp arrived today, everyone has settled in nicely and looks great, as always!
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 01-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,275
Posted By akm
Great, just sent a pm

Great, just sent a pm
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 01-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,275
Posted By akm
Smile I was hoping for some dario dario, pygmy cories...

I was hoping for some dario dario, pygmy cories and zebra ottos. Any chance of those? I bought some CPD's from you and they were the healthiest fish I have ever bought!

Thanks
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