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Old 07-29-2011, 01:19 AM   #31
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #32
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Sorry about the eggs. This was their first go at it. Some times it takes them a couple of times to get it right (hopefully we do better in our own parenting!).
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #33
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Sorry about the eggs. This was their first go at it. Some times it takes them a couple of times to get it right (hopefully we do better in our own parenting!).
True that!
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #34
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Update time.

After killing the BGA in this tank things are really starting to look good.

I began dosing according to Tom Barr's "EI Dosing Light for Less Techy Folks" combined with daily dosing of Excel.

Plants have been changed and moved around some since the last post. But this big difference is in the water sprite and pretty good difference in my amazon sword. The angelfish destroyed the parrots feather. I put Alternanthera reinecki in its place and its doing great.

Fish are all doing well. The angelfish have had two unsuccessful breeding sessions. I'm not really want to breed them, but it would be cool to see fry hatch at least once.

Anyways, the pictures (really should have taken these after I did my tank maintenance but I was impatient.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #35
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:29 PM   #36
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very nice tank, plants and animals
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:30 AM   #37
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Nice shots! I really like the stress line through the ram's eye. Only one of mine has that.

A nice planting of stems down the middle, kept thick and about mid height would look nice.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:30 PM   #38
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Nice shots! I really like the stress line through the ram's eye. Only one of mine has that.

A nice planting of stems down the middle, kept thick and about mid height would look nice.
yeh, I'm thinking of taking the clips from the water sprite and lining it down the middle and move the blyxa to outer edges. Maybe take the alternanthera and put it in the middle as well giving some contrast the the water sprite. The water sprite is doing really well now that the BGA is gone.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #39
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yeh, I'm thinking of taking the clips from the water sprite and lining it down the middle and move the blyxa to outer edges. Maybe take the alternanthera and put it in the middle as well giving some contrast the the water sprite. The water sprite is doing really well now that the BGA is gone.
I'm just wondering, does your Bolivian ever chase after one of the angels? I"m guessing probably not since it's a pair of angels and they are noticeably bigger. Just wondering. Mine does from time to time
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #40
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I'm just wondering, does your Bolivian ever chase after one of the angels? I"m guessing probably not since it's a pair of angels and they are noticeably bigger. Just wondering. Mine does from time to time
Turns out the Bolivian ram is now dead. The angelfish beat him up pretty bad during one of their spawns, unfortunately I was unable to save him. To answer your question, no he never bothered them except if there was a wafer at the bottom he would chase them away from it.

Update on the tank....
Water Sprite is now spread in a line down the middle of the tank. The angelfish spawn every couple weeks. So far none of the babies have survived much beyond a week after becoming free swimming. I'm not trying to be a breeder so its not the end of the world.

Everything else is going as normal. Need to get some new pictures up.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:58 AM   #41
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Sorry to hear about your ram. One of these days I should hook you up with a couple of mine. I am starting to think that the six in my 75 might be too many. I would also like to do some Apistos at some point.

How about this, before March 1st we update pictures of our tanks? I need to do the same. Mine is a bit of a mess right now though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #42
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These pics are about a month or two old now but aside from plant growth and trimming nothing has really changed. The big alternanthera is now growing up and horizontally across the tank at the water surface The angelfish spawns never grow up. They spawn about every two weeks and end up eating the fry, letting them be eaten or they die...I haven't actually witnessed the demise of a spawn yet. But thats ok I don't have room for raising angelfish.















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Old 02-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #43
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Sorry to hear about your ram. One of these days I should hook you up with a couple of mine. I am starting to think that the six in my 75 might be too many. I would also like to do some Apistos at some point.

How about this, before March 1st we update pictures of our tanks? I need to do the same. Mine is a bit of a mess right now though.

At this point I'm not sure where I would put a Bolivian Ram, I guess in my 40 with the Asian fish since its likely any in the 29 would just get harassed by the angelfish parents. I'd happily take a couple off your hands I love bolivians.
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Well it looks like I failed at my own challenge. Will try and snap a few shots of the tank tonight.

Really like the shots of the angle fish fry. Breeding fish is a blessing and a curse all at the same time. Sometimes it is really hard to get rid of baby fish when you don't have room for them.

Looks like your tank is turning into a jungle. Doesn't take long sometimes.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #45
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Another big update, as you can tell I have run out of room for plants in the tank, so I decided to look into ripariums. I also drew inspiration from the Planted HOB thread.

I got the planters (shower caddies) for like 2 bucks at dollar general. The foam for the peninsulas I had lying around from electronic packaging.

I'm waiting to get some hydroton for the planters. I'm also on the look out for additional plants for the foam peninsulas and the one planter.

Here is what the tank looks like now.



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