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Old 12-12-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hyzer's Easy Mode 29g


I finished planting last night and figured I would give it a journal. It has new water parameters, new substrate, new scape, some new plants, and a much different location.

29g Garage Sale Tank

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-Finnex Fugeray 30", hanging
Filter
-Aquaclear 30 Powerhead w/ sponge intake
Heater
-150w Fluval M Series
Substrate
-Black Diamond sand
Flora
-Anubias
-Anubias petite
-Java moss
-Mini Pellia
-Java Fern narrow
-Crypt wendtii
-Crypt wendtii brown
-Crypt parva
-Crypt willisii
-Crypt
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-RCS and Amano shrimp, MTS


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Old 12-12-2011, 02:30 AM   #2
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We have an unexpected visitor!

This little guy somehow survived being shipped across the country in a plant package from Wasser. The package consisted of two plastic bags with plants and a wet paper towel... it was also shipped in cold weather. The package was also sitting on my porch for several hours while it was around 40 degrees.

What if it was one of his beautiful Rainbows??? An Endler would make more sense though.

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Old 12-12-2011, 02:31 AM   #3
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looks nice. lets us know how the fry does.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:49 AM   #4
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looks nice. lets us know how the fry does.
Thank you, and I will. Obviously it is a survivor.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:17 AM   #5
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Cute on the fish! And nice filtration. I see it's similar to Thomas's cheap water filter method. Glad to see the two new journals up and running.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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We have an unexpected visitor!

This little guy somehow survived being shipped across the country in a plant package from Wasser. The package consisted of two plastic bags with plants and a wet paper towel... it was also shipped in cold weather. The package was also sitting on my porch for several hours while it was around 40 degrees.

What if it was one of his beautiful Rainbows??? An Endler would make more sense though.
Wow, fry? Shipped dry, and that cold? That's a true survivor. I was expecting some cherry shrimp to make the trip, but a fish... that's something.

Tank looks great! How does the water compare to Marina water?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #7
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Wow, fry? Shipped dry, and that cold? That's a true survivor. I was expecting some cherry shrimp to make the trip, but a fish... that's something.

Tank looks great! How does the water compare to Marina water?
Amazing, right? It seems to be swimming around just fine. Do you think it is an Endler? It is mostly transparent with a black-ish upper body.

The new tap water is a good bit softer with a lower PH.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:36 AM   #8
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Just a short visual update of my living room tank.








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Old 12-27-2011, 04:53 AM   #9
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Looks a bit tiny/skinny to be an endler, but it's hard to say from the pics. An unhatched egg would have a much easier time surviving the journey dry(ish) than fry would, so I'd go with some sort of egglayer fry. Loving the scape!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #10
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Looks a bit tiny/skinny to be an endler, but it's hard to say from the pics. An unhatched egg would have a much easier time surviving the journey dry(ish) than fry would, so I'd go with some sort of egglayer fry. Loving the scape!
That makes sense. I have noticed a bit of green or blue in its eye and behind its gills. Doesn't seem like endler coloration. I snapped a few blurry pics last night and will post them when I get home. The little guy is very hard to take a picture of, but maybe one of you experts can help with an id.

By the way inka, your goby tank is inspiring. Such cool looking fish and a great scape for them.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #11
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Sorry about the crappy pic. Beleive it or not, this was the best of like 20. Any ideas?

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:46 AM   #12
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I am setting up a new tank just like this at the children's museum, except that I am using a 20 High, and I think I am going to use strictly crypts in it.
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Can't wait to find out what the fry is. Some of your fish (in my tanks) have exhibited some spawning behavior, for example the barbs and glolights. Also could be a forktail, although I have not seen any fry myself.
Tank looks great. In my experience it's easier to have non CO2 setups with softish water...
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I am setting up a new tank just like this at the children's museum, except that I am using a 20 High, and I think I am going to use strictly crypts in it.
Nice. Once all those crypts fill in I will remove the stems on the right. They look out of place in this tank.

One of these days I'm going to set up a riparium. I'll definitely be coming to you for supplies.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:20 AM   #15
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First payday at the new job called for a tank related purchase.... or 25 of them. I added 20 Celestial Pearl Danios, 3 Amano Shrimp, 1 Brown Bristlenose Pleco, and 1 Assassin Snail to this tank.
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