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Old 04-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Ram & Eggs


Found this in the Toxic Ten this morning!!!

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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well, I'll respond, even if the previous 40 people won't... lol

what's a "toxic ten" ?? but grats on the eggs! there's a joke in here somewhere about a planted tank being so GREEN, and eggs, and ram/ham,... but I can't quite put it together.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Toxic ten is the poop tank built by the above gentleman, should check out the journal

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Old 04-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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So you had issues with those Rams "gettin it on" so share with the class the changes you made in order to move them to spawn.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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....did you start mixing in RO or are you still on city water?
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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If you go to my tank journal a while back I did a partial tear down and added crushed oak leaves and sphagnum moss to the substrate. I had intended to start using RO water to drop the PH but I did not get to that point yet. I did raise the temp to 82. I also started feeding a worm flake, which they are crazy about.

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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Ahh yes, raising the temp and feeding them better meals is a nice trick to trigger spawning with these guys! Any updates?
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No updates, after I took the pics I covered the tanks front & sides with brown paper (shopping bag) to less the chance they would be disturbed, an old Angel Fish breeding trick. The lights are on a timer and I'll just toss some flakes in I'll peak in on them in 5 days.
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UPDATE

Took a peak on the 29th. No eggs, No fry, Adult Rams swimming normally.

Did a water change, cleaned the filters. Moved the Bolbitis heudelotii, closer to the spawning site, more so for the plants as it was shading some baby crypts and I wanted in in more flow.

Yesterday morning I find another spawn egg clutch. This time covering the entire rock. It's till there now and being guarded by both Male & Female. For now I plan to just stay away and feed once a day until I see fry swimming.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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congrats! you will be a ram dad soon then :-P
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