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Old 07-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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I dont know if this hints to what it was, but the big clump, when i sucked it up all the rocks stuck together so it was strong enough to hold until it was swirling in the tube and unwrapped itself... Tanks nice and clean and even did a little water change lol
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #17
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Couples updates...

Ordered a double sponge filter (set of 4) for shrimp tank.

My goldfish have ripped almost 1/2 the christmas moss off the rock i glued it to, i hate them for eating every live plant ive added.

And lastly i just found someone thru ebay, who farms rcs and is local!! He put very detailed info on his page so i sent him a message and might be getting my shrimp sooner than planned! Woohoo.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:19 AM   #18
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Gave away our rainbow shark today, and all the fish already seem happier. He went to someone who seemed knowledgable so im happy with it.

And to replace his bioload (hehe) we got 2 peppered cory cats.. well, thats what I told the guy. We got home, and one of them is albino (fine by me) and there was also a little random fish fry swimming with them! I dont know what was in the tank for the cory cats so i will just let him grow. Cory cats went into the 50gal, fry went to 10gal.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:29 AM   #19
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After researching, the cory cat is not albino because it doesnt have pink eyes... From what i can see it is a "bronchis" or emerald cory cat...

I will get some pictures up tonight or tomorrow
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #20
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Some pictures...

The unknown fry that was in the bag with the cory cats...



Peppered cory cat



He almost instantly swam with the goldfish and was "kissing" on them, is he just happy or do the goldfish have something on their skin he likes?




Possibly an emerald cory cat? Was sold as a pepper... Will get a better look when im home




Thanks for looking.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #21
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He is def a green emerald cory cat... here he is playing with his reflection

http://youtu.be/SM0WhExSayI
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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Almost 500 views already huh? Wish people would say hello or welcome!!

So got home today and setup the sponge filter... WAY bigger than i thought itd be but i actually like that its bigger.

I got (4) so tried to add a prefilter sponge to hob.

Instantly found out the hobs intake is suppppper cheap plastic as it shattered instantly. I was able to save the bottom cap and intake piece that fit into actual hob, so i smashed the 2 chunks into either end of the sponge and works great! Way nicer than the panty hose!

Black background is next on things to update. I also want a feeding station for the shrimp i was gonna look for a white tile?

A couple pics for u guys



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Old 07-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #23
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Now I'm not a biologist. I know fish have some sort of slime on them. Some fish like to eat that slime. Never heard of a cory doing that. Not sure if that is what you are seeing right there but it might be something to look into
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #24
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I'm confused, how many corys do you have? If you only have the one peppered and one emerald you might wanna consider getting some more. A 50g could hold quite a few, but I've never kept them with goldfish before (they're so dirty, they tend to do better on their own) so I don't know how much of that 50g volume they take up.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #25
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Yes just 2 corys for now, i plan to get 2-3 more...
Everyone says goldfish are dirty, but IMO my pleco is the pig, and has 8-10inch poop sometimes!! Double his body length lol

And Vin thanks, i havent seem them do it since their first day

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #26
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Pretty pumped up right now

Just got my rcs. Found him through ebay and was local so i hit him up. On ebay he sells 5 rcs for about $8.

After talking a bit, he wanted to do a trade instead of cash...

I traded him (2) double sponge filters (filter only) and 1/4 of my dwarf hairgrass pack i bought at petsmart for 15 varied size rcs!!!

So, $8 roughly for 15 rcs!! A steal in my book. And instantly i give credit to people with good pictures of shrimp as ive taken about 30 and they all suck haha. They are still in the breather bag even (which kinda makes it blurry to start with)

Pics coming! (Hi im Tank and im a photo/update whore)
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #27
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Pics taken with camera phone, will pull out the real camera later...
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:34 AM   #28
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Very happy, i have had about 6-7 rcs molt in the past day, i wonder why it seems its all happening at once?! I havent seen any deaths and at one point i counted 12 (out of 15) so im guessin they like my setup. Best pic i took today


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Old 07-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #29
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Turned on my lights this morning just in time to see about 20eggs floating down into some moss. One of my younger females lost her saddle and dropped her eggs Ive been doing a lot of reading and am going to go get that official water testing kit today... They are still molting fine as i see 2 more layin around... And still have about 6 saddled females so i still have hope. Just sad to see the eggs drifting.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #30
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Went to the best lfs today

Bought 2 rcs males, full grown adults! They are nice deep red, No saddles or signs of being female!! So hope to see some burried ladies soon

I also got 5 cardinal tetras for the 50gallon, and in the bag with them was a trumpet snail . At first i thought it was an assassin snail but if the coloring is right then its not. Im ok with the trumpet but i dont want an assassin killin off my baby snails! Will get some pics up
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