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Old 07-17-2013, 06:23 AM   #31
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Well I couldn't control myself with these 2 Aquabid auctions and ended up buying a HUGE Aponogeton I don't know what I will do with and 8 different species of floating plants in such a large quantity I will end up throwing half out. Oh the thrill of shopping online, it does a body good.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #32
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The money FINALLY came in!!! I just paid for the aquabid auctions now today I purchase my co2 system! I think ima wait to buy it until after work, this afternoon but today for sure!

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #33
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I just purchased my co2 system!

I bought everything from aquariumplants.com

10lb empty co2 cylinder aluminum
perma-seal tank to regulator seal
Milwaukee regulator with solenoid and drop checker
Red Sea Reactor with built-in pump
10ft co2-proof tubing
2x extra packs plant anchors (already running low on them)

I am also buying off Ebay a glass drop checker, 4dkh water, and ph reagant


Should ship tomorrow and I will get my tracking info by 6pm that night!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #34
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I just bought the drop checker, water, and ph stuff! Expected for arrival on Monday.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #35
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glad to see someone else doing co2 injection in a big tank with larger fish :P

hope that blyxa comes back for you....so far mine is doing well.

I opted to use farlowellas instead of bushy nose plecos though :P

Also because I like keeping things that no one else has :P

what's the fish list right now? and I'd love to throw plants your way once mine get going fully :P
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:31 AM   #36
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I went to that rare import specialist wholesaler today (he's my friend)!!!!! I spent every penny nickel and dime I had. Ever seen WC gold nugget pleco for 15$? Yep, and he threw in 10 cherry shrimp free. I bought a giant mother anubias about 1 square foot, 16$. Anubias petite 1.50$/pc, freshwater goby 2/5$, nerite snails 0.50$/pc buy 10 get 5 free. Hygrophilia corymbosa 10$ for enough to fill a 10g tank with extra (flowering). Red tiger lotus mother plant over 50 leaves compact show quality, no floating leaves, 18$. Discus 2.5" 2pc/15$. Blyxa japonica 1$/pc rooted stem. Scarlet badis 2pc/5$, buy 5 get 1 free. Holy crap I love this guy! Im in the car on the ride back.

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:39 AM   #37
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glad to see someone else doing co2 injection in a big tank with larger fish :P

hope that blyxa comes back for you....so far mine is doing well.

I opted to use farlowellas instead of bushy nose plecos though :P

Also because I like keeping things that no one else has :P

what's the fish list right now? and I'd love to throw plants your way once mine get going fully :P
Thanks!

Actually papa bushynose is not for algae, he is my centerpiece fish. And my most beloved fish, I am very attached to him. He still occasionally mess some plants up but I always work around him. That 1 frail stem is still going, but now im coming home with 30 more stems, no shipping or heat wave this time so hopefully they survive.

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2 bushynose plecostamus
1 angelfish
3 discus
1 bolivian ram
1 parrot fish
4 Rhinogobius candidianus

Also coming home with nerites for this tank (most of the fauna I bought is for other tanks)

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #38
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Just so that nobody is confused, the freshwater goby I bought this time are not Rhinogobies, which are the gobies featured earlier, these ones are Stiphodon atropurpureus or neon blue goby. These ones stay much smaller and are going in one of my 20g rather than my 100g. The males are very pretty, already colored up.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #39
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Nice job on the 90g. Waiting to see how this turns out with all the new flora you acquired.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #40
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Nice job on the 90g. Waiting to see how this turns out with all the new flora you acquired.
Thank you! I was beginning to think my scape sucked! Its going to be a few weeks before I plant some of these new stem plants but it looks like the ludwigia glandulosa I got a few weeks ago is nice and ripe for planting! The Cabomba needs a few more days of ripening and the old hygro augustifolia is also getting close. The new hygro is going to take the longest to ripe because most of the plants were recent cuttings with only a tiny bit of root. The Blyxa I think I am going to plant some and leave some floating because I want to see which does better. The mother anubias and babies will be tied to an ornament hopefully today, the biggest thing is I haven't yet decided which ornament, whether to do it on driftwood or lava rock, and whether I should break apart the mother anubias or leave it as this HUGE lush clump of green. The other thing is the roots on this anubias are rediculous! I could EASILY plant this in the substrate without burying the rhizome. Most roots are over 6 inches long, I can't even see the rhizome, too many roots in the way!

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #41
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Well this weekend is going to be pretty big for the tanks. I should have plenty of spare time this weekend for tank work.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:51 AM   #42
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I just did a bunch of work on the tanks. In this tank I planted about half of the Blyxa japonica, Ludwigia glandulosa, and Cabomba carolinae. I was shocked to find that the new hygrophilia has tripled the size of its roots over the past 48 hours. I found evidence of a Calcium deficiency on the Hygro leaves, most of the other plants haven't shown these signs yet, only the really fast growers, so i'm hoping I can get this under control before it becomes a serious problem. I dosed a double dose of flourish comprehensive which says on the back it contains 0.14% calcium. That should at least help. I changed the scape just a little bit and tied the mother anubias and several of its babies using both string and rubber bands. I tore out the baby amazon sword to make more room for the stem plants. You can't even see the stem plants very well but i'm hoping they will fill in over time. I have a shipment coming in tomorrow from usps off AquaBid, I think this shipment should be my floater package.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:26 PM   #43
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2 packages came in today! The xxl Aponogeton and my co2 drop checker kit! All items arrived in tact. This seller seriously underrated this aponogeton! Marked as only 14 inches tall received a 3 foot tall aponogeton that goes all the way to the top of my tank and trails halfway across! The item arrived poorly packaged and most of the leaves were torn, stems bent, and algae is definitely present. On the other hand it came with some moss growing on the leaves! Looks like some kind of taxiphylum sp, maybe christmas moss, not sure. Only a few 3" strands but still! Nothing unexpected with the drop checker, just your average generic glass dropper, homemade 4dkh water, and some ph liquid. Packaged was very good tho, especially coming from [Ebay Link Removed]

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #44
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Idk was is going on with my co2 system, they lied on their site though. I ordered the system late Wednesday expecting it to be shipped Thursday, the website says they ship hardgoods Monday thru Friday and they email you the tracking information at 8pm (6pm here) the night it ships. I still have yet to get an email or even a reply from them on the status of my package. I have no idea what is going on, if it has been shipped, maybe if something is out of stock (please don't let this be true). I have bought from them before and they have always been fast at replying and sending email notifications on time. Hopefully this was just a bad time for their customer service department and the package has been shipped. Stay tuned.

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #45
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I think this shipment should be my floater package.
Oops! I got packages mixed up. The one arriving today was my aponogeton, my floaters are scheduled to ship Monday for deliver Wednesday to Thursday (requested they ship Monday).

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