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Old 03-03-2011, 04:07 PM   #181
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I see an amaryllis among those orchids! LIAR! Really, those were soo beautiful! Thank you for sharing! And the driftwood mount! Maybe I should mount a phal on cork and float it in a fish tank under t5's... And the purple den (I think) is downright drooled over! But my favorites are the pure white and the slightly pink phal!

Stems are a great idea! I'd send you some R. rotundifolia if it wasn't winter and it didn't have so far to traverse.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:06 AM   #182
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love the purple den! my first den.

the sleightly pink one is the oldest survivor of my serial phal killing. from my grammy

too bad its cold! ive been eyeing pics of R rotundifolia.... hows about i take you up on that when it gets warm?
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:08 AM   #183
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just ordered the diffusers gonna get some airline tubing soon, and check valves and set up diy co2 with a bigger 2 liter bottle... my little one failed and almost got gunk into the tank,... took it out yesterday
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:03 PM   #184
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here is your update the diy co2 is getting replaced. with a 2l bottle. ive had no co2 for the past 2 days. and im already getting algae but im back on track with my dosin. PHEW! im going to the pet store today to get check valves and airline tubing.

i might pick up some more otos. do you think petco would have the cories that would be okay in a 10? anyone remember what cories were suitable, i dont remember :\

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Old 03-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #185
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It's looking great! Get the c02 running again and everything will all be back in balance. I think they were called Dwarf Corries but I'm not positive. Either way otos, cories and a betta is quite a bit wouldn't you say?
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:36 PM   #186
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i dont have the neons or shrimp though. i think it would be better to have 3 cories 3 otos and a betta. than to have a betta and like 10 neons.

do you think its to much?
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:38 PM   #187
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I'm no expert but that doesn't seem like it would be overwhelming on the bioload. I think you would be fine with that amount but don't cories like to be in larger groups? Give me a sec and I can quickly "reference" aqadvisor. 6 or so cories, 3 otos, and a betta might work out nicely but let me check
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #188
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I think you should be ok with 6. I was playing around with it a little more and you could even go higher than 6. Is this the cory cat you were talking about?

http://www.scotcat.com/factsheets/co..._hastatus.html
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:13 AM   #189
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Thanks for looking that up! They didn't have anymore Otos. So I just got the cories. I got spotted cores. They get up to 3 inches. And I like the way they look better than normal cories.

So all the fish I have in my tank are...
One Betta
Two otos
Three spotted cories.

I might add one more oto if I can find one. But otherwise I'm fully stocked


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Old 03-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #190
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one of the cories has cloudy eyes. this morning it looked like there was fuzz on top of his eyes, but after church there is no more fuzz. just cloudy eyes. and his eyes are a little red around the edges. idk if i should try to take him back. or what
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #191
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i guess i could add 3 more cories. i think its okay the wat it is though.

i did my WC today. and. i was in the process of setting up m. my diy co2. for some reason, i had the airline tubing in the filter intake, and there was no drop checker, and the tubing wasnt connected to the bottle. bottom line is, i got WATER ALL OVER! but i cleaned it up in time and everything is okay. PHEW!

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have you invested in a valve check? If you haven't yet please do! they aren't very expensive and can SAVE you!
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i have invested the bucks! i got them last night. and i was in the process of adding them and re-vamping the co2, when the water started streaming out


from the wc, my plants are pearling. and its really awesome
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too bad its cold! ive been eyeing pics of R rotundifolia.... hows about i take you up on that when it gets warm?
You'll have to put up with my first go-round shipping, with the Rotala. And it's also picked bare and uprooted from my little dozer carplet. Or you can have the snail infested stuff from my natural bowl. Algae and green water is free.

Sounds like eye fungus on an eye scratch on the cory? And you didn't post pics of the pearling?
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i did not post pics of the pearling. i was researching suggestions for the project plant on OB

what should i do about the cory? its both eyes not just one. should i take him back?

ps... OOOoooh greeen water 0.o
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