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Old 01-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #91
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Yeah, the Vals are perfect there. How about an Apongeton Ulvaceus to replace the Ludwigia?
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #92
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Java ferns were what i was thinking....i will look into that type of apongeton too, thanks!
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #93
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I bought a big mother crypt from knuggs, it should be here tomorrow, so ill either be planting it tomorrow night or friday morning! Pictures will be a must!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #94
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hmm i may have to spend more time on my goldfish tank after seeing someone else try. i did plant crypt wendtii in my 10 gallon. the two in theres only touch it if they go without food for too long. yes i know 10 al is small for two golds(ones a koi, yikes!) but theyve been in their for 3 years now, water peram's are good and theyre happy. i have two filters turning the ater over, and a good amount of crypt helping eat stuff up.

i love the sand, but i always thought that would pose a health hazard? especially cause mine like to pick through the rocks.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #95
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Mine have great fun picking up sand and spitting it out on everything, its a heavier sand, bigger grained sand and i have not noticed any health issues yet and its been in there for a few months now.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #96
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Any pics of the crypt yet? Awesome goldfish!
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:13 AM   #97
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Sooo, i finally took pictures today!


Here they are!











I also wish i had a better camera!
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #98
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Wow I cant believe how small that crypt looks in that tank! How tall is the tank? Its going to look good when it bushes out though! You will have a couple leaves melt away but thats natural in transplanting them. Your goldfish eat all that celery?
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #99
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Yea, they have picked a bit at the crypts, i kinda wish i bought more but im also putting two plants in my ten gallon betta tank so some at least will survive if the goldfish eat all the ones in their tank. Its a standard 55 gallon so like 21 inches high by the way.

Thats actually kale and they eat all of it, right down to the stem and sometimes they eat that too! They love it, if i forget to give them it for like two days they start on the plants big time, i had dwarf sag and corkscrew val in there too, but they mowed them down when i was gone for a week and all they got was the gel food and flakes.
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Yeah your goldfish def. look like some eaters :P They look great! That was smart keeping some in the other tank. Hopefully if they do decide to eat a piece of the crypt it will leave a bad taste in their mouth. I wonder if there is a plant that would taste bad to them or if they even have tastebuds?
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #101
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Well they have taste buds alright, for instance they love kale....and mustard greens, well they could care less, or zucchini, they dont seem to like that either. They ate all of my corkscrew val once when i didnt give them veggies everyday too. They tend to leave the amazon swords alone and the wisteria they dont eat that either they just pick at it and tear pieces off and the leave the jungle val alone, but its tough stuff so i think its hard for them to tackle.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #102
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Interesting, learn something new everyday They def. look like some healthy eaters! :P
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #103
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They are but they make the biggest messes.....I just cleaned out my smaller filter last week and its already slowed down again......im sure its from all the ity pieces of kale that gets in there when they eat...
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:07 PM   #104
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So heres a some tank pics after i did a water change and cleaned the tank the other day!

I added two more anubias to the driftwood too!









Today i also caught my biggest goldfish trying to eat my fairly large pond snail.....i promptly fed thema and added a piece of kale to the tank....maybe she was just hungry?
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #105
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So the pond snail still lives!

I think she was just acting out since i hadnt feed them yet....they can be very moody sometimes!

I also just received some osmocote plus caps in the mail so when i do my next water change i plan on putting a few in. mostly for my amazon swords that dont seem to be doing much!
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