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Old 03-25-2007, 05:08 PM   #31
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You really need a better camera. I thought you were gettting one from your boss???
She didnt have one. I been trying to take pictures with this other camera that I can see what they look like before uploading them. They come out better just need to be more steady.

pst....jebar...she is my apartment manager lol
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:54 PM   #32
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how about pygmy cories? they will probally have to be bought off the 'net though.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:00 PM   #33
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how about pygmy cories? they will probally have to be bought off the 'net though.
Should I be worried about there barbels? I have flourite and that may(is) too sharp for their barbels.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:04 PM   #34
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maybe, but my cories in my 55 w/flourite are fine. they find enough rest from the flourite on plants, DW, and rocks.

editr you could buy a 2lb bag of brown round gravel from petsmart and cover the flourite. it sinks through the larger pebbles of the round gravel.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:06 PM   #35
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maybe, but my cories in my 55 w/flourite are fine. they find enough rest from the flourite on plants, DW, and rocks.

editr you could buy a 2lb bag of brown round gravel from petsmart and cover the flourite. it sinks through the larger pebbles of the round gravel.
I will look into them. Do Panda and Pygmy Cories get to the same size?
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no, i think pandas are full size, or a bit smaller, pygmy cories are small, more like ottos.
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James the barbles will be fine with Flourite, Mind you it isn't the BEST but they don't seem to have a problem. I've kept 3 juli cories in a 10g with flourite.

Pygmy corries are MUCH smaller than pandas, pandas are only a little bit smaller than some other ones. Do your research!

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:50 AM   #38
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Sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having. You'll get everything worked out eventually.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:12 PM   #39
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blueguppygirl-Im getting it straitened out as of now. Im working with a few people on reduceing the amount of plants and also working on getting my other tank setup(when I get it). I am wanting to go two steps back right now and continue foward but make sure to go slowly on what I add.

Andrew-Yeah Im doing my research. Thanks for the information, my computer sucks and it wont let me on certain sites sometimes. Definitely figuring out what I want to get and how I want the tank to grow in.

Just to let you guys know Im thinking about making a Moss wall out of Christmas Moss or Taiwan Moss as a background because I am not feeling the blue any more lol. Also the other tank is going to be 10x more productive then this one. More Low Tech though, although my current tank isnt high tech(yet )
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:33 PM   #40
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Talking A Few Updates...For The Best :)

Well I just got my 10g for outside. So far this is the specs of this tank:

Lighting: Sunlight
Substrate: 1" bottom layer Flourite and 1" top layer Black Gravel
Fauna: Nothing but going to house Mosquitofish
Flora: Parrots Feather, Water Sprite, Banana Plant, Water Lettuce. Plan on having a Java Moss Carpet and A Java Fern Center piece.
Ferts: Greg Watsons Nitrates, Phosphates, Sulfates
Filtration: None yet
CO2: none

I may add Ghost Shrimp but I doubt they do well in cool temps. But its definitely going to be a Mosquitofish haven. Here is the plan for the tank:

Front View of Outside tank


Above View of Outside tank


I am getting good growth on my Crypt Wendtii, Petite Nana, Brazilian Pennywort, and Sunset hygro in my indoor tank. I am planning on getting Taiwan or Christmas Moss for a Moss Wall. Also my Mosquitofish are getting fatter(which is great lol).
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:00 AM   #41
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I have gathered a case of MTS . I have got a used 1g for free(just the tank). After I get a filter for the Outside tank I am going to be trying to find a filter for the one gallon. Any ideas on what is the best/cheapest nano filter?

Well I got pics finally so here they are:

Outside 10g Tank
Closeup of the temporary moss rocks:


Full Tank:


Fauna:
6 Mosquitofish(2 Males/4 Females)
Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Ramshorn Snails

Flora:
Parrots Feather
Water Sprite
Java Moss
Banana Plant
Water Lettuce

Now to the future 1g:


Its not filled up or anything but it has driftwood and black gravel.

And the 10g Betta tank:


Sorry for the bad pics but thought it was time to update. None of these tanks are at all aquascaped and that leads me to the next part of this post.

Between all the tanks this is what I have for flora:

Sunset Hygro
Brazilian Pennywort
Red Ludwigia
Rotala Rotundifolia
Java Moss
Petite Nana
Microsword
HM
Parrots Feather
Banana Plant
Water Sprite
Water Lettuce

What plants should go where???? Splitting the plants up so I can have the same species in each tank is not a problem. In fact thats what is going to happen with the Java Moss. Any suggestions on what to add as far as plants to any of the tanks? Does anyone have ideas on what I should get for the 1g? Here are the tanks(once again) that need to be filled:

10g-Inside
10g-Outside
1g

Any input is appreciated. Thanks,
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:07 AM   #42
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Okay well no pics but I do got an update. Here are the Parameters/Specs for each of the tanks:

1g(Before addition of Betta)
pH- 7.6
NH3/NH4- .50 ppm
NO2- 0 ppm
NO3- 0 ppm

Fauna:
None

Flora:
None

Then after adding the Betta:
pH- 7.6
NH3/NH4- .25 ppm
NO2- .25 ppm
NO3- 0 ppm

Fauna:
Male Betta

Flora:
Parrots Feather
Java Moss

10g: Community
pH- 7.6
NH3/NH4- .25 ppm
NO2- 0 ppm
NO3- 0 ppm

Fauna:
None

Flora:
Sunset Hygro
Brazilian Pennywort
Red Ludwigia
Rotala Rotundifolia
Java Moss
Petite Nana
Microsword
HM

10g: Mosquitofish
pH- 7.6
NH3/NH4- .50 ppm
NO2- .50 ppm
NO3- 5 ppm

Fauna:
6 Mosquitofish(1 male, 5 females)
Ramshorn Snails
Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Flora:
Parrots Feather
Water Sprite
Java Mss
Banana Plant
Water Lettuce

I had moved the betta to the 1g, moved the filter from my 10g community to the 10g Mosquitofish tank. I am going to be doing WC's tomorrow. Any suggestions on Filters for a 1g? Im also going to be rescaping the Community tank tomorrow as well. It will be easier with no fish in it.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:26 AM   #43
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Your first two picture are a lot clear. Try taking your picture during the day time or add a lamp.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:34 AM   #44
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Your first two picture are a lot clear. Try taking your picture during the day time or add a lamp.
Thanks, I got a nicer camera. I am trying to figure it out still. It still dot take good pics but they are better.
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:14 AM   #45
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I just got a Black Mystery Snail to take care of the Diatoms in my indoor tank.
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