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post #286 of 317 (permalink) Old 07-27-2020, 03:33 PM
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I believe the Latin name is M. Assholis. Heís a huge jerk and has basically claimed the area over the grass as his own.
I had a 75 gallon heavily planted community tank and one of a small group of White Clouds was from that same "M. Assholis" sub-species. He took over 2\3 of the tank and had the rest of the fish cowering behind plants in the other 1/3. It made me crazy...

I finally managed to trap him by using two nets with some food in one. It took a while but nothing is worse that an agitated tank. I wanted to give him a burial at sea with a one flush salute but the better half of me prevailed and a compassionate LFS owner plopped him back in a tank for some other poor soul to endure.

I suggest relocation but will be in awe if you are able to accomplish that in your beautiful epic sized tank. Please blog that effort if you undertake it!

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I had a 75 gallon heavily planted community tank and one of a small group of White Clouds was from that same "M. Assholis" sub-species. He took over 2\3 of the tank and had the rest of the fish cowering behind plants in the other 1/3. It made me crazy...

I finally managed to trap him by using two nets with some food in one. It took a while but nothing is worse that an agitated tank. I wanted to give him a burial at sea with a one flush salute but the better half of me prevailed and a compassionate LFS owner plopped him back in a tank for some other poor soul to endure.

I suggest relocation but will be in awe if you are able to accomplish that in your beautiful epic sized tank. Please blog that effort if you undertake it!

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Paul

I know the pain of catching something I. A tank. I spent 3 months catching a mantis shrimp in my last saltwater tank!


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@Crazygar got the video to work 3 posts up. Iím very happy with how the grass came in. I think itís a combination of the substrate used and trimming it. It really does seem to spread vertically after each trim.


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Very nice! Would love a full on shot of the tank...i would watch this for days lol.
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post #289 of 317 (permalink) Old 09-09-2020, 03:48 AM
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Spectacular tank and layout!! It has great flow. I am one of the few that thinks that too much rotala is never enough
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Updated whole tank photo please. Don't make us beg :-)
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post #291 of 317 (permalink) Old 09-14-2020, 06:11 AM
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Wow just read through this whole thing and I have dreamed of doing something on this grand of a scale. Will be a couple years before I can pull something like this off so for now I shall live vicariously through your tank.

Seriously stunning work you are doing here man.
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Pretty amazing tank! The cabinetry is especially nice. Would love to see some updated pictures.
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post #293 of 317 (permalink) Old 09-20-2020, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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My apologies for not posting more...I hurt my back severely in early August and am only now getting back to moving around normally. As you can imagine the tank has not seen itís normal maintenance and became incredibly overgrown. The stem plants were to the water line and then some. They were blocking a lot of the water flow so I had Cyanobacteria outbreak on the grass. I have a fair bit of algae growing in the tank as well.

Today was my first big cleaning in a month. Iím going to do more tomorrow. The hair grass really needs some TLC.






Keep in mind...these are the after pictures. Hereís all of that I cut out:


I really have to start giving this away to people! There were some nice trimmings.

I lost all of the bosemani and one of the mystery hybrid rainbow fish. Iím pretty sure the hybrid bullied them to death as they were constantly hiding. Iím going to catch and give away/return both hybrids. Let me know if youíre in the Chicago area and interested.


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These two are the ones Iím giving away -




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How are the Rummy Nose doing?

Do you have any shrimp or snails to work the algae?
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post #296 of 317 (permalink) Old 09-20-2020, 10:02 PM
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I'm sorry about your back and your casualties.

Your hairgrass field amazes me every time I see a picture of it. It's stunning: simple but well-done. I have too much collectoritis to have something that vast and beautiful!


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How are the Rummy Nose doing?

Do you have any shrimp or snails to work the algae?

The rummy nose are doing fine. I would say I still have about 1/3. I bought them through Petaquaria so the losses are to be expected but definitely need to get a QT tank going! Financially, Iím still better off than having bought them at the local store which wanted $7 per.





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I'm sorry about your back and your casualties.

Your hairgrass field amazes me every time I see a picture of it. It's stunning: simple but well-done. I have too much collectoritis to have something that vast and beautiful!

Thank you. I got the grass trimmed and cleaned up today. Iím going to siphon/turkey Bastet blast it a few times this week to get all of the detritus out of there.






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How are the Rummy Nose doing?

Do you have any shrimp or snails to work the algae?

Forgot your second question...I do have some shrimp but no idea how many. When trimming the grass today I was surprised at how many times guys were in there! Someone had babies.


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What is petaquaria? 🙂 would be good to know
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