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post #151 of 226 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so this will probably be long since there is a lot to write. I moved in, sorta, on Sunday and finished moving in on Monday morning. On Sunday, I left about 3 pm with my fish set up as I mentioned on the 19th (post 144) and after about 6.5 hours (we had tire troubles and had to stop for a while), we made it and got the fish set up. I put the fish into temporary tanks with only heaters, though Destiny did get all the silk plants because my sister was in the room and she would definitely tell my parents if she found out I had another fish. Anyway, they are all still in temporary because I have not had time to put them in their normal tanks. But, I can say that the boys are happy, or at least horny because they have MASSIVE bubble nests. Eric's bubble nest is so big, I don't see him much. Here they are:

Another thing to add is that Destiny has started to eat the smallest of the Omega One Pellets, but I am also still feeding the flakes. Also, when I was at Walmart picking up a bunch of Command Hooks and Strips, I stopped in the fish section for a couple minutes. I picked up four stick on thermometers to put on the temporary tanks and have as extras. I also came across this:

This was the condition of all of the betta cups. I didn't look at them long because there were other people around and I didn't want to get visibly mad.
But, that was all my updates for now, because I have some time to fill up the tanks and my plants are in, so I need a place to put them.

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post #152 of 226 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the original three have made it into their tanks. I currently have the two 5.5 tanks (Eric and Squirt) on the top shelf (Destiny is there too, but still in a KK) and Apollo on the bottom shelf. The only problem I have run into is that I can't put the Ribbon Plants into Apollo's tank because the top shelf is too close to the top of the tank, so his tank will probably have to move, I just don't know where. The other problem I have run into is the little air pump I am using for his tank makes noise when it touches something, and it vibrates too much it moves and runs into things, so I may have to pick up another Whisper 10 when I go to Walmart again.
Today I had a care package come in with my last textbook, some stuf for work that I forgot at home, and some food from my mom, as well as a package of stuff from Amazon. I got my roommate a new Bible for Theology, a Hydor Theo 25 watt for Destiny, an AquaClear 20 for Squirt, and a 5-pound bag of tan sand for Destiny. I also ordered Destiny's tank right now and it should be here either Friday and Monday. I decided to try something new and get the AT20 tank from AquaTop, since it was only $30 and comes with a good filter. The filter is very similar to the Palm Filter and is supposed to go up to 15 gallons, so I can overstock the tank a little if I decide to get Guppies. I can now overstock Squirt's tank too since her new filter does up to 20 gallons.

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I just received my next package. Today's package is from Han Aquatics and came with Finnex Stingray risers, a floating plant guard made of steel mesh, more salvinia minima, and Indian Almond Leaves. I also got a bonus sticker and two types of shrimp food samples. I guess that gives me a good excuse to get shrimp now, right?
I actually have been thinking about getting a few shrimp, but I am going to wait at least one more month. I'm not sure how Eric will act around shrimp. When I put the nerite snail in his tank, he didn't bug it. I did pull out a rather large ramshorn snail, because I was trying to figure out if it was a pond snail and when I dropped it back in, Eric did try to eat it. I will say, the snail was round like Eric's food, though, so it was probably just that.
If I do get shrimp, I will most likely get the red or blue shrimp from a website that I found yesterday called Aquatic Arts. They also sell snails and some fish (including those Glolight tetras). They have one snail I have never seen before called the Black Devil and they get to 3 inches, but also eat hair algae! They also act like MTS and sift through sand. The website also has a good amount of nerite snails as well, including pack of all the types, which I would love to have.

EDIT: Also, I decided to try MyAquariumBox this month, I'm not sure if I will do it every month, but I think it will be fun and it's only $25.

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Those Gone Too Soon:
|Destiny (Baby) 8/17/2016-9/13/2016|Eric (HMPK) 3/30/2016-1/3/2017|
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I just received my next package. Today's package is from Han Aquatics and came with Finnex Stingray risers, a floating plant guard made of steel mesh, more salvinia minima, and Indian Almond Leaves. I also got a bonus sticker and two types of shrimp food samples. I guess that gives me a good excuse to get shrimp now, right?
I actually have been thinking about getting a few shrimp, but I am going to wait at least one more month. I'm not sure how Eric will act around shrimp. When I put the nerite snail in his tank, he didn't bug it. I did pull out a rather large ramshorn snail, because I was trying to figure out if it was a pond snail and when I dropped it back in, Eric did try to eat it. I will say, the snail was round like Eric's food, though, so it was probably just that.
If I do get shrimp, I will most likely get the red or blue shrimp from a website that I found yesterday called Aquatic Arts. They also sell snails and some fish (including those Glolight tetras). They have one snail I have never seen before called the Black Devil and they get to 3 inches, but also eat hair algae! They also act like MTS and sift through sand. The website also has a good amount of nerite snails as well, including pack of all the types, which I would love to have.
Eric! Don't eat the snails!!!!

I'm glad you pointed out that site! I'll check them out, too. We're interested in snails, especially with our non-aggressive males. Not sure on Archimedes, he's into attacking everything. Maybe after a month or two! I'll check in again, see how you like it if you decide to order one. ��

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I love my nerites. My only problem at the moment is that when I moved, I scrubbed most of the algae out of the tank, so I need to wait before getting more because I currently have four and almost no algae. I am going to set up some rocks in the window again and see if I can get it to work this time. If you are interested in Apple Snails/Mystery snails. @kitkat67 sells them. They are a little easier with feeding since they will be more likely to accept vegetables and veggie wafers, but they get much bigger than nerites (gold ball size).

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Have they reproduced at all? I don't want to deal with the layers of little round balls!
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My nerite haven't laif any eggs yet. Mystery snails only do if you have male and female and if youhave a low water level.

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My nerite haven't laif any eggs yet. Mystery snails only do if you have male and female and if youhave a low water level.
Sweet! Well, your journal's been nicely encouraging for me.

How is school going so far ?:)

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That's great! I have more updates that will go up tonight or tomorrow since I got the last of my packages in.
School is going well. Nothing too crazy yet or too awfully boring. I've worked a lot though. I'm actually at work right now. I picked up my friend's shift so I and almost half way done. High, there is a storm headed, so I may only be here a couple more hours.

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I believe Nerites won't unless in brackish water but I could be wrong.

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