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post #51 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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So, ive been busy..=]

I got some more plants, more water sprite, and a plant with the word 'feather' in its name..gonna research more.. =] Maybe you guys can help me out?

Also, no place around me sell suck weed. Its frustrating, cause it would be perfect for my pond, and as food!
I was visiting a friend and came upon a pond, with duckweed! I snatched some, and its currently sitting in my bin, in my window, with an air stone. Im hoping if i dont put it in my tanks/ponds for a long time, whatever bacteria may have been on it from thw pond will have died.

And with my 45 gallon, the water sprite i got before, really helped my tank cycle, and i was able to put in my guppies! And as soon as i did, the females started giving birth! So my fry tanks got about 35 fry in it, and the tanks got about 15 more swimming around..=]
I also added about six tall plastic plants to my tank, to help with the bare space.

45 gallon after adding guppies and tall plants 1 - YouTube

45 gallon after adding guppies and tall plants 2 [RN hiding in log] - YouTube

I put the bristle nose pleco and the rubbernose in the tank as well, and they seem to be really happy, though the RN is very shy.
Shows Gotta Be On Me! with RN pleco and guppy fry..1 - YouTube

Shows gotta be on me! with BN pleco, and guppy fry. 2 - YouTube

Shy RubberNose Pleco... - YouTube

And, since the guppies are all set and happy in the tank, ive gotten these guys/gals!

New Cherry Barbs! [5f/4m] - YouTube

Ive since lost a female, so its now 4m/4f.

I think i may be stopping after this, and let the guppies make up for the other three groups i was going to have.
Im still hoping to get a small group of cories, as my boyfriend is really set on them! But he wants the orange ones! they are $20! No way!

Anywhoo, this is what ive been up to, though i do have two more projects id like to do, such as swithcing m y betta and two oldest guppy fry to my 5.5 next to my bed, and putting my cray in her own tank.
And, i managed to get some silk plants that have enclosed wire! So ive made some bushes, and plan on doing a rescape on my 45..So excited! if only i could find the time!
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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

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post #52 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Opps, i forgot, pictures of my fry!
Not the best quality, but it works. =]
Enjoy!

Edit - It looks like the bottom of my tank is dirty, but its actually hundreds of baby snails! I suck em up and put em in my other tanks, but theres always more!
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File Type: jpg fry in 2.5 3.jpg (85.5 KB, 42 views)
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File Type: jpg fry in the big tank.jpg (88.7 KB, 42 views)

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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post #53 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Well!
My tank has been rescaped, and silk plants added, and all the fishums seem really happy!
6.14 rescape ten gal hood.jpg
this is with the ten gallon hood light,
still of 6.14 rescape new light.jpg
and this is with my new 6500k light
still of 6.14 rescape right side.jpg

still of 6.14 rescepe left side.jpg

I have also begun a bit of a planting experiment with the parrots feather, trying to see if i can grow a bamboo forest!
6.16 full shot qt.grow tank.jpg

6.16 parrots feather up close 1.jpg

]6.16 parrots feather up close 2.jpg

6.16 parrots feather up close 3.jpg
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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/

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post #54 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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So, i put the barbs in my 45 gal today!!

I have videos, and pictures, though they are taking FOREVER to get to my email, so ill upload them in the morning.
Also, i took pictures of all my gups, cause, i love em, and they deserve pictures of just them..=]

And, cause Im going to be actually using the 'my aquariums' tab, and id like to be able to show people my gups...=]

Lyzz.RI.23
RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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intro cherries still in bag 2.jpg

intro cherries still in bag 1.jpg

Releasing the Cherry Barbs - YouTube

Right after releasing Cherry Barbs - YouTube

right after releasing cherries.jpg

right after releasing cherries 2.jpg

And, before i did that, i scooped out a whooooole bunch a' babies...

guppy fry in pink cup.jpg

This is them after i added the new ones in there. Its a 2.5 filtered, temp is always a 77-78*
Im right now figuring out what to do with all the babies!

vid Fry tank after adding more fry - YouTube




And, then i took individual picture of all my gups...here they are!
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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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post #56 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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So, i had bought seven pristella tetras and what i thought was a dwarf gourami, though i ended up with a bleeding tetra in my group, and the gourami was a blue three spot, not a dwarf!

So today i returned the bleeding heart and the gourami, and im on the hunt for honey gouramis, and i really dont want to take the chance with the virus that dwarfs give off.

Anyways, i got a few more pristellas, and now my groups at ten.
Heres a few videos of them, the first is them just swimming, and the next is them while feeding..

They are just too cute!

My school of Pristellas in QT - YouTube

My school of Pristellas eating in QT. - YouTube

There is one Pristella with a black spot on its head, it looks as if its a coloration issue, you can see him a few times in the videos. Ive been told it may be a sickness in the single fish itself, and not contagious, so ive kept him, though i am still trying to find out what exactly this is...

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
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So, this is just a quick update, of the new puppies.
[Rest of story after dinner!]
This is Toby Joe.
toby first day 1.jpg
This is Maggie Lou.
maggie lou first day 1.jpg
And here is them together.
toby and maggie first day 1.jpg

Now for supper, and Ill be back in a bit!

[Chesh...they are as cute as they look..and more pictures after!]

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
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So, I got a new betta, a present to myself, about a week ago, after crayfish escaped and died.
Hes in a 2.5 with a small sponge filter and a heater. =]
new betta 6.24 1.jpg
new betta 6.24 2.jpg
New betta 6.24 3.jpg
new betta 6.24 5.jpg
new betta 6.24 6.jpg
new betta 6.24 7.jpg
new betta 6.24 4.jpg
New betta 6.24 8.jpg
new betta 6.25 9.jpg

A video of his face, and a video of him swimming around.
new betta vid 1 - YouTube
new betta vid 7 25 - YouTube

Heres a picture of the quick scape i did for his tank..
new betta full tank 6.24 3.jpg

Heres a picture of the rescape. =]
new betta rescare 7.25.jpg

I put two ghost shrimp in his tank, to see what hed do, and this is what he did..
new betta chasing shrimp vid 1 - YouTube

And just a video of him in his tank..=]


Also, with my big tank dilemma, the out come is that i can now start putting my fish back in my tank, but my boyfriend beat me to it and bought me more cherry barbs, cause he feels bad he killed the other ones. So, i had to scape it real quick from silk plants at the dollar store and this is what it looks like now!
45 gal rescape 7.31.jpg

Ill be sending pictures of the puppies to my email and trying to upload them tonight, if not tomorrow afternoon!

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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Oh. My. CUTENESS!!! Puppies!!! They're insanely adorable!!!

The new betta is pretty, and your QT/Main tank looks really great all decked out with $1 store greens - good job!
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Thanks Chesh!
There should be more pictures coming too..=] Its alotta work, since i cant just upload em..>.<
I actually just added some sand to my 45, its looking good!
Its no where near as much as i need, but it covers te bottom, and it gives me an idea what its gonna look like..
I really like the dollar store stuff..makes it look like the fish are swimming in a tree! lol

The barbs are doing really well, one of the males is already courting one of the females..=]

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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