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Old 04-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #41 
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@WolfHhowling - Green is copper. Did you mom really yell at her betta? LOL
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #42 
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just did a 50% change as usual on a sunday... with no vacuuming. uuugh. i'm trying to cycle my tank again, so i know i'm not supposed to vacuum more than once a week, but it's so hard. every time i walk by the tank and see amano poop on the bottom i have to grapple the turkey baster out of my own hand. it looks dirty! i need to clean it! at this point i'm considering picking up some black sand at petco tonight and just replacing the substrate before the cycle gets going, so i can't be so ocd about this.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #43 
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@mushumouse, in the picture (avatar) your betta appears to be dancing in front of the moss ball, keeping time to unheard music and swinging the thermometer! You really captured a moment there.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #44 
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Cut all my leggy rotala down, replanted the bushy tops. It took me forever.

Also planted a bunch of various whatnots and soforths I have had floating and sending out roots.

This poor tank looks like a garage sale, but I am getting a good lesson in aquascaping from taking care of it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #45 
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Well, because I had so much other (nonfish) stuff to do today..... I ended up redoing all four tanks, instead.

I am perfecting the art of procrastination....
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #46 
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@lbf uh oh, that sounds awfully familiar... :p

@zubinbetta lol thank you! i've thought about changing it because it's from when i first brought him home, but i've never been able to take another picture i liked as much so i'm glad it amused you.

i did end up changing my substrate last night, replanting everything in the same place & throwing in a third of a bottle of safestart. i'm going to put the rest in when i start getting some kind of readings so it has something to "eat", but it's really clouded up the water! i didn't realize it would be so "chunky". my betta kept trying to eat it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #47 
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Today, my first ever package of IAL's came in! :D
Also, I've got the place to myself for the weekend, so I'm being sneaky and buying another betta (hopefully that gorgeous white and blue plakat is still at Petco! I saw him last Friday, and boy I fell hard!) I bought all the supplies for him today, getting 3 days worth of bike riding done in one day, and now all I need is him! :)
UPDATE!!!! He was there!!!!!!! And now he's being acclimated to his new tank. I can't think of a name for him (yet, I know I was gonna name him either Brosieden or Brocean, but neither fits.) I thought he was blind at first, but then I placed his cup next to a cup one of my girls is in right now (I also cleaned tanks yesterday!!!!!!) and he started flaring and flirting! He even gave Tsarina breeding stripes!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #48 
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Today was wc day.I had to take the granite rock cave out of little Button's tank today because I noticed a couple of little marks that looked like rust? There must be tiny little flecks of something in the granite so I replaced it with his log decoration.It's a shame because the granite cave looked really nice,but I couldn't take a chance with it,plus he also has his bell shaped cave that he loves.I replaced Peanut's thermometer with a newone & he chased the gravel vac.And Piglet won 1st prize for the cleanest tank of the week.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #49 
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Monitoring the heck out of my tank because I introduced red cherry shrimp. Trying to figure out if Addie is curious or hungry because she tried to nip one, but the shrimp is a bit faster than she is and bigger than her mouth. Fed her a big breakfast (well, two pellets instead of one) so she will be less hungry while I'm gone for work. Hoping she's just curious, but gah, this is stressful. x_x But she currently hasn't devoted her entire time to hunting down the shrimp yet. She kind of hovers over them for a little and then goes back to swimming.

But the shrimp don't like my artificial shrimp tubes, so I might go get some driftwood or more natural-looking stuff. Have some flame moss coming in today.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #50 
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I've been sick lately, so I haven't been able to really do anything but necessary water changes and feeding. I fed them all today and watched Patriot swim around, since his side is the only part of the tank I can see from my bed.
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