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Old 10-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Smile Breeding again.

Okay so I'm starting to condition Pearl and Merlin. I still don't know if I'm using Pearl yet, but I'm conditioning her just in case. Like I said before, if I win the auction on Aquabid, I'll be breeding Merlin with the new female. Which I'm looking for names if there are any suggestions. Anywho, I am conditioning them a new way, they're in a 10 gallon set up like breeding but it's divided. It looks like I'm using a new girl anyways, so I'm not worried about Pearl. The female should be almost ready for breeding so I want to get Merlin prepared. If I somehow happen to come around one more tank soon, I may breed Pearl also. =D
Today I got, a heater (from a freecycler, so for free), a 10 gallon filter (which I have questions about), and I ordered some microworms from ebay which should be here in a few days. I only payed $4.25 for them! But yeah, so I set up the breeding tank with the filter & the heater and I have Merlin and Pearl in it. I have some pics. I have some questions too. But I'll post the pics first.



Set up for now, the home in the middle wont be there when I set up for breeding.


The filter I got


Okay here's my questions. I don't know about that filter. I can't change the flow and it looks kinda strong to keep in there with the fry. Do you think I could slow it somehow, or when I breed should I leave the divider in there?? I just think the fry could swim through it. I dunno, opinions??

I also wanted some help with microworms so I'm not completely clueless when they get here. So my other questions are, how do I culture them and make more? Anyone have some sites I could look at so I can get the supplies to set everything up?? Thanks guys. I just want EVERYTHING right this time around.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:54 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't use that filter. Too strong, and I'd be afraid it'd suck up the babies!! If you just have a normal air pump, you can get a corner filter or sponge filter for about 6-7 dollars.

Microworms. Actually really cool!! I think I got mine from the same seller as you! Oh, BTW, I expected them to be in a box, they were in an ENVELOPE!!! :) Just a heads up.

Make some Oatmeal and sprinkle yeast on top, stick your culture in, done! They feed off the Oatmeal, and climb up the sides of the container, making it easier to get them out. Angel actually LOVES microworms. The others don't even pay attention to them.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #3 
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Oh!! Forgot to say, I'm so happy your breeding again!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #4 
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Thanks doggyhog!! Where can I find a corner filter like that?? I don't know if I can get the money for one, I'll look though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:05 PM   #5 
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At most pet shops I think... :) This is the one I have

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10602/product.web
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:11 PM   #6 
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i personally dont believe males need too much conditioning. you could go ahead and spawn pearl as soon as shes ready, and then again with the new female when she arrives.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #7 
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I would love to do that, but I don't have another tank to do that. So I need to see if I could get another tank, which means another heater, etc etc. Depends on if I can get some money or anything. Everything I got today was free. I got the heater from my freecycle group. And my boyfriends dads girlfriend got me the filter and the microworms. Now I gotta try to get a corner filter. I might just leave out the filter if I cant find the corner one.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:57 PM   #8 
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good luck vicki, im pulling for you again :)
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:35 PM   #9 
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Thanks! =D
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:41 AM   #10 
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So Andakin just gave me a great idea. I think I will breed both Merlin and Pearl and Merlin and the new girl.

Here's a visual =D



And once they get bigger I have a filter for the 50 gallon, just not a heater. But I think it will work. What do you guys think?
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