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Old 01-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #1 
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It Finally Happened... Drax...

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Finally has started to show signs that his eye is healing!!!!

2011 must be the year of healing! HAhaha

Got up this morning and first thing I notice while feeding him...
(Finally got him to be addicted to BloodWorms which are just so much easier to get him to eat, he must smell them better then pellets...)

Anyway Noticed I couldn't see his bad eye from one side... he spun around and WHAM! ... it's like (Well lets start by saying it was around 200% larger than normal) Now it is around... Oh... 130%.

I had noticed it yesterday as a STRANGE white clouding over that eye (Originally it just looked scaled over by a purple haze)
Now the Clouding seems to be slowly fading away as to now I can see that little clear... dome...ness (I always forget what that part of the eye is called) when he turns the right away.

Problem is...

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT!

Last night I didn't do a full water change I just did a 20% one because it was late and I REALLY just wasn't up for it. Did Gravel Vac the bottom alittle and got alot of stuff. Cleaned out the Filter Intake Pipe and adjusted the plants and Sponge.
I just added 1tsp of Epsom salt.
Tank is now back to it's normal 78-80F temp.

I mean I'm not really doing ANYTHING like... different.

*Thinks* Well I mean Yesterday I noticed he's finally taking a liking to BloodWorms so he's been eating those for the past 3 feedings, Err... I changed the back of the Tank BAckDrop? I Found some pretty PostCards I had sent (To myself as a joke) from France and slipped them inside the black lining of the tank (On the outside) just a few... one in each corner... strange thing is... he actually looks at them from time to time.

And thats it... otherwise nothing different. I just don't want his eye to get bad again... hahaha Seriously...
Like is it the Single use of Epsom Salt instead of AQ? Could it be the boost in Protein from BloodWorms? Maybe his mood has gone up and his immune system has boosted? (He has been building many little bubble nests all over)

My Camera is charging and he's kinda hyper right now so... yeah pics later and stuff...

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Old 01-01-2011, 03:43 PM   #2 
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Great to hear! What you did right was being Persistent with your treatments (Water changes, Salt, etc.). Cures like Popeye don't happen overnight. It's like us when we feel out of the weather. You feel like crap day after day, week after week as we down endless Chicken noodle soup, Honey tea, medication with no end in sight....only to wake up one morning and feel 100x better.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #3 
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Haha way to go Drax! I love reading all his little updates!
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:49 PM   #4 
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When I saw the titile, my heart sunk, I thought this was in the betta memorials section..

Good thing he's healing and not dead :)
(I always find that espom salt helps a lot)
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #5 
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When I saw the titile, my heart sunk, I thought this was in the betta memorials section..

Good thing he's healing and not dead :)
(I always find that espom salt helps a lot)

I thought that title would be just unnerving enough hahaha

Hmm uploading photo's now of him. So start refreshing... actually give me a few mins haha I took 70pics... which is normal because he moves around so much I have to take 10 bad pics to get 1 good one, then I'll get him perfectly but my glitchy camera will have been unfocused!

Anyway check back in about 15mins for updates.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #6 
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Haha way to go Drax! I love reading all his little updates!

First... the plants

Anacharis what is that fuzzy stuff? Thats where the white things come from!


Does this Java Fern Seem Healthy?


The water as you can see is clear but what is this film? (Note: I cut the sponge up on purpose... no it's not breaking apart)
























In Contrast... these two pics show how it USED to look just days ago...


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Drax's eye looks...Photoshopped! It could not have gone down that drastically!
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When I first started using sponges to baffle I got that film on the water too. I don't know what it is but it went away after I adjusted the sponges to let more turbulence into the water.
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Drax's eye looks...Photoshopped! It could not have gone down that drastically!
Why do you think I took almost 70 images... to get angles to make sure I wasn't just seeing things haha...

Oh please I may be abit weird but not weird enough to Photoshop my fish to look better XD thats just... WEIRD man!
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When I first started using sponges to baffle I got that film on the water too. I don't know what it is but it went away after I adjusted the sponges to let more turbulence into the water.
Oh the water gets baffled... well that would explain why not mater how many times I clean that film it comes back within an hour haha
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