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Old 07-20-2012, 12:19 AM   #411 
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Could I add bacteria? I might put a couple shrimp in there
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:05 AM   #412 
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Naw, hon - you've GOT the bacteria! That's what the cycle is all about - getting a colony of bacteria into the tank and established enough to clear the water of toxins. But the bacteria need to eat to stay alive, and they eat ammonia, which is created by waste, which is created by critters - also dying or rotting bits of food and plants, etc. . . I've never tried to keep a cycle up without a creature before, and though I know it IS possible, I don't know how - or how much stuff (like food) you would have to add to do so. Do you have a test kit? It could be a very interesting experiment!

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #413 
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hhmmmmm no im buying a test kit though.i my just drop in a couple srimp and food food food. im not sure about getting a new froggy. a bit risky
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #414 
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*blinks blearily* I have been gone entirely too long...

My recent life has been.... trying.... to say the least... heh... ^^; im sorry you guys.
You all seem to be carrying on well without me though! So that is awesome. :)

I figured i could give you all my e-mail if you had any urgent questions... it comes right to my phone. meganbuchanan95@yahoo.com so you can all email me if you need to. i so rarely come by here anymore, as i am getting a little depressed with bettas, bad luck after another has caused me to lose... ah... six in the last three weeks... >.<
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #415 
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OMG! Giz, I'm so SORRY! *hugs*

I was wondering where you've been. . . we miss you! Thanks for the contact info, just in case we get in over our heads - very sweet of you!

I know you've been busy - a recent move with a preschooler (if only just that) will have the effect of chaos - and I hope everything settles down over there for you :(

How are those Axolotls doing? That new one was such a CUTIE!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #416 
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Aw, thanks! Yeah, anything with a three year old in tow is hard to do, for sure...
I havent moved yet, but i plan to be out of this house by october.

The axolotls are doing great! Ruth is getting so big, but i dont think s/he will ever be as big as Toothless at this point.. lol! S/He has discovered their love of earthworms though! I have successfully weaned them off fish except as treats.
EDIT: Whoops! Forgot to post the picture of the Axolotls...


Sad news though.. I lots Clyde last night, i dont know why, just... one minute he was fine, and the next i found him on his back, so i cupped him to keep an eye on him, and within an hour or so he was gone... no sign what so ever as to why, just.... gone. :/
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #417 
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Aw, man... I'm sorry to hear - it's always heartbreaking - especially, perhaps, if you had no idea it was coming, or why. *cries*

The Axelots are looking gorgeous, though!

I understand. . . about kids! I have a 2 and a 5 and sit daily for 3 3 year olds . . . o.O But they're FUN - and awfully cute! I hope things settle down for you soon. . .
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My female just ate... A bubble. Adorable!
Gizmo, I've been wondering where you went off to! Sorry to hear the bad news. :( But Chesh has been taking great care of the froggie keepers!
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Awww, thanks for such sweetness!!! I just LOVE you to BITS! I try, but Gizzy has the benefit of actually having kept these guys for years :)
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #420 
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I really have missed you guys though! X3

I was so tempted to buy another frog today... but i dont want to freak Bonnie out, i think ill start over when she passes... I got a huge 55 gallon tank today off CL, so i am really excited to get that stocked... i have no idea with what yet... XD


Here is a picture of the new tank... And Olyvia, my daughter. lol!

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