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Old 06-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #131 
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So today I went to the TFS and they still lacked to have Java Moss. "It will be here on MONDAY" they told me. So I got another type of floating/planted plant. It will only be in there for a few days before I plant it in gravel. (Ok?)

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-For the fry: what kind of lighting should I be using?

The spawning tank should not have gravel. Just use floating plants like java moss or java fern. If you must, use one of those little baskets for the rooted plants.

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Lol. I mean in a different tank. I was going to take it out. My local store is being dumb and is not carring the Java Moss until Monday. So I'll get some then, for the fry to hide in and such, but I guess for now the spawning is on WED (6-6-2012). With the funny floating plant. Then when the fry are eating live food, I'll take the plant out and plant it in gravel in a different tank and let it grow, and when the spawn is all sold I'll move it back with Sparta and Sunny. OK?

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Old 06-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #133 
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Lol. I mean in a different tank. I was going to take it out. My local store is being dumb and is not carring the Java Moss until Monday. So I'll get some then, for the fry to hide in and such, but I guess for now the spawning is on WED (6-6-2012). With the funny floating plant. Then when the fry are eating live food, I'll take the plant out and plant it in gravel in a different tank and let it grow, and when the spawn is all sold I'll move it back with Sparta and Sunny. OK?

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Sounds like a plan... Good luck with your spawn.

I don't think fry care what type of lighting you use. I always use flouresent for plants and such as it is closer to what they need.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #134 
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Lighting for fry doesn't really matter. As Jeff said, the light is mainly for the plants, and of course so we can see the fry :)
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Lighting doesn't matter IMO for fry. I do turn off lights for adults and I dim the lights for spawning pairs.
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How long should they be on? 24/7? Or day/night? Or not at all?
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How long should they be on? 24/7? Or day/night? Or not at all?
Depends on who you ask? I just kept the usual off for 8 on for 16 timer running. Once the eggs hatched, I left the lights on 24 hours until the fry were free swimmers. Then back to the timer.

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I don't have a timer, so I'll do light in day, dark in night, except for when they are eggs and such.... then when they become free swimming I'll go back to night on/night off..

setting up spawn tank now!!!!!!!!!! YYAYYAYYAYYY!!
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Sunny went through the diveders.... again!!!!!!!!!!!! So I am deciding to let them be. They obviously want it. But Sparta is taking a nap. So she just swims areound like a little kid....

Pics of the Spawining tank

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I'd add some more plants :)
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