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Well I think the snail in the 2g lantern vase was trying to escape, found another snails' shell by the filter (I thought I'd put one in before). Fortunately the blue ramshorn wasn't dead yet so I pulled him out, will toss in a brown ramshorn later (don't care if the brown ones turn into lunch).

The bubble bowl I'd been looking at on amazon i left in my shopping cart but never checked out.. It's shot up to $74 from $36.. so unless it goes back down to the previous price those fools selling the product lost any chance of it being bought. I can buy a bigger bowl for less than that price (about $10 less) without the stem/base under it.


I decided to torture myself and went to Petco and Michel's today.
This yellow vt boy with blue eyes has been here a few weeks.. He's still spunky and has a tinge of orange n his fins.. but a little pineapple-ing.... I dunno in a sea of red and blue vts he's pretty nice, I can't see why he hasn't been bought yet!




Part of me started thinking "he'd look nice with the yellow fish I plan for the 10g.. but no no I'm not suppose to put a betta in that tank.. and I want females or plakats.. vt male is neither stop thinking about taking him >.<

Wasn't much appealing in the non vt section, this guy was nice looking forget the term for his coloring


Then over to the art store.. have a 40% discount coupon (where's my 50% off coupon you cheap [censors]?).. EXPENSIVE and only a little bigger than the lantern vase .. maybe 2-2.5g range? Was horrified of dropping it trying to take a photo, with coupon its $21


Much cheaper at $5.4, little smaller probably 1.5-2g at most



Seen a few people use these style jars (not this exact one) and just seal the valve so no chance of emptying out on the floor. $15 with coupon probably around 2g?



Of course the most expensive is the most appealing of them >.>''

Also went to petsmart.. nothing of interest sadly though the dog was quite happy since got to say high to several people and a puppy.

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post #502 of 1004 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 08:28 PM
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oh man that first vase! wow that is the largest one I have seen yet! but man that price...


I torture myself when I go to pet stores too. but at least I have the will power to leave them. budget is low so that is why I shy away from bettas after looking at them. But GAH I wish I could have a room just for fish!



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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oh man that first vase! wow that is the largest one I have seen yet! but man that price...


I torture myself when I go to pet stores too. but at least I have the will power to leave them. budget is low so that is why I shy away from bettas after looking at them. But GAH I wish I could have a room just for fish!
U replied to thsi but somehow did not? where did it go??

Its about 12" tall and maybe 6-7" at its widest. The price is the only reason it didn't stay on my hip/purse and walk out (after check out) with me.. if it had been maybe $5 less I can't say that my will power would have held (where's the freaking 50% coupons?!)... Then I would have grabbed the yellow vt boy for it >.>'' Its not that he's anything special but in a store of 20 some red vt (and a few meh blue vt) he stands out.. seriously how has no one bought him yet?

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U replied to thsi but somehow did not? where did it go??


wait what? LOL confused. you replied and it never showed?

Yeah he is one hell of a looker! I always love seeing yellow bettas. (Yellow is my fave color)
I would have walked away from that vase too. You could buy a standard 5 gallon for that amount. lol



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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wait what? LOL confused. you replied and it never showed?

Yeah he is one hell of a looker! I always love seeing yellow bettas. (Yellow is my fave color)
I would have walked away from that vase too. You could buy a standard 5 gallon for that amount. lol
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I'm sleepy and spelling just gets worse >.>''

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LOL it's ok, I have the same issue at times.



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Yeh sorry about that, "u' next to the "i" and I'm all thumbs when I'm sleepy ^^'' But I ry not to use too much chat speak so I don't spell "you" as "u" or "too" as "2".. my spelling is bad enough don't need to make it more confusing haha.
If you like the yellow boy Tree I can send him you way if you cover costs (I still have box and Styrofoam insulation from previous shipments to me and I think a kordon breather bag around here, if not I'd double bag with the non breather bags) He's got handsome blue eyes ^.~

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OH! Do not use Breather bags for Anabantids! They do need actual atmospheric oxygen. Kordon warns against that, they don't last long in the breather bags even though there is generally 200% more oxygen intake than a fish needs if you give enough surface area (don't blow up like normal bag, keep flat and placid). While most anabantids can use both gills and labyrinth organ, they're so specialized now that they need to breathe atmospheric air more than they can take oxygen from the water itself.

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OH! Do not use Breather bags for Anabantids! They do need actual atmospheric oxygen. Kordon warns against that, they don't last long in the breather bags even though there is generally 200% more oxygen intake than a fish needs if you give enough surface area (don't blow up like normal bag, keep flat and placid). While most anabantids can use both gills and labyrinth organ, they're so specialized now that they need to breathe atmospheric air more than they can take oxygen from the water itself.
Opps ok thanks for that warning! I'll probably toss the kordon then as I doubt I'd ever ship fish except bettas.


On another note I'm very happy to say my husband's dwarf puffer is finally accepting another food! He ate some grindal worms today! Last time I tried he just spat them out and watched them disappear into the plants =.=. Since its a soil-less culture with scouring pads and water at the bottom to keep them moist I have to change out the water ever few days (or it gets a bit smelly). Inevitably a few worms get washed out with this clean so I just make it a point to pour out the container's water into another container. I pipet-ed the escaped worms to try on the puffer today, I think I'll continue doing that so he'll get grindals every 2-3 days ^^

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'lil bit o rambling

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SO I'm not sure If I'd mentioned it before but when I set up the high light 10g I also put in my wonderfully under-loved but still kicking Argentinian sword.. I've had these since.. 2012 I think? Its been through a lot including several months in a cold cup of water as just a crown and not remotely enough light to grow. It was most recently neglected as an emersed sword in a tall narrow vase. Its roots were easily 16" long and its leaves all grown for above water life so I hacked off all the roots and leaves (left about 1-2" of roots). I am happy to say I can see its new leaves growing between the versuvious sword and bacopa. I'm considering removing the AR from the front of the tank and shifting the Argentinian sword to its spot... maybe put a few of the red ludwigia stems clippings over there too once they get their first snip snip (I love how their leaves look now!). I also have a still unidentified stem in there, not sure if its ludwigia or hygro, but its taken its sweet time converting over to submerged life... hoping in a few more weeks it will be big enough I can get a proper ID on it.



In the other 10g I just set up with the clippings from the high light 10g and wood intended for the 7g.. the wood is starting to get the dreaded fungus growth.. I'd hoped I'd boiled it enough to not have this *sigh*. Will have to wait and see if it ever goes away to sticks around indefinitely like it did on the 55g wood I use to have..




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Also on the 55g I decided I was sick of the empty spot on the back left of the tank so I pulled the peace lily from the pot in front of the tank to put on the riparium... I'm thinking of getting rid of my aluminium plant and friendship plant as they have hard time getting decent light with all the bigger plants around them. Since I planted the 20g long under water I can't exactly transfer their floating rafts over. Maybe I'll just pot them and put them by the window, see how they do.
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The peace lily

After


Hoping the newest lily grows big like the "domino" on the left.

May adjust the pothos so that, aside from the one on the back wall, all just have roots in water and drape over the front to hide the tank (still have 2 vines partially submersed-with leaves out of water).

Btw red water dock and basket grass are doing great with no love in a bucket outside. Red dock really bounced back quick! Periodic rain refills what sun evaporates. If anyone wants them for the price of medium priority box let me know.



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What else.. oh I decided to whip up another batch of Repashy Soilent Green. Last time I'd used an ice cube holder to form blocks.. which were subsequently difficult to remove from the ice-cube holder and harder to cut into smaller pieces for feeding when frozen... So this time I decided I'd poor it out on wax paper to make a sheet I could cut. Sounds like a good plan until the boiling water used to mix in the powder hits the wax paper and breaks it down... making pealing the gel off the paper very tedious... =.= But I have a bag full of yummies for the freezer finally and to feed every few nights to the otos, shrimp, cory, and whatever else goes after it in the cory's tank (everyone).



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