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New 45g Tank!

Hey guys! As you may know, just yesterday I bought a 45g tank for norton! I'm ordering a raingarden fish this week to be his buddy I'm so excited!here is a picture It isn't decorated yet! Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated! Im Not sure what kind of substrate to do! Thanks for looking! -Mandie

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Betta! (and some pics of the goldies, of course :) )

Bonjour! The guys are doing well, I still really need to get some plants though! If anyone has some trimmings they can send me, that would be SUPER fabulous! The bubble wand was getting yucky and algae-y, and it wouldn't wash off, so i got a little cube airstone. It doesn't look nearly as good, but that's the best i can do. i don't know what else i would use! My dad loved the bubble wand, he was super bummed And now, Mowgli the betta! Tithra was SUPER sweet and sent me some trimmings

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Very appropriate for summertime, SAND!

Hi there! Today i got a new light, and even though i've only had it for about 6 hours, i absolutely love it! It is so bright and pretty, and it is so much smaller than my old bulky hood i also got a glass lid, which is really great because i can see my finned friends from above! So cool! and after i got my new betta, (in this thread http://www.kokosgold...2-my-new-betta/ ) i decided i love the look of the sand! so of course i HAD to get some for B&E's tank! I plan on getting lots of plants

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"Measured" The fishies! :) (held them in my hand) Pix! :)

Hiya! Tonight i (very nervously) handled the fishies for the first time! (I washed my hands better than ever before before i reached in!) I want to be able to see how much they grow compared to my hand Here are the (really bad) pictures! (April 30, 2012) Bert! (not too hard to catch ) Ernie! (nearly impossible to catch! fast little dude!) Sorry the pics are so bad! better ones next time, i promise!

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Redecorated the B&E Tank! :)

I changed the plan a bit while i was decorating. I really like how it turned out I still need to get plants for the little pots! They're actually tea light holders (tithra's idea!) but i found some shaped like pots and thought they were perfect! for now my moss balls are in them. The pictures make the background look super bright for some reason. its not that bright blue, dim your screen a bit please excuse the brown algae, i have to clean that off -Mandie

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Redecorating! :)

Hey! Today I decided that I would redecorate my tank! I want to sort of go barebottom, just for a change. I think it would be fun to try So i went to micheals and bought some river rocks, some glass pebbles, glass plant pots, and a little glass bowl! Over the next few weeks or so, I will gradually remove my gravel, as to not disrupt the cycle (unless somebody knows a faster way! ), and i will redecorate it something like this: I planned it out on a towel, if you couldn't tell Any sugges

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Rethinking the tank...

Hello! So, as you probably know, I have been waiting a long time to get a tank. Another tank. A 40 gallon probably but I've been talking with my mom, and we've been thinking. There is a chance we could be moving soon (still house-hunting), and as I'm sure all of you know, that's a lot of work. On top of finding a house, packing, unpacking, redecorating, painting, recarpeting...(etcetera, etcetera...), there isn't going to be tons of time for cycling a new tank and all that. At least not

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The fishies are getting so big! :D

This little dude is getting quite the round belly! Oh, Bert... And this guy's belly is turning yellow! Bert is really difficult to take pictures of! Dork... Look at this little guy, showing off his little hump!! Whatchu lookin' at? "Look! She must be here to give us food!!" They're such dorks. I love them -Mandie

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One Big, Long, Way-too-excited Ramble :)

Hi!! Okay, so, I'm warning you, this is just going to be one big, long post about my ridiculous amounts of excitement over the tank I will be getting soon!! Nobody at my house wants to hear about it, but if I post it here, you can read it if you want, but of course you don't have to you probably don't have the time or energy to read this, but if you just skim it I'll be happy So, as you know, I have been waiting for quite a while (okay, only like 2 months) to get a new tank, and we are final

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Gel Food! :)

Hi! I made gel food for the first time tonight. It turned out really well! I'm excited to see if the guys like it Here's the recipe I used- its a halved and slightly modified version of Alex's. : It made the perfect amount to last my two little guys for about 3 months or so. I was worried it would make a ton. Gel food recipe: - 6 tablespoons canned or bagged tuna (low sodium is best). Substitute: steamed fresh fish (weigh before steaming). - 8 tablespoons baby food. I've used peas, carr

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Photo Shoot!

Hey there! so, Red asked for pictures (big mistake) of the guys, so i thought I would post some! But what she hadn't realized, is i am a HORRIBLE photographer, so nine tenths of these pictures are horribly blurry. So i figured i'd post 8 million pictures so that there is more of a chance that you will actually be able to see the fish in at least a couple of them. Good luck! full tank shot, excuse the sad dying plants...im going to figure out what to do with my tank soon...it looks horrible

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Measured Bert!

I was inspired by tithra's fish measuring, and so i tried. After about 10 minutes of struggling, i finally caught Bert, and turns out he is exactly 2 inches (without tail). He's getting to be such a big boy! well..maybe a girl. He's giving me mixed signs one day i decide he's a girl, and the next I'm sure he's a boy...i guess we'll never know! so anyways, i tried to catch ernie, but he (she?) made it very clear that that was just not gonna happen. Maybe i'll try another day. He's smaller than

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Fingers crossed!

So my family is seriously considering getting another tank. probably a 30g. I would get two fish from the LFS, my first non-petsmart fish! I'm thinking an oranda and a ryukin. they have a bunch of all orange orandas with pom poms so cute! and an amazing orange/white ryukin. i have it all planned out (which could be a bad thing, considering we arent positive that we're getting one ). I want a long tank with a glass hood and either 1 AC70 or 2 AC50s. I'm not sure yet. And im still deciding whic

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Made a video...why is it blurry?

Hi! i made this video for you (I even narrated for you! ), but its so blurry! Why is that? I made it on my cell phone, because i don't know how to put something from a video camera onto the computer. If anybody has an idea or can help, that would be great! but for now, enjoy the blurry video!!

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Tank update!

here are some pictures of the tank with my new (ish) java fern! the guys are very happy as far as i can tell! enjoy! -Mandie (and Bert and Ernie, of course!!)

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Fuzzy white speckle?

hey guys i didn't want to make a D&D thread for this, but maybe you can help me out? bert used to have a little hole in his tail fin-- like someone poked it with a pin. really small. now where that hole used to be, it is fuzzy and white. is it healing, or is fungus growing on it? here's a pic thank you! -Mandie

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Ordering the new food today! :)

Hi there, guys! This is my new blog After going to the LFS yesterday, I am determined to get Bert and Ernie big! I asked around, and I'm going to order Progold, and probably Spirulnia Flakes too :) I'm excited to see if it gets the little guys to grow!! -Mandie

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