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Growth September 2012

Hi all! With the new addition I wanted to begin tracking his growth and also update on Edie's growth which I haven't done in a few months. I am really happy with Edie's growth And I can't wait to begin fattening up my little tiny skinny guy! First Edie: Length (body only): (not much growth in body length, although I think there may be some tail growth ) 2/26/12 - 3.4 inches 9/25/12 - 3.6 inches Weight: 2/2/12: 95 g 2/26/12: 103 g 4/14/12: 111 g 6/1/12: 115 g 9/25/12: 136 g 2/26/12

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An update on all tanks etc.

Here is a quick update on everyone/everything Edie is doing wonderfully. She is always so active and seemingly healthy She has started hand feeding a bit, although she usually doesn't actually get a pellet in her mouth because she runs away so fast, but it is nice that she is finally start to warm up to me a bit more. Puff is still a complete mess unfortunately. He is floaty/head standing/bottom sitting most of the time, and the MMs do not seem to be helping this time around. He also h

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Enjoying my new books!

A couple days ago the new fish books I ordered came in the mail and I am enjoying them thoroughly (great recommendations made by the kokos team!) I got Fundamentals of Ornamental Fish Health (Edited by Helen Roberts) and Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment (by Edward Noga) I have decided to start with the Roberts book. I don't have a ton of time to read for pleasure until the end of May, but I have started reading about 10-15 pages a night. I am not a biology major in any sense so all

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wen woes...

Puff cannot seem to kick whatever infection is going on in that big head of his! His wen was really red about a month ago, so he got medi gold, the redness went away. Then it came back, took him off the meds and it went away again, now it is back again today! It is driving me insane. I need this fish to get his act together and be healthy for me! Edie is like an absolute rock, nothing ever phases her. She got a little woozy one time I did a big water change without realizing my tap Ph had drop

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Swords, hairgrass, and Puff

A quick update. First, I finally ordered the noga and roberts books today they were expensive but I am excited to finally have them My swords are doing great and I really love the way they look They are already putting out little baby swords! Hairgrass in the betta tank is finally beginning to spread on its own to places I didn't plant it! Yay! The floating HC has been completely taking over the tank. I have been having to take some out every few days or else it gets so thick that

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Duckweed Part 1

The duckweed I ordered from Aquabid came in the mail today I bleached it to sterilize, and I half expected it to turn white (someone? posted a video over the summer of duckweed they had bleached that turned white/yellow), but it didn't It is currently in a 2 gallon container. I am going to go look for a longer shallow container to keep it in this weekend, and this summer I plan to put it in a big tub outside to grow (with mosquito netting over the top so that it doesn't turn into a larvae poo

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Got my PAC order! (tank pics :) )

Since the brown algae has taken over my tank my crypts have been in seriously rough shape. They had been growing really nicely before, they had even doubled in size and I had to break them up into a couple more containers. But the algae totally took them over and since they have little dimples in the leaves (retrospiralis crypts), I often damaged them trying to clean the algae off. So, I decided to order some new plants that will hopefully be easier to clean the brown algae off of. I got: 3 a

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Breeding stars!

And I thought I'd never write in this blog, lol. Just have to share Puff has some little breeding stars again. Very light faint ones on his cheeks, slightly heavier ones on his pectoral fins. So cute!

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Fishy Growth!

I decided to try measuring the fish tonight. I taped a ruler to the front of the tank and attempted to hold them against it (easy with Puff, not so easy with Edie). I am really surprised at how little they have grown in length! According to the Rain Garden site Edie was 6.7 inches and Puff was 4.9 inches when I bought them in August. It was difficult to get a very exact measurement but Edie is maybe 6.8/6.9 and Puff is just about 6 inches. Which is just so odd because all this time I have felt

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My fish are taking a trip to the spray bar!

So, I got a few things today that I had ordered. First.... a spray bar!! Pretty excited. I wasn't sure if it was going to fit my canister or not when I ordered it, but it fits perfect. I just wish it was a little longer, but I'm sure I can get an extension. It's so nice not to have that one big blasting current stream coming out of the canister. Here's a couple pics In the background you can see where my dear Edith has taken to ripping the crypts out of their pots. Not something she was re

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Decided to start a blog...

With much hesitation I decided to start a blog lol. Not sure how good I'll be at updating it because not many exciting things happen with my tanks (which I guess is generally a good thing), but we'll see. I got a new Eheim canister today. I bought it to replace the Zoo Med 501 nano canister that I have been running on the betta tank. I really like the 501, but my bf's music studio is in the same room as the betta tank and he complains that it is louder than the AC used to be. So, I bought an Eh

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