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My fish are taking a trip to the spray bar!


tithra

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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 :)

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In the background you can see where my dear Edith has taken to ripping the crypts out of their pots. Not something she was really doing until just recently. Between her and the brown algae invasion those poor plants have really taken a beating.

I also got my fishmate f14 (I believe it was sakura that recommended this one), I bought the Eheim Feed air (or whatever it's called) so that I could feed Puff his jumpstart in lots of little meals throughout the day when I am gone at work, but I hate how variable it is... sometimes 2 pellets come out, sometimes 6! So, the fishmate is nice because you can put in exactly how many pellets you want to come out at each feeding.

I am hoping that since Puff has been able to handle a diet of primarily jump start for about a month now, that he will be able to handle some other pellets as well once he goes back into the main tank. If he can, then my plan is to give them 4 small feedings of pellets during the day using the auto feeder and then they will get gel food at night :)

Here's a quick video update of Puff. He gets slightly floaty at times still, but nothing like it was before (crosses fingers!!) I can't wait to get him moved back into the main tank, but am also pretty nervous to do so.

My last bit of news is that the microscope I ordered also came today. I was super excited to try it out, but lo and behold the screen did not turn on (it has an LCD screen to look at instead of an eye piece). I am undecided if I will order the same one again. It didn't have great reviews, but I bought it anyway because I really wanted one that would take pictures and this was the only one that I could find that people said would work with a mac! So, I am on the fence.

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Spray Bar!! :rofl

My daughter came up while I was looking at the pics and she goes, "What's that?" I go "SPRAY BAR SPRAY BAR!" :lol

She also said your tank and fish look very pretty, and I agree! Is Puff's tail getting longer?

The microscope.... :( Disappointing.

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lol... the old spray bar. that one will never get old thanks to Fang.

I don't know if his tail is getting longer, maybe? :) It's hard to tell when you see them every day. I have been feeding him pretty heavily though to try to put some weight on him so it is definitely possible that his tail has grown as well!

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that sucks about the microscope, but the spray bar looks good!

Puff seems to be getting a lot better, hope he fully recovers soon! Is he just prone to swim bladder issues? Mine have started to go a little floaty on pellets which is a little worrying.

Good luck with the plants, hope they make it through Edith's wrath ;)

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awesome! the fish look great :) I'm glad puff is getting better. what is a spray bar? i know the joke, but what does it actually do? :)

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that sucks about the microscope, but the spray bar looks good!Puff seems to be getting a lot better, hope he fully recovers soon! Is he just prone to swim bladder issues? Mine have started to go a little floaty on pellets which is a little worrying.Good luck with the plants, hope they make it through Edith's wrath ;)

I believe that the primary cause of his swim bladder problems was an ongoing internal infection, as he got better following a course of metro meds. But I do think that he is also generally prone to being floaty due to his deep round body shape etc. :)

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awesome! the fish look great :) I'm glad puff is getting better. what is a spray bar? i know the joke, but what does it actually do? :)

lol. With a canister filter the output is typically a single stream of water shooting out of a pipe (as opposed to the hob where it cascades out of the filter), the stream of water is pretty pressurized and create a lot of current in the tank depending on where it is placed. The spray bar is a tube with a bunch of little holes in it that you can attach to the output of the canister so the stream of water is broken up across the surface of the water instead of shooting out of one pipe. :)

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Puff looks great! He is putting on weight!

Thank you! :) He has definitely gotten a little rounder :)

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