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  1. I salted my bns that I got from the same place you did and I never had any problems with them. They're happy and healthy now.
  2. I boil mine if they are small enough to fit in a pot.
  3. They're probably ostracods. I have them in my betta tank and a lot of people get them in their planted tanks. They're harmless little crustacean thingies. My betta eats them and I know at least one member here said he used to feed them carrots because they liked them. Personally I don't mind them but I know there are others here who can't stand them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostracod
  4. I would advise against zucchini and cucumbers. They're viney, spready plants and they get huge. Ours covered an entire fence.
  5. So after my two big orandas died last year my tank has been looking somewhat empty with the 4 guys I have in there now. I was keeping my eye on the auction but really didn't want to spend quite that much money. So I thought I'd look into raingarden..... but I didn't really want to spend that much money either. But I was down south this weekend to visit the boyfriend again and went on the required trip to Allfish Emporium (formerly a Big Al's). To my delight they had three beautiful babies I ended up bringing home with me today. Please forgive the dirty tank shots. I didn't wipe down that side and I just fed them a little gel food before I took the shots. This is Fanty. With the beautiful lipstick swatch. And this is Mingo. And this guy, I haven't picked out a name for him yet.
  6. Woo Hoo!!!! My heater's on the not currently affected list!
  7. Actually my XP4 has the same stuff... I've never had any problems with it though.
  8. I have 2 male bettas 4 Bristlenose plecos 9 Tiger Barbs and 2 Neon Rosie Barbs
  9. I've fed it to my fish. I really liked it. I seem to remember it being a bit on the expensive side though.
  10. I have 2 of them. One in my tropical tank which has been in there for almost 2 years now and one in my 5 gallon betta tank. I've had no problems with them and they work just fine for me. That being said... I really...and I mean really.... love my Rena smart heater.
  11. Hah! I caught several good shots of my elusive little monsters. And a video of one of them being super cute! This guy is Oreck. I can only differentiate him from the other 2 because of his bristles. The other 2 don't have them yet. I think they're younger. And this guy is Kirby. The other one's name is Dyson. And a video of Kirby going "OM nom nom nom!!!!" <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvidmg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv650%2Fgunbunnyj%2Ffish%2F102_1440.mp4">
  12. I've done it with a couple of really sick fish. The clove oil method works well and they always go peacefully.
  13. No, Merlin died about a month ago. That's the new purple guy I got from the goldfish connection auction, Grim. I just really need to remake my siggy. Sadly, I've lost all of those fish now.
  14. I've been so busy I haven't posted in a while. I found my girl betta dead about a month or so ago and I've gotten a new betta for that tank. A dark blue/black body with brilliant red fins with hints of green in them. He's a "double tail/half-moon" (I think pet*co has started breeding mutt bettas.....but he does look really cool). His name is Hannibal an he inhabits my Fluval Chi tank. He also really enjoys hiding from me. So here are some shots of the newly redecorated glowing, green, betta paradise and the hiding Hannibal. I also found my poor Razz dead a couple of weeks ago. But I've replaced him with another beautiful newbie. A big, plakat half-moon in an iridescent green mother of pearl color with maroon colored fins and tail. His name is Xerxes. And he likes to show off for the camera, as seen with the pouty face.
  15. I decided to do some redecorating in my goldie's tank. I've gotten so into plants in my other tanks and over time I've gotten to know a bit about them. I have some kind of love affair with Anubias...seriously...I can't get enough of it. Anyways, I was playing around on aquabid the other day and found "Anubias mother plants". The idea hit me that these are probably large and healthy enough that they can stand up to some nibbling by my piggies. I'm not done with the decorating yet, but just the addition of these couple plants makes the tank look so much better.
  16. Provided it's all ceramic, you can boil it. That won't work too well with plastic though. I would just rinse/soak/scrub the tubes and canister parts out with bleach water. Just make sure you thouroughly rinse it afterwards and let it air out.
  17. I've had this sterilizer for almost 2 years on my tank. It's amazing!!
  18. Ah! You gave me an idea! I think his name shall be Grim.....and when I feel like it.... Grimey.
  19. So, I still miss my two big puppy faces but finding these guys just made my day the other day. OMG! They're so cute and tiny. I got 2 for my big tank and 1 for my tropical tank. Their names are Kirby, Dyson, and Shark. Also, how should I disinfect pieces of pvc pipe? I got a pipe and cut off a couple pieces cause I heard that the bn's are crazy about them.
  20. I still need a name for this guy. So far the creative process isn't working and I haven't been able to think of anything. Anyways, I cleaned the tank on Monday and took some awesome pictures. Om Nomnomnom (in for the zucchini kill!!) Poe Hugo Group shot!
  21. No. I think they're just from stupid people who know nothing about goldfish. They probably just think you stuffed it full of food so it would be morbidly obese. I think as far as tikos go he's awesome.
  22. They're both beautiful! I especially love that spotted, pudgy, adorable little face on Minestrone.
  23. You might want to check this breeder out too. I haven't personally been down there yet but I've heard he has amazing fish. He's located in Homestead. I was told you need to call him before you down there too. http://www.goldfishandkoiusa.com/
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