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  1. Yeah, it's good for them. I only have it growing well in one of my tanks because there's more watts per gallon. I leave the lights on 12 hours a day in both tanks.
  2. The deals are great but that's really depressing.
  3. I forgot to mention that Indiana pictured there sometimes sleeps on top of me.
  4. Yeah, my fish sleep. Ginger hovers mid-tank on the left side. Fred either hovers mid-tank on the right side or he'll sleep inside of the pipe tunnel. Lucy, bless her heart, she sleeps wherever she can be still.... in the corner, on her head, etc.
  5. We used a tupperware-type bowl to transfer Ginger to her new tank. With water in it, of course. She was just going from one side of the room to the other, lol.
  6. Aww, that's terrible. Having a heart and being compassionate... not bad things! None of my fish would win any awards but they won my heart.
  7. Ginger - Bronze-ish telescope... named after Ginger Rogers. Fred - Panda telescope... named after Fred Astaire. Lucy - Orange oranda... named after Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball). I'm going to pop "Top Hat" and "Follow the Fleet" in the DVD player tonight as both movies have Fred, Ginger and Lucille Ball in them I like classic Hollywood, if you couldn't tell!
  8. Awww, so cute. I hope they get better soon. When I got Fred, he had fin rot, too. He has beautiful fins now. Lucy does that as well. She was rescued from Wal*mart because a CAE kept attacking her. She's really bad at catching food as it's falling... she tries but totally misses it.
  9. Bananas sink so you won't have a problem there! I slice them kind of thinly and then cut the slice in half... it gives them something to grab onto and take a bite out of. Never prepared cucumber for them and I have no idea about the green pepper.
  10. That's funny... my fish are the opposite. I'm trying to work more fruits and vegetables into their diet and they're not too happy about it! They enjoy their pea Sundays just fine but they didn't like the oranges, broccoli, garlic, or carrots I've tried feeding them. Nothing like the frenzy they get into when I'm giving them flakes or granules. I fed them bananas last night (I tried them once before and they didn't really like them) but tonight they gobbled them up after they had been in the tank a while. I guess they thought "Well, we're not getting McDonald's tonight..." LOL!
  11. Aww, adorable! I'm such a sucker for those big eyes!
  12. Can't say that I have! My dog would really like to try the fish food though I don't think I ever will!
  13. LOL! That stuff's OK if you're into that sort of thing but not everyone is! There's a niche to be filled here, someone should attempt it.
  14. I wondered about that myself. I also wondered the same thing about them eating live plants in the tank.
  15. I've seen some that are made specifically for aquarium use but they were UGLY! Why can't anyone make attractive aquarium decor? I just don't understand... Everything's gotta look like a cartoon or "humorous."
  16. That was so very ignorant of him. I love your tank, by the way. Wow. I need a house with a basement so I can have an enormous tank like that (I don't trust floors, LOL)!
  17. I wanted to put our Buddha in our tank too but we decided against it. Too chicken!
  18. Mine didn't like oranges when I tried it a couple of weeks ago . I'll try again sometime, they usually like things better the second time around.
  19. My dog watches them swim sometimes. She's more interested in what I'm feeding them though. When it's feeding time, she's always trying to smell it and when I give them vegetables, I give her some (she loves vegetables).
  20. My dog's full name is "Indiana Banana Havana Cabana" Most people call her Indiana and I refer to her as Indiana but I also call her Banana, sweetpea, babydoll, etc to her face. My fiance's family calls her Indy. She knows all her names, lol. I like both names so my reply is pointless, sorry. Though I'd probably go with Toshiyuki and call him Toshi for short.
  21. On this Christmas Eve morning, we took some pictures of our fish... first photoshoot for our newest fish, Lucy! Lucy We bought Lucy because she was the only Oranda at Wal*mart, which was odd, and a Chinese Algae Eater was attacking her. The CAE had sucked the slime coat off right behind her wen, you can still see it a little bit in the photos but it's so much better than it was. Poor thing! She's in a tank by herself and I don't know if she'll ever be able to have tankmates because she has a swimming problem that we can't seem to cure. She has a hard time getting to her food. On to pictures! The black spots aren't actually on her, I think they're on the glass. Fred & Ginger I don't know if that hornwort in the pictures with them is going to make it! It turned brown from the bleach dips. I hope it comes back to life for us. There's a java fern on the other side of the tank but they always come to this end for pictures, lol. Just Fred Because his fins have healed up nicely!
  22. I didn't realize that my moor, Ginger, had grown until we took pictures of her and compared them to the pictures we took when we first got her.
  23. I tested the water just now for the first time with the test tube kit. We bought a kit when we ran out of strips this time instead of getting more strips. Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5 pH: 8.2 The tank has been running since April with Ginger in it until just before we put Lucy in there so it's cycled.
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