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  1. Uhh so... we did a thing again today... One of these... http:// And this beautiful boy... http:// Now we are fully stocked in our 75 as they arrive next thursday from Coast Gem. Crazy story, they are located in Chula Vista, CA and I grew up in that city! Kinda cool we will have some fish from my original home town!
  2. Got my light hooked up. Running two 6500k daylight tubes. Got the fixture for $10 at Walmart. They really make Ru's Orange color pop! http:// http:// http://
  3. Thank you! It was a ton of work resealing and building the stand going on 2 hours of sleep a night with the newborn. I just need to get the lighting and more snails/plants/rock and it should be done. We have room for another couple of fish too so we're looking at butterfly telescopes and I want an oranda. In time anyways... ?
  4. Anyways, our zebra nerite lived for over a year and got to be just over 1" before he went over the rainbow bridge last week. We got a new tiger in there but now I think we need a few more because 75g is a lot of real estate for 1 snail. We named our new fish Yugi after Yu-gi-oh! And he is 11 months old according to his breeder (Bo Zhao of Zhao Fancies). We have cut pellets from their diet. He was bullying our black ranchu and we are thinking that Hiro is a girl because Yugi doesn't bother the other two at all. We have separated Hiro so she can heal (she's missing a few scales and her poor little fins are torn up after the bullying! Poor baby!). We're also going to be adding a 4ft double tube t8 above the tank soon and working on getting more plants and rocks. We're running an aquaclear 110 and a quietflow 50/75 for filteration. I'm dosing flourish now and noticed tons of new growth on the plants. So that's all for now. Hope you all enjoy my posts! Take care!
  5. http:// http:// This one is so funny! ^ Ru is like OMG seriously dude is huge man! http:// http://
  6. I will post some better ones when I can get on my computer. Too tired to fiddle on the phone like that too long lol
  7. Here's a few hope this works. http:// http:// http://
  8. They are just from my phone but it's saying they are too big.
  9. Hey y'all! Been a bit but I have some news! We had a baby girl a couple weeks ago so to celebrate we upgrade to a 75 gallon which I built a stand for and resealed myself (got the tank for $40). So since we had room, we splurged and bought a fish. Pics soon because this won't let me upload them...
  10. From really digging about, I found out the bulb I have is actually one of the better t8's for plants too, took me reading up about the light spectrum. Didn't understand half of what I read but did find a thread about t8's hidden deep in google and my bulb was mentioned and even put up against other bulbs and proven to perform better than more expensive lights! So I'm pretty happy about it and I'm actually thinking about getting some for the goldfish too, they blow my LED's out of the water! I need a better fixture for the t8 but this one was only $7 and I was on very tight budget. I've just put a piece of foil shiny side down to reflect some of that light back down into the tank until I can find a true hood for it.
  11. He is amazing! Look at this guy!!! I've found out he is a copper (not sure if halfmoon or delta or double tail though, his fin has a split but not sure if it's a tear or not as he came with it). I'm so googly over this fish!
  12. Here is my new boy! He spoke to me at petco, didn't go in expecting to buy, you know how it goes. Apparently they had their betta shelf too close to the door and it has been cold here for Texas (freezing) and all their bettas were dying or dead and this beautiful boy saw me and started swimming in circles and flaring for me and I almost cried. Wife gave me the OK and now he's happy in his 10gallon forever home. No name yet but we're thinking on it. Of course the picture of the tank is his home ?
  13. Hey y'all! Been awhile but I had a question I couldn't find an answer to. First off want to update on the Goldies. Ru, Hiro, and ChuChu are doing fabulous! I've recently added a lot more Java fern and even split my anubias into two plants! All is going great! But my question pertains to my new betta tank I set up today (seeded from the goldfish filter media), I found a t-8 fixture for real inexpensive at Walmart and bought it. I got a GE 9265k 15w freshwater/saltwater t-8 bulb and I was wondering if it would grow my low light plants? Or if it's too much? I know t-5 are better from research I've done but I already have this t-8 bulb/ballast. Any suggestions/tips would be awesome! Thanks! (Wasn't sure if I should post here or in betta forum so I came here since it was pertaining to lights). Hope everyone is doing great in the new year! -chris
  14. Was thinking about getting a medium piece of mopani to attach some Java fern to eventually but I've been reading up a lot about it releasing tannins. These are great for certain species, but how will goldfish react to them? I was planning on getting a piece probably too big to boil but will soak for up to a month in a plastic storage tub changing water often. Anybody with experience? Or anybody know of other types of wood that leech less tannins? Thanks in advance!
  15. Hey y'all! Been a few months, but ru and Hiro are doing good. Decided to take a break after we lost Lore. Last Saturday we purchased our first live plant (anubias nana I believe) and its big and beautiful. It does have some algae growing on it however, but the snail is liking munching on that so it should be clear of it soon I hope. We also purchased a chubby little lionhead Ranchu (pics soon) and we have him in quarantine (finally got to buy a new 10g for that. Our son named him chu chu and so far so good. Hopefully this one will be the final piece! Hope all is well with y'all!
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