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Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:59 am
by meh
I. Have had those angels....I want to keep the pair. So I will get a bigger tank for them. I have grown attached to them

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:46 pm
by Schmidtsie
Crazygar wrote:You need to seriously figure out what you want before starting to purchase, I agree with both statements from KB46.


I'll second this. The instant gratification generation, with the instant access to information and basically whatever they want, don't go hand and hand with the patience to truly be successful in this hobby.

I see this daily with the new hires at work in their early 20's. In the hundreds of staff I oversee this is markedly so in those under 35 years of age and gets worse as you get younger.

Meh, just slow down and stop running around like a chicken with their head cut-off. :twocents:

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Schmidtsie
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Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:28 pm
by meh
Well That was a lot of constructive critisim :oops:


Well I had a false alarm anyway with the angels pairing off.....I am going to sit down and think of my next step :think:


Everyone in the tank right now is nice and healthy. I am loving the Crypts right now.



Can somebody give me imfo on Crpyts in genral(Hoyt

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:05 pm
by meh
Well I have fallen In love with crypts. No news on the 40 gallon it self but I am getting stuff for the tank.

I went to my LFS and talked to the main guy a week ago and said he would give my 1 peice of big spider wood presoaked for 16.00 and then another peice of wood for 7.00

Well when I went in the next week the workers were like" um it is supose to be 30.00 and 15.00 and I told them about the main guy giving me a deal since I am one of their best customers. They ended up giving the pieces to me and some free black background(6 and 1/2 feet) for my tanks. That is why it pays off to be a good customer.

I am going to get pics of the wood but I can't do anything with the wood until the 25th :sorry: . After all it is a Christmas Present. So for now they sits in a bucket full of water

Will

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:11 pm
by meh
Well here is a well deserved verbal update. I have put in 2 peices of wood and have added a black background to two sides of the tank.I removed the two giant rocks out of the tank. I have also trimmed up all of the plants and broken up the Java ferns and Crypts.I have 1 bee shrimp in a floating breeding trap with tons of java moss in it. I also added four oto's today. Here is the current list:

4x Angels
3x Black Skirt tetras
4x oto's
1x neon(same one)
2x Red Vetail Bettas( The Breeding pair)
1x bee shrimp(in the floating capartment)

Pictures soon to come.


Will

Re: 40 gallon project: back on the right path

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:19 am
by meh
Well my tank looks gorgeous!!!! I would get pics but. I can't. :slapforehead:

The bee shrimp who has no name is doing wonderful in "The Box" and here is what he does. The shrimp sticks his claws out of "The Box" and the male betta is amazed about these claws snatching particles out of the water column. I will try to get a video. The Otto's Are settling in and are thin. I will change that :dance:

Will

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:53 pm
by meh
Well here are those pics. :clap: the angels are very picture ready but the Otos don't sit still and are very schooly. Mr flares alot betta did his thing in front of the camera.

Will

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:58 pm
by meh
O and the one pic with the angel head in it is a fishy photo bomb LOL

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:15 am
by J.B.
Looks really nice, Will!

Not to inflict more harm to the deceased equestrian, but please do take what "constructive criticism" you've received here as just that. Nobody is trying to beat you up, just making a point that in today's information saturated world you have a lot of facts and experiences of other hobbyist at your fingertips in seconds, thereby making excuses for impulse buying hard to come by.

It appears you have a really nice tank going there so, keep it slow and enjoy your impending successes in the hobby. Nothing good in the aquarium hobby happens quickly. ;)

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:24 am
by meh
O no..... I knew I made a bad choice and that is OK. I have learned so much from TFH and I am stepping to SW once I master the art of FW.

O I was going to get a close up on the bee shrimp in "The Box" but he was being shy tonight.

What I am curious is that my Ottos never "stick" to the glass but act like tetras!

Will

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:41 am
by J.B.
Are you sure you have an Otocinclus species and not something else?

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:23 am
by ScottFish
Hmmm. JB's right. Ottos suck, other fish swim "like tetras". Pictures?

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:01 am
by Crazygar
Otos will school back and forth if they;

> Are looking for food
> Are anxious or nervous

Either way, the tank looks great Will, good job. How mature is this tank? Otocinclus prefer mature tanks to settle into (at least 3 or 4 months) this way, enough bits of algae are present for them to eat.

Gary

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:09 pm
by meh
About 6 years old and they are Otto's for sure because they are cleaning the leaves and glass from alage.

Re: 40 gallon project: A new leaf

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:22 am
by meh
I am wandering if my "bee" shrimp(baby) is a bee shrimp....h the only reason is that got it for 1.50 and other bee shrimp are 20$ Wow! It is black and white/clear but looks really similar to a bee shrimp....

The oto's are cleaning my algae problems away and my new angel(gold and black) is getting bigger