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Katie's 55g pics December update - pleco pics
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.12.01(Wed)12:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

katienaha wrote:
bg colour: depends n the colour green on the wall. too similar to plants, I might go black for better pop.
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If you choose a bg colour that works for the tank have a pice of hardboard or thin ply cut to the size of the back of the tank and paint this to match the wall.

This way you can have a seam free view of the tank against the wall and still hide all the wires and gubbings. Very Happy
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.12.01(Wed)12:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
katienaha wrote:
bg colour: depends n the colour green on the wall. too similar to plants, I might go black for better pop.
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If you choose a bg colour that works for the tank have a pice of hardboard or thin ply cut to the size of the back of the tank and paint this to match the wall.

This way you can have a seam free view of the tank against the wall and still hide all the wires and gubbings. Very Happy


Good idea! I like the background for hiding all the ugly stuff for sure. And my posterboard has that yucky seam... Ah well. Bit by bit I suppose!
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PostPosted: 2010.12.02(Thu)14:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

katienaha wrote:
remove some of the dying crypts.


When did you put the crypts in, Sorry I didn't read all 20 something pages. If the crypts are new this is common and called crypt melt. When you first place a crypt in a tank it gets "transport shock" and it will die off but it will come back.

Look over if you already knew this LOL Laughing
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.12.02(Thu)14:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaleJr wrote:
katienaha wrote:
remove some of the dying crypts.


When did you put the crypts in, Sorry I didn't read all 20 something pages. If the crypts are new this is common and called crypt melt. When you first place a crypt in a tank it gets "transport shock" and it will die off but it will come back.

Look over if you already knew this LOL Laughing


Thanks, I did know that. They have been in there about 8 months.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.02(Thu)17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I have heard others say:

"You must have sneezed at 12:03am on a waning moon"

I guess crypts have been known to suddenly die. After being in the tank for a year and growing.
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.12.02(Thu)23:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

These never really did well actually. I am beyond asking why really... haha they just frustrate me! However, I have a red crypt type plant that is doing better and better... its just behind the A shaped wood.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.03(Fri)10:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they are heavy root feeders and if root tabs arent being used then dry ferts need to be.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.08(Wed)13:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snagged some pics of the plecos!
Water very murky due to messing around with my filter... and the water being yellow from the new mopani wood. Otherwise, the pics were taken with my blackberry, so they turned out alright with all these listed picture diminishing issues!

Everyone came out to eat! (except the female albino)









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PostPosted: 2010.12.08(Wed)16:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am usually not a Pleco fan, but those are some wicked looking fish. And nice tank btw.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.08(Wed)16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rather like their longer fins! It makes them less ugly, somewhat. Very Happy
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