What did you do with your tank today

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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Tim on Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:21 pm

50% water change, took out most of the decorations, rinsed off the bogwood, and rearranged stuff. Also put in an airstone with a small airpump attached. Pig has been happily exploring. He went through the bubbles of the airstone but that frightened him :lol:.

Apparently 2 of the hermits are still alive, though one will shortly be leaving this world. Pig has found him and has been lurking at his shell, sticking his snout into the shell entrance. :D
*A wild water plant appears, Pig the Green Spotted Puffer is intimidated*
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Tim on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:31 am

Added more plants today.

Pig has been really into trying to eat this particular hermit. When the shell got moved with the entrance to the gravel Pig lined up with the shell with his body, and bumped into the shell sideways to flip it with his entire body :o, I was impressed.
*A wild water plant appears, Pig the Green Spotted Puffer is intimidated*
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby El Scorpio on Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:14 pm

What did I do with my tank today, well let's see... I fed the little cretins in it, then decided to stick my hand in the tank after a live rock that had fallen over, and Camille ripped a HUGE piece out of my finger! You'd be surprised how much that little mouth can open up.
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby goldielocke76 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:08 pm

El Scorpio wrote:What did I do with my tank today, well let's see... I fed the little cretins in it, then decided to stick my hand in the tank after a live rock that had fallen over, and Camille ripped a HUGE piece out of my finger! You'd be surprised how much that little mouth can open up.



I don't even put my hand in Luau's tank with out a net ready to keep the little booger from "exploring" my hand and how it tastes. He's usually pretty good, but, he is a predator at heart. Ask bertie about it, I think it was him that said his was mean LoL
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60g: Perches the starry blenny, 1 watchman goby Snaps the l.c. hermit, 2 emerald crabs, 1 red crab, 2 turbos, 7 asteas, 2 nerites, 2 clown gobies and 2 firefish gobies (upgrading to a 90 gallon reef)

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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Tim on Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:13 am

goldielocke76 wrote:
El Scorpio wrote:What did I do with my tank today, well let's see... I fed the little cretins in it, then decided to stick my hand in the tank after a live rock that had fallen over, and Camille ripped a HUGE piece out of my finger! You'd be surprised how much that little mouth can open up.



I don't even put my hand in Luau's tank with out a net ready to keep the little booger from "exploring" my hand and how it tastes. He's usually pretty good, but, he is a predator at heart. Ask bertie about it, I think it was him that said his was mean LoL


My GSP is mortally afraid of anything alive he does not recognize as food. Which means anything but shrimp and snails. So at least I don't have to worry about getting tried out as a snack :P, though I always watch Pig when my hands are groping around in the tank.
*A wild water plant appears, Pig the Green Spotted Puffer is intimidated*
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby goldielocke76 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:24 am

LoL I bet it's hard to take pictures then ^.^ Luau paces every time he sees the camera...he'll be up at the glass, wigglin' his little butt until I pull out my camera...then all he does is pace up and down in the corner with the heater in it.

LoL, Luau can't help himself when I put my hands in his tank. He's searching for snails, but he want's to pick at my freckles. Little booger, but I love him so much! ^.^

Yoshi's coming tomorrow everyone!! =D I hope she's a weeny, I am rather fond of my hermits and turbos LoL, but I am not holding my breath.
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5.5g: Red Cherry Shrimp and Rams
10g: PZ the Pee Wee (DP), Ghost shrimp, Otos x3
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60g: Perches the starry blenny, 1 watchman goby Snaps the l.c. hermit, 2 emerald crabs, 1 red crab, 2 turbos, 7 asteas, 2 nerites, 2 clown gobies and 2 firefish gobies (upgrading to a 90 gallon reef)

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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby goldielocke76 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:33 am

Completed the arduous task of swapping out the snails from the crappy little 5 gallon aqueon bow aquarium to a 5.5 glass aquarium. Hundreds of teeny tiny little snails had to be picked out of gravel and then dumped in the new tank. I still got some gravel in the new tank, but not like it was. I have always disliked bare bottom aquariums, but I will never ever again have substrate in a snail tank. At least I won't have to put them in a bigger tank. I think a 5.5 gallon is more than sufficient. Now, onto a cherry shrimp tank!
5.5g: Pond snails
5.5g: Red Cherry Shrimp and Rams
10g: PZ the Pee Wee (DP), Ghost shrimp, Otos x3
36g: Luau the F8, Zebra nerites x8, sometimes a herd of ghost shrimp for food
60g: Perches the starry blenny, 1 watchman goby Snaps the l.c. hermit, 2 emerald crabs, 1 red crab, 2 turbos, 7 asteas, 2 nerites, 2 clown gobies and 2 firefish gobies (upgrading to a 90 gallon reef)

RIP Yoshi, you are dearly missed <3
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby sarahsedaii on Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:58 am

El Scorpio wrote:
xrayjeeper83 wrote:haha Scorpio thats what you get for disturbing her lol


Exactly what I was thinking. Tobies can bite kinda hard too, btw. Don't let the small mouth fool you.



Yeah....teeth hurt! I hand feed mine Cichlid food to help with their teeth (mine will bite a snail, but never really eat it) and every no and again I get nipped. They are very gentle though...
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:42 am

Tim wrote:Added more plants today.

Pig has been really into trying to eat this particular hermit. When the shell got moved with the entrance to the gravel Pig lined up with the shell with his body, and bumped into the shell sideways to flip it with his entire body :o, I was impressed.



I have been meaning to tell you for a while now, I absolutely love your puffers name!
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Terrance on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:16 am

I just finished rehoming my turgidus and modestus puffer to my bro. I just need to focus on 1 fw and 1 sw tank plus a feeder tank.
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby wagner7123 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:26 am

What didn't I do would be a shorter response. Rearanged the live rock, plucked some bubble algae, cleaned the glass, power heads, and skimmer. Installed my new boost led par 30's(best investment ever). Made some new DI water for the change tomorrow. Did a full water test (0A 0Nitrite, 0-5Nitrate). Bought a new powerhead(korilia nano 425) a refractometer, and a reef test kit. Lots of research on lots of things. finally i fed some live crickets to doofenshmirtz.
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby chuckfriedrice on Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:06 am

W/C ,W/C and more W/C . Did the 20 (Spotted hermit) 30 (dwarf Lion ) 75 ( FOWLR ) and the feeder tank ( marble crays ) . I have to do the 170 on weds then its of to Arizona for 6 days .

So every tank has a good cleaning and W/C , all have timers and heaters added in case it gets cold . Someone is coming over 1 or twice to feed everybody .I think ive got everything all set !
170G Picasso Trigger, snails,Damsels, Coral Beauty Angelfish and Diamond Goby .
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:34 pm

I just did waterchanges and gravel vac. My fahaka was busy pruning and rearranging his new plants, I didnt really like them where they were either. They mostly look better in there new places at the opposite side of the tank to his corner. Not massively fond of the stalks left sticking out of the gravel from the tall plant he couldn't be bothered to move, he bit it off about half inch above the gravel. I am going to bed so will sort it tomorrow, there are clippings from many other plants floating around, all with tell tale teeth marks lol
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby El Scorpio on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:48 pm

Conscripted a bullet goby to replace sleeper goby killed in hostile action with girlfriend's sociopathic blenny. Blenny turned aggressive towards new bullet goby within minutes; sociopathic blenny relocated to friend's 125 gallon tank after successfull search and capture mission. (Note: GF thoroughly displeased by this operation.)
Also, added another 7 pounds of live rock to aquarium - I believe I have all I want; any more may negatively impeade Camille's swimming room and/or drop through the bottom glass of the aquarium. :)
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:29 am

Cleaned Francis, my fancy GF tank. The hair algae is getting so bad in there he can't even swim around! Been doing this 2x/week, with 90% WC.
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