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OrandaLover
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Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« on: December 12, 2010, 06:31:13 PM »

AT LAST I finished re-doing the goldie tank - all five of my beauties and the pleco ended up spending 2 hours in a five gallon bucket. And now my fingers are all prunes from me sticking my hands in the water so much!!!  Grin

Anyway, I posted some pictures of the process, from the very beginning and at the very end. Every one's happy now - I'm satisfied, the goldies are swimming around and nibbling at the new plants, the pleco is munching on the driftwood, and my parents are just glad it's all over.

Oh - by the way, I couldn't find all the plants that you mentioned, Nossie, but I used: Crested Java Fern, Peacock Fern, Tropica Fern, and Kyoto Grass. Take a look at the pics!

Haha, in two of the pictures, my awesome doggie decided to investigate the fish's temporary home. Don't worry though, the fishie's are safe. Chuck doesn't get sushi today!  Cheesy
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 06:43:27 PM »

It's quite lovely! Smiley
You did an awesome job! Wink
The cloudiness will go away as things settle down.
I love the plants and when they really start to grow it will be so beautiful.
I like the color of the gravel all mixed together like that too! Cheesy
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 07:43:02 PM »

Thanks Minde! I'm really happy with it - and you're right about the water, it just cleared up a few minutes ago.
I thought it was really cool with the Kyoto grass, because I bought two of them, and each split up into three sections so now I have six!!  Smiley
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 09:53:50 PM »

Nice setup! I like you gravel, it looks shiny Smiley
What type of pleco is that?
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 10:28:40 PM »

Thanks Abbiesaurus!
I'm not sure what kind it is - I got it about two years ago, and I don't remember what was on the tank's tag...  Tongue He's getting quite larger than he was two years ago though! But he's been growing slowly (I need to give him more zucchini! LOL  Cheesy)
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 11:55:19 PM »

Haha well he is just adorable Smiley
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 04:02:25 AM »

CONGRATULATIONS, well done Cheesy
I love the setup and the mixed gravel lokks beautiful. All fishies are happy chappies now, lol.

BTW it looks like a BN-pleco, just like ours.... basically they are shoaling fish....
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 06:51:27 AM »

Wow!! It's beautiful! Smiley It looks so fresh and nice! Cheesy
And actually, bigger than before O_O Can't wait to see pics later when the plants have settled and started growing Smiley

Lots of plecos have similar patterning and body shapes as Ancistrus, I'd say the pics here aren't "good enough" to tell exactly what type it is yet Smiley
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 04:51:40 PM »

Wow that pleco looks like a leopard (never seen one with spots!).
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010, 10:03:29 PM »

Haha, thanks guys!  Cheesy It makes me really happy to walk into the room every morning and see my fishies all - how shall I put it? I quote Hanna: Happy Chappies!!!

About the pleco, I'll do some research and picture comparisons and get back to ya'll!!


NEWS
Yes, news. And not very good news either.
RIP Batal. I think it was internal parasites, like with Jenga. I was so upset! Came home from a concert today to find little Batal passed on inside one of the decorations - and I thought new water and real plants would help him  Huh Oh well.........  Cry
I am going to get Anti-parasite and Anti-bacterial medicated food ASAP! The next time my parents get something from Amazon (pretty soon, I hope, since X-mas is just round the corner!) I will ATTACK the computer and order fish food!
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 09:55:58 AM »

That's a good idea! It's always good to have medicated food in stock!!

Really sorry about Batal Sad
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 05:02:57 PM »

RIP Batal I hope they both find each other in fishy heaven!
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 05:22:15 PM »

Sorry to hear about Batal, RIP little guy and find your mate Jenga
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 01:07:17 AM »

I'm sorry to hear about Batal Sad The new set-up looks great though and I'm sooo glad you did how you did it. The fish look so small and cute in their bucket.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 06:45:00 PM »

Thanks guys, it's always nice to have some sympathy  Sad

But at least the rest of the goldies will have more room to grow
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 06:52:20 PM »

Yes, that's right even tho you must feel bad about losing now batal and first jenga, Your tank will be a healthier atmosphere for your remaining babies! Smiley
Sorry you lost your babies.  I know how attached you can become!
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 07:23:23 PM »

Thanks Minde  Smiley
Yes, I am very fond of my little girls and guys. And I have yet to find out which babies are guys and gals! I suppose once breeding season comes, the males will show their breeding stars, right??
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 07:26:59 PM »

Well, that's right, but mine showed theres this Dec.!!!
Sometimes all it takes is a change of water to encourage them to spawn. Wink
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 07:42:36 PM »

ooh, I'll definitely be on the lookout for stars then!!! But mine are still only about 1 inch long (nose to tail base) so they probably have to get larger??
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 08:32:07 PM »

Yeah, if they are only 1 inch they have some growing to do yet. Wink
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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2010, 08:37:33 PM »

LOL
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2010, 03:04:24 AM »

Lol, Humphrey and Skippy got their first breeding stars when they were about 12-14 cm big, this was a couple of months ago.
But I stil think they need to develop a bit more. My guess is that our two Golden Boys are about 1 year old now, and our Golden Girls in between 1 year ( Hepsiba ) and about 10 months ( Matilda and Sunshine )

It is also good to have some bushy floating plants or a spawning mop in the tank.

Does anybody know about aphrodisiaka for fish ? ? ?  Grin
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2010, 05:32:14 AM »

Live foods use to be a good  breeding trigger for most fish Smiley Along with heavy feedings and adding warmer water during the water changes/raising the temperature in the tank slowly Smiley
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Re: Newly Aquascaped Goldie Tank!!!!
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2010, 02:22:57 PM »

oooh, I'll keep that in mind!
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