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    Dot's 260g build...

    Hey guys! I know it’s been long-time no hear from. But I wanted to show y’all how the 265 is going. For Christmas I got a CO2 setup. The plant growth has EXPLODED! I use 1BPM and a reactor to infuse it into the water and pump from the chamber directly into the tank. This is my Amazon Sword...
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    Question Help Id These Snails Please...

    The babies are cone shaped but quickly round out when they get a little bigger. Their ‘spout’ (as I’ve come to call it) is the same color as the rest of their body. Which is a dark taupe.
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    Question Help Id These Snails Please...

    Thank you I was beginning to believe they were live bearers due to the sheer numbers I’m seeing. I can spot my ramshorn snails clutches and my bladder snail clutches. Though I have a lot of guppy grass I never see any other clutches and I check daily. So lie bearing makes the most sense...
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    Question Help Id These Snails Please...

    I’ll definitely do some research on that. That would be great. I’ve gone from not enough snails to feed my puffers and supplementing them with frozen food to more than I can use and giving my puffers frozen as a treat. Which, of course, is great for their teeth. I really do wish I could...
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    Question Help Id These Snails Please...

    As you can see they get fairly large. About 2 1/2” in diameter. They also have an odd behavior of burrowing themselves into the sand substrate. I have noticed since moving these guys in in have to do a LOT more water changes. They certainly devour anything they can and almost immediately poop...
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    Question Help Id These Snails Please...

    I’ve been doing aquariums for 40+ years. One of the things I like about this hobby is that we’re always learning! A year and a half ago I got given a BUNCH of snails. I put some in my tanks and some in my outdoor pond. This summer I managed to find that the ones I’d put in the pond had survived...
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    Dot's 260g build...

    Everything is going very well. Things are growing beautifully. This is the Amazon sword I got a year ago. I put my hand in the pic to give you a size reference. This is the Bolbitus I got about 10 months ago. The Anubias is also happy. I rearranged after we got carpet and had to do a full...
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    Dot's 260g build...

    Ok guys I’ve got a question... I’ve got a CO2 setup on the 265 now. I used a non-branded CO2 reactor. There’s no diffuser in it but the water is churned by and impeller while CO2 is injected into the chamber. The longer I use it the more it fills up with ‘air’ and less and less water dwells in...
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    Wild-life photos

    I couldn’t pass up this picture. My cat Misty loves to sit by the bay window watching the bird feeder. The birds are now used to her doing so and know they are safe even though she’s right there.
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    New/old 55 Gallon

    Ewww! I never have understood how people tolerate that. I have 7 cats and none of them do that. Anytime I’ve had one that did they started crate training all over no matter the age. It’s never happened twice with the same cat. We’ve had all our cats for years now and I’ve not had to deal with...
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    New/old 55 Gallon

    Is it painted or wood stained? If it is finished like most stands are it doesn’t have polyurethane on it it’s just stained and polished. I have a homemade cat pee smell remover. After using the enzymes if the smell is still there mix 5 drops of clove oil and 1tsp lemon juice to a small spray...
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    New/old 55 Gallon

    Pool filter sand is also called diatomaceous earth. It’s a silica sand that has thousands of tiny sharp edges. It is often used by organic farmers as a way to kill bugs b/c when an insect crawls across it their exoskeleton is shredded. These thousands of edges also translates to lots of surface...
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    New/old 55 Gallon

    I’d run a large HOB and a canister filter. You can get a SunSun canister filter w/ UV that is rated for a 100g for less than $70 on eBay. That’s what I run on my 95. It also has an undergravel and HOB.
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    PLECOS!! share yours

    I agree with jenmur. He looks like a common pleco to me too. Here’s a picture of mine. He’s 16” long about 5” wide. He’s about 4-6 years old. He’s in a 265. As I understand it, they can get up to 24” inches long. So whatever you get for him-make sure it’s big!
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    Wild-life photos

    I love how baby starlings have those eyebrow tufts when they are so young. It makes them look comical.




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