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    Betta Tank

    I set up the tank a little over a week ago and put some ammonia in there to get it started. The fish went in last night since the ammonia and nitrite levels bottomed out yesterday.
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    Betta Tank

    I probably will get a strong light at some point, this is the one that came with the tank. He seems to like to hide in the darker corner at night, so I'll probably play with a desk lamp and see what seems to make him comfortable. Right now, amm 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0, so it looks like the...
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    Betta Tank

    Yes, I used some media from my already cycled tank to start this one up, so it's looking fine.
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    Betta Tank

    I decided to try my hand at a little aquascaping after I saw this beautiful blue and white male betta at the store the other day and couldn't live without him. He loves to hide in the holes in the stone and around the knobs on the wood.
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    Well, the male died. I'm thinking it must have been nitrite poisoning even though the levels were so low, because I noticed his fin had started to separate a little and he had developed a long white streak around his tail. Looked him over really good and I didn't see anything that looked like...
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    They seem like they're a little more active after I put in the airstone, but still sort of sluggish. Amm, Nitrite, and Nitrate today are practically nil. Here's a pic of the male. Sorry, best pic I could get of him with my cell phone. I think he might be just a little bit constipated, so I...
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    I think that might have taken care of part of the problem, at least. I picked up a couple of small airstones and a gang valve from walmart and put them in the corners of the tank. The two sluggish fish have perked up a little bit, although they're still hanging close to one of the airstone...
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    No bloating and I planted the tank two weeks ago so there's a little hide in the driftwood and a log of space under the java moss for them to go. I'm wondering if it might be an oxygen issue? It seemed like the filter was creating enough surface agitation and the fish didn't really seem to...
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    Not really. Both are red-tailed tuxedo strain, while the green leapord spot female is the one that's doing fine. The male had two lighter streaks on either side of his head when I got him, and they look very slightly lighter than they did, but he doesn't otherwise look pale.
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    Yep, changing water daily and using Prime to detoxify the nitrite and ammonia.
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    Guppy Hanging Out Behind Filter

    My male guppy recently started hanging out behind the filter. He'll come out and eat and will usually take a turn around the java moss, but then goes back behind the filter. One of the females started acting odd this morning, just sort of chilling in the corner of the tank. The other female...
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    Any other writers out there?

    lol MLP is pretty cool. One of my colleagues is a brony and he's a doctoral student. I watched a couple seasons of it so we would have something to nerd about and I can see the appeal.
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    AttackAmazon's Starter Tank

    I finally got nitrites and nitrates today! I'm so excited. Also, one of the girls had her babies this weekend, so I've got about six little baby guppies swimming around in the java moss. :3 When I get the big tank set up, I should have plenty of guppies to stock it with. And, here's a pic of...
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    Any other writers out there?

    That's cool. I write Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age fanfic myself when I need a low key project to keep up my daily writing. What fandoms do you write in? Def post your blog when you're ready, I'd like to read it.
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    What's your favorite fish in your tank

    My favorite unfortunately died earlier this week, but she was a black guppy named Josephine. She was always too fast for me to get a good picture of her, but she was so funny. Rode the airstone bubbles pretty much all day and then sacked out on top of my java moss ever night. I have a male...
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    How was your day you guys

    It's good so far. Slow day at work, finished writing a program I've been working on. It's St. Patrick's day, so we're doing company lunch and everything is green. lol I got some new platys for the office tank. The office tank has inspired a trend, so everyone at work has now gone out and...
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    Craigslist ad

    lol Now my co-workers think I'm nuts because I'm over here on lunch giggling like a lunatic.
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    The Haiku Game

    Write a haiku! This is how it works: Poster #1 writes the first line, poster #2 writes the second line, and poster #3 writes the third line and then collects all three lines together. Then it starts over. Example: Poster #1: New airstone Poster #2: Guppies all up in my air bubbles...
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    Your favourite "ugly" fish

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--UDUkd6sO--/18nihx7z0d5m3jpg.jpg I don't know what it is, but it's hideous.
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    A Cautionary Tail

    I have a year old Malamute that is absolutely spoiled rotten. He's used to being the baby of the family and getting all the attention. When I got my fish, of course, there's tank maintenance that has to be done - feeding, testing the water, etc - and this infuriated the dog, who couldn't...




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