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  1. Witchydesign

    Red cherry shrimp

    Preferably culls, just looking to add to my bettas pet collection. Hes not a shrimp eater, just likes having pets to "protect". He only has one left from the last group (about 6-8months ago. Got an unlucky batch of apprently all males.. my luck...) not looking for babies, he doesnt eat them but...
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    Birthday gift for a betta?

    Havent posted for a while but any that remember me my beloved Jenks is turning 3 on November 13th. Hes one of fried bettas spawns that had a spawn log so i was able to dig into the archives and find it lol. For those that dont know Jenks, hes a bit... nutty.. for a betta. From trying to keep...
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    New red claw crabs, food?

    So i got 2 red claw crabs last week. Named them Mickey and Minnie. I have been researching like mad before and after getting them, but information is basic or vague. They came from the petstore in freshwater, and i asked how long these two had been at the store which was about 2 months...
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    The bucket babies

    Well about 2 weeks ago I broke down my canister filter which had stopped working, and rinsed the media in a bucket i keep outside that had some lake plants i was considering using. I figured they would like the nitrate boost. Couple days later i have babies... the eggs survived the filter and...
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    Mudskippers

    So every once in a while I get curious about these guys. Recently i introduced a friend to them and its peaked my interest in eventually getting a set up for them. I say eventually since i would need to space out the purchasing of all the equipement for them. That and they seem to be a seasonal...
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    So the cat is in labor...

    Ok so long story but ive been taming a stray for the past few months and shes decided to have her babies tonight. In the living room. She just kind of waltzed on in and demanded petting between contractions lol. Shes currently in the "birth box". We have a tail so far thats it but ill update as...
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    Stocking a bowfront...

    What would you stock it with? Planted of course, but other than that lets go with no $$ limits ;-)
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    Dirt, Im doing it wrong....

    Ya im doing something wrong... Lost just about everything. Still have some bacopa, and some odd red plant i havent identified but its realllly happy so i havent touched it, So im missing my activ flora. Im going to replant but whatever im doing is wrong. Also i have to (daily) poke the substrate...
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    May I introduce the new lady of the house...

    Lady Sylvanas. She takes better pictures for Crucio, her co-owner than me... that and she blends way too well lol. No issues so far, nice lil young girl. Although her mouth is too small for her betta bites, so ive been crushing them. When i was getting her area set up i had her floating in...
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    Bolivian Ram, boy or girl?

    Ive kind have always assumed JoJo was a boy but i think i could be wrong. Any ideas?
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    Oddest things...

    Whats the oddest thing you've said out loud to your fish? Ill start, "Jenks.... get the shrimp off your head you arent a horse!"
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    Planning early, 40gBowfront

    As most of you know im a bit of a planner... Lol. So my 40g bowfront will be here in about a month and a half and im looking for stocking ideas early. So far the only fish definately going in is a single male bolivian ram and his best friend the baby albino longfin bn. Yes planted, of course...
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    20g High Rebuild

    Well I recently had to tear down my tank completely, so decided it would be a good time to dirt it and a major rescape. I kinda like how it looks but I could use some input. All the plants besides the banana plant are new, a guy in my town gave me all of his plants, he moved out of the country...
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    Confession of a MTS Addict...

    I couldnt help myself. I set up the 5.5 for Hans since his 10 has turned into a hospital... The 20 is empty for the foreseeable future while the columnaros gets taken care of, dirting and 3d backgrounding it... So Hans bowl was just empty... And it was so pretty!! Such odd color combinations...
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    Live food for a Betta

    Sometimes you just want to let your betta hunt and mangle its prey.... okay maybe im odd lol but i need more live food ideas for him and hans. The thing is, jenks does not like brine shrimp and adopted the live ghost shrimp i gave him so other ideas please lol.
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    Low light plants

    It will be easier if i just say what i dont want. No hornswort, duckweed, floaters, or apongetans. Also i have quite enough subwassertang :-) I will be looking for moss, just not yet. Im building up a tank and moss will be one of the last things i add. Any other plants please let me know name...
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    Columnaris..?

    Everything in the tank getting back to normal? Have some columnaris!!! Im hoping its not but im pretty sure it is.. Did a water change last night, fish all great. Get home from work, didnt notice anything then was walking past the tank about twenty minutes ago and one of the Harlequin...
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    Unusual Albino BN

    I know, for some reason i seem to attract odd fish. Ive got Jenks who repeatedly puts snails in his bubble nests and lets shrimp ride on his head, JoJo the very social bolivian ram that sleeps in his cave with the danios every night, now i can say the baby bn i got a few weeks ago can be added...
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    How would you light these?

    Ok so i have two ten gallons, a five and a bowl. I asked my landlord and i am not allowed to drill into the walls or ceiling to hang lights. Im trying to move away from hoods on those tanks, what would be the best way to light them and still keep my plants? The bowl is the main issue atm, but...
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    Diy background, yes or no?

    Im building up a tank for my newest betta and cant help but wonder if doing a 3d background myself would be a good idea or a bad idea. It would be for my two ten gallon tanks, im thinking i could make the background to where it would disperse the filter flow a bit better, like not be as strong...




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