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Offline maddy

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Just need the fish!
« on: September 10, 2013, 02:08:27 am »
Thanks Goldfish & Gert for your advice in shopping thread for setting up DD's fish tank....it's ready to go!



I was concerned the hum & trickle noise might disturb her sleep, but it doesn't  :D
Today I will get the tank thermometer to make sure the heat is right, take a water sample, and hopefully we'll get the fish tomorrow.
Goldfish, You mention getting plant life so the babies could hide....does it just float on top of surface?
We will just start with a couple to see if they survive first  ;)
.........EAT CAKE!

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 03:57:39 am »
It looks lovely Maddy. Very restful, even without the fish.
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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 04:34:41 am »
Just anchor the plants in the gravel. Start with CHEAP fish.

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 01:28:36 pm »
Got the plant & 3 cheapie neons....and they weren't belly up by morning  :D :D



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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 01:32:51 pm »
Love the pineapple :)
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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 01:33:44 pm »
Great tank Maddy. Love the pineapple too.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 02:21:33 pm »
Neons are a good start, quite hardy and colorful

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 10:10:06 pm »
Neons are a great start. Very hardy. Maybe a couple of dwarf gouramis  next. They seem to  coexist nicely and are quite hardy.

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 11:45:52 pm »
looks good Maddy.
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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 12:38:14 am »

Goldfish, You mention getting plant life so the babies could hide....does it just float on top of surface?
We will just start with a couple to see if they survive first  ;)


Sorry not to get back to you sooner . . this is the kind of weed I meant - I was visiting friends yesterday and they have it in their tank.  I tried to take pix with my phone but they're not too clear but it will give you and idea . . it does float or here it's been anchored to the substrate with a rock.  It grows quickly and you only need a little to start off with . . .  Sending you a PM

(not a fan of the new tapatalk  >:( >:( - much prefer the old version! - will try to post photo a bit later(

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 12:52:46 am »


This tank is as clear as crystal . . the camera on my iphone has been acting up since Thursday night and this is the quality I'm getting . . . not happy - and not happy with the way the tapatalk is operating either.  Can't seem to adjust the size of photos - and it doesn't show posts that my PC is showing . . . . :-)) ??? >:(
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 12:56:31 am by goldfish »

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013, 02:07:39 am »
Thanks for that GF...have PM'd you  :)
5 days and so far none belly up  :D
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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 08:25:33 am »
Very pretty tank Maddy. Love the pineapple.  :)

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013, 10:17:18 am »
Looks great Maddy

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Re: Just need the fish!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 02:39:22 pm »
Lovely fish tank Maddy! I bet DD loves it ;D I remember when I got my first pet that was my very own. It was so exciting :D