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  1. solex69

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    What happened to the rest of the rams?

    So when you collecting some plants from me? I'd like to see that tank filled up with more plants as it is very nicely scaped and would look stunning once plants take over in there

    Chiao
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    LiftCrazy*

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    They were taken before their time.
    I got some sick Neons (Yes they were from "you know where", but i should have trusted my gut.. they didn't look so hot when i got them) that died and got ground up by a powerhead i had in the tank for circulation. This introduced an infection to the tank, that's when they died. Within the space of a day all but two passed. It was then i decided to redo the tank with silica sand. (It was either that or throw in the towel).
    In all it was a very dark moment in my life.

    Oh yes, the plants... Please PM me your number. I am in the Table View every Sunday.
    After the introduction of the additional 2 T5s the plants are growing rapidly. The fine plant i had at the back is 4cms from the surface.

    OH MY..... i just paged back to the pics i took, the growth is amazing! I will take a pic tonight for comparison. I might not need any more plants.
     
  4. Henk Hugo

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    So do you belive us about "you know where" now?
     
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    :) Yes, i recall someone saying that their equipment almost always ends up dying. They have a good variety of fish, but shop around for price comparison.

    What i should do is exercise a little restraint... i usually commit to buying before i even have a look at the state of the fish...
     
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    hahahahahahaha
     
  7. solex69

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    Sorry to hear about the losses man

    Personally, their equipment seems to last with me and it's at fairly decent pricing, but I will NEVER buy livestock, plants, foods or chemicals from him

    Sending PM shortly.

    Chiao
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    Cheers
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    LiftCrazy*

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    :p I was joking bud... i swapped the two. Their equipment is great, not the other way around... :p
     
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    Alrighty then... check out the difference.

    Taken - 23rd Feb
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    Taken - 13th March
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    Those plants on the right are new. Added the the extra piece of Mopani as well...
     
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    wow... looking great there!
     
  12. Henk Hugo

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    Looking good - you need to come pick up some cuttings from me tomorrow.... drop me a line later
     
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    Some new activity...

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  14. adriaand

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    B E A Utiful.
    Really nice.
     
  15. Henk Hugo

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    aha! thats great! :D
     
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    LiftCrazy*

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    I am very chuffed.

    The eggs should hatch today some time... if they do, i will post some pics.
    Got some video of the spawning as well but i need to resize and upload (11 mins sitting @ 2GB at the moment)
     
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    So much for that... Guess when they started wriggling they became food.

    Next spawn i am going to try removing the eggs and placing them in a egg tumbler.

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    great great pictures
     
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    Thanks Maggie.

    I've been a bit too quiet, here are some updates...

    New fish:
    9 red eye Tetras
    4 Apistogramma Cacatuoides (2 pairs)
    2 Bristlenose Plecos (1 spotted & 1 albino)
    1 Whip tail Pleco

    The Rams just had spawn number 4. No hatching yet, just eating.
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    New little Bristlenose Pleco
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    Whip tail Pleco
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    Apistogramma Cacatuoides Male
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    Here is a plant growth comparison.

    Last pic
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    Current pic (Check the Ludwigia Repens, back right)
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  20. solex69

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    Looking awesome mate!

    Your Ludwidgia is still going to go far more invasive....just give it some time :)
     
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    It really is looking great. I feel your frustration with the Rams - mine seem to do the same thing, only thing is I can't move the eggs because they always decide to spawn on a hollow in the substrate. I hope have some luck soon with them :)
     

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