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Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by eeyipes, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. js1218

    js1218 New Member

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    Re: Mad

    had a freind put one a desk . he called said his was not level. when i get there
    it was on it way to the floor.
     
  2. Anonymous

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    wow, way to make me worry...
     
  3. SyncereOne

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    What type of stand is it? A metal stand or a 2x4 stand? If it is 2x4's, pull out the old electric sander....1-2 mils isn't alot....
     
  4. NoctuVide

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    stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    stupid stupid stupid thing I did....
    Well, today when I bought more live rock for my saltwater tank, I also bought a couple of celestial pearl danios and put them in my community tank (at least I thought it was community...). I finally found some and was excited. I then had to go out. When I got back and checked on them, both of them had been killed and were slowly being eaten by my paradise and pearl gouramis..... I was so mad at myself. I ended up going out and getting a small tank setup just to keep a few of them with a couple of smaller cory cats.
     
  5. Anthony

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    What size were the gouramis' ?
     
  6. NoctuVide

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    they are both somewhere between 3-4 inches
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    Wow! I have them in my community tank (platinums and a blue one) and their about that size and haven't had issues with my danios, thanks for the warning...i'll have to monitor them a bit closer now after reading that.
     
  8. NoctuVide

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    The only thing I can think of that caused the issue was the fact that celestials are on the small side, and the pearl gourami seems to be quite territorial. When I put the ram in there, the pearl gourami chased him around for about a day but never got a hold of him, and he was a bit bigger. I completely forgot that he was that territorial when I put the danios in.
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    You just sit and cringe when you see your fish eating such pretty and expensive food! If you read the dumbest things post I added to, I did almost the same thing with the baby angelfish. I ended up feeding them to my Discus!
     
  10. NoctuVide

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    yea, an expensive ($14 for the both of them), beautiful, rare in the hobby, food....blah...that's why I got a new setup for them. I'm going to buy a couple more, and because I wana make sure they still have them when I get them, I'm also going to get one of those fry nets, put them in there temporarily in my large tank, then once this new tank is set/cycled, I'm going to put them in there. My girlfriend wants to put a couple of small cory cats in the new setup as well, so we'll either do some pandas, or some dwarf corys.
     
  11. Ms. Wright

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    Re: stupid stupid stupid thing I did....

    Ouch. Celestial pearls are just snack-size for gouramis. And they're such a good excuse to set up a heavily planted 10g anyway. ;) I found mine at a PVAS auction and paid about $4.00 each. Got a dozen and put them in with some Boraras Briggitae and some tiny juvie ancistrus. No agression; I just wish they'd breed. Seems like some folks have been successful at it; check Aquabid and you might do a bit better on prices.
    That's such a bummer, I'm sorry.
     
  12. NoctuVide

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    yea. I went and got two more today along with a cory sterbai (absolutely beautiful fish...I will post a pic of him when i get the chance). I have the danios in a breeder net right now temporarily until the new 10 gallon kit i picked up is ready for them. I hate the lights on it though....incandescent bulbs...blah next week I'm getting a new hood for it.
     
  13. Ms. Wright

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    Glad you found more; they're really nice fishes. Heads up; they seem to be really shy. Not just in my tank, but in all the online research I've done; even with a lot of plants, they kind of lurk. No problems at mealtimes, though :D
     
  14. Leslie

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    Im proud of myself!

    Im proud of myself!
    This id the first time i have keep fish alive for longer than a month. i am proud of myself. Ive had them for a good while trying to figre out how long. but yeah for me! :D
     
  15. LemonDiscus

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    Re: Im proud of myself!

    Congrats! Having fish live over a month is always a good thing :)
     
  16. MOD_Dawn

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    Re: Im proud of myself!

    Lol! Congrats, I'm sure the fish is doing his lil' happy dance too.
     
  17. Anthony

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    Re: Im proud of myself!

    Well that's always good. Do you think what you've learned here had anything to do with that ? :D
     
  18. Leslie

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    Re: Im proud of myself!

    I've had tghem for 6 months and a few days!! i am very proud of myself cause i cant remeber to do stuff. they still seem happy?
     
  19. Leslie

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    actully joining this site helped me do a better job really. i didnt and still dont know everything and everyone here is wonderful and always helpful. so it really did help me. ;)
     
  20. stevenrox

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    Re: Im proud of myself!

    hehe thanks :) :) :) :)