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Reply #350 on: July 17, 2017, 12:13:53 PM

I didn't even know that people put jellyfish in tanks like that.  It's very cool and outer space spooky looking.  I love it.

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Reply #351 on: July 17, 2017, 01:00:11 PM

I am not an expert on a jellyfish tank; however, I have done quite a bit of research on it.   It was my understanding that you really didn't want to put anything on the bottom since it interferes with the waterflow necessary to keep the jellyfish suspended in the water column.   You might want to reconsider the choice of putting substrate in the bottom of that.   

The substrate is there specifically to keep the water flow partially obstructed so the jellyfish don't get sucked into it.  Some models have a sort of grate over the intake to serve that function, but this one just has it open and they give you bags of substrate to cover it up.

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Reply #352 on: July 19, 2017, 12:27:16 AM

One week in -- one jellyfish perished of some bizarre jellyfish wasting disease (it just quickly shrank until there was nothing left).   ACK!

Other two seem fine, so whatever it was doesn't seem to have been contagious.  One is very active and fun to watch as it jets around, the other appears to be comatose and just drifts in circles without exerting any effort (it doesn't seem to be withering or injured, though, and I can see food ending up in its stomach at feeding time, so I'm pretty sure it's alive and healthy).

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Reply #353 on: August 05, 2017, 06:10:24 PM

So Gary, my Koi Betta went MIA today. I took all the big items out of his tank thinking he was stuck in the plants or something... nope. Fucker jumped out. I found him under the radiator over by the window, 3 ft from the tank. He was full of dust and crap from the floor and dried out. As a send off, I cleaned him up for his funeral but on the off chance I could maybe see if he has anything in him, I put his body in a small glass dish with about an inch of water. Rinsed him off, and dumped the dirty water and put his tank water in the dish and left his body while I cleaned up his tank. It was about 2 hours between me seeing him in his tank and finding him under the radiator so I have no idea how long he was out of the tank.

Either way, I am cleaning his tank when I notice he is not on his side that I had him on after I cleaned him up. So I grabbed the dish and as I am looking, his body twitched. Almost dropped the dish. I rubbed his side and he started thrashing around. So now I am on Lazarus watch... If he survives, it'll be a miracle but right now, he is taking gulps of air and swimming for a few seconds before going catatonic whenever I change his water (with an eyedropper). Glad I remembered they are puddle fish and thought he might have a chance if he got into water again... just hope he didn't damage his swim bladder.

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Reply #354 on: November 19, 2017, 07:12:23 PM

So Gary never made it and I completely forgot I wrote that piece earlier.

In other news, finally found a striped raphael at the LFS.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS


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Reply #355 on: November 20, 2017, 10:31:23 AM

Good inspiration in this thread. I started my planted tank a couple of months ago, with a "dry" start. Here's how it looked after I got it going with more plants and some fish. (Now I'm dealing with some brown algae, sigh). More plants to come, once this algae issue resolves itself!

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Reply #356 on: November 20, 2017, 03:55:59 PM

It's been a while since I posted an update. Here's the big tank:

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Reply #357 on: November 22, 2017, 01:06:24 AM

Viin, you're running CO2 I hope? And lots of light? Those are some tough plants you've got there!

My tank is too big to realistically do CO2, alas.
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