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Bringing a dead tank back to life (Update)



 
 
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Old November 11th 08, 03:32 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Ieyasu
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Back in July, I posted about how I restored a neglected tank of mine. The
tank is now completely filled in with plants (carpeted with "pygmy"
vallisneria), and the killifish I got to restock the tank are breeding.

My first spawn was two weeks ago this past Saturday, and I have about a
dozen healthy fry who are eating baby brine shrimp, daphnia and grindal
worms. Had my second spawn yesterday, with another 8 fry.

Last week I got one of those Python No-Spill water changers. I have no idea
how I lived without this thing for so long. It used to take me about an
hour to do a 50% water change on my 55g tank, now it takes about 20 minutes.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone with fish tanks, it takes all
the work out of changing the water.

I'll post some fry pictures in alt.binaries.aquaria sometime this week.

-I


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Old November 11th 08, 04:32 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Jürgen Exner
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Default Bringing a dead tank back to life (Update)

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:32:06 -0500, "Ieyasu"
wrote:
Last week I got one of those Python No-Spill water changers. I have no idea
how I lived without this thing for so long. It used to take me about an
hour to do a 50% water change on my 55g tank, now it takes about 20 minutes.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone with fish tanks, it takes all
the work out of changing the water.


Yep, they are quite nice, aren't they? Don't be shy to push the nozzel
deep into the gravel to clean out the old detrious that is collecting
down there.

jue
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Old November 11th 08, 07:12 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
ReelMcKoi
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"Ieyasu" wrote in message
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Back in July, I posted about how I restored a neglected tank of mine. The
tank is now completely filled in with plants (carpeted with "pygmy"
vallisneria), and the killifish I got to restock the tank are breeding.

My first spawn was two weeks ago this past Saturday, and I have about a
dozen healthy fry who are eating baby brine shrimp, daphnia and grindal
worms. Had my second spawn yesterday, with another 8 fry.

Last week I got one of those Python No-Spill water changers. I have no
idea how I lived without this thing for so long. It used to take me about
an hour to do a 50% water change on my 55g tank, now it takes about 20
minutes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with fish tanks, it
takes all the work out of changing the water.

I'll post some fry pictures in alt.binaries.aquaria sometime this week.

-I

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Depending on how they're used they waste a lot of potable water. I use mine
with a screen ball on the end to siphon the dirty water out the back door.
Then hook it to the sink to refill the tanks. I have 2 55s set up at the
time.
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RM....
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Old November 11th 08, 05:42 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Larry Blanchard
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Default Bringing a dead tank back to life (Update)

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:32:11 -0800, Jürgen Exner wrote:

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:32:06 -0500, "Ieyasu"
wrote:
Last week I got one of those Python No-Spill water changers. I have no idea
how I lived without this thing for so long.


Yep, they are quite nice, aren't they? Don't be shy to push the nozzel
deep into the gravel to clean out the old detrious that is collecting
down there.


That's a little difficult in a tank that's "carpeted" with plants, as the
OP stated :-).

 




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