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Four vs six

I really, really want a bigger fish tank for my cichlids. A 125 gallon, six-footer, to be precise. This isn’t to say that I’m not happy with my four-foot 75 gallon tank – not in the least! But it’s a … Continue reading

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Fishwater

This week one of the “big chores” on my to-do list was “clean fish tank filters.” I run XP3s on the 75 and the 55 – canister filters with baskets you can fill with whatever media you want. I’ve got … Continue reading

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No sisterhood between fish

Yesterday was not so fun – I had planned to do tank maintenance on my three running tanks, but when I got up, I noticed that one of my two saulosi females was behaving very strangely in a very bad way. She … Continue reading

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The promised photograph

Okay, no, it’s not very good so I probably owe some better pictures. But it took a long time to wrap all that moss and HC on there with thread. Tying knots in sewing thread around knobbly driftwood with damp … Continue reading

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The Tempest and the Teapot

I haven’t had much to say this week – too busy reading and metaphorically munching popcorn over the Hugo tempest in between getting things done. Hopefully when the dust settles, the folks who’ve locked themselves in closets in self-defense from … Continue reading

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A fishy weekend!

Or rather, an aquatic weekend, as I attended a planted tank convention – the fish were definitely second fiddle and there were at least as many tiny, brightly colored shrimp available! This wasn’t my first con, but it was my … Continue reading

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Rusties

I’m on the verge of parting with a species group of Iodotropheus sprengerae, so I thought I’d do a blog post about my experiences with these little guys. Color: I found that if I kept them in a tank with dark-colored rocks, … Continue reading

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