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xwesx1978



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Farfromfiji wrote:
By the messy white roots./



gotta just get used to that aquatic plants like to drop roots everywhere
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:10 am

Saw three babies at once this morning. Couldn't get a picture, but I thought that was worth sharing Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:26 pm

Farfromfiji wrote:
Saw three babies at once this morning. Couldn't get a picture, but I thought that was worth sharing Wink
Very nice Smile

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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:21 am

Just counted 9 babies at once this morning, kerrazy. I'm going to have trouble coming up with names for each of them. I get lost after "Junior" and "Baby"...
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:15 pm

Super cool! Got to see them in person! SCORE! Wink

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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:35 am

Very nice! Thats so cool that freshwater shrimp can breed in a 3g tank. Wish we could do that in the saltwater world tease
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:35 am

I had three of the little buggers try to commit suicide during today's water change. Everyone's ok though Wink
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WhySoSerious?



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:20 am

Im glad to see its all working out =] And its nice to see the RCS chilling. Its a neat little plant. By the way, did you get the gobys at Marine?
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:16 pm

do you sill need those malasian trumpet snails ? we are moving in dec and probally gonna be breaking down the tank for awhile , let me know and we can meet up somewhere and ill give you a bunch
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:29 am

WhySoSerious? wrote:
Im glad to see its all working out =] And its nice to see the RCS chilling. Its a neat little plant. By the way, did you get the gobys at Marine?

Yeah me too Wink. Both of the Gobys were from West Side Pets.

xwesx1978 wrote:
do you sill need those malasian trumpet snails ? we are moving in dec and probally gonna be breaking down the tank for awhile , let me know and we can meet up somewhere and ill give you a bunch

That would be awesome Wes, I'm pretty flexible. I know we discused the auction in November; I can try to make that. If there's another way you'd like to meet just shoot me a pm or email!
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Sad news bye . My puffer jumped out of the tank last night. It's a shame because he'd been doing so well for nearly six months now. Everything else is happy; I'll try to post an update later this week.

Doing some research I've read that it's very rare for them to jump, but not unheard of. Not sure if I'm going to try to do something about a top for the aquarium; I'd have to make my own. This is the third jumper after my goby and a shrimp. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:59 pm

Sorry, Dan. That sucks... Puffer was a cutie... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:06 pm

Video Update: Should be able to see the shrimp real good here.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:07 pm

Love the video! Very Happy Nice music, btw tease

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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:43 am

Dan that's a nice tank there

I've never done anything smaller than a 10 is it hard to keep parameters? Sorry to hear about your puffer
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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:37 pm

Dgolden wrote:
Dan that's a nice tank there

I've never done anything smaller than a 10 is it hard to keep parameters? Sorry to hear about your puffer

I haven't done any water testing but everything seems to stay happy. I'm doing big water changes weekly, cleaning the filter as often as I can find the time, and trimming the plants when they get crazy. That's all as far as upkeep goes though.

On an added note, I'm starting to see itty bitty white snails now that puffer has been gone for a few days. I guess he had been munching their numbers down!
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:20 pm

Nice! The snails and eggs were most likely in your intakes or around your cartridges I always find some in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Lots of stuff deserving of an update, I apologize.

First of all, due to all my recent jumpers I created my very own (yes I'm very proud of myself) Pico lid, since they don't make anything for my tank.



I measured the top as accurately as I could due to the curve and cut some acetate plexiglass to the shape of my rim, doing the same thing again so I could sandwich some bird netting in between with expanding glue, painted and voila. More pics:




You may also noticed I got a new filter (an AC 20). It just fits. But I felt like my tank needed more flow. On it's lowest setting, the flow is perfect and maybe even a little low now that it's getting dirty, needless to say I'm very happy, though I was worried with dimensions being so close.

I purchased a new dwarf puffer, and albeit difficult, I've coaxed the little bugger to eat frozen brine, so all is well. I haven't been able to nail a decent picture of him, but once I get home and clean my tank it should be easier. Updated FTS:



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:34 am

Everything looks really great, Dan! Smile The tank cover came out really nice! thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:05 am

P.S. You should post a DIY thread on your tank cover Wink

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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:10 am

Thanks, I'll definitely think about it, kinda wish I'd taken more pictures of the process.

You may also notice in one of those pics I am attempting breed snails for my puffer in a bowl, we'll see how that goes Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:32 pm

A little Update.

Pics of my "new" fish Puffer II, And two Otos








The Otos really seem to like eachother, they always swim together, perch together and follow eachother. And my Puffer although skittish is getting slowly better at not wigging out all the time. crazy

Updated FTS:
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PostSubject: Re: Dan's Planted 3g Pico   Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:20 am

Looking good! Very Happy

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