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Post by glenna » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:06 pm

you have a couple of interesting looking tanks,from a distance

what is in each of your 75's, if you don't mind ( I just like the look, and like seeing what others are doing with my sized tanks)

I especially like the overall design of the tank perpendicular to the 125 wall (straight in front of the camera in your fish room shot).
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Post by bookpage » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:45 pm

Thank you, Glenna.

My 75 have:

75a - 5-Queen, 8-Zebra, 4-Skunk and 35+ Sids
75b - 18-Neon Rainbow, 17-cherry bards, 5-red-tail, 5-Mesonoemacheilus guntheri and 7-Serpent loaches


My 125 has an outbreak (heavy) of ick. Using Rid-Ick+ and raising temp.

Here are pictures of my two 75s taken in August. Little more growth from plants now.

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240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Post by palaeodave » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:15 am

Wow, you have some lovely tanks. Have you had any trouble with the praecox rainbows? I've tried them twice (separated by a few years and in different tanks) and they've all mysteriously died on me fairly quickly. Never happened with any other fish species.
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Post by bookpage » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:50 am

I bought the rainbows over 6 months ago off Aquabid and have not lost any yet. Really easy fish to keep and are eating very well. Always hungry.

Thank you for your comments about my tanks. Have had much better luck with my 75s than I have with my 125.
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Post by Gary Mck » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:58 pm

+1 from me on the 75gs, love the clean design. I am jealous, I want another tank now ;-)

I also have rainbows in my 65g and haven't lost any yet, also found them very easy trouble free fish that are non agressvive. Really nice fish.

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Post by glenna » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:16 pm

I have bosemani and turquoise rainbow in my 125g with seven clown loaches and some Buenos Aires tetras. The rainbows are excellent dithers. Beautiful on their own - just lovely fish to look at. They interact, and share food well with the clowns, which are the purpose of the tank.
Hey, how is it going on the ich battle? That is such bad luck. Do not give up. As you know, ich is just a relentless foe and requires a lot hard work.
I hope the rid ich+ is working okay for you!
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Post by bookpage » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:20 pm

fighting ick is not going well. my 90 year old dad is in ICU and I have not been able to treat the tank today and change any water.

So far I have lost 18 clowns and 5 other loaches. Does not look to be the end either. And did not change any yesterday. I am feeling about as low as low can be.

Thank you for asking though.
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Post by starsplitter7 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:52 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your fish. It isn't what you need when your dad isn't feeling well.

Do you have an LFS that would take your fish while you sort out your ick problem. We used to have an LFS that would board your fish, especially in time of emergency. They could care for your fish, you care for your dad, then break down the 125 and get your fish back from the LFS when your tank has stabalized. You shouldn't need to worry about your fish right now. You have enough.

The LFS that sold you the bad 125, should be responsible for the health of the fish you lost. It sounds like all of these stresses together have brought out this horrific ick incident.

I wish I was closer so I could help you out. Do you havea local fish club who have members who could help you out? I hope things get better very soon for you.

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Post by Keith Wolcott » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:07 am

I'm so sorry to hear the bad news concerning both your father and your clowns. Sometimes ich can be just devastating and nothing seems to stop it. We all wish you the best.

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Post by Crissyloach » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:10 pm

Sorry about all of this bad news. I agree that the store who sold you the tank should help you in some way. It is hard. The loss of fish, ick, and family issues make it all harder. The first time we had ick, was when we just started. Not knowing what do do, and the fact that we just started made everything harder. It is definately hard to get rid of.

Good luck with everything.
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Post by chefkeith » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:53 am

Best wishes. I hope things get better soon.

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Hang in there...

Post by ahmandi2 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:30 pm

and keep us posted when you are up to it. We too had ich tear through our brand new tank. We lost everyone, except for one golden loach. It was almost enough to make me say "no more" and quit. I gave myself a few days and realized that although it was horrid, I do want to keep at it.
Now we have ich again, but nothing close to what it was before....I am praying that THIS time, we wont lose anyone.
My best wishes and thoughts go out to you and your dad, AND your fish. Hang in there!
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Post by bookpage » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:11 pm

Just wanted to take a few minutes and tell everyone thank you for your comments and kind thoughts.

My Dad did pass away Sunday morning about 11:00. All of my clowns are gone and most of my other loaches. I have two monos doing fine and a few yo-yos left.

I am going to wait 3-4 weeks before I put any fish in the 125 and try to be sure all the ick is gone. Planing on buying a UV sterilizer and hook it up to a AC 70.

Can I run the AC 70 out of water, or does it have to be in water?
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Post by Katy » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:58 pm

I am so sorry. All my thoughts and prayers are with you!

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Post by NancyD » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:29 pm

What a terrible time for you, I'm sorry too.
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