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  1. They just swim up to the top. If there's a lot, they just munch the ones that float by, as they hang on the side of the tank. If there's only a little, they go upside-down on the surface and skim as they swim
  2. Yes, I knew goldfish ate it, but I don't have any. I had no idea my cats would eat it, it was a nice surprise!
  3. Hello Friends! I inherited some duckweed along with some plants I got, and now it grows abundantly in nearly all my tanks. Well, I noticed that any duckweed that slipped into my main 75 gallon tank seemed to disappear within a day or two. So today, I found my 40 breeder and one of my 10 gallon tanks were both completely covered in duckweed. I scooped it up, but instead of throwing it away as I have done, I put it in my 75, mostly out of curiosity. Well, not long after I put it in, I got the answer as to who is eating it: my 3 big Synodontis eupterus "Featherfin Croaker" catfish. They freaking love it! So now, I'm "raising" duckweed in all my other tanks as a live food source for my catfishies... Isn't THAT handy?!?! 😁 -Your Weird Old Uncle Kenny
  4. Hello Friends. I also noticed that Aquarium Co-op switched to UPS, a couple of orders ago. The difference for me, in rural Oregon? With USPS, it took about a week. Now, with UPS, it arrives NEXT DAY. I'm sorry to hear that it's not the same for everyone, because it's pretty good for me
  5. Hi, Natalie! That is awesome that you've found this community as a beginner, I'm envious! Oh yes, the coffee table project is probably going to be the final piece of the fish room plans, the big grand finale. I'm really looking forward to it! I'm estimating this summer-ish, but reality is probably more like a year from now. That is OK by me, because every moment of doing it and dreaming about what's next has been a real delight. The coffee table idea was Totally inspired by Cory and Dean's DIY pond videos!
  6. Hello, Friends! Just your Weird Old Uncle Kenny here. I was an avid aquarist for almost 3 decades, but that was back in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, when I was a much younger lad! I'm retired and disabled with heart issues now, but this year I got back into it as a source of relaxation, and to relieve the boredom of living alone. It started slowly, rather strangely, and it's a long story I will likely get around to telling, eventually, cuz there's some educational, as well as entertainment value. But this is just the introduction, so, gonna keep it pretty short and sweet. Started with a 10 gallon tank, betta, a few guppies, and a few kuhli loaches. Now I have (2) 5.5 gallon, (3) 10, a 40 breeder, a 30 show, plus a 29 tall which is just waiting for its stand to arrive on Friday, and I'm picking up the 75 gallon tank that goes on top of it, tomorrow. I currently have plans for a total of 12 tanks plus a 100 gallon "pond" coffee table, all in the front room of my 1 bedroom apartment! My main thing is breeding guppies, which I NEVER would have guessed would bring me so much joy, but it sure has! Aquarium Co-op, and especially Cory's videos, were and still are a major source of my inspiration. While lifting a bucket full of water has become rather difficult for me, the rest of aquarium care knowledge, information availability, and products has VASTLY improved over the years. While I was very successful with many challenging and exotic "fin-babies" back in the day, the stuff and methods of care I swore by back then are just so-so (or less) compared to what's available today. Oh, but it certainly does cost a whole lot more now for fishies! Anywho, I can't wait to read your stories and tell some of my own! Fishy Holidays!! -Kenny
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