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  1. take it out of the pot and remove as much wool as you can, plant in the substrate and use root tabs right at the roots here's an article with some tips on how different plants like to be planted: Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants in Freshwater Tanks – Aquarium Co-Op (aquariumcoop.com) here are a few videos that you can review as well if needed: Getting Started with Live Aquarium Plants | Aquarium Co-Op (aquariumcoop.com) good luck!! you're definitely in the right place - welcome 😀
  2. mine love my jungle of PSO and do like also hiding in the rock under my driftwood...they love Fluval Bug Bites, Omega One veggie pellets, Hikari micro bites and of course frozen BBS (the pellets are kept in a pepper grinder because they were super tiny and even the tiny pellets were too big for them) good luck with them, I'm sure the tank will be awesome - when the males fully color up, they are amazing!! good luck in college!!
  3. Absolutely devastated - I was a little worried yesterday when my girl wouldn't eat (actually swam away from it) and I came home from work today to find her face down in one of the crypts 😢 I'm not sure what I did wrong, or if she was sick. When we got her out she did have some kind of slime on her, but other than that, she had been swimming and eating up until the last day or two. I tested the water yesterday and everything was perfect and had been for the whole time she was in there, so I'm not sure what happened. I just hope that I didn't do something wrong and maybe she just wasn't healthy when I took her in 😢 I'm just really sad that I couldn't save her 😞 RIP little cutie
  4. Absolutely devastated - I was a little worried yesterday when my girl wouldn't eat (actually swam away from it) and I came home from work today to find her face down in one of the crypts 😢 I'm not sure what I did wrong, or if she was sick. When we got her out she did have some kind of slime on her, but other than that, she had been swimming and eating up until the last day or two. I tested the water yesterday and everything was perfect and had been for the whole time she was in there, so I'm not sure what happened. I just hope that I didn't do something wrong and maybe she just wasn't healthy when I took her in 😢 I'm just really sad that I couldn't save her 😞 RIP little cutie
  5. @Odd Duck so jealous, my red root floaters end up with some of the leaves sinking under the water and then getting algae on them...can't get them to take off like I want them to 😐
  6. @Nooby yeah, I wasn't able to save any of them. I am looking at getting a java fern and a buce just in case. thanks!
  7. @Guppysnail I haven't really gotten a good answer for how long anubias rot stays in a tank, but it definitely seems to be contagious - I lost the one of the left first, and removed the other two over the weekend. I am probably going to add a java fern and a buce in there just to be safe and leave the anubias for my future betta tank 🙂 (I'll have to start a journal for that one too haha). I have two crypts in there now (wendtii and lucens) and am probably going to add some more floating plants - the ADF likes floating in them
  8. So, a few weeks ago I rescued two guppies, an endler and an ADF from being tossed in someone's back yard because they didn't want to take care of them anymore (after less than a month). Well, the tank they came from was only about 8 gallons and it was divided - fish on one side and originally three ADFs on the other. I'm pretty sure the water had never been changed and the ammonia was so bad you could smell it. Fast forward a few weeks and I have sadly lost one of my guppies, I think the previous tank conditions as well as some bullying from the other guppy took its toll on him and he unfortunately just didn't make it. The remaining guppy and the endler get along pretty well - or at least I haven't seen any damage on either of them. So I am going to start replanting and rescaping the tank to "tailor" it more for the ADF and her future friends. I am hoping to get the plants to settle in and start growing and then I'll get two more ADFs to keep my solo girl company. As I get new plants and new scape in I'll update and then hopefully there will be pics of some new ADFs in the fall 🙂 when I first set the tank up - anubias have since died from anubias rot 😐 My lonely ADF 🙂 Endler Guppy RIP 😞
  9. @skipper and @Theresa W thanks, I think I'll work on increasing my plant stock before I get her some buddies (pretty sure a female). I lost all three anubias to rot, so not sure if I can put more anubias back in or what the rule is for that, I do have some red root floaters in there, and I have some frogbit on order. I do have a large jungle of PSO in my main tank that I could trim and put in there, but not sure...I do have some crypt spiralis in my main tank that is basically hidden behind all the pogo, so I could steal that for the back wall...hmmm... For hiding spots, I have one terra cotta pot in there and I just got a couple more that I want to put in there because she finally found it and loves it, and for $.79 you can't really get a better decoration for that price! She also loves to hide under the sponge filter...she looks like a skydiver under there 😆 Once I get the plants established, then I think I'll get two frogs...that's my plan...for now at least 🙂 I think I'm going to start a journal for this tank so I can track my progress 🙂 thank you everyone for your help and support!!!
  10. @xXInkedPhoenixX thanks! I'm also glad to see that my girl isn't the only one who feels the need to squeeze herself into spaces not meant for her...lol
  11. I got three different anubias from my LFS and they all ended up with rot. How long does the virus/bacteria stay in the water? can you add new anubias after a period of time? Or would it be safer to add java fern or buce instead? I have an awesome crypt lutea and a baby crypt wendtii and some RRF and floating water sprite in there, but wanted some more non-floating plants and want to attach them to the cholla wood - should I re-boil the wood to kill anything that may be left on the wood??
  12. I had one that did the same thing - it sprouted several leaves, but I don't think it ever actually rooted. I ended up pitching it (I got it for free, so no loss I guess). I just bought a Co Op bulb, and it sprouted two days after I put it in there, so I'm pretty sure I just had a bad bulb the last time. I had it in Stratum substrate and even added root tabs when it wasn't sprouting, so it should have had plenty of nutrients. good luck with your bulb!
  13. I am sad to say that my black and white guppy didn't make it. I'm not sure if the damage from the other guppy was more extensive that it seemed, or he just never really recovered from being in the other tank in such poor water. The white guppy and the endler are still doing ok, so I think I'm just going to keep those as a pair. ADF experts - in a 10g with two fish, would it be best to get one more ADF, or should I get two? I have heard that ADFs are social, so I'd like to get mine at least one friend for her tank, but don't want to rush into anything and want to make sure I'm making the right decisions before I do anything
  14. so...I was worried about the ADF when I brought these guys home, but she seems to be doing pretty well the guppies/endler...not as good - the two guppies were always chasing each other, but didn't seem to inflict any damage, until I caught the white one going after the black one's back...I had set up an 8.75g tank hoping to set up a betta tank, but since we don't have a betta yet, in goes the black guppy...well...now the black guppy hangs out on the gravel for most of the day, and the white guppy seems to surf the glass a bit more than I like (not all the time, but several times a day will just surf up and down the glass on one side of the tank...the endler just seems to follow the white guppy around (and the black one when he was in there) like an annoying little brother or something ("hey...can I play with you...can I can I?") so...my question for you guppy experts - I have a 10g with the ADF, the white guppy and the endler, and an 8.75 with the black guppy - how should I arrange these tanks? should I get more fish to disperse the aggression? should I get some females and leave them in the tank with the ADF to "let nature take its course" so I don't end up with a totally overstocked 10g? should I move the ADF to the smaller tank (give her some hiding spots...since its a bit sparse now) and get more male guppies for the 10g? looking for advice and suggestions...I would not have chosen 2 male guppies and a male endler as tankmates, but that's who I rescued, so kind of trying to backtrack and figure out a good stocking configuration since what we have now doesn't seem to be working...
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