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Drained a 65 gallon tank I plan to try and do some Indian Mudskippers in. I had it set up as a freshwater paladarium, and just never put the time/effort into making it a tank I really enjoyed. The mudskippers should be fun, though!

Otherwise, I moved a few plants and fed my fish some baby brine shrimp. So many baby brine shrimp!

 

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Tore down my 55 to get ready for angels I am getting this weekend. I hauled probably 80 pounds or more of rock and at least 100 pounds of eco-complete out of there. Got black sand in there now and more room for the fish.  Moved the 20 to new area and rescaped it as well as removing the eco-complete
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Ready for angels, gotta scrounge up a nice piece of  driftwood too and really add plant density. That tank to the left of the 55 has a new batch of baby cpds and my experimental green neo colony.20210609_181218.jpg.fd9963dd85f29135744f3b0fdafe3975.jpg

 

20 gallon now is chilies only. Now they are out and about, instead of hiding in the corner of the 55. 20210606_184342.jpg.e2841c165587b2840e53adfda9db9e74.jpg

Bottom is cycling and will be the remnants of my blue dream colony, and the remainder of my tuxedo guppies, Most went to LFS for trade on the angels, along with my male dwarf gouramis. Lots of plant regrowth to happen, but I'm really glad the chilies got their own tank. I'm re-establishing my yellow shrimp colony in there with them.

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Friend hooked me up with some 175 gallon totes.  Today I got 2 of them ready for summer tubbing.

I put 3 bags of pea pebbles in each, built a connected pvc over flow, and added sponge filters.

Then I took some 27 gallon totes, drilled 1 1/2 inch holes in the corners so I could thread bamboo through them for support, and drilled 100+  Small holes in them using a drill bit so I can use them as pond baskets:
 

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20 minutes ago, MattyIce said:

Friend hooked me up with some 175 gallon totes.  Today I got 2 of them ready for summer tubbing.

I put 3 bags of pea pebbles in each, built a connected pvc over flow, and added sponge filters.

Then I took some 27 gallon totes, drilled 1 1/2 inch holes in the corners so I could thread bamboo through them for support, and drilled 100+  Small holes in them using a drill bit so I can use them as pond baskets:
 

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very nice! gonna put a small tub pond on back porch once I get a little shade gazebo built for it.

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14 hours ago, Griznatch said:

Tore down my 55 to get ready for angels I am getting this weekend. I hauled probably 80 pounds or more of rock and at least 100 pounds of eco-complete out of there. Got black sand in there now and more room for the fish.  Moved the 20 to new area and rescaped it as well as removing the eco-complete
Before
20201109_152238.jpg.1ffef778e5d24526fed011083f112e87.jpg

Empty:  
the new ten gallon below the "angel" tank is gonna be for daphnia20210606_184319.jpg.0dcae35fdddf4f29dc0448fbe116f736.jpg

 

Ready for angels, gotta scrounge up a nice piece of  driftwood too and really add plant density. That tank to the left of the 55 has a new batch of baby cpds and my experimental green neo colony.20210609_181218.jpg.fd9963dd85f29135744f3b0fdafe3975.jpg

 

20 gallon now is chilies only. Now they are out and about, instead of hiding in the corner of the 55. 20210606_184342.jpg.e2841c165587b2840e53adfda9db9e74.jpg

Bottom is cycling and will be the remnants of my blue dream colony, and the remainder of my tuxedo guppies, Most went to LFS for trade on the angels, along with my male dwarf gouramis. Lots of plant regrowth to happen, but I'm really glad the chilies got their own tank. I'm re-establishing my yellow shrimp colony in there with them.

Demotivational Poster in background is a treasure of remembered laughing-to-tears. 

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14 hours ago, MattyIce said:

Friend hooked me up with some 175 gallon totes.  Today I got 2 of them ready for summer tubbing.

I put 3 bags of pea pebbles in each, built a connected pvc over flow, and added sponge filters.

Then I took some 27 gallon totes, drilled 1 1/2 inch holes in the corners so I could thread bamboo through them for support, and drilled 100+  Small holes in them using a drill bit so I can use them as pond baskets:
 

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Nice looking Saracina! 

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On 6/9/2021 at 8:39 PM, Griznatch said:

Koi angels.  Someone in my area successfully bred them and these are the babies, although they are already 4+ inches. I havent had angels in over 20 years,so I'm excited!

I love my koi angels!  Well, now it's only one, since Bo killed Nattie.  Some of them can get fierce!  Bo has been picking off almost all of his tankmates, so now he's looking mighty lonely.

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On 6/11/2021 at 11:18 AM, ADMWNDSR83 said:

I love my koi angels!  Well, now it's only one, since Bo killed Nattie.  Some of them can get fierce!  Bo has been picking off almost all of his tankmates, so now he's looking mighty lonely.

Awww, bumme!.

 

That's my fear, since they are teenagers and were all in same tank I'm hoping for a peaceful trio.. Not sure if I'm being too optimistic...
 

Was also considering gold laser cories. Anyone have experience with those and angels?

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On 6/11/2021 at 5:40 PM, Griznatch said:

Awww, bumme!.

 

That's my fear, since they are teenagers and were all in same tank I'm hoping for a peaceful trio.. Not sure if I'm being too optimistic...
 

Was also considering gold laser cories. Anyone have experience with those and angels?

I don't have any problems with my angels and the cories.  They're the only ones Bo doesn't chase around.

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Today I helped break down my 45 and 20 tanks and move them to their new owner's vehicle. This is a fellow LFC member who has big plans for the fish and tanks, and that makes me very happy. He took my angels last month, and now they're thriving in a 125 and he said it appears they've paired off. We were able to get the tanks out to his car with the fish in them and I am so happy about that!! He is going to keep them in their respective tanks while he finishes setting up a 275 that he was already working on, and the rasboras will go in that tank - they'll be in fishy heaven on earth in a tank that size! 

All I have left is Cosmo - now I'm going to go cry. Some day I will have more again. 

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