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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:44 pm

He they are! I have two boys and one girl. They used to mate like maniacs. I'd have new eggs three times a week! I always felt bad because the eggs would turn into tadpoles and then the tadpoles would have nothing to eat. So I added fish to eat the eggs. Well, they stopped mating when I added fish!





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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:46 pm

My skinny boy smiling!


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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:57 pm

These are the rest of any decent pictures I've taken:
I'm also including a few of the fish. I love Endler's!



Sad, Bert (fancy guppy) got mouth fungi from added fish and died Sad Lesson learned.



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Post by DolbyR on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Great setup and pics!

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by njnolan1 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks!!!

The Endler's are so underrated! They're such neat little fish. Perfect for a small tank of up to 10 gallons.

The only thing that really makes me nervous about setting up a larger tank is knowing that I'm going to want to add more fish and frogs and this will risk my already existing fish and frogs. I don't have the money or room to set up a quarantine tank either.

Thanks for checking them out!

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Post by GS on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:48 am

DolbyR wrote:Great setup and pics!

Thanks for sharing!
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Love the greenery in the setup. Relaxing! Smile

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Post by njnolan1 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:48 pm

Thanks!! It took a bunch of work and was a long learning experience. It took 10 weeks for the nitrogen cycle to take ahold. What a pain! After adding the gravel and stress zyme it changed pretty quickly to nice, healthy water.

The live plants are awesome too. If you read anywhere on any fish forum or frog forum you'll read that keeping three frogs and three fish (even if they're tiny) in a 2.5 gallon tank is a disaster and there WILL ABSOLUTELY be spikes in ammonia and deaths... Well, (knock on wood) this past two months or so the water keeps testing wonderfully. 0 0 under 10. Love it! I decided to wait and test it on day 7 (because anywhere you read from any forum you'd need to do two water changes a week or the water is going to be a disaster) and guess what? 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and under 10ppm nitrates! Gotta love it!

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Post by DolbyR on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:58 pm

Nice job.
Agree with GS, absolutely loving the plants there.

A fishless planted tank is something that has been on my plans for a couple of years already, but it seems that time is never enough to actually engage in such a time consuming long-term project.

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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:47 am

I would LOVE to just do a planted tank with a few varieties of shrimp. Definitely want crystal reds and a couple of filters like bamboo shrimp. But that's way out of my price range right now.

I still would stick with simple easy to care for plants though. I don't want anything that needs CO2 or anything or special ferts.

Have you ever seen some the beautiful landscape tanks online? Some of these are ridiculously awesome looking!

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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:48 am

Oh, and thanks!!

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Post by DolbyR on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:13 am

njnolan1 wrote:Have you ever seen some the beautiful landscape tanks online? Some of these are ridiculously awesome looking!

Yep, unbelievably stunning setups online.
My long-time dream is to have something similar with reasonable sizes and relatively easy maintenance somehow integrated in my living room wall.

Hear you on the shrimps, that's pretty much the only "living" think besides plants I would ever use. They look pretty cool and I've read they clean up quite a bit.

As you may have noticed from my posts, I am not a big fish fan Wink

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Post by njnolan1 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:48 pm

That would look awesome I'm sure!

Haha, yeah, fish suck.

You have this awesome fish, beautiful, elegant, you fall in love with it, it recognizes you, looks happy to see you. You wake up on any random day 6 months down the road and go to feed your beloved fish and it's floating upside down without any reasonable cause. Or you try to add new fish and kill off your entire colony!


I love these frogs but lately I think they're becoming unhappy in the small tank. They've been spending a lot of time in the bow of the tank swimming up and down acting like they want to get out. I have to test the water but I think the water's fine seeing how the fish are doing great. The frogs happily eat but this is a new behavior.

I can't afford a new tank or even have the room but I'd like to upgrade them to a 5 gallon bow front. If I did that I could add another plant or two and maybe even a few neon tetras. It's a nice idea but I can't do it anytime soon. Hope the frogs calm down! It might be the temperature too. It's at about 73 or so which it's been for a few months since the winter hit. Maybe they're getting fed up with the colder water. Any heater I try to use makes it too hot and the tank is too small for one of the larger heaters with an adjustable thermostat.

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