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Multi-Tank Syndrome - Confessions Of An MTS Sufferer By Littlefish

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Re: Multi-Tank syndrome - confessions of an MTS sufferer by Littlefish
« Reply #100 on: February 14, 2019, 10:28:13 AM »
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When your gobies are enjoying the sunshine in their quarantine tank.  :)

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« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2019, 06:49:59 PM »
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Wow llittlefish I've just discovered this page with all your tanks they are absolutely gorgeous the plants and decor look lovely I'm so jealous :)
 I have also seen your bn plecs they are beautiful
So you call Bertie a yellow bn plec is that what my Maurice is cause when my dad got them they called them albino ???
Also what are the backgrounds on your South American and tiger barb tank which are stunning :)
 I'm having real bother with keeping a backing on one of my tanks I think because the bedroom is so warm it is just coming away and its got so crinkley and dried out it won't lay flat anymore
Sorry to bombard you lol  :)

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« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2019, 07:41:40 PM »
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Thanks.  ;D
I admit that I've got a bit carried away with my tanks, but there are so many lovely fish.
My male BN, Bertie, has got dark eyes, and a proper albino, like your Maurice, tends to have pale/red eyes.
The backgrounds on the tanks you mention, and all current tanks, are those plastic one's that are stuck on. I use a combination of double-sided tape around the edges, and the Jewel poster fix to keep the background attached. I admit that it had taken me a long time, many backgrounds, and a lot of smoothing out with a credit card to get the backgrounds as flat as they are, and I still get bubbles in them. I find that as soon as there is a crease or any crinkling, the background won't sit flat. I've tried so many different backgrounds in my tanks, including 3D/textured ones inside the tanks, and they've all had their problems.
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« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2019, 08:33:53 PM »
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Ah I understand now about the bn plecs it's all in those beautiful eye's lol  :D
I gave up on the background and now have a grey towel draped down the back and it actually looks surprisingly okay lol ;D
It makes the Wcmm stand out more than the new blue background i got   :)
I nearly got my 2ft tank outta the garage tday after seeing all your tanks.
 I have an alcove in my dinning room where it would sit perfectly ;D

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Re: Multi-Tank syndrome - confessions of an MTS sufferer by Littlefish
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2019, 08:52:16 PM »
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Uh-oh, it sounds as though we have a second Littlefish in the making  ;D

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Re: Multi-Tank syndrome - confessions of an MTS sufferer by Littlefish
« Reply #105 on: February 14, 2019, 09:42:27 PM »
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 :rotfl:

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« Reply #106 on: February 14, 2019, 09:59:15 PM »
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 :rotfl:

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« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2019, 08:37:33 AM »
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I'm going to Kesgrave Tropicals today to get some more salt & pepper corydoras, some shrimp, and some snails for the forest floor tank.
I've only set up one quarantine tank, so I can't buy anything else (just in case my will power wavers).  :)

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« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2019, 03:54:32 PM »
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Mission accomplished.
I also got a few more marbled hatchets for that tank.
All have been acclimatised to the quarantine tank and seem to be making themselves at home.
The shrimp I bought were bumble bee shrimp. They are tiny little things, and very cute.
The snails are sort of dark olive/black(ish) horned nerites.
I got lots of S&P cories, and I can't wait until they've all completed their quarantine period so that they can join the others in the main tank.  :)

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« Reply #109 on: February 15, 2019, 07:53:49 PM »
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Uh-oh, it sounds as though we have a second Littlefish in the making  ;D
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How exciting that would be.  ;D

Mission accomplished.
I also got a few more marbled hatchets for that tank.
All have been acclimatised to the quarantine tank and seem to be making themselves at home.
The shrimp I bought were bumble bee shrimp. They are tiny little things, and very cute.
The snails are sort of dark olive/black(ish) horned nerites.
I got lots of S&P cories, and I can't wait until they've all completed their quarantine period so that they can join the others in the main tank.  :)
Brilliant - love these updates and look forward to seeing pics during quarantine and once everyone is united together in the main tank.
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« Reply #110 on: February 15, 2019, 08:33:28 PM »
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Also looking forward to lots of photos! Those shrimp look ace!

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« Reply #111 on: February 15, 2019, 08:41:39 PM »
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The shrimp are so tiny I might struggle to get some pictures, even in the quarantine tank, but I'll see what I can do. I've only got 10 at the moment, but hoping they may consider breeding in the main tank.

I can't stop playing with the community creator as I try to decide what stock to put into some of the other tanks.  ::)


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« Reply #112 on: February 22, 2019, 05:21:02 PM »
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The salt & pepper corydoras in the quarantine tank seem to be getting the hang of mini wafers.
Managed to get a shrimp in shot as well.  :)

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« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2019, 05:27:27 PM »
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Oooooooh - how absolutely gorgeous!  :afro  :fishy1:  :fishy1:  :fishy1:

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« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2019, 10:15:16 PM »
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Also got a shot of one of the mudskippers at dinner time.
I've cropped the pic and put it alongside a picture taken April 2017 (on left).
The mudskippers have grown a bit longer, but have also got a lot stockier at the front end, and are now much deeper than their feeding bowls.  :)

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« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2019, 10:58:59 PM »
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Cute cories  :fishy1:

And giant mudskippers!! Great that you have this record of their growth... they are clearly enjoying their home  :D

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« Reply #116 on: February 23, 2019, 08:50:34 AM »
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I did end up spending quite a bit of time yesterday scrolling through previous posts and looking and old pictures of tanks & fish. I thoroughly enjoyed it.  ;D

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« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2019, 08:16:51 AM »
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A very quick update.

Dwarf puffers have been moved. The only down side is that they are now in a tank next to my preferred arm chair. It's lovely to watch them, but very difficult to ignore them begging for food. Hopefully they will get used to this new arrangement, and spend more time pottering around the tank than begging, because those adorable little faces are very difficult to resist.  ;D

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« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2019, 02:23:22 PM »
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Goodness - I see what you mean.  There's absolutely no way that I could resist feeding that cutie if s/he were to peer out from the plants like that - even more difficult to resist than puppy-dog eyes!  [I take it the dwarf puffers' move to the tank next to your preferred armchair was a strategic move rather than coincidental. ;)]

Well done on the mudskippers' development.  :cheers:

May I ask how the salt & pepper cories are doing? I've read of folk having difficulty with them and so was intrigued to know whether you were having any success?

 

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« Reply #119 on: June 14, 2019, 06:24:44 PM »
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Feeding time involves a dash towards the top left hand side of the tank, close to the hole in the lid.
The relocation of the fish is part of the general chaos/reorganisation. My dining table is now clear and available for use, for the first time in well over a year.

I'll try to post some pics of the tank that contains the S&P cories over the weekend, when I'm cleaning it. I've had a couple of losses, which is more than I would have expected. The marbled hatchets and black neon tetras are active and perky, but I have my concerns about the cories. They are pottering around the tank, and eating, but just don't seem as perky as the other fish. I'm not convinced that I have the water flow right in that tank, so I'll do some adjustments during cleaning/maintenance, and see if that helps.  :-\

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