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Freshwater from Lakewood

Fish and shrimp community tank

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Active within 2034 Days

Name: Shrimp Potpourri

Size/Category 55-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
20 - Endler Livebearers
2 - Polka Dotted loaches
3 - Otocinclus cats
15 - Rummy Nose tetras
5 - Clown Loach

Lighting: 1x40 watt T5, 2x20 watt T5s and 3x15 watt T5s for a total of 125 watts.

Filtration: Marineland Emperor 400 Power Filter modified with C02 intake tube and fiberfill media for nitrifying bacteria reproduction. Zero activated charcoal, ammonia chips or resins are used. All fitration techniques and principals gleaned from notes off of Prof. Ron Newcombs site. http://members. cox.net/newcomb- 1/endlers.html

Invertebrates: Shrimp: Amano shrimp (Caridina japonica), Grass shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) and Red Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. red). Plants: Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea zenkeri), Micrantha Lotus, Red Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Java Fern (Pteropus), Lace Java Fern (Pteropus v. Wendelov), Sagittaria Subulata, Duck Weed (Lemna minor) and Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes).

Other Accessories: Setup runs off a quad DIY CO2 generator. Fish not included in drop down menu: 2 Polka Dot loaches and 3 Chinese Algae Eaters.

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how wonderful!
what an awesome find! Wow. Been super busy, and have started home hunting. that's been fun, seen a few things that make you go WOW what where they THINKING hahaha. We just got a dusting of snow, it melted too quick to actually be of any real value but hey, here in the desert all moisture is sacred! Been amazed at how hard it is to find something that has wall space for tanks and bookcases. Some places I have seen have literally walls of windows and no place to put anything. Nice if we didn't have anything, but boy do we have everything! And no plans to part with it! but I enjoy the thrill of the hunt. bf has left it mostly up to me since, well for one I am home all the time and 2 I am the bargain hunter extraordinaire and enjoy it the game. I am looking forward to getting dream tanks set up and knowing I won't have to move them again or for at least many, many years. Having a garage full of fin stuff makes for an antsy spaz and well, i am already a spaz haha. Glad that perhaps you will have your wrong righted. Very frustrating when folk are jerks with your money and time. I am still reeling from our local LFS going all marine. Did find another shop in town, have yet to check it out though. Suffering a nasty chest cold these past few days and wow, it sucks! Gasping for air like a fish out of water, no fun!

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10/14/2008 08:26.28 PM Report This Comment
coolness
man this tank looks great buddy, yeah if i ran a business i most def do not want bad talk about me, peoples word still means a difference when it comes to this and yeah if he is going to be shady all of the sudden then he does need to be blasted here and on the web for bad behavior so he doesnt do this to someone else, power of the voice aye..

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09/11/2008 08:16.42 PM Report This Comment
my friend
well, welcome back and happy back to school. I am so bummed you got ripped off, that totally sucks. I found out yesterday while getting worms that my LFS is going salt only, so no more live feed for me. I am going to look into growing my own cuz well, there's no other place around that does live. My bf is not real sure how he feels about that in the fridge! Lucky my sis volunteered a wine fridge that she isn't using so perhaps the garage will soon be home to a variety of creepies for fins. Been wanting some wingless fruit flies for the killis anyway! Been going to that LFS for decades (wow, I'm old) and am not happy he is just bailing out on fresh fins. Well, enough whining, welcome back, so sorry about the shrimp demise and the rip off. I got some pics of my son and his corn snake up on ack-killis, if you're interested. Nothing like your pics though, wow dude, you have some amazing eye for the beauty of nature!

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09/08/2008 04:37.54 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY 4th!
wishing you a great weekend and a happy vote for all your worlds. Beautiful eye you have my friend!

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07/04/2008 03:31.59 PM Report This Comment
Hello
Thanks for the info. Here is a vote for your endler's. Maybey in the futer I will get some endlers. Are they as lively as guppies? Here is a vote from my angelfish.

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05/10/2008 06:23.16 AM Report This Comment
Hello
A vote for your endlers. Talk to you later.

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05/09/2008 03:21.46 PM Report This Comment
Hello
A vote for your endlers. Please keep your votes coming. Thanks

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05/08/2008 05:43.49 PM Report This Comment
Just wondering
Do you know whether this guy on that website you told me about will share my email adress with a third party?

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05/07/2008 07:55.20 AM Report This Comment
Wow
I didn't know that. Some people said they were guppies and others said they weren't. Now I have proof. Here is a vote.

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05/07/2008 07:34.34 AM Report This Comment
Here is a vote
Aren't endlers's just a wild form of the guppy? Nice betta. Keep a'voting for my Ryan Miller set-up. Thanks

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05/06/2008 03:49.30 PM Report This Comment
Hello
You like endlers? Here is a vote. Please start voting for my Ryan Miller set-up. Thanks

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05/05/2008 07:08.40 PM Report This Comment
Great tank!!! Heres a vote!~!~!

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04/19/2008 10:52.33 PM Report This Comment
hey
a look and a vote..><}}}">

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04/09/2008 09:50.15 PM Report This Comment
Howdy Ira
What an awesome Beta you have. He is certainly showing off his fancy tail and fins. U make me want to go out and get one. Dropped U a vote.

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03/13/2008 07:06.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi!
02/22/2008 08:47.08 AM Report This Comment
Hi
nice betta and I love your other pics WOW!!

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02/15/2008 12:45.05 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
02/01/2008 06:34.29 AM Report This Comment
server problems
well it seems that they have fixed it for now and should be good to go, man i hate those issues in all, but what can we do, i have been mixing with some marinades and rubs here now for a few months so i should have a great steak rub for the grill this spring to summer and i will let you in on a great taste for a nice new york strip or t-bone, umm i can almost taste it now and i will be doing some testing on some lamb as well on the grill, i will keep you updated buddy, oh remind me i have a great shrimp bacon wrap recipe as well, later my friend..><}}}">

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01/28/2008 07:08.06 PM Report This Comment
Betta envy
it is amazing how spendy they can be, but are they beautiful and fun to have. As soon as I figure out where to put that 5 hex I will be getting it ready for one. We are to have a whopping 29 high on Sat. Winter has snuggled in here and I for one am thankful. We need the precip, and I like bad weather. Gives me ample time to research fins, catch up on books (mostly about fins haha) and gives one a greater appreciation for spring.

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01/23/2008 10:23.30 AM Report This Comment
awesome
news on the car sale bro, way cool, i bet you guys were stoked aye, hey i thought of you today while eating dinner with my family we had cabbage and potatoes with sausage tonight, man that is messed up ever since i gave you that recipe for that irish dish, oh well it is funny and i was telling my wife that as well while we were eating, cool dude, hey onto the issue of the hastatus correct spelling for me this time aye, hehehe, yeah they are easy spawners all is needed is some nice moss and live foods and they will spawn and they are great parents and wont eat the eggs or the babies, cool when i get that info i surely will pass it on to you, later my friend..><}}}">

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01/22/2008 05:23.21 PM Report This Comment
dude
is that a black and white betta crowntail, man i am looking for an all black crowntail betta jet black is what i want, sweet photos dude, hey if you dont mind me asking when you won that tank how did they notify you and how long did it take, thanks buddy heres a vote, sweet betta man..><}}}">

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01/21/2008 05:37.42 PM Report This Comment
wow on that Betta pic
my goodness thats awesome! I got so lucky with that killi shot, he turned just right and I moved just right and still not sure how the lighting hit that tail like it did, but I am not complaining! I am really thinking of getting that 5 hex they were in and making it a nice Betta home, I like them so much. The boys could use a tank in their room anyway, that's my story! Speaking of, hope all is well in the writing world and wishing you a peaceful evening/day, whatever!

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01/19/2008 09:30.41 PM Report This Comment
hello
great looking setup. and all of your pics are awsome. here's a vote.

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01/17/2008 08:03.47 PM Report This Comment
hey ira
there is a cockatoo apisto that is in the ram family that would look sweet in that 16gal but they are soft water fishies as well, just a thought..><}}}">

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01/10/2008 08:08.44 PM Report This Comment
just voting
but not vocalizing!

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01/09/2008 09:57.49 PM Report This Comment
hey dude
thanks i appreciate the kind words, i try to put up a new photo each month for the chance to win again but i believe it is getting harder now since fish channel is really loaded down with new profiles. stay safe my friend..><}}}">

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01/09/2008 08:50.35 PM Report This Comment
nice loaches, great pics
as usual. those b-flys are just amazing. How goes your wet yet waterless world? Ours is cold but it is January. All fins fat and happy and my red ramshorns are multiplying nicely in spite of the amazon puffs best attempts. They don't bother larger snails so there are lots of mts around as well, which is great as I catch them every few days to throw in to the fig8 tank. It's fun to watch it hunt them down all day. Not much else to babble off, just wishing you better days ahead and some peace for the novel work sooner rather than later. Hang in there, (though really, what else can you do) and happy thoughts to you and yours.

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01/08/2008 07:50.48 PM Report This Comment
ponds 101
in the other pond which is 1000gals i put in a dozen bluegills and they live close to a year and then they all died one after another, i had a bass in there and it jumped out and i found it all dried up, but i do have about 50 minnows right now that are around their adult size, i dumped them into the pond about 2 years ago, we were crappie fishing and i had about a dozen left over from the trip and i didnt want to just kill them so i threw them into the pond and well now when it is warmer they eat the pellets i feed to the goldfish and they keep breeding left and right, and they over winter as well, be safe my friend..><}}}">

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01/04/2008 11:01.36 PM Report This Comment
subscription services
scroll up to the right hand corner at top of page and you will see a box that says subscribe now, click that and explorer will open a new page, scroll down to one of your references like your email address enter the email address and the goofy numbers in the box and it should pull your account up with the subscription services and you can view your status with the magazine, let me know if you were successful aye..><}}}">

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01/03/2008 10:34.38 PM Report This Comment
happy new year
it's a beautiful mild day here, slightly overcast and have doors and windows open for a few minutes for the freshness of it all...I miss snow and fireplaces though, grew up in snow country, lived most my life in snow so I am still not sure about this high desert thing. Everything is so beige here this time of year, even my apt complex haha! Have a happy! I need a betta, those pics of yours are just too nice.....

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01/01/2008 11:43.57 AM Report This Comment
happy new year buddy
yep i had to work tonight i got off at 11pm so i was able to get home before midnight here and be with my family and celebrate the new year and well i am buzzing right now i had some good guinness draught good ol irish brew aye, and i am not doing to bad on the computer right now, hehehe, i only had to write one fine tonight so that was a good night, well because we had a cold front come in and dumped some rain storms and i think everyone mostly stayed in, but as for the late shift i think they will have some problems tonight with the drunk drivers, they are going to be placing some check points up tonight ah good times i would like to be the interceptor on those when they have turn arounds aye to funny they are the ones to look for when the check points are up, there running for something, hehehe, oh well i rather be home, hey heres to you and your family with best wishes for 2008 my friend stay safe..><}}}">

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12/31/2007 11:41.53 PM Report This Comment
cold water fishing
yeah the only thing i might do is go to the rapids here and do some sauger and walleye fishing, thay are fun to catch and both species have daggers for teeth so no thumb lip grabbing here with them, when the water is really cold is the best time for the sauger and walleye, but i havent been fishing for them in quite some time now, i might need to do that soon, wow that would be cool to catch some brownies this time of year and i have always wanted to do some ice fishing in michigan, just cut a hole and sit n fish aye, be good best fish wishes HAV..><}}}">

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12/29/2007 11:46.28 PM Report This Comment
colds, flu and the epidemic of reindeer
I too am very rarely sick, but since this summer I have been hit with a little viral nasty 3 times. Not sure what is in the air/water/food but enough with the mucus already! I love a good bloody crash, used to have some good ones myself. Now that I am mortal I do not go into danger zones any longer, funny how that works. The holiday for us has so far been really wonderful. Lots of mirth and merriment abound and all is well here. Xmas eve is already looked forward to as my daughter is coming and the fondue pot is ready, we are all wishing we were pigging out now but alas, I have a bit of Scrooge in me and won't allow it....Merry ho ho to you and yours and will check back later!

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12/23/2007 11:42.53 PM Report This Comment
glass worms and shrimps
well if they are anything that RCS craze has been going they should be about 1/4 inch in size no color, yeah me as well, i have never had a problem with any type worms before and really everyone has a type of parasite wether it be viruel or non-disease forming most fish will eat them and the hobbyist never knows that they have had the thing anyways, but since i dont have any predators in this tank they are doing pretty well so to say, yeah and i can think back that i may have read something on glass worms probably years ago not 20 but at least 10 years or so, but cool those little baby RCS are way cool dude so i am hoping to have a few now in spring, hey you said a while back you needed some java fern do you still need some i have plenty now, later buddy HAV..><}}}">

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12/23/2007 08:00.46 PM Report This Comment
queer as folk
yea, not happy about that little blog I got so I sent a copy of it and my url to the powers that be here telling them I found it offensive and didn't like it, not one bit...they are very good on the contact side, I have been a regular thorn in their side for a few frauds who didn't deserve a prize for a copyright violation and they are gracious to the cause. On to something good, how goes the novel and may I inquire a little about the content. I will assume you will let me know when it is readable to the general masses, would be one of the first to get it and say I know that dude, haha. I usually have 2 or 3 novels being read at a time and average about 3-5 a week, unless I am sick which knocked me way back on reading this week. Did get some great fin knowledge and have a few more books coming so will be feeling rather learned and with just enough knowledge to be a danger hehe. Nice you got an easy week and then some good time off, hope the family can stay well enough for you to recuperate from your recuperation!

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12/20/2007 08:37.25 AM Report This Comment
cool
yeah i have talked to that dude from planet inverts as well and he is quick to reply back as well, i almost got my shrimp from him too but he was always out of stock and i believed he raised his shrimp price as well, i see that he raised it to 40 bucks and he is offering 15% off and the last time i checked it was 27 dollars for 20 rcs, oh well cool i hope they come in nice for you, i wonder why your nitrates are high, do you gravel vac when you water change, now that will be fun to tear down and start over, i dont use UGF in my plant tanks, and honestly i only have a UGF in my 55gal african setup but plants are not the main focus in this tank, i would go deep gravel bed with laterite mixture, well i really can not remeber what brand of heaters i have, my bro ordered them for me and i got them at cost like 10 bucks a piece, i have 50 watts on all three 10gal, i have 150 watts on 55gal and i have 300 watts on 120gal i think i payed 12 bucks for the 150W and 16 bucks for the 300W my bro at the pet shop is family and i get the hookup, thats why i have all of this crap and my addiction for everything fins is easy and affordable for me, my 120gal setup, tank, glass lids, lights and stand was only 450 bucks new, my heaters i am sure were good heaters but really i cant remember what brand they are and i am going to guess and say maybe hagen submersibles, set em and forget em, i have coralife digital thermometers on all of my tanks and they all read 76* - 78* varies, oh well thats why i really do not want to move, and if i did i wouldnt be able to get a hookup, hey which reminds me have you ever had a plant called baby tears (micranthemum umbrosum) i just ordered it on a rock and will be here this friday with an order of 10 red/blue colombian tetras as well here local from my bros shop, crap dude i am rambling again later my friend..><}}}">

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12/19/2007 10:45.11 PM Report This Comment
amanos
yep i read the article by mr amano and how he raises his shrimp and you are right they need to be transfered to a full strength salt tank for the nymphs make their transittion into the life cycle very delicate they are but well worth it if you can do it and cool yeah dude i will trade you when the time comes, be good my friend..><}}}">

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12/13/2007 09:46.07 PM Report This Comment
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