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Freshwater from Lakewood

Hastatus and Snowball rearing tank

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Name: Corydoras hastatus and Snowball shrimp setup

Size/Category 10-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
17 - Corydoras hastatus

Lighting: 2x15 watt standard T-5s

Filtration: Marineland Penguin 100 Power Filter modified with sponge intake, 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: Snowball shrimp (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis "White"). Red Ramshorn snails and Golden Mystery snails. Plants: Contorted Val (Vallisneria asiatica), Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata), Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus), Lace Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus v. ‘'Windelov'), Duck Weed (Lemna minor) and Tiger Lotus. Substrate composition: Bottom layer- 1/2" inch of standard aquarium gravel and laterite. Middle layer- sterile peat moss (thinly layered) with Flourite 2 1/2" thick. Top layer/rooting media- sterilized paver sand 3/4" deep.

Other Accessories: Single DIY CO2 generator.

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06/01/2011 12:00.46 PM
Your plants look great! I left a vote.

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02/28/2011 10:17.16 AM Report This Comment
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long time no blog
such awesome tanks, all of yours. Hoping all is well. We are quite busy but it's worth it as we have finally found a home and are in the buying process. After months (started late Oct) of looking and almost 65 houses, we found what we wanted and needed. Lots of places to put fish tanks being top of the list of course!

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02/20/2009 10:11.23 AM Report This Comment
Hello there
Sweet tank... and car!!! Heres a vote!

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11/23/2008 03:34.41 PM Report This Comment
100% agree
wow i so agree with you man, what annoys me the most about these elections is all the back stabbing BS ads in the paper, radio and TV that come with it i am so sick and tired of seeing or hearing an ad about well he did this and she done that, man get a life, so yep i am glad its over as well i would have actually thrown up if i heard another politic ad, i based all my votes on ex-military this round since i was in the military i want a military person in office maybe they will get our VA's back in check, i utilized the VA hospital a few years back and wow the way i was treated and the conditions were deplorable so i vowed not to return unless i am 65 and have no health care, so i go to a doctor with my own health care plan from work and he is a reservist in the military, cool huh, ok i am done with politicing, cool deal on the shrimp buddy, so i have a new plan buddy i am going to build a fish room here in the spring, i am turning my garage into a fish room and i will be doing alot of inverts and cichlids and maybe a few odd ball stuff along with different cory's as well if and when i am successful i will probably go online and start a small business to pay for the extras, take care buddy..

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11/04/2008 08:17.42 PM Report This Comment
cool deal
that works just give me a shout back when its time maybe a month from now you may have a strong colony..

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10/23/2008 06:58.40 PM Report This Comment
hey ira
how much for a small colony of greens shipped to me say like 5 to 7 green shrimp..

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10/22/2008 09:13.35 PM Report This Comment
cool buddy
well i am so happy ryan finally came thru for you and it was the right thing for him to do even if hes mad i hate people like that and honest i wouldnt know what i would do in that same sense because of the betrayal in all, well sucks for me is i lost all the new shrimp i just got last club meeting due to a high ammonia spike i had found a dead fish under my sponge filter so i am guessing thats the culprit and i have back in order so if you want to get rid of a few let me know aye and i will be glad to hook up with you on some, later buddy..

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10/21/2008 10:36.09 PM Report This Comment
hehehehe
thats cool aye on the auction and our next month speaker will be the gentleman who owns that farm in texas cool deal plus he will be donating some fish as well, wow he must get around in the fish club scene aye, cool deal on ryan i am glad it worked out man, cool keep me posted and i know of a good therapist as well hehehe..

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10/14/2008 09:18.01 PM Report This Comment
cool
well sounds like that was the right thing to do for him aye but i still wouldnt trust him or do any business with him again, cool i will check that forum out tomorrow, i got some endlers and 10 more cherry shrimp yesturday for 6 bucks that was a deal, coolness i will talk to you later buddy..

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10/13/2008 09:36.22 PM Report This Comment
just a check in
did you ever get your stuff or recover your losses on that shrimp/fin deal? Been super, super busy around here and am just going to try to get through today then all will be mellow for a bit. So, just wanted to send a howdy and take a peek at your gorgeous pics!

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09/27/2008 08:19.31 AM Report This Comment
dude
man that storm was wicked it took 3 days and i only lost about 10 fish which isnt intirely too bad compared to what could have happened aye, no i didnt hate it up with him yet i was waiting to see if you got your order yet because i fear he would be vindictive of your situation but i guess he isnt going to comply with you, man i would be so pissed, cool buddy i'll talk to you later..

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09/22/2008 08:02.11 PM Report This Comment
wow what a week
dude we got slammed aye, our city was wiped out by a major super storm from hurricane ike it hit last sunday and our city has been under a state of emergency, my power to my neighborhood was just restored today, 3 days later aye, wow no power and no computer now that was crazy, but this was a wicked storm, so i am leaving votes and checking up on my profiles.. had a few fish fatalities but all in all everything in my immediate area is back to normal so far, later..

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09/17/2008 07:52.43 PM Report This Comment
what up ira
that ride looks good man, it will be sweet when you guys are done with that, yeah i will email him then pretty messed up so i am assuming you still havent recieved your stuff from ryan have you, wow i was sending people to him too but i will not any longer aye, i did originally thought that he was too expensive with his prices so i never did business with him, and he never had anything in stock so i thought he was shady from the get go which now i am glad i didnt because dude i would send so much hate mail he probably put a restraining order on me on the web hehehehe, yeah if you want to trade some plants that will be cool or not your call i can use some of that contorted vals man, later buddy..

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09/13/2008 08:48.43 PM Report This Comment
what up ira
cool buddy get some sleep man i know exactly how you feel i was on third shift for years and second shift for 6 years and now first shift going on 10 months now and i am still sleepy well because i am internally screwed up cant get to bed til like 2am and i have to be up at 5am so i am only getting about 3 to 4 hours of sleep each day pretty messed up aye, cool hit me back soon..

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09/11/2008 04:34.31 PM Report This Comment
cool buddy
yeah you were reading my mind aye, so the cory's i sent you are doing fine well cool deal, those hastatus will need some java moss, oh yeah did i send you some flame moss back then as well, if so hows it doing mine is like weeds man doing great, i also have some java moss doing really good as well, what plants do you still have, do you have any anubias you want to trade, that tiger lotus you sent is doing nice, didnt you say you have some vals as well let me know if you want to trade for something, i have the java and flame moss, amazon sword, tons of saggittaria, tons of micro sword, tons of java fern, tons of cryptocoryne, tons of red ludwigea, some moneywart, i have a little anubias nanna but its a baby plantlet but i want to get into the anubias var. dude let me know if you get that shipment from ryan if not i may have to say something man thats wacked aye, dude take care..

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09/10/2008 08:18.05 PM Report This Comment
dude
yeah if he keeps doing it and getting away with it he will not stop til he meets some one like me because i will drive to his place for 50 bucks even if i have to spend 100 bucks to get there its the principal of the issue at hand or at least report his arse to the better business bureau for being a scrub man i hate a thief no matter how you call it, hey BTW cool deal on the hastatus man i know you have been wanting those buddy i bet their sweet aye, take care buddy..

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09/09/2008 09:48.18 PM Report This Comment
dude
that sucks out loud aye do you want me to email him, yeah i have noticed overtime he was bumping his prices way to fast because i could use some nerite snails but i am not going to pay that much money for some snails aye, well i got rid of all of my RCS and i will probably not get anymore anytime soon if i do there on aquariacentral.com you can find some cool deals fo sure dude i would be pissed aye, sorry to hear that man, let me know what happens aye and let me know if you want me to email him, because i will, later buddy..

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09/08/2008 07:58.51 PM Report This Comment
cool
sounds like fun to go fishing my little one is sick with a stomach virus poor kid hopefully she will be fine by tomorrow aye, me not to much lately just staying busy is as all, hows the shrimps aye, cool deal on the hastatus, later buddy..><}}}">

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09/07/2008 09:15.17 PM Report This Comment
dude
i was able to save only one snowball but i am going to get rid of the rest of my cherries and do something else with that tank maybe some mini fishes i was also thinking on a solid black fancy guppy that would be cool, later buddy..><}}}">

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07/01/2008 10:17.14 PM Report This Comment
hello my friend
dude really sorry for that but i did manage to find one alive still and i went ahead and threw him in the RCS tank so if you say i should i will feed him to my cichlids, thanks buddy i appreciate your help and the vote, heres one for you, later my friend..><}}}">

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06/26/2008 07:48.54 PM Report This Comment
hey
dude sorry i lost all of them i guess they didnt agree with the water because my shrimp managed to perish and even the ones i was able to take care of man it was like that once he was in the the shelter. whammo dead oo..

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06/25/2008 11:11.21 PM Report This Comment
what up ira
hey i threw them in the 5gal with the same water from my RCS tank because at first that is were they were and the ph is at 6.4 nitrate really high but i am working on it to get the tank back in shape, i am hoping the rest should be fine, yeah if not i will give you a call, cool that you have a few shrimps going i would be the same way if i had a little more room, i am thinking about converting my garage into a fish room for breeding reasons, dude i am impressed with your selection, take care buddy i will keep you updated..><}}}">

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06/14/2008 10:29.41 PM Report This Comment
hey
cool i will check it out as well i need some just in case aye, kordon breather bags is the way to go, cool you do have the crystal red shrimp how much were these guys, i have seen them go for about hundred dollars or so, later buddy..><}}}">

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06/13/2008 09:44.29 PM Report This Comment
funny story
the night before i shipped the shrimp and corys / oto's i placed them in a 2 gal goldfish bowl with an air stone and water from the main tank so all i had to do in the morning was to bag them and pack them in the box but i kept noticing the shrimp were hanging on the oto's head which made the oto's flip out a bit so i had uprooted some money wart and red ludwigea so i could catch the shrimp and i tossed the ludwigea in the tank so that the shrimp would cling to that instead of the fish and when i bagged the shrimp i noticed that all shrimp were clinging to the ludwigea so i just tossed that in as well and honest that crap groes like crazy for me with added co-2 and if you stick it in the gravel it will take off as well yeah i had a few little java ferns and really i didnt noticed it had made it in the bag, cool so i got the snowballs in a 5gal rectangle tank so if you hook me up later send something that will go with them or the cherries with out cross breeding aye, hey also were did you get those kordon breather bags from i would like to get some, cool i hope the fish are doing well, did you see that note i put in the box with all of the water perimeters, cool i will talk to you later you should still have my number give me a call if you need any info, later dude, heres a vote..><}}}">

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06/11/2008 09:10.27 PM Report This Comment
dude
i can not stress how much i hate the post office dude i keep trying that tracking number and all i get is BS from the site i want to know were the package is, so hopefully it is in your town already did you try the track number yet, later buddy..><}}}">

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06/10/2008 09:04.30 PM Report This Comment
cool
no worries buddy, yeah nice talking to you as well, man you were driving i should have called you back, we were going to indiana to meet a friend that was visiting from florida at this pizza joint and it is pretty far away and they have this cool pet shop there that have some really nice tanganyika cichlids so of course i had to stop and buy something, i got a lelupi to go in my 120gal, hey i emailed you the tracking number on the shrimp i tried it earlier but wasnt able to view progress usps site was down for the most part of the day, but cool man i am stressing i hope they arrive in good shape if not i will have to wait and let my population get back to par and i will resend you some, later man..><}}}">

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06/09/2008 09:48.58 PM Report This Comment
Thanks...
for info on the Tiger Lilly. That may do the trick. We haven't seen any in our local shops but a owner/friend is taking a trip to NC Tuesday and said he'd try to find it. Do you think the four leaf clover would be okay? Some of the sites said it could take up to 84 degrees. Each site says something different usually. We appreciate your help. v4u

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06/08/2008 09:25.16 PM Report This Comment
what up ira
cool so i hope they come by tuesday i will ship in the am tomorrow just wont be able to let you know til later though, man i hate acclimating cats more than i do fish, crazy they have to get their spitting and hissing out than they will be best of buds cool deal i would like another cat but i believe we have enough animals for now, almost got another turtle today it was a red ear slider in the middle of the road so i just said to myself i have enough turtles in my pond really dont need another one so i put him in the grass near a creek and let him be, cool later buddy i will talk to you soon also is it ok to call the number you provided in the email..><}}}">

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06/08/2008 09:21.42 PM Report This Comment
cool
will do buddy, at least i am glad you are getting them and i hope they make it, so i have the kordon bag my RCS came in last year but it is smaller so i could do the RCS in that and the large kordon i got from you is i can add the corys, i will do the 2 day thing but i will package in a smaller box to save on cost and really dont want to use to much foam peanuts and alot of newpaper because the bags need room to breath so to say, coolness i got your email so i can send it to you, i will do so on monday morning and i will let you know aye, later buddy..><}}}">

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06/06/2008 09:19.59 PM Report This Comment
hey
i think there hastatus but i am not a hundred percent sure and honest if there not you can still have them they are about a year old and are full size dont worry about the shipping man, dude they sent your shrimp and the plants in a huge box and stuffed it to the gills with peanuts pretty much overkill i will put the moss in a bag by itself and i will ship the RCS and corys together and ship in a smaller box, i did save the peanuts for when i send your package monday, dude i have a garbage bag full of peanuts that gives you an ideal on how big the box was, hehehehe, also i think i have an oto that hangs out with the corys do you want him as well since he will be a loner, cool i have your address you sent me in the email, later let me know aye also i will check to see if those are true hastatus..><}}}">

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06/05/2008 06:20.46 PM Report This Comment
You are correct!
It is a Metropolitan. Due to a financial slam a couple of years ago we had to sell it. We loved it and got alot of looks in it. It was a cool car. George tries to keep something old here for Christmas as we go all out. Our first year the kids told us we could have an after Christmas sale! LOL We are going to post other Christmas truck pics soon. The house we live in is owned by our company. We live here with the kids we house parent for that 3 week stint and then we get a week off. Releif staff stay with the kids the week we're gone and it is a beautiful home. I found out via a search engine that moss ball can be found under moss ball! Sorry to have bothered you with that. It also this name (chladophora Aegagropila). In searching I did find out why we are having trouble keeping plants healthy. Our temps are around 85/86 for the Discus and most plants I've seen so far are good up to 82 degrees. I did find a small type of sword that can do well up to 84. Do you have any suggestions of plants for higher temps? Will await your response. :) Later and a v4u.

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06/04/2008 09:08.56 PM Report This Comment
Hello again!
Have a question. Those moss balls, are they easy to keep and can they mess up a tank by falling apart? Oh, we posted some new pics. Stop by when you can. v4u

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06/03/2008 08:42.34 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Thanks for the information on ph and temps. Hopefully we'll do a planted tank sometime. Hope you had a great day. Vote 4U, Gwen

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05/31/2008 10:33.27 PM Report This Comment
cool
yeah i would like for the riccia to grow but i havent ever had luck with it, hey justa question when i ship some RCS to you dod you just want me to throw the flame moss in the shrimp bag or seperate, later dude i am so sleepy right now..><}}}">

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05/31/2008 09:02.29 PM Report This Comment
here a vote
Great fish and car's

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05/31/2008 05:19.41 AM Report This Comment
Hello again!
Sorry about Sampson. We had a flounder die today. We really liked the little guy. He'd fly all over the tank. Looked great yesterday. Go figure. George thinks your cars look great. Me too. We are finding it difficult to even find the time to work on his truck anymore. :( These girls we house parent take most of our free time. We worked with boys for 5 plus years for our company and have had girls about a year now. The guys were kinda self sufficient but the girls become more emotionally attached. Could you tell me ph & temps in your planted tanks? We don't have much luck with live plants. Blog soon and of course a vote for you, Gwen

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05/30/2008 10:05.42 PM Report This Comment
dude
the tiger lotus is awesome you sent looks good for small specimens man youve been doing a good job on these so i will not let my buddies talk me out of the tiger lotus this time i have one in the 20gal and one in the 55gal no hope for the 120gal as for it houses really aggressive fish crushed coral and large shells for the shell dwellers and rocky caverns, later buddy..><}}}">

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05/30/2008 09:24.31 PM Report This Comment
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