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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Super Turtleman on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:50 am

Hey everyone, it's been a while. I will get some pics and videos up soon to update on the little guys. They are doing great and growing slowly. They've colored up quite a bit and look pretty good for being on that white substrate (IMO).

I still haven't resealed the 125 yet, but I'm hoping to get to it soon. I have everything I need except the time, so I need to get on that. Fortunately, like J mentioned, they're growing slow enough that they're nowhere near cramped in the 50G they're currently in. I have 2 bags of Tahitian Moon Sand ready to go, so I want to get it done and see what it looks like.
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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:22 am

Ok, here are a couple vids of the fronts. You can watch in HD.

March 1st


June 9th


The code worked in previews...if it doesn't here are the URLs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmTHa0cGkFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLCnNYuMayM
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Post by theswede on Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:55 am

Great looking tank and vids Emil ! Man, those fronts are slow growers.
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Post by Jason Dolting on Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:43 am

Great fish and price compared to Tasmania (Australia). Here Frontosa's retail between $55 - $75 each which when you take into account the current exchange rate from Aust to American Dollars you got an absolute bargain.
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Post by Aura on Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:13 am

Testing....



Emil, you just forgot to add the { youtube ] around the code.

Very nice videos and the fish are looking good.
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Post by nitroloser on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:10 am

way cool great video too
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Post by cichlidman on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:57 am

They are growing very nicely..

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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:17 pm

The 125G is resealed. I will be water testing it Wednesday...and hopefully after that I can get it set up fairly quickly. I'm thinking within the next 2 weeks or so.
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Post by vman on Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:44 pm

Looking good !!
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Post by iceblue on Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:37 am

Sweet Emil. They look very very cool and clean.
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Post by Super Turtleman on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:49 pm

I test filled the tank last night and found a small leak....but it was all the way at the top (above the trim line). I normally don't fill it that high (touching the cross brace), so I dropped it down 1/2" and will check again tonight. It seems to me that water can easily rise above the glass if you fill it that high, since there's no seal for the trim (or is there)? I thought about running a bead of silicone along the inside of the trim. Either way, I will keep working on it so I can get it ready.
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Post by Aura on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:58 pm

How did it work out, Emil? Were you able to stop the leak?
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Post by Super Turtleman on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:10 am

The leak wasn't really a leak...it's just going between the trim and up & over the glass. I never fill my tank that high, so I dropped it a 1/2 inch and no more leak. I'm going to drain it tomorrow and start working on moving fish and tanks around to get ready to bring it into the house. With a little luck I can have it filled in it's final resting place by Sunday.
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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:32 pm

Ok, it's all done and the fronts are in and doing well. I worked through the weekend on it while also saving time for family (watched Despicable Me in 3-D...two thumbs up).

Anyway, the tank and stand both look good...and the light looks awesome. The light is a 72" Coralife Lunar AquaLight Deluxe Series (costs around $420 brand new). It also came with 2 extra brand new bulbs ($44 each). Total I paid for the light & bulbs...$75!!! :good: No regrets there. I've taken a few vids but they don't do it justice. I'll upload them later. Here are some pics






















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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Aura on Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:24 pm

It looks really, really nice! I love the look of the dark substrate. Great deal on that lighting too!
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Post by theswede on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:24 pm

They whole thing looks great. Very nice setup. Are you planing on getting any more species in there?
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Post by vman on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:49 pm

Good job !
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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Super Turtleman on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I've been contemplating what other species I might add. Any suggestions?

Here's a vid of the setup.

[youtube][youtube]

I tried Betty...still can't get it. What did I do wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMm_uZTxb8
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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Aura on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:42 pm

Hmm, I don't know. It looks okay to me.

This is with the url surrounded by the youtube tags...


This is with the embed code...


They both work in preview, let's see what happens when I post it.

Embed code with youtube tags...


I don't know what to say Emil. The first video I just posted is not in HD, but I just used the URL from the address bar and put the youtube tags around it. The second one, I copied and pasted the embed code from under your video and it did not work, obviously. The third one was that same embed code with the youtube tags. I can't see what you did wrong. scratch
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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Super Turtleman on Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:23 pm

Maybe only mods/admin can do it???

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMm_uZTxb8[youtube]

No luck for me...oh well.
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Post by theswede on Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:58 pm

Nice vid!!! Very strange it always works for me.

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Post by Aura on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:30 pm

I see the problem!! Emil, you need a / in your closing youtube tag, so it looks like this [/youtube].
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Re: F1 Frontosa "Zaire Blue" Kapampa

Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:46 am

Testing....

That was it Betty, thanks!
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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:45 pm

I have eggs!!! The comps have started breeding. I have a video on my Droid X I'm trying to upload to youtube. As soon as it's there, I will add it here.

BTW, suggestions are welcome and appreciated. I know they're egg layers and she has them in the crack between 2 of my rocks on the left side of the tank. I can see some of them are already wiggling around. How long should I wait to remove them and what should I do with them?
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Post by nitroloser on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:55 pm

very nice ,i bet those fish love that set up
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