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post #211 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 12:00 PM
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Thanks! Taking out so many floaters and plant cover meant more light so the algae tried to come back. I lowered the PAR so the algae won't take hold.

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First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 12/7/13 video update! New Lambchop Rasbora!

Well it's been over a month since the tank crash, had to rescape everything. All the fish survived, even the shrimp. Even the one lone Neon Tetra! My youngest kid dumped half if the entire tub of pellet food in there while we were away. Came home to cloudy water, bacteria already getting to work. Massive cleanup to save everything hah.

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Here is a close up where you can see the rasbora and CPD better:

http://i.imgur.com/Z0wNoeT.jpg

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5/23/14: ich wipeout. Added a balloon ram that had ich, wiped everything out except 4 Lambchop rasbora, that one neon tetra that must be Wolverine, the Pleco, and two amano shrimp. Since the tank has gotten to the point where all the ich is gone and off the current fish, might as well intro new fish during treatment since I would treat them for ich anyhow. Thought we got ten rummynose tetra but one snuck in there that wasn't- the January Tetra.

http://www.inaquarium.com/hemigrammus-hyanuary.php

It loves to school with the rummies so this is fine. Before adding them, here is a shot with the new driftwood the store gave me as a mea culpa for the fishocalypse:

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So sorry to hear about the ich outbreak!

I just wanted to thank you for sharing so much about your tank! It's very similar to what I hope to get going in my 20H, so it's a real encouragement to read everything you've got here!

Good luck with the new fish, and I hope you have several more smooth months ahead!

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We appreciate the words of encouragement! The ich treatment works very well- raise to 86F, add Aquarium salt and Kordon Ich attack, and every other day gravel vac and water changes. The new fish haven't shown any ich, and the superhuman sole neon tetra shook off the ich and is doing fine. Unkillable!

To reward the lonely neon, we added 6 new neons via petsmart Memorial Day sale. The driftwood is doing great, very little tannin and zero fungus. The Pleco is acting like it has a T-bone steak in there now! Here is hoping after the ich treatment is done everything will stabilize.

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First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 5/23/14 update! Ich Death recovery!



After Memorial Day sale. Planted some dwarf hair grass, red temple and anubias nana. All from petsmart! Rubber bands to keep the nana on the driftwood until the rhizomes stick. As expected, all the new fish now have ich, but since the tank was already undergoing treatment none have died and in a few weeks hopefully everything will clear up.

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Well the Kordon Ich Attack works as advertised, a bit over a week now and the ich is not visible on any fish. The last original "Wolverine" neon tetra did die, but no other deaths, even the January Tetra that was riddled with ich. Going to keep the heat up and finish off the bottle at least until June 11th just to make certain nothing survives in the ich life cycle.

All this heat killed off most of the new hair grass and red temple- browned and melted. But some still survived so next water change I will prune out the dead stuff and give the others room to grow. We will make it!

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Sad to hear the neon finally gave in, but glad to hear things are looking good overall!

Once you get things pruned and resituated, I'd love to see another picture.

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First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 5/23/14 update! Ich Death recovery!

Yep! High heat killed off all new plants but the anubias nana, still securing that with rubber bands on the driftwood. I'll give it another week before taking the bands off. Moved some of the plants to the foreground too, not sure of the name of them.

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First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 5/23/14 update! Ich Death recovery!

What the heck. Our BN Pleco is missing for a week! We hunted and dredged but he is MIA! That was our last fish from our original stock, we are so sad.

In plant news here is Golden Porthos in the HOB filter. The anubias is going strong on the driftwood. The new neons and rummynose and that one fake rummy are all doing great, but the four lambchop Rasbora look a little pale, maybe stressed out?


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What the heck. Our BN Pleco is missing for a week! We hunted and dredged but he is MIA!
Did you look in the filter?
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Did you look in the filter?

Good suggestion I just looked but no traces there either. It's a mystery! With the tank wipeout before, they were all just under the substrate for some reason, but this isn't the case now.

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Good suggestion I just looked but no traces there either. It's a mystery! With the tank wipeout before, they were all just under the substrate for some reason, but this isn't the case now.
Did you take the filter apart? Did you look in the plants in the filter?
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