High Maintenance tank but low maintenance GF! *UPDATE: ADA60P to Custom wannabe 60F! - Page 8 - The Planted Tank Forum
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Not much time to play w the tank. Been out of the apartment just bout the whole day. Glad I for to feed the shrimp though. Figured I haven't fed anything to the tank.

Tonight menu. Boiled small chip of carrot. Removed a few hours later after everyone had their share.

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ADA 60P- higher maintenance than my gf.

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I threw a scrape piece of vinyl tubing into the refuge last night. Turns out it could be a makeshift cave.
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Where did u get the otocats from? What's that red plant there in the tank?

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Where did u get the otocats from? What's that red plant there in the tank?
The shorter leaves is alternanthera mini.
The bigger is just a stem of hygro

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Alter mini is growing very slow. Only got one small bunch of it.

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The shorter leaves is alternanthera mini.
The bigger is just a stem of hygro

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Alter mini is growing very slow. Only got one small bunch of it.

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Yea, I'll take some of that let me know?
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I thought they banned those dye injected fish.
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I thought they banned those dye injected fish.

No clue. I've seen a bunch at some stores around here. If it makes any difference. The due fades away after a couple of months. Mine are already losing some color.
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Been caught up with some work and things the past week. Hopefully I get time to tend to the tank.

Did a 25% then another smaller WC last night to remove the surface scum. lost 3 oto and an Amano and pumpkin. Through out last week. I have a feeling it's from the thick surface scum.



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Got home before the lights went out. Got a good look at one of the bumble bees!

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New toys came in... Perfect weekend to do maint and everything else.




Going to attempt to put a 2211 canister on the refuge pulling water from the main tank as well!
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Spent the afternoon cleaning the canister. Small wc, install the new pipes, plumb refuge. Get the atomizer going and putting a bubble counter on my reg.

Going to have a 24 leak test before cleaning and buttoning it all up.

Need to find a outlet that fits that smaller hose diameter on the canister. It's flow is turned back about 1/4.

The jet outflow really increases throw. A bit too much for my tank. So the 2215 is pulled back a little on flow as well. Still messing w the skimmer on the Intake but it seems like it's working.


Like everyone says the atomizer is crazy efficient compared to my old glass diffuser.


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The new pipes look good. I kind of regret not going with those when I bought mine. How does the skimmer work?
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The new pipes look good. I kind of regret not going with those when I bought mine. How does the skimmer work?

It's a Normal looking Intake with a adjustable screw on top. You can adjust how much to close off the tank inflow which in turns sucks more water from up top froma skimmer-style floating plastic basket.

You can also remove the attachment and throw a prefilter on it for normal use.

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Sorry, I meant how well does it work, my bad.
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