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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks.

Yeah I am not getting any killifish. I tried my hand in lampeyes, just to to see if they would jump before I got a more expensive killifish, all but 1 jumped out. The water is perfect, I think it's the sudden on and off of the lights, I even putt in floating plants, no luck. Good thing is they did breed for me and I have 6 babies. I'm going raise them to a lil bigger and then see if anyone wants them to enjoy in covered tank.

I'm at a loss at what to get right now...
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post #32 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Here some updated pics from last night:

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I also got some unknown growth in my emersed java moss. Let me know if anyone knows what it is:









I'm getting rid of the 2211 because of insufficient and unreliable flow rates. I added a 2213 to my tank and have turned down the flow of it. I have decided to get a African Leaf Fish as my main display fish. Opinions and comments are welcomed.
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Just found the shrimp. He died 30 or 40 ft away from the tank in my living room. I wasn't even looking for him in there...
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Your tank looks awesome. Love the lotus and the arrangement of all the plants and driftwood. Have you thought of getting a piece of Plexiglas cut for the top, something that can be cut around where the wood comes out to keep it somewhat covered. Just trying to be helpful
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looks like mystery plant might be a crypt.
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The tank looks really good, the plants seem to have taken off well in there. Have you been adding anything to help the growth or is this just the tank running its course?
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What about adding some micro rasboras? I've never had them jump before, and all my tanks I've ever kept have been open tops.


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Your tank looks awesome. Love the lotus and the arrangement of all the plants and driftwood. Have you thought of getting a piece of Plexiglas cut for the top, something that can be cut around where the wood comes out to keep it somewhat covered. Just trying to be helpful
Thanks for the kind words. I really love the tiger lotus too. I tried cutting my own Plexiglas but I always managed to crack it during the cutting process. I even looked at getting the lid it came with custom cut at a glass shop but they said it would cost more the tank itself. I added a lot more flating plants to deter fish from jumping out. But I gt to wait and see if that's gonna work.

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The tank looks really good, the plants seem to have taken off well in there. Have you been adding anything to help the growth or is this just the tank running its course?
I change the water twice a week and add Flourish and Excel once a week. I just bought a Paintball CO2 regulator from a member on this site and got dry ferts from GLA. So in a few days I'll change over to that.

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What about adding some micro rasboras? I've never had them jump before, and all my tanks I've ever kept have been open tops.
I initially thought about keeping rasboras but I couldn't think of any African species. Now I figured I'd get a African Leaf Fish, and anything else in that tank becomes a meal for him/her.
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Question on low O2

I have noticed today that during the night, when the lights are off, a few shrimps climb up on top of the java moss island. It got me thinking is this due to low oxygen during the night? Also I have had a lot of lampeyes jump out of the tank and that too happened during the night. I do not have too much water surface agitation. Should I add aeration during the night? Or do you guys recommend some other alternative action?
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It's definitely a sign of insufficient O2. Either turn off your CO2 at night or run an air pump on a timer.


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I'm not running CO2 in the tank. I'll add a air pump. Thanks Tony
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Changing the tank up...

I decided to stop with the African theme, at least in the choice of fish. I took out all of the Bolbitis heudelotti and few of the Nymphaea lotus, so now there is some swimming room.

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I'll post some pics of the tank in the next week or so. In the time being these are some pics the seller, korwhord, took of the two bettas.
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Just some pictures I snapped tonight. Enjoy...
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