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post #12 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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So, I guess it's time for an update, hmm???

Well, let's see. I now have 3 guppies, and 5 serpae tetras. All in the quarantine 10 gallon, temperature is at 88 degrees and has been there for 2 weeks. I'm going to get the planted 10 gallon cycled with ammonia before I put the fish back in it.

Speaking of cycling, it's time for a water change in the q-10. I've got a reading of ammonia AND nitrite in it. Maybe they both will cycle. No... I'm not leaving the q-10 set up after the planted 10 is cycled. Not enough room in my room for the turtle tank and both 10. As it is, the fish are on the floor. I can't even open the bottom half of my dresser because of the tank.

All fish are eating and seem healthy. The serpaes are back up to where they should be.

Had a mishap with the planted 10's light the first day I put it on a timer. The light never came on. The plants looked a little wilted for the next few days, but now they are better. The light is set to turn on at 8 and shut off at 4pm. Is that good? I was having algae problems (the snails are working to keep it under control.) I think that the algae was caused by the lights being on too long. Hopefully this will help.

So, I'm off to do a 50% water change and get some pictures posted!

Thank you for all those interested enough to check out this journal. I hope you like the tank so far.

55 gallon -- 1 bala sharks, 2 female mollies, 10 leopard danios, 9 guppies, 3 SAE, 1 Butterfly Pleco// 20 gallon -- 5 Serpae Tetra // 5.5 gal -- 1 male betta, 2 Emerald Rasbora, 2 Ember tetra // 30 gallon tall -- 1 fantail goldfish, 1 black moor goldfish // Recent losses / gains -- 1 male dumbo betta (Illy!)
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