Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Philidelphia, PA
Hahaha....suburbanite boy. No worries about me guys...I'm rough enough around the edges to take care of myself in the shady parts of town haha.
I have nematodes in some of my guppies (red worm looking things coming out of the anus) and I just noticed I have hydra in my 40 breeder. No clue where the hydra came from....the only new things I've added to the tank have been breeding caves that were completely dried out. Maybe the organism is able to survive in a dormant stage? I've never had hydra before though. I'm just going to remove all the fish, crank up the heater to around 120 degree's F and that should kill them apparently.
I'm finished setting up my sump system, minus adding the filtering material, but one of my overflows isn't keeping up with the flow from the return line. I think I know the cause, so I'm going to take the one drain pipe apart and reconfigure it and see if that works. Once I know that I can keep the return pump running and have the overflows constantly keeping the water line stable, I will glue everything together and add the filter media.
Then after that I suppose I'll resume scaping my 75 with anubias as I originally planned, but never got around to. I got another large piece of mopani from petco (the one on aramingo). The first piece I got looked like it was growing some sort of fungus or bacteria on sections of the wood when I left it in a unestablished tank so I'm going to stick it in the oven and see if that stops anything from growing.