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|01-23-2013 12:16 AM|
Originally Posted by 150EH View Post
She likes to try to get the snails. Lol. And, bang on the top glass.
|01-22-2013 12:05 AM|
After I looked at this I realized there were a few things I should have done to make my tank look better like, move those wires, clean the pipes, remove drop checker, & unplug the filter.
Never the less is has come a long way and I thought it was a lost cause. Look how the substrate in the middle was broken and heaved by injecting H202 into the substrate.
I love hoe green this tank is right down to the fish.
|01-16-2013 03:35 AM|
I'll post some pics soon. After new year it was just embarrassing, filled with Cyanobacteria (transfered from the 150) BBA because of soft acidic water, RO & C02. But I've been working hard trimming, cleaning, H202 treatments and it's starting to look good, just a little more and all the BBA will be dead but I'll still have the white fuzz tufts everywhere for a while.
I've started using tap water to get the kH up, which helps the C02 to work easier and keeps the pH higher too, it works so well that I almost gassed my new fish the first time I got a stable kH of 3, I turned to admire my work and everyone was gasping for air, but they all made it.
I see your beautiful little girl is getting big enough to grab that top rim and pull, then she'll dance around making that nice splashy noise, laughing and waving her arms, lala la la!!!
|01-11-2013 01:57 PM|
|cableguy69846||Hmmmm, I missed some posts. Glad to see the tank still going. It is starting to look great. Hope to see more soon.|
|11-21-2012 08:45 PM|
LOL, I was trying to leave my DIY out of the shot, thanks and I will.
Wet Spot packed them beautifully and they all came through alive and in good health. It really make the overnight shipping worth it, to see these fish so healthy and full of energy.
The Microdevario kubotai are very nervous but have colored up a little over the past couple hours.
These Hara minuscula "Burmese Mini Moth Cat" are a slightly different species than I wanted but they are so cool looking and have a ton of personality in such a tiny package, I think they would have be enough to make a really interesting tank without the nervous energy of the Green Rasbora.
|11-21-2012 04:48 AM|
|talontsiawd||Looks fabulous. Mind taking some pics with the stand/light so we can see it in full effect?|
|11-21-2012 04:43 AM|
The tank has filled in nicely and got the first hard trim today, new fish are in the air as I type, flown in from Wet Spot in Oregon, and I'll pick up some shrimp at our December meeting, OEBT and Yellow Neocaridina.
I need to put some wood or breeding tubes behind the rocks for hiding or maybe some oak leaves, etc.
After trim, the four Ghost shrimp were going crazy finding eats after the trim.
The new fish are 3 Hara jerdoni "Dwarf Anchor Cat" which are 1.2 inches long as adults, so they are tiny.
... and 11 Microdevario kubotai "Green Rasbora" which are a half to three quarters of and inch long mature.
|11-09-2012 06:02 AM|
Really!!! Cyano again
I can't believe it but I have Cyanobacteria in this tank and I've started treating it tonight with Maracyn, This tanks has very little good bacteria and only the load 5 or 6 Ghost Shrimp can provide so it may get ugly. I used some Fissidens from my 150 and transfered the bacteria to this tank, so it's my fault and this strain has been treated several times in the 150 so I may be in trouble. I'm taking all of the pre-cautions I can, like adding the Maracyn at night in fear that light may degrade or reduce effectiveness, plus I've added 25% more than the recommended amounts, now I wait and treat for 8 days, knock on wood.
|11-07-2012 07:27 AM|
Originally Posted by 150EH View Post
Sent from my phone via my job's wifi, most likely.
|11-07-2012 03:08 AM|
|150EH||I thought you would like them, they are very active and come like dogs at feeding time and they also guard the food. I'll have to try the blood worms to see how they act.|
|11-06-2012 09:08 PM|
Tank looks good, and those shrimp pics are awesome. I especially dig that last one. Now you make me want ghost shrimp again.
On a side not, those shrimp will go nuts for some blood worms.
|11-06-2012 05:57 PM|
|fishboy199413||Coming along nicely. (:|
|11-06-2012 05:18 PM|
Finally I got the generation III heater/reactor combo installed without any leaks, it was gluing on a wide collar with silicone and letting it cure before you start the build that made the difference and no Heyco fitting required, besides they leaked.
I also made some clear lily pipe bent up to my specific needs and they do make the tank look less cluttered, at least when they are new and clean.
Before & After
|11-01-2012 09:28 PM|
|11-01-2012 09:21 PM|
Cable, I'm sorry they aren't better quality but you can see a little detail. I'm finding these shrimp are a blast to watch, they run as soon as food hits the water and then they carry it away and guard it like a dog, they are also starting to eat a lot of algae on my every other day feeding routine.
They seem to have a slit in the eye that makes them look a little funny
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