The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals > 40 breeder- a tentative peace

Thread: 40 breeder- a tentative peace Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-20-2013 01:04 PM
le0p Thanks! I've heard about that and I've been keeping an eye on her. So far it's not been a problem and she's surprisingly nimble when navigating. I'll keep watch though and see if it becomes an issue.
02-20-2013 04:57 AM
xjasminex Looking good, even though the crypts grow slower they will really look good in a few months if the conditions are good for them.

Just be careful of the sticks, they look dangerous for a clumsy goldfish. Even my goldfish managed to lose some scales with just the rocks and plants I have in my tank.
02-11-2013 04:53 PM
le0p Update, decided to remove a ton of plant mass since the goldfish was destroying everything anyway.

Now just left with the crypts, some dwarf sag which I hope will spread out, and a few java ferns.

Hopefully everything will fill out more now that it's not hidden under a canopy of stems.

02-08-2013 04:21 PM
le0p Thanks!

Yeah, she is huge. One of these days I'll measure her for real. She's always been the biggest, which is standard for ACFs but she nearly doubles the males and they should all be nearly full grown. Funny part is, she's now the laziest eater.

I'm going to get them a much larger tank eventually, as I also plan to add to my frog family with true wild specimens, these can add 3 inches to the snout-vent length. I'm thinking something like a large shallow square will be perfect.
02-08-2013 02:55 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice! The one frog looks huge in there.
02-07-2013 02:50 AM
le0p

02-02-2013 02:52 PM
le0p Showing how the tannins effect the water color in this tank, I personally like the tint.

02-01-2013 08:30 PM
le0p Just thought I'd post this, in case anyone was wondering what I meant by DIY bio-filter:

Here's a link to my thread in the DIY forum:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=225818
02-01-2013 07:29 PM
le0p
40 breeder- a tentative peace

I know all the rules about African Clawed Frogs. I know, trust me. But my wife can be very persuasive. So now, along with my 3 1 year old ACF's lives a lovely female Red Cap Oranda (Her name is Kenny Powers, due to her lovely mane).

She's been with us for about 2 months now and they seem to be one big happy family. I've noticed no aggression on either side.

With that said, here's the specs:

Equipment
Filter: Fluval 206, DIY Bio-filter, 2 Hydro 5 sponge filters (w/powerheads)
Flow: 2 Maxi-jet 1200's, Hydor Pico 240
Lighting: Marineland Reef Capable LED
Heater: 100w
Substrate: Mix of Floramax and sand, also there's crushed coral spread through out.

Flora
Water Wisteria
Rotala Macandra "green"
Various Crypts whose names escape me (all growing well though, they've tripled in quantity since I put them in)
Some mystery stems which I received free with a package

Fauna
1 Female Albino ACF (5")
1 Male Reticulated Albino ACF (4")
1 Male Wild type ACF (4")
1 Red cap Oranda (~4")
Probably 1000's of MTS

No dosing of ferts other than Flourish tabs. I add Indian Almond leaves for the tannins and ph lowering properties to balance out the crushed coral I used to keep my PH above 5.5.

Most of the plants in the front need to grow out a bit, there was at least twice as many plants in this tank before I did a trim a few days ago. I'd been waiting till I could afford a hardscape to redo the entire thing but it was sooo messy I just couldn't wait any longer. It's still messy, but at least I can recognize where one plant ends and another begins!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012