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03-28-2014 02:29 PM
Jahn Here is a close up where you can see the rasbora and CPD better:
03-20-2014 06:33 PM
First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 12/7/13 video update! New Lambchop Rasbora!

Well it's been over a month since the tank crash, had to rescape everything. All the fish survived, even the shrimp. Even the one lone Neon Tetra! My youngest kid dumped half if the entire tub of pellet food in there while we were away. Came home to cloudy water, bacteria already getting to work. Massive cleanup to save everything hah.
01-04-2014 06:53 PM
Jahn Thanks! Taking out so many floaters and plant cover meant more light so the algae tried to come back. I lowered the PAR so the algae won't take hold.
01-03-2014 12:00 PM
Dantrasy You've got some stunning fish there mate!
01-03-2014 07:04 AM
HunterX Love the video and the tank. It really looks great! Keep up the good work.
01-02-2014 08:37 PM
Jahn Wow has it really already been a month? No news is good news since everything is stable, no fish deaths and no algae outbreaks. Had to trim a lot plants recently, and scoop out a bunch of floaters. Lot less jungle like in there now. Happy new year!
12-08-2013 02:14 AM
First Father & Kids Tank - 20 High - 12/7/13 video update! New Lambchop Rasbora!

Thanks all! The kids really dig it now. Here's a video - they are shoaling with the Celestial Pearl Danio!

12-08-2013 12:14 AM
vcp05 Very nice
They look great and so does the tank

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12-07-2013 10:05 PM
Jack Gilvey Killer tank, and those rasbora are amazing.
12-07-2013 09:26 PM
Jahn Me and the kids stopped by Pacific today and in an ebi tank was 5 rasbora. But not the typical Harlequin Rasbora - these were Lambchop Rasbora! I was hoping to get these type if they didn't have Chili Rasbora - my son likes the color, and I think the swoop in the back is pretty stylish. They should end up being bigger than the neon tetra but smaller than the emperor tetra. But right now they are the same size as the celestial pearl danio, hah. Got five since they like to shoal together and hang out near the top. Here they are back at home!

11-21-2013 01:50 AM
Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
How about an updated pic?
As promised, here it is! Amazing, but since I upped the CO2, lowered the amount of light, upped filtration to a Fluval C4, and loaded it with Seachem Matrix - NO BLACK ALGAE. No joke, my bane is finally gone! And no fish deaths - nitrate has stayed nice and low! I have to keep getting in there and pruning stuff - this is after a recent pruning, already it's getting stuffed in there again

11-20-2013 06:15 PM
Jahn Good idea, I'll take one when I get home!
11-17-2013 05:36 PM
Hilde How about an updated pic?
11-16-2013 07:16 PM
Jahn Pulled a bunch of val and amazon sword leaves from the tank - looked like a jungle in there! The seachem matrix is doing a great job - right before the weekly water change, it shows as 10ppm, not the 40ppm that killed the rams. The new honey gourami is still going strong and loving the better water parameters!

Funny thing is that the wisteria died off. i guess less nitrate means less for the nitrate suckers. oh well, would rather have less wisteria than dying fish!
11-09-2013 10:29 PM
Jahn No changes in nitrate reduction yet, but it should take a few weeks i heard. In the meantime, the CO2 really has helped the plants explode, and this - NO BLACK ALGAE. Yes! The plants have outcompeted the algae! Thanks to the ratio of CO2 to light being more in favor of CO2 than I had before. Even the floating plants have exploded - the tetra can't keep up with eating their roots anymore, and they've spread very nicely across the top!

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