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|06-28-2013 06:29 PM|
How's your tank looking for the summer?
Mine is so overgrown that my large pearl gourami got stuck in some weeds, got trapped and died. Didn't find out until almost a week after the fact. Hauled a 5 gallon bucket's worth of just the floaters and turned them in for LFS credit. She found my missing fish in the middle in an advanced state of decay. This is out of my 45gal tall tank and I've got at least another 5-10 gallon's worth of weeds left LOL. Amazing what a little t5 light, CO2 and plenty of fish poo can do for plants. Haven't done a water change or added any ferts in almost a year.
|01-17-2013 11:36 PM|
I hope you ressurect your tank this year. Can you just dry it out and start fresh so there's no Algae issues? I wonder how much CO2 it takes for a tank that size?
|01-16-2013 05:20 AM|
I used peroxide and I use more but I waiting on some prime, I have loaches (scaleless) in the tank and I need to aid their slime coat before going any farther.
I'm glad to see your still out there, I've haven't seen you at the meetings lately? I've missed a few myself.
|01-16-2013 02:49 AM|
You can try nuking the tank with antibiotics for the Cyano and a blackout for the BBA? It's a little less intensive than tweezing algae - I would have given up if I had to tweeze the stuff
|01-16-2013 02:42 AM|
I've done nothing, after new year it was full of Cyano and BBA, I've done several H202 treatments, several filter cleanings, some vacuuming, scraping, tweezing, etc. and it's starting to come around but it looks bad with half of the plants gone after I turned off the C02, but it's clean(er)!
I would still like to do something different with the tank but the truck failed emmisions and it needs new tires, bla bla bla, yada yada?!#
|01-13-2013 07:21 PM|
|sundragon||Any traction on this? This shows great promise!|
|01-11-2013 01:01 PM|
You set this thing back up yet?
|11-18-2012 10:17 PM|
So sorry to hear about your fish loss. He sounded like a great fish with a good personality.
I also wanted to make a tank with a large mountain range. The one I have is in a 1.5 gallon tank, so it's easy to find the stones.
Have you considered doing a DIY cement background? Good luck!
|11-18-2012 05:49 PM|
Sorry about the loss of your Fish Buddy!!!
BUT accidents do happen, so the best thing you can do is to learn from what happened and make every attempt to make sure it never happens again!!!
I think your rock idea is going to be killer!!!! I can't wait to see or hear what you figure out! PM me if you think about doing Texas Holey Rock, as I might be able to help Ya out there!!!
Plus the DIY LEDs will be awesome in its own right!
Let me know if I can help in any way!!!
|11-18-2012 05:22 PM|
|jart||Any further plans? Really sorry to hear about the loss of your fish.|
|10-27-2012 02:20 AM|
|150EH||I have no idea where the rock will come from but I do know it will be free, I just can't see paying for rocks and then shipping on top of that for a tank this size, but I'll find something.|
|10-20-2012 12:57 PM|
|10-20-2012 04:32 AM|
These are my inspiration tanks, the one on the left is a GreenLeaf Aquarium tank (I think) and I love the ancient look along with the simplicity, the tank on the right belongs to a member here 'ChadRamsey' and I love the way the stone is tall and jagged plus it almost stretches from side to side. I hope they don't get mad about me stealing their photos?
I figured if I use a lot of stone, terraced with pockets of Aqua Soil it would save some money on substrate, cover everything with moss and a just a few specimen plants, and then have little shrimp crawling all over the tank with some peaceful vegetarian fish and I could keep the lighting simple and clean with a little CO2 but not pumping massive amounts.
Be patient because it may be next summer before I find or collect all the stone, buy 4 or 5 bags of AS and the substrate additives (I've been dying to try them) get it all together and scrape some cash together for livestock. But I figured a tall tank and the negative space would be a perfect vehicle for this tank and we will see if I can resist stuffing it with tall plants that reach the water line.
|10-19-2012 09:05 PM|
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