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06-04-2016 08:08 PM
xjasminex Added a few new plants to the rip portion. My purple waffle is flowering! Plus I added spike grass from aqua aurora! And I also added Alocosia polly too.





04-21-2016 02:30 AM
xjasminex

Massive amount of plants....photo taken during tonights water change.
04-19-2016 02:36 PM
xjasminex I pull the not so good looking ones/ older leaves/ algae riddled ones out to help with space. Something always needs pulling because they grow so fast!
04-19-2016 02:28 PM
AquaAurora
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He his doing well and the tank wont stop growing. He barely has room to swim!!
I have some algae issues, due to sunlight and my planted plus 24/7. I bought light raisers to raise it up 3.5 inches.
He also keeps digging up the sand in the middle of the tank and exposing clay and dirt....I think the circulation pump doesnt help either.
I have many rip plants that are out of control too. I just added purple waffle. I can go a whole week without changing the water. My fish tells me when its time to be changed, he gets moopy. However my nitrates always read 5-10ppms. Something that i have NEVER been able to accomplish before. =]
Nice with the nitrates! Hoping to do that with my tank. Purple waffle is a great hardy riparium plant, I've had mine for a few years and its decently big (not tall but bulky and wide-actually so heavy it falls over-I have to use a some ss mesh to prop it up because I don't want to cut it) and it will have lovely little white blooms for you in time. If you trim it just replant it and wait, it will wilt a little but bounce back in 1-2 weeks.
Do you pull plants out form in the tank to give more room or just trim off some leaves here and there?
04-19-2016 02:25 AM
xjasminex He his doing well and the tank wont stop growing. He barely has room to swim!!
I have some algae issues, due to sunlight and my planted plus 24/7. I bought light raisers to raise it up 3.5 inches.
He also keeps digging up the sand in the middle of the tank and exposing clay and dirt....I think the circulation pump doesnt help either.
I have many rip plants that are out of control too. I just added purple waffle. I can go a whole week without changing the water. My fish tells me when its time to be changed, he gets moopy. However my nitrates always read 5-10ppms. Something that i have NEVER been able to accomplish before. =]
04-18-2016 05:43 PM
AquaAurora How's the tank and goldfish doing?
02-04-2016 07:44 AM
BoxxerBoyDrew Jasmine,

Sorry to hear about your female!!! She was a big, Beautiful Goldie, and I am sure you as well as your big male will miss her!!! On a happier note, your 40b looks AMAZING!!!! I will be looking forward to seeing it growout with "Big Boy" in it!!!!

Keep up updated on how it is going!
Take Care!!!
Drew

P.S. Your Tats are FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! The lines are so clean and the coloring is so detailed!!!They almost look like decals they look sooooo good!!!Thanks for showing us, and I would love to see the next one when it is done!!!
02-04-2016 05:09 AM
xjasminex
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The tank looks amazing!
Thanks!
Funny you should comment on it now...I just cleaned it up and put my goldfishy in it today!
02-04-2016 12:00 AM
Coldwater King The tank looks amazing!
12-30-2015 01:30 PM
xjasminex Thanks Overgrown!
All the plants that I use are rooted plants. Anything that can't root itself is a no go. Rooted plants tend to be more hardy and thick leaved. Although I have seen a beautiful planted tank with stems but they had co2 going.

I buy bigger plants rather than smaller ones, for instance a mature Amazon sword rather than a small plantlet. It gives the plants a better chance. And can take getting picked on where the young plant gets sad and stops growing.
I'm a big believer that diet has a huge effect of whether or not they eat my plants. A well fed goldfish on a balanced diet tends not to eat plants as much. Keeping kale in the tank often has always helped me. They would rather eat the yummy kale than the tough bitter plants. I'm sure there are certain plants that they eat regardless because they taste so good. Duckweed is one that I found to disappear no matter what. I also feed a mix of different pellets from an automatic feeder about twice per day and then repashy about once to twice per day too. If I slack I notice an increase in damage to my plants. Usually starting with my Amazon sword. They always liked that one.

The bad side to that is increased waste, so I was still battling higher nitrates. I'm hoping one fish with all that plant mass plus the rip plants I have will yield better results. I also wonder how much of a battle goes on between my plants and bio cycle for ammonia. I have always had a large biological cycle I'm very curious if taking my canister out of the equation would give me better readings or worse....

I'm not looking to add to my fish right now, sorry. I just moved into a really small poorly built house. We are looking to build new and tear this down. The less tanks the better!

I really like the finnex. So far it doesn't seem too powerful and I was certain that I would have to dampen it with window screen. I haven't tried it on a timer yet. I thinking about adding a siesta to mid day so we will see how it works with that. But I love how it does its own thing. The less I have to mess with my tanks the more I enjoy them.
12-30-2015 09:57 AM
overgrown
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Nice, i havent potted anything yet....but hopefully i will soon!

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Goldfinger...what tank is that?
Hi Jasmine. I wanted to post in your thread so as not to hijack the other thread we spoke in.

I recommended against a planted goldfish tank in that thread, but after looking through yours I am quite amazed. It looks like such a great home for the fish. Do you have to weight or tie down the plants, and do they outgrow what the goldfish can nibble?

I always thought that a heavily planted tank would be a great way to help keep down on the massive waste that they produce.

Sorry to hear about your goldfish dying. It's always tough when a fish dies. I've actually got a colorful Butterfly Goldfish and a bright orange Oranda that are looking for a new home. Both are young and very healthy. For no cost of course, I am just looking to get them into a safe place where they will be happy. If interested contact me.


On another note, how's that Finnex 24/7? I was thinking of ordering one for my 50 gallon and 30 gallon long. My 50 gallon is still running an ancient T10 bulb.
12-30-2015 07:13 AM
xjasminex Per request im updating!

I moved...and downsized.

My female goldfish, the smaller white and orange one died before i could move her. Im not sure if it was old age or an ailment. She was always the sicklier of the two and her health seemed to be declining in general with no cause as to why.

Since i only have one fish now i decided to down size to a 40 breeder, since my male will be a forever widower and he isnt a growing young lad i feel that this is appropriate.

Tank has been planted for a few weeks. I ordered a brand new finnex planted plus 24/7 and have been running it on the 24/7 mode with out dampening the light. I started dosing excel with a simple automatic doser to help plant growth and algae. Snails, aquatic worms and limpets are the only inhabitants right now.

Plants in this tank include all from before and a few new...
Amazon sword
Crypts
Red Tiger Lotus
Giant Jungle Val
Aponogentons
Crinum Calamistranum
Water Sprite
Micro sword

I have seen new growth on almost everything.



03-13-2015 09:38 PM
xjasminex Nice, i havent potted anything yet....but hopefully i will soon!

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Goldfinger...what tank is that?
03-13-2015 08:07 PM
ValMM I have irises that I have been keeping in my 9 gallon pond and they are simply planted in a plastic pot with stones lining the bottom to keep dirt from falling out the holes.
02-14-2015 01:56 PM
Gold Finger . Hi Jaz


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