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09-04-2013 06:08 PM
Al Slick Figured I'd post an update!

So my original plans fell through long ago as I could not locate or purchase my target species. The tank I believe is going to turn into a standard community tank and I believe that will be more enjoyable in the long run.

Can anyone identify this pale/clear tetra?

05-01-2012 05:31 AM
LB79 Awesome! Pictures sometime?
05-01-2012 04:32 AM
Al Slick Just wanted to let everybody know that my tank is still up and running ! My plants are growing really well, I have no algae and haven't lost any fish! I have never had this much success with a tank and I contribute it to members on this forum!

Thanks everyone
03-07-2012 04:46 AM
LB79 Yeah, spinach or Hikari algae wafers will work for that.
03-07-2012 04:00 AM
Al Slick Ha yeah luckily I do small frequent water changes so I have never had a very large amount of chlorinated water in my tanks at once. After adding an actual dose of fertilizers, increasing light levels, and upping my CO2 my plants were pearling again today which they haven't done in a few weeks.

I'm thinking about grabbing some spinach tomorrow and seeing if my otto will snack on it. He seems to be eating constantly and pooping once in a while. His belly looks a little round but I just want to be safe.
03-06-2012 11:11 PM
LB79 Well, everyone's fine, so I don't think there's anything to worry about, but definitely up the dechlorinator...
03-05-2012 11:23 PM
Al Slick Thank you very much! I have your lillies planted on the left side of the tank and they're sprouting new shoots. I can't wait for them to grow in. I also removed most of the floating plants as they block light so badly. I also noticed that I've been making a fairly dumb mistake this whole time! I have been using a 1mL syringe to dose liquid ferts.. I thought it was a 10mL syringe this whole time! So I have been dosing 1/10th of what I thought, not to mention using 1/10th the dechlorinator that I thought :/
03-05-2012 11:11 PM
Originally Posted by Al Slick View Post
Hey check out this absolutely terrible vid I posted on youtube. I was feeding my fish, whipped out my phone... My hands shake pretty badly all the time, but it was the best I could do!

i love your video al! your tank looks great! i love those bloodfin tetras, they're soo active i want to get a bunch now lol.

i only saw the vid trough my iphone but the plants look really healthy as well... great job!

- thefisherman
03-05-2012 10:52 PM
Al Slick Hey check out this absolutely terrible vid I posted on youtube. I was feeding my fish, whipped out my phone... My hands shake pretty badly all the time, but it was the best I could do!

03-05-2012 02:42 PM
LB79 Yeah, I think we'll never be fully rid of them, but then again, that's what they're here for. Making sure we don't pull the wrong strings. I've quite a few plans for when I move out, though. All of them have to do with aquariums.
03-05-2012 07:00 AM
Al Slick Haha a 75 gallon is soooo much better than a 55.. but even though I've moved out, sometimes I swear my mom still runs the show too!
03-05-2012 03:25 AM
LB79 Yeah, I'm dying for a 75g but my mom is still in charge here.... I need a ton of vals first to do anything really great.
03-05-2012 03:19 AM
Al Slick Very cool! I have always had trouble scaping my own 55 because it is so narrow front to back.

I'm back at my apartment now but my lights are off and I'm about to celebrate spring break with my roommate.. haha so I'll get some pics up tomorrow. All my fish are alive and everything looks great so I couldn't be happier.
03-05-2012 03:16 AM
LB79 Yeah, I'm rescaping my 55 in 1-2 weeks and I'll have one then!
03-04-2012 03:32 PM
Al Slick Hey there, yeah I'll be back at my apartment later tonight so I can post some pics of plants fish etc.

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