|12-23-2014 05:21 PM|
|etane||found the water stagnant on the left side of the tank. added a small power head to improve water circulation near where the inflow pipe is. it's actually an aquatop internal filter with the filter part detached. inserted a small air line tube in front of the impeller to tone down the current. otherwise, the fishes were hiding and the plants were swaying too much. now the water is finally circulating in a gentle flow clock wise.|
|12-22-2014 02:45 AM|
this morning, i removed half the water from the tank in order to lighten it. pushed the tank back so it's flush against the back of the stand. this is so i can install the lily pipes onto the back of the tank.
i rather put it to the side of the tank rather than the back, but i didn't want to put the tank so far to the side of the stand. so, now the intake is all the way to the left and outflow is all the way to the right.
it won't create ideal water circulation but it should be good enough. the eheim 2236 should clean the tank up pretty good despite the non-ideal water circulation.
i dumped all the animals i mentioned above into the tank after the cansiter filter was set up. i like the way the tank looks much better now with the lily pipe and with a higher fish population.
i have some red eye balloon tetras i don't know what to do with. they were from my 60p that i took down. i gave them a new home in a aquatop 8" cube. there's 5 of them in there with 2 bumblebee catfish. got a tom's internal filter, an aquatop 15w heater and an aqualighter nano led. the led is overkill but it works as a lamp for our kitchen and living room.
|12-20-2014 07:09 PM|
so, i took down my friend's office tank. thinking of putting the animals into my 60f. but, tank is already under filtered as it is probably.
also, these new additions are potential shrimp killers. neos and bees gets picked off by some of these fishes when they molt. amanos do ok.
new addition wiil be:
2 pygmy cory
3 celestichthys erthmromicron (shrimp killer)
4 boraras naevus (shrimp killer somewhat)
So, after putting these into my tank:
1) i need more filtration
2) my sole yellow neo will be bye bye sooner or later
As for filtration, I have an eheim 2236 canister and an aqueon quiet flow 15. the canister is harder to use in my new set up because of the shorter tank causing tighter tube bends. the aqueon is slightly more robust than the tom's filter i think. might have to go with that for now. but, it takes up more space in the tank. sucks.
Lastly, i can't find my amano in the tank and my erios is growing new leaves but is also somewhat browning.
|12-19-2014 01:57 AM|
alternethea reineikki mini
linderia sp india
erio japan (browning)
panda cory (2)
pygmy cory (4)
chili rasbora (4)
rasbora u (1)
yellow neo (1)
amano shrimp (1) missing
macrotocinclus affinis (2)
filter: Tom's internal
light: truelumen pro 12k
yes, i am under filtered at the moment.
saving the left side for a pending salt water tank
|09-09-2013 07:12 AM|
|09-09-2013 04:58 AM|
|10-18-2012 05:00 AM|
|10-16-2012 12:52 PM|
|10-15-2012 01:08 AM|
I have a slight update. I upped to an ADA 60P. I transferred everything from the 60F to the new tank. Now, I wonder whether the Cal Aqua Nano pipes are too short for the new tank? The tank is probably not getting sufficient water circulation. What do you guys think?
|06-12-2012 12:46 AM|
Ok, NOW I think I am done done.
So, at the beginning of the day, I had the shrimps in a vase. I compared the water hardness in both the vase and the tank. The vase's water was very hard, and the tank's water was very soft.
I filled my mister up with RO water and sprayed it into the vase at the rate of a few squirts every 10 or so minutes. And, I topped off my tank with a gallon of Crystal Geyser spring water. After about a few hours or so, I tested the water again. The results showed that water from the vase and tank had close to equal all 6 parameters that the Tetra test strip tests.
Then, I put some tank water into the vase to acclimate the shrimps. Finally, I moved the shrimps over to their new home.
About a week ago before I started rescaping, I had 5 snowballs and 2 crs. When I moved the shrimps over to the vase, so I can rescape the tank, I counted only 4 snowballs and 2 crs. And, I didn't even find a body. Do shrimps eat the entire body of their fallen comrades?
Anyways, here's a view of my tank from where I am typing.
|06-12-2012 12:36 AM|
|06-11-2012 10:04 PM|
|talontsiawd||Love the new scape. It's simple but I find it very appealing. With the simple/modern looking light and lily pipes, it really complements the style.|
|06-11-2012 08:46 PM|
|06-11-2012 06:40 AM|
Love the tanks scape!!!!
How long did it take for that mister to fill the tank up a few inches??
|06-11-2012 06:36 AM|
Went to bed last night thinking I was done but kept thinking what if my shrimpies have shrimplets and get trapped under all that mesh? So, removed them this morning.
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