|09-09-2013 06:25 PM|
well its a sad. this tank is no more. she is finally torn and moved into my 40b like i had been planning for ages.
please follow the tank over here now
|09-05-2013 05:49 PM|
thanks hilde! that tank is amazing....i don't think i have the paitence for something like that, but damn that is amazing.
here is the rock i picked up yesterday.
i'm gonna put a little crate under it to get up above the substrate a little, so the sand doesn't blow around the tank all day.
|09-05-2013 01:51 AM|
|09-04-2013 05:25 PM|
yesterday i spent a little time working on the 40b that everyone is getting transferred into.
i have given up on my buddy with the rock, and am just going to make something work. i have a bunch of large flat rocks i am going piece together and make a large flat area. also gonna stop by a couple granite stores and see what they might be able to do for me....
and my light came in the other day!!!! i love it, its a Current LED+. i ordered my sand yesterday, so as soon as it comes in i can throw it in, put the rocks in, lay my PVC and start moving fish!!!!
|07-26-2013 03:33 PM|
|Aquatic Delight||So ive noticed with the current scape, the male agassizi doesn't chase the females away when they come out to swim around. i'm not sure whats so different about this scape that he is doing that but i like it, the females are fun to watch swim around in the current.|
|07-14-2013 03:00 AM|
|07-12-2013 11:55 PM|
|07-11-2013 03:35 PM|
|Aquatic Delight||thank you hilde, i will be reading this stuff tonight :-)|
|07-11-2013 11:55 AM|
|Hilde||An example of golden ratio in scaping used in rah-bop's 29G tank Gallon Forest Scape. More info here|
|07-09-2013 03:13 PM|
heres the latest re-scape. i was just screwing around, i'm not really happy or unhappy with it, its just something different. i have seen more of the femal agazzis,.
|07-06-2013 10:29 PM|
i have a sad update for this tank.
a couple weeks ago i lost my oldest two bamboo shrimp, and i haven't seen either of my vampire shrimp since. i'm gonna do a little rescape and see what i can find today.
any way updated stock list.
8 Rummy Nose Tetras
4 Double Red Aggazzis ( 1Male 3Females)
3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
3 Boreno Hillstream Loach
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
2 Bamboo shrimp
2 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.
i also lost a couple of my loaches. i don't plan to replace them until i move everyone into the new tank.
This will be old news to anyone following the other tank journal i have going, but today i plumbed the second canister in to the tank to start cycling it. i put the new one in before the old one, in the hopes that the old canister will help to protect the tank from some of the cycling that will go on by eating the ammonia and nitrite before it hits the tank.
P.S. i can't wait for this tank to get moved over to the 40B, then i only have to update one journal
|06-09-2013 03:28 PM|
its a little tricky keeping the two together. Hillstreams like cold water, it allows more oxygen in the water, which is a requirement for healthy hillstreams. but the vampires like warmer water. keeping the two in the same tank puts the hillstreams at the higher end of their temp range, and the vampires at the low end of their temp range. but they both do enjoy the high flow. and its fun to watch the hilstreams skate across a rock that my vampire or bamboos are feeding on.
on another note i lost two bamboo shrimp the other day. :-( well not in the same day but within a few days of each other. its very sad. but i think it was due to age. my largest bamboo died first, and then my second largest. both i had for over a year and were two of the largest i have seen in stores.
i'm not gonna re-stock until i get the 40b up and running. theres really no point to it. my 29 is overstocked on the bottom as it is, and since the passing of the two bamboos the hillstreams have been even active around the tank.
i don't see that i have linked to the 40b journal so here is a link.
if you have missed it. i am in the process of building a tank for the hillstream loachs, that is unlike anything i have seen done by any of the river tank guys. and this entire tank is being moved into the 40b. the 29 will be torn down, and maybe i will make a salt tank out of it to help me sell better at the fish store i work at.
|05-30-2013 03:30 PM|
|EngineChauffer||Very nice tanks. I have been thinking about getting one of those vampire shrimp myself as well as the hillstream loach. I think they are neat. Loving the updates keep them up!|
|05-30-2013 03:14 PM|
quick update. the art guy fell through and i gave up on him. he kept pushing me back, so i'm done with him. I've got a co-worker at the catering company i work for who is an artist, who said he is willing to do it. He has the rock and is slowly working on chiseling it up for us.
i've been having a problem with the powerhead i have in the tank. it keeps falling off the glass and blowing sand all over the tank. i came the other day and for the 3rd time it had fallen.
|04-07-2013 04:54 PM|
so i went to a landscape and soil place on the other side of town that i had forgotten existed, and the people there were actually friendly. i told them what i was doing and they got a funny look on their face. It seems they don't get many crazy aquarium types looking for a smooth none limstone rock to make a river bed out of. anyway i found a rock that i like and think will work well, its labeled cherokee gray. i'm going to do a little research and see if i can find the same rock that they would use in their natural enviroment, but if i can't find that i'll go with the cherokee grey.
So the landscape and soil place also had cards to a couple people who cut rock for a living. one of the companies is called artistic concrete and masonery or something like that. they said i should call him first. so i did, turns out he is a older guy in his mid 50's, seems nice enough and dedicated to what he does. so i told him what i was wanting to do, and he paused for a second and goes "I love it, when can we meet?" needless to say i'm pretty excited.
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