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12-31-2013 07:20 AM
RedseaReefer Well there's good news and bad news.. The good! The red tail shark is now removed from the main tank and moved to his own little hark jail.
Now the bad.. About the same time...The recent addition of two ottos and a rubber lip pleco from petsmart has now resulted in the death of both of the smaller loaches I had I the tank. It's really discouraging.. I just got hasty about moving forward with the tank. :/ also.. Since I already had ich I added 4 more small loaches (because with loaches comes ich almost always) and I have subsequently lost I believe 3/4 of those fish... This is not a bright moment in this tank journal. From here I have ran out of two bottles of ich attack with no results for the remaining: original large loach, and last of the newest small loach.

From here I suppose I'm unsure of what to do. It would be difficult to catch the loaches and probably quite stressful for them; if I were to qt and treat them somehow. Even then they would be qt from the display tank for weeks to avoid re infection.

As far as treating them in the display.. I would really like to avoid any harsh chemicals obviously they can dye the entire tank and would likely just kill the loaches the pleco and all the plants I'd imagine..

I'm going to resume water changes now that I have used all of the ich attach, and replace some carbon to improve overall water quality. If the remaining loaches don't make it "husbandry forbid.... I don't think I'll be replacing them with more clown loaches.. As much as I love them
12-03-2013 10:51 AM
Nanoful I have to say " like your motivation" it is not alway nice to get the best gears to begin with the hoppy that we love! Have u ever think about goin to dirt? Just a question
12-03-2013 02:18 AM
RedseaReefer updated pic. the Raok plants are growing in NICELY!



i also recently replaced my two HOB filters with some pretty large wave makers from reef octopus. ill get the pic of those soon! trying to be a more active forum member lol
09-02-2013 10:44 AM
RedseaReefer
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Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Isn't a 90g just a taller 75g? Have you considered dosing Metricide? I like where you're going with it
Yeah a 90 is just about 6" taller or something. I think it would make the driftwood fit a little more entirely and open the top of the tank up some for rasboras ext. thinking about getting rid of my RTS he's kindof a d*** lol. And the pleco is getting kindof big >.<
09-02-2013 09:38 AM
RedseaReefer
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Originally Posted by laurenjane View Post
That amount of water scares me!! (newbie) It looks totally amazing though. :-)
The sink attachment "water changer" has saved me literally Tons of if lifting over the past year or so. I'm pretty sure they can be DIY also. But the weight is spread out across a whole sheet of plywood cut in half ^.^
09-02-2013 06:38 AM
laurenjane That amount of water scares me!! (newbie) It looks totally amazing though. :-)
09-02-2013 02:46 AM
The Dude Isn't a 90g just a taller 75g? Have you considered dosing Metricide? I like where you're going with it
09-02-2013 01:14 AM
RedseaReefer Thanks Stephanie I really appreciate it. I think I need alot alot of co2 boost just to spot treat algae every time I see it.. Like in this tank I added pressurized co2 and still alot of algae.. I'm still saying its flow and soon as I can ima get some second hand cheapo power heads to blast more flow around.

Anyways here's a couple shots from today's wc



Hygro growing pretty happily no algae


Ludwigia narrow leaf.. Not so happy and growing algae(flow issue mostly I think)


Thanks for checking out my journal!! Come again soon!!
09-02-2013 12:15 AM
I<3<*))))>< Nice shots, love the 1st one... very creative/neat looking!

Also it looks like your plants are filling in rather nicely!
09-01-2013 02:59 PM
sadchevy Tank is looking good. Miejers was the place, picked up about 20 bunches of Ludwigia and rotala over the last couple weeks. Helped alot they were on sale for 25% off. Checked back yesterday to see if they had restocked yet,but nothing new except now the sale is 15% off.
09-01-2013 06:46 AM
RedseaReefer
The 75g begins..









09-01-2013 06:45 AM
RedseaReefer Still some algae.. Not sure why I'm banking on flow so ill be getting power heads soon more updates tomorrow hopefully

08-15-2013 03:53 AM
RedseaReefer
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Originally Posted by sadchevy View Post
Wood looks awesome. Tank is looking good. I like your red tail shark, they look great the older they get.
I've been looking for some sources of good stones also, seems anywhere that has nice stone wants a small fortune. I've got 6 acres of field stone, but most is limestone/sandstone.
Iv read a few times from different places that bonsai stores often carry nice stones for aquascaping but without the high premium it demands if marketed for aquarists. I don't know of any around my area so I havnt got to venture in the endeavor bit maybe you have one closer then I do lol. I think I might end up just filling the rest in with plants :P
08-14-2013 10:48 PM
sadchevy Wood looks awesome. Tank is looking good. I like your red tail shark, they look great the older they get.
I've been looking for some sources of good stones also, seems anywhere that has nice stone wants a small fortune. I've got 6 acres of field stone, but most is limestone/sandstone.
08-13-2013 11:34 PM
RedseaReefer
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Originally Posted by Fishmommy View Post
Love your wood!
Thanks now i just need more BA rocks
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