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12-01-2012 01:18 PM
iadubber
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
DHG and microsword look like they need more light.
I agree, I can't seem to get enough coverage with two bulbs, and I'm afraid if I go with three that will be an invitation for algae. I'll move down my lights a bit and see how they do.
11-30-2012 09:23 PM
Hilde DHG and microsword look like they need more light.
11-29-2012 02:09 AM
iadubber Not much to update.

I have some runners of Jungle val. My needle leaf ludwigia melted in just a few days. No noticeable growth of the crypt, DHG, or microsword.

FTS: 11/28/2012 (Still have my ACs on there. I'll probably take them out this weekend. I already put the bio from the ACs into the Eheim 2213. I also plan to move the heater to one of the ends and not on the back wall.


IMG_7187 by iadubber, on Flickr

Couple more shots: I need to invest in a macro lens, I hate using generic extension tubes.


IMG_7194 by iadubber, on Flickr


IMG_7233 by iadubber, on Flickr
11-28-2012 02:00 AM
iadubber Came home with two more female guppies so now a total of three females and one male. Also 3 more neon tetras. I like the look of the tank alot better now that the cories and rainbows are out of it.

Also hooked up my 2213 tonight. It's working like a charm so far.
11-27-2012 08:34 PM
alipper Tank looks good. Great start.
11-27-2012 07:19 PM
iadubber
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I had the Dwarf Neon in my 29G. It was just barely enough room for them, for they are fast swimmers.

I think threadfin rainbow would work in the 20G. For minimum size tank for them is a 10G.

So you had those rainbow in a 55G last year. Did you downgrade to a 20G long? Why did you go from 55G to 20G?
No, I had a 55 that had 6 bosemani rainbows in it. These are new turquoise in this tank. I parted out the 55 last year to build a marine tank. Then I got tired of the marine thing, and went back to the small 20g long planted.
11-27-2012 05:07 PM
CoffeeLove
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The purigen is expensive ($18).

What did you top the dirt in the tank with tannins? I have found river sand to be the best. I got it a landscaper co $3 for a 50lb bag. Doesn't need a lot of rinsing and stays clean. Also the color is brown.

Eheim filters are my favorite for they are so quiet. Some don't last long though.
I've seen Purigen online for WAY cheaper than that, but yea check it out it'll make your water crystal clear.

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11-27-2012 04:18 PM
Hilde
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Similar shaped rainbow fish would be a Melanotaenia praecox (Dwarf Neon Rainbow)
I had the Dwarf Neon in my 29G. It was just barely enough room for them, for they are fast swimmers.

I think threadfin rainbow would work in the 20G. For minimum size tank for them is a 10G.

So you had those rainbow in a 55G last year. Did you downgrade to a 20G long? Why did you go from 55G to 20G?
11-27-2012 03:06 PM
Rion If you want rainbow fish I would stick to any of the blue-eye rainbow fish species. They stay small (3-5cm) while still having some color. Pseudomugil gertrudae are mostly white but they have yellow top on their pectoral fins so they look like air traffic controllers. Other location varieties like P. gertrudae "ARU II" are much more colorful, with more oranges and yellows. Otherwise the smallest of the similar shaped rainbow fish would be a Melanotaenia praecox (Dwarf Neon Rainbow) which grows to be 6cm long.
11-27-2012 12:54 PM
iadubber I added turquoise rainbows, they are going already, I just don't like them in this size tank. I didn't mind them when I had some in a 55 last year. My LFS is trading me for them as well as the cory cats I just got. They are digging up my DHG and my substrate altogether and making my water cloudy.
11-20-2012 09:06 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by iadubber View Post
Ordered an Eheim 2213. I should have went that route first instead of the AC30 and AC20
I found buying the proper filter is the hardest thing to do for the gph aren't correct. For example I have an Eheim ecco 2232 on my 29 gallon and it is not strong enough. The rating for it is - 127 gph up to 35 gal. Love the Eheim filters though, for they are so quiet.
11-20-2012 05:20 PM
GMYukonon24s
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Ordered an Eheim 2213. I should have went that route first instead of the AC30 and AC20 but live and learn, I didn't have the money for the 2213 right away and the AC20 was from my 10 gallon. I'll run all three for a couple months.

I've been there that's the best way to learn is trial and error.
11-20-2012 05:16 PM
iadubber Ordered an Eheim 2213. I should have went that route first instead of the AC30 and AC20 but live and learn, I didn't have the money for the 2213 right away and the AC20 was from my 10 gallon. I'll run all three for a couple months.
11-20-2012 01:09 AM
iadubber Added some needle leaf ludwigia, some turquoise rainbows and three guppies.


IMG_7166 oleh iadubber, di Flickr


IMG_7126 oleh iadubber, di Flickr


IMG_7124 oleh iadubber, di Flickr


IMG_7123 oleh iadubber, di Flickr

I'm still learning how to use extension tubes.
11-14-2012 10:21 PM
iadubber cleared up a bit today


IMG_7033 by iadubber, on Flickr


IMG_7034 by iadubber, on Flickr


IMG_7035 by iadubber, on Flickr
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