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|09-23-2015 03:36 AM|
The new journal Is up and running, the link is in my signature. Not much there yet. but as we get closer to December I will start to have things shaping up.
I bothered the hell out of the BGA lol. I lowered my light intensity from 95% down to 85%, the plants responded very well to that and the BGA slowed its growth dramatically. I then did a course of ethro. and knocked it back further. I decided to start treating the BBA as well as the BGA at the same time and was painting H2o2 on all of the BBA areas and any BGA areas that popped up. So far its working, I occasionally see some flare up in a spot, but its quickly treated on water change day. I am pretty sure the h2o2 in the tank post water change is also helping since it is essentially highly oxygenating the water which BGA HATES.
|09-22-2015 10:42 AM|
That's great Noah will look forward to seeing it thrive!
But what about the bga? What did you do to get it under control?
|09-22-2015 04:41 AM|
Finally got the BGA under control, the BBA is being eradicated and everything is going pretty well in the tank. Which is just about time as the tank is slowly coming to an end lol.
I was approved by my better half last week that I can get everything I need to upgrade to a 75g all based on a good Christmas bonus from the office though.
As I am wanting to start from scratch, with a very specific stocking list, a very specific plant list etc. The inhabitants of my current 40b will stay as they are and live out their lives in comfort and luxury lol.
Once all of the equipment is gathered for the 75g. I will start making plans to move it down to my basement. The 75g will take the 40b in my family room.
I will start a journal here soon as I did when the 36g bow front came down etc. lol
This tank has been very fun, but there is a TON of bow species I really really want to keep, and the 40b is just not big enough lol. I will post a link here in the thread when I get the new journal up and running.
The plans are now to have a south east hemisphere themed tank. the plants are going to be whatever I want lol but the fish will consist mainly of bows, but with a few other species in to round out the tank.
I really want a pair of empire gudgeons, some sort of bottom crawler lol and larger bows. I have been really wanting to keep parkinsonii, and a few of the large species so they will be some of the first to get introduced.
The other limits I am setting for myself is that ALL species of bow will be sourced, and come from known collection spots, and known collectors, or at least trace back to them. I want this tank to beat the bat snot out of my salty friends tanks, while still maintaining the fresh water ease.
So... the 75g is going to be quite a project.
I have been pretty quietly lately on the forums. I picked up another summer hobby (cycling) to keep myself healthy, and the tanks went a little on the back burner, basically maintenance only. As the temps are falling and the evenings are darker I have to hang up my cycling shoes and put more attention into my indoor hobbies IE my Aquariums and my previous hobby (now that I have space) 1/16 scale military models. The aquariums are going to get the brunt of my attention as it takes a VERY long time to get a model together, and painted etc.
I can't wait!!! I know I had discussed a 75g with Bruce on several occasions and now it is going to happen.
I will get some pics as I can, the tank is still very nice to look at, but things are winding down on it so I can put my attention to getting a 75g up and running.
|09-03-2015 01:01 AM|
Originally Posted by Shimagoma View Post
This stuff did not respond to the double dose of erythro I tried several times. It would go away for a couple weeks, but come back with a vengeance.
|08-31-2015 03:21 PM|
as always love this thread
also grats on the sale and move
Inspired me to get to work on my own 65 rainbow tank
as far as BGA i dont even bother any more, if there is an outbreak and blackouts dont get it, straight to the erythromycin! you dont even need a lot.
|08-24-2015 01:59 PM|
I am reading about BGA this morning.
|08-15-2015 06:31 AM|
I am going to grab a couple more bosemani for the tank, just one more male and female, my current male is getting pretty territorial and keeps chasing all but his girl into the plants except during feeding and lights on. Hopefully adding another male and female will keep him pre-occupied so the other fish can come out and play. I also want to add a couple herbertaxelrodi to the tank again. we will see, This fall / winter I plan to get back into the swing with the tanks more . I have been preoccupied with my bike riding this summer to have a bunch of free time upgrading and doing much with the tank.
More pics when I get some good ones lol
|08-09-2015 01:11 PM|
|BruceF||Looks great Noah. Nice to see you have finished your moving.|
|08-09-2015 04:29 AM|
I figured I would stop in and update my tank status lol.
The tank is going good. I still cannot knock out this damn BGA!!! I am trying just about everything I can think of short of thermonuclear detonations. I also have a healthy population of BBA going as you will see in the pictures. That stuff I am not all to worried about, its pretty easy to get rid of and at this point its only growing on the driftwood. I will probably take care of that with this next water change. the BGA is the main problem. No full tank shots from direct front, just could not get a good one. I have three, one of my male m.pygmaeya, one of my male bosemani, and a quarter tank shot. More to come as I battle and hopefully win against the algae (and add more fish)
|07-02-2015 03:08 AM|
All moved, setup and growing. The Darn BGA came with even though I washed the plants and dipped them really well. I just cannot get rid of the stuff. I am dosing an ungodly amount of nitrates into the tank which is not helping at all. I can knock it out with antibiotics but it comes back a few weeks later. I just don't know.
Everything is growing great, all the fish are healthy and happy. Its just that one problem.
I will get some pics maybe Saturday after fireworks. Friday is the water change day on this tank.
I will probably revive my flora thread as well. That tank is being converted fully to a black water tank for my Green Neons. I have wood soaking as we speak.
|06-10-2015 11:26 PM|
|Noahma||Thanks!! Its going to be a fun move.|
|06-10-2015 03:16 AM|
I just say here and read through all 22 pages lol. Super excited to see what you do with the rescape! Your tanks always turn out amazing in the end!!
|06-10-2015 12:23 AM|
|Noahma||T-minus 5-days and counting until the tank comes down and moved to the new house. I picked up a load of very nice wood from a local member. It looks Great! So the move is going to bring about a whole new scape as well as a slight redirection for the tank. It will nto be as packed full of plants this tie around, but have nice little bushes of plants around the tank between the wood. All of my favorite plants will still be in the tank, just in a more organized manner.|
|05-16-2015 04:50 AM|
Originally Posted by Curt_914 View Post
Empire gudgeon is going to be one of them. Instead of moving all of my fish from the 40b to the larger tank I will keep the 40b up and running and let them live out their lives before moving. My bows currently are a Hodge podge of different species. The new tank will have all species I have not had before, and in a planned manner.
|05-04-2015 05:45 AM|
|Curt_914||Looks very nice noah congrats on selling your house. Are you staying in the area?|
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