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04-24-2013 03:32 PM
jade_dragon71 Well, not much new to report. The tank we borrowed from our friends is actually about a 65 gallon. We only have 2 wpg on it, which hopefully will keep the plants alive until we get the replacement tank up and running. I notice a huge difference in most of the plants so far. Having no c02 on it is having a big impact, as well.

We also lost every single Harlequin rasbora. (Plus 2 platies and 3 guppies.) They lived for over six years and were super hardy when we had them. I hope we can find some in Oklahoma City when we pick up the tank in a couple of weeks. Thought we were going to lose one of the platinum angels for a couple of days, but it made it through!
04-11-2013 02:51 AM
jade_dragon71 shrimpNewbie, no damage as far as we can tell to the house as we caught it very early on. My hip is starting to complain from all the stomping on towels to try to help dry the carpet! (On top of sucking water out of it with the steam cleaner. )

Waaay too many plants for our sump to house. Have a friend that is gonna loan us a spare 75 til ours comes in.

Honestly, I didn't shed a tear over this until it donned on me that ordering the new tank was going to eat up the funds we set aside to buy a couple of Lab puppies later this year.
04-11-2013 02:16 AM
Jade_dragon71's 135 gallon** Disaster on 4/10/2013 Last page**

Good to hear there was a bright side, you guys suffer any damage to your home? Also since you get to redo the
Plumbing just remember there is no such thing as overdone when it comes to plumbing
04-10-2013 05:56 PM
jade_dragon71 The tank has a nice big crack in the bottom of it. For the life of us, we can't figure out how or why it happened! We have the sump to use as a temporary home for the plants and fish, at least. Gonna stick a shop light over it, will be about 2 wpg, so won't be running c02 on it. Ordered the replacement tank already, but won't be shipped where we can pick it up for about a month since we have to get it reef-ready. (We are kinda locked in to how we have things already as far as placement of the overflow chambers and whatnot.)

On a bright note, I move our huge synodontis catfish and my mean bugger of a flying fox in to the African Cichlid tank. (Now he is getting a taste of what he's been dishing out!)

Tim is going use this time to rework the plumbing more to his liking since we have the opportunity.
04-10-2013 04:24 PM
rustbucket Sorry to hear about the mishap, hope it works out. This is m first time seeing this tank and I must say it is really nice, you've done a nice job with it, having a big tank myself I know it can quickly get overgrown and crazy, but yours is so nice and relaxed
04-10-2013 12:35 PM
jade_dragon71 Thanks! Today has been a freakin disaster. Hubby woke up to the sound of the pump "whooshing" and found water on the floor. We have taken out all the fish and plants. Will be taking out substrate shortly to evaluate WTH is leaking. Hopefully it is a plumbing connection as it is a drilled tank and not the tank itself.

Had to run outside to grab a container for the sand, and naturally my feet are wet. Only like 15 degrees out there this morning!
04-10-2013 05:14 AM
hydrophyte Nice setup! I hope I can make space for a big tank like that someday.
04-10-2013 04:01 AM
jade_dragon71 Not much of an update, just some growth. I took these pictures tonight, so they aren't nearly as good as when my hubby does.
03-28-2013 04:02 AM
jade_dragon71 Well, we are back at it after a couple of long years of decline in the tank. Our co2 supplier, which was out of town, stopped Saturday hours. Working 40 miles away made it impossible to get over there during their business hours. The only plants that survived were the crypts and vals.

We recently found a different supplier for the co2 in the town where we work, making it so convenient for us! Plus their prices are less expensive, so that's a bonus.

We also changed out our substrate to black blasting grit. I am so happy with it! The color is a huge improvement to the looks of our tank. We have been getting in plants and I am about satisfied enough to just let it grow in. I do have some downoi coming, plus some frogbit for the overflow chambers to add matter and suck up excess nutrients.

*Photos by tama_drummer73 - Sony A33, shot with a Sony 18-55 lens* Settings were set to the following: On the full tank shots, the camera was set to 1/125 on the shutter, ISO 400, focal length @ 24mm. On the up close fish pics, the shutter was set to 1/250, ISO 1600, focal length @ 45mm. No flash was used.
03-08-2010 12:49 PM
Tamelesstgr I have pool filter sand too, at times I wish I would have added some laterite underneath, but it does ok. I have had my rasorbas for over 4 years now.
03-08-2010 11:51 AM
jade_dragon71 I have between 40 and 50 rasboras, I believe. Would like to expand on it to be around 60. They are so darn hardy....

It's just plain ol pool filter sand. If given the chance to "start over" I would have chosen a good substrate instead of just an inert one, but it doesn't give us any problems with regular gravel vacuuming.
03-08-2010 03:42 AM
problemman what sand is that? and i like the tank
03-08-2010 02:38 AM
Tamelesstgr Gorgeous tank, how many Raasorbas do you have in there?
03-07-2010 06:46 PM
Piranha stunning, love the transformation process
03-07-2010 05:54 PM
jade_dragon71 Just to update what this looks like now since it's been forever since my last update. We've since gotten a new digital cam and Tim's been playing with settings on it today. It still looks "off" in the colorations to me, but we are working on it. I have 8800k bulbs on their way, and I really wanted to take a photo of how it looks now compared to what it will look like.
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