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04-06-2014 03:39 AM
Couesfanatic I decided I am going to start a 10 gallon Deep Blue Professional tank for elassoma gilberti. I am thinking of only using plants, soil and wood I find locally. I plan on loading this tank with little bugs for the fish to eat. Anyways, here what I have left for sale so I can get started on the sunfish tank.

Cal Aqua FX1 13mm lily pipes pair $75 These are in perfect condition, no water marks.
GLA Atomic V3 Regulator $100 Works great, no flaws.
ADA Garden Mat for Mini M $5
Generic J Thermometer $5
Ista Max Mix Medium Reactor $5

Local Sales Only (portland, or):
ADA Mini M $35
Custom glass lid cut to fit $15
5 pound CO2 tank $60
Pferts 75% full $20
Metricide 70% full $5
03-11-2014 04:52 AM
Couesfanatic I've decided to sell my whole setup in hopes for a larger tank down the road. Local Sale to Portland Or currently. May separate in the future.

ADA Mini M with ADA garden mat
Finnex Planted plus 12 inch with light bar
Cal Aqua FX1, two inflows, one outflow
GLA Atomic V3 Regulator
5 pound CO2 tank 70% full
GLA bubble counter combo check valve
Cal Aqua Clip Drop checker
Eheim 2213 with clear tubing
Generic J Thermometer
Custom Glass lid
Ebiken Scissors
Pferts 75% full
Ista Max Mix Medium Reactor
Metricide 70% full
Dark Yin stone from AB Bonsai in LA, 10 pounds.
ADA Spring Washer S
1 generic Timer
1 bottle of Prime
1 bottle of Seachem Purigen
API master test kit(old but still works, tested with it last week)
a few packs of Maracyn and fenbendazole/dewormer and a tube of Kanaplex
Small green fish net
Python(5 foot or so)
1 Jar of Tetramin Tropical Flakes
1 Ikea grinder full of New Life Spectrum
1 jar of H&H crab and lobster bites 25% full
1 jar of hydrogen peroxide
11-19-2013 04:50 AM
Couesfanatic Well, I decided to change things up. I had a scratch in the front panel so I ordered a new mini m. Pretty much changed the whole setup.

ADA Mini M
Finnex Planted + Light
GLA Atomic V3 with 5 pound cylinder
ADA Pollen Glass diffuser
Cal aqua inflow and outflow lily pipes
Cal aqua clip drop checker
Eheim 2213 (not ordered yet)

If I don't like the pollen glass I may switch to an inline atomizer. I'm also looking for rocks or wood for a new scape. I want to use some new plants I haven't tried before. I'm thinking UG, HC, glosso or something else. Possibly pygmy chain sword as a background plant. I don't want to do stems, just something a little taller, not blyxa though. Maybe potamogeton gayi.

By the way, the Finnex planted is much brighter than the fugeray and the casing is a different material, almost a glitter. I'll have to take pics tomorrow.

And the Cal aqua flexus 13mm outflow has been changed also, the lily is a little longer.

I may just close this journal down and start a new one, not sure yet. Anyway heres the blank slate:

10-18-2013 03:07 AM
Couesfanatic Well, I just ordered a GLA V3 atomic regulator along with a few other items. I'm pretty excited to have co2 again.

If anyone wants a nice autodoser I have one for sale in the SNS.
09-15-2013 08:44 PM
parrottbay Good job on the scapes!
09-02-2013 03:41 AM
Couesfanatic Changed it up a little.
07-31-2013 04:58 PM
Couesfanatic They are pretty much as this picture shows. They have just a little color until they turn and move. At certain angles they glow in the blue green you can see in the pics. They also have a little bit of bright red/orange in a few areas that I haven't been able to catch on a camera. They are a good looking fish. They move around more than chili rasboras but not as much as a CPD. Fun to watch, easy to feed and pleasant to the eye.

I took out the rotala colorata last night, it was struggling. I have a random no-name stem that is doing better that I hope to cultivate into a nice bush.
07-31-2013 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by Couesfanatic View Post
Yes it's the Fugeray. Yes it's the Neon Blue Rasboras, also called sundadanio axelrodi.
Cool little fish. Seen them at my lfs but wasn't sure of the Latin name. How is the coloration in person?
07-31-2013 02:33 AM
Couesfanatic Yes it's the Fugeray. Yes it's the Neon Blue Rasboras, also called sundadanio axelrodi.
07-30-2013 03:50 PM
frrok are those "blue neon rasboras'?
07-30-2013 03:36 PM
CPDzeke Dang! Those are beautiful! That's a finnex Fugeray, right?
07-30-2013 05:38 AM
Couesfanatic Took a few pics of the fish. I don't have a macro lens and these fish are tough.
Getting tired of the sunset, gunna pull it out. The rotala colorata is growing, but not doing very good on the lower parts. The Ludwigia red is doing awesome and so is the belem. Anyone want to buy some E. Belem? I'm thinking about pulling it out and replanting a little.

07-13-2013 08:05 PM
PeterN1986 I hate sunset hygro, it grows like a weed in my tank and it just made it look ugly and cluttered. I've tossed what I thought was all of it, but there's a couple stems of it left.

I like the hydrocotyle too, but if you end up pulling it out, maybe add some small rocks to border the grass, and then add some crypts to the right of it. The rock border would act to separate the grass and crypts. I think the crypts would be a good contrast in height and color to the grass.

If you pull the hydrocotyle, could you save it for me? I would like to add it to my Mini-M. Maybe trade some of my moss for it or something.
07-12-2013 08:01 AM
talontsiawd Looks great. I actually like the Hydrocotyle but I would try to keep it small and not let it spread out a lot.

I actually like the larger leaves on the Sunset Hygro but if you want some tall green stems, ditch it because there are so many other choices. I like it.

Good idea on the pepper grinder too. I may have to try that. My feather fin rainbows don't seem to be able to handle the smallest New Life Spectrum either so I have been using flakes which get really ugly. I am stealing your idea.
07-12-2013 05:04 AM
Couesfanatic I moved the rotala sunset to the other side of the tank. The color was too similar to the hydrocotyle japan. Now there is more light for the rotala colorata to use and hopefully fill in faster. The unknown moss is growing a bit and it starting to look like flame moss. I'm also not sure the hydrocotyle fits in the tank. I'm hoping to grow the Rotala Colorata into a full bush type look and that the moss will cover the rock and wood.

I added 11 sundadanio axelrodi to the tank and a glass lid I had made to cover the top. I had it custom made, so it covers more than the ADA lid. I've had jumpers with the ADA lid, none yet with this one. The way the lid sits on the clips makes the tank look not level, but in reality it is. If I shift the lid left or right, it changes the bubble under the glass. Kind of weird how that works. 11 fish is probably too many, but I got 11 from The Wet Spot for $27. Pretty good deal if you ask me. The fish are coloring up nicely. If I had a macro lens then I could get a good pic. This picture is terrible and lacking the true color of the tank. If I could get some spare time, I would take some real pictures.

I also bought an Ikea pepper grinder and filled it with the smallest New Life Spectrum. I tightened the grinder up and it works well for these little fish. You can see it on the right side of the tank.

The AquaticMagic lily outflows I ordered from them came in and they were the wrong ones. They refunded me and I'm on the hunt again. If you have a 9mm outflow you want to sell let me know.

11 Sundadanio Axelrodi
2 Ottocinclus
2 adult PFR's and 5 or so juvies. Moved 5 or so juvies to the Deep blue tank. I also changed that tank recently.

Any scaping opinions? Pull the hydrocotyle? Yank the rocks and wood and put the Hydrocotyle in its place? I want to yank the sunset eventually because I think its too big for this tank. If I can get the Rotala Colorata to grow in I would pull the sunset.

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