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12-10-2014 04:17 PM
AquaAurora Sorry for your losses :c gl setting up a way to stabilize termperture!
12-10-2014 04:06 PM
Aquatic Delight i just realized its been a little over two months since i've updated on this journal. i haven't been as active on the forums since i moved to florida, life has been pretty busy as of late. and i've let my tank inhabitants die out without replacing them :-( shame on me. i have had a lot of trouble keeping filter feeding shrimp here, i blame our water, but i think it has more to do with the wild temp fluctuations in my tank than the water, which i think is also why i'm having trouble keeping hillstreams alive. I'm currently living in a manufactured home that has little to no insulation, so house temp fluctuates a lot. i really need to pick up a chiller, or i have thought about buying a small fridge and running water lines through it some how.

just a small update. i've got other things to do but the tank is still alive.
09-26-2014 03:05 AM
Aquatic Delight
Before


Rescape. i removed some granite pieces to make more room for plants :-)



This looked much nicer on my phone, but i have three flowers from two buce!






Mutated pa nang in the front, green gecko in the back
09-20-2014 02:45 PM
Aquatic Delight so i haven't been very active on the boards lately as i dont
09-07-2014 03:48 PM
Aquatic Delight Welcome! your tank looks great man! best of luck in your care for them :-)
09-03-2014 03:22 PM
pianofish I've joined your ranks my friend! How is this tank fairing? What fish do you currently have?
When you get a chance check out my new tank journal and tell me what you think.
Joshua
08-11-2014 05:23 PM
Aquatic Delight
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Originally Posted by Stone454 View Post
aslong as the current is slow/moderate they will do fine.

lol thats gonna be a problem. this tank runs about 800 or 900 gph right now
08-09-2014 05:31 PM
Stone454 http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...ugil-furcatus/ or any of the other blue eyes are great little fish small mouths, but not always easy to get, aslong as the current is slow/moderate they will do fine, you could probably keep them on their cold range side and the loachs will be fine.
08-09-2014 05:12 PM
Aquatic Delight so now i am thinking about redoing the tank a little bit. i want to take the left side of the tank and make it planted. i was thinking about removing a piece of granite from that side and filling it with more sand so that i can scape it in some way. i'm thinking everything left of the spray bar. i don't know what i would do with it but its something i have been tossing around in my head.
07-29-2014 08:49 PM
Aquatic Delight I've been losing my white clouds....i've lost 5 over last couple weeks. its a bummer, and i'm not sure what the issue is. it is what it is.

anyway i was thinking about switching over to another nano fish to occupy the open water. i was thinking about cpds but i don't know. i just know i want to move away from white clouds for now. the tank is generally running above 75degrees so i can go with a tropical fish. two concerns to watch out for while picking a fish for this set-up, i need small mouths that are some what shrimp safe because i have the tangerine tigers in that tank, and also the tank has a lot of flow so long finned fish wouldn't survive well in this set up.

any thoughts?
07-10-2014 03:21 AM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by Aquatic Delight View Post
of course they had them labeled wrong :-( if they are like the first photo they are gastromyzon, probably gastromyzon punctulatus or gastromyzon scitulus. i started looking at lanscaping quarrys, found some good rocks, but nothing in the color i wanted lol. they can tell you what is limestone or not.

i've had them jump during ammonia spikes.

my ph is like 7.4 or so, nitrates around 40-70. gh 20+ kh 12 or something

hope that helps....also check your inbox, i sent ya a long response.
Thank you for the info here and in the pm! Very informative, always like hearing directly from an owner to find out a bit more ^^
If I go by that store again I'll snap a photo to get an ID on the exact breed. Had dog with me today and he gets bored when I check out fish.. pulls leash ("i wanna go sniff over there!").. and makes photo taking very difficult.
07-10-2014 03:04 AM
Aquatic Delight
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
I went to a lfs and petsmart today and was surprised to find bamboo shrimp (listed as a crayfish) and a variety of these loaches (most simular to the first photo of your first post in this thread) but it was marked as "hong kong pleco"... told the fish department person its labeled wrong, they knew, but aren't allowed to correct it.. they also said another store sold them as .. "fresh water flounders" ... morons.
I was half tempted to grab both and toss my still undecided 20g long stocking idea (was leaning towards otos, gold ram, and cherry barb) out but I don't know anything about keeping either of these so I resisted.... But I'm tempted to go to the local landscaping/quarry place and get some large smooth rocks for the tank and try them out... Are yours (shrimp and loaches) jumpers? What are your tank params at?

of course they had them labeled wrong :-( if they are like the first photo they are gastromyzon, probably gastromyzon punctulatus or gastromyzon scitulus. i started looking at lanscaping quarrys, found some good rocks, but nothing in the color i wanted lol. they can tell you what is limestone or not.

i've had them jump during ammonia spikes.

my ph is like 7.4 or so, nitrates around 40-70. gh 20+ kh 12 or something

hope that helps....also check your inbox, i sent ya a long response.
07-09-2014 05:09 PM
AquaAurora I went to a lfs and petsmart today and was surprised to find bamboo shrimp (listed as a crayfish) and a variety of these loaches (most simular to the first photo of your first post in this thread) but it was marked as "hong kong pleco"... told the fish department person its labeled wrong, they knew, but aren't allowed to correct it.. they also said another store sold them as .. "fresh water flounders" ... morons.
I was half tempted to grab both and toss my still undecided 20g long stocking idea (was leaning towards otos, gold ram, and cherry barb) out but I don't know anything about keeping either of these so I resisted.... But I'm tempted to go to the local landscaping/quarry place and get some large smooth rocks for the tank and try them out... Are yours (shrimp and loaches) jumpers? What are your tank params at?
07-09-2014 02:37 PM
Aquatic Delight thanks dill!! when i'm buying them locally i always select the ones that look the most different from everyone else in that tank. on-line i've only ever purchased them from Gunpowder Aquatics, wetspot has them for sale quite often, but i've never really been totally happy their customer service. Not say i have anything against wetspot, but i'm just happier with gunpowder.

I have seen lots of people do gobies with Hillstreams, and it works out very well. that was actually my plan when i moved out here to florida. I was going to catch me a wild goby and put it in my hillstream tank. but when my Tiger tank broke, my hillstream tank was the only place they would do well in. So, there went the goby idea.
07-08-2014 09:52 PM
DillZPickleZ Really awesome tank. Love the journal. I have recently began my hillstream tank as well and i hope to get a lot like you. Any thoughts on getting some gobies (stiphodons) for the tank. I have a few and they are awesome in a river tank!!
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