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04-14-2014 08:57 PM
lamiskool Sorry to hear about your losses...hopevthings will take a turn for the better though!
04-14-2014 08:52 PM
Aquatic Delight just a quick update

i had to leave for the weekend, my grandmother passed away (it was expected but still hard), upon my return i found my last home rasied killifish dead in the tank, and i am now missing one of my hypergastro, i fear that one is now i'm down to 3 gastro and on 1 sewellia. this move has been devastating to my hillstream populations.....
03-23-2014 06:32 PM
Aquatic Delight i think somewhere in this thread i talked about it (or maybe it was in my planning thread) but I decided against the manifold. one of the biggest reasons being the lack of flexablity with it. you are limited in scaping to what the PVC will allow you to do. the set-up i run is over 1,200GPH turn over, that doubles as my filtration, and is customizable to the current scaping i have.

the set up i run allows me to have current on the floor for the hillstreams, and suface agitation/circulation to aid in CO2 diffusion and keep from having dead spots in my tank.

I have nothing against the River manifold, but it just didn't work with what i wanted to do.
03-22-2014 02:24 PM
River Manifold Tank for Hillstreams

Think about a river manifold tank (google for directions). I set this up in a 55g and it provides a ripping current. I have a number of different hillstreams, panda garras, sumo loaches, corydoras, and farlowella in there that love it. Through no fault of mine I have had several spawnings from the sewelia lineolata and farlowellas!
03-13-2014 11:31 PM
Aquatic Delight yeah lol. i know that i over feed so i do big water changes, no less than 25% every time. but with my mother watching the tanks, i'm sure she over fed a lot. oh-well it'll come down....
03-10-2014 08:31 PM
Chris_Produces Some tough little guys with Nitrates of 80 for very long
03-03-2014 12:22 AM
Aquatic Delight R/O unit is opposite of what i am trying to do, save money. while the $80-$100 will save me money in the long run i don't have that kind of money up front.

theres no future proof move tanks. i have moved tanks 3 times and every time it is just as hard as the last. and the longer the move, the more work you have to put into protecting the tanks.

i am down to 5 or 6 hillstreams.... my g. viriosus, 3 humilis, sewellia, and another spotted gastro i say yesterday but wasn't able to id which one.
03-02-2014 04:19 PM
pianofish You could always do the trashcan ro method. Have the ro water empty into a 50 gallon trashcan and then have a small pump to pump the water from your trashcan to your tanks.
Glad to hear that the move went by without too many hitches. I'm in the works of setting up a 60 gallon display tank with a 60 gallon sump in an apartment.... So I'm trying really hard to future proof it for te inevitable moves that I know will happen. Makes everything a little more expensive.

So how many hillys do you have now?
03-02-2014 02:08 PM
Cyanider You could look into getting a cheap RO unit. They can be had at under $100 for a halfway decent unit. They also have attachments to hook onto your faucet so you don't have to modify any plumbing. Probably easier and cheaper in the long run than buying water from your LFS or wherever you get it. Just an option!
03-01-2014 03:49 AM
Aquatic Delight so i did a little water testing today, mostly to see if my tap water was usable in my tank. sadly i don't think it is because i have the tangerine tigers in the tank now (since their tank exploded during my move). any way here are the testing results

in the Tank

Ph 7.4
GH 14
KH 1
Nitrate 80

in the Tap
Ph 8.2
Gh over 20 (i stopped at 20)
Kh 11
Nitrate 0

i wanted to test TDS, but my meter is MIA after the move. i found the box but no meter inside.

pretty out there both ways.....i was hoping to save a few clams and use tap, but it seems to be to far out there to mess with.
02-21-2014 09:37 PM
Aquatic Delight Here is the move "journal"
01-23-2014 01:18 PM
Aquatic Delight Moving journal huh? i'll see if i can get enough photos to make it worth while....or if i have the time....i'm gonna need more buckets!
01-19-2014 03:49 PM
zetvi Journal of the move? :d
01-19-2014 01:42 PM
Aquatic Delight i miss my tanks......
01-10-2014 01:29 PM
Aquatic Delight thank you!
don't leave if you don't have to. its the biggest PIA, i hated doing it, twice, nine tanks both times(maybe 8) now i have it down to 6! i'm trying to down grade a little more.
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