|08-18-2013 12:40 AM|
|05-20-2013 07:50 PM|
Yeah, I think that's the right approach. Good luck to you.
|05-20-2013 07:46 PM|
|Jason K||Thanks guys. Each tanks started with just a pair of otos. I think the fact there were no other fish, and plenty of algae, led to the breeding. Will do updates on the survival rate, etc. The female is still plenty fat, I think she's gonna keep laying eggs.|
|05-19-2013 11:55 PM|
|Allentan97||i wish my otos would breed... then I wouldnt need to buy them, congrats! and the tanks look awesome! how many otos did you buy?|
|05-19-2013 11:00 PM|
|Green_Flash||Congrats, despite the algae, both tanks are looking nice.|
|05-19-2013 07:57 PM|
|Couesfanatic||those baby oto's are awesome!|
|05-19-2013 06:39 PM|
Two 45Ps build: Now with Oto fry
Looks great! Way to be persistent with the algae. I am in a similar battle, and trying resist the temptation for drastic measures.
|05-19-2013 05:54 PM|
Omg I see them!
Keep up the great work.
|05-19-2013 05:50 PM|
Week 8 update:
Still battling algae in both tanks, but I can tell it's gotten significantly better over the last few weeks...hopefully the tanks will be algae 'free' in a few more weeks. Both tanks at this point have a few amanos, cherries, otos, and MTS.
Wood tank: Crypt parva has melted away for the most part, hoping they'll come back soon. Only a few stems of rotala arcuata made it through the algae onslaught, so I added some rotala indica as well.
Stone tank: Oto pair had a bunch of babies. I've counted 20-30 of em of various sizes (and ages I presume) remaining, and I know I've lost a bunch more to water changes/filter maintenance. Atleast something good came out of the algae battle!
WEEK 8--after trimming and water change
OTO FRY--5 in this pic
|04-19-2013 05:14 AM|
|Soup12||just a few amanos will clean it all up. You will be amazed. Next best is cherry shrimp.|
|04-19-2013 04:57 AM|
Maybe a few amanos.
I did add two Otos in each tank the other day...they are not really making much of a difference at this point.
|04-19-2013 12:46 AM|
|catfishbi||its time to bring helper go get 10 amono shrimp and 2 SAE for each tank|
|04-18-2013 10:51 PM|
|04-18-2013 03:44 PM|
Are those lights enough for something Red? like a pop of color.
|04-18-2013 04:17 AM|
Week 4 update:
Still fighting algae like crazy. Moss in wood tank was completely removed as it was rotting and not attaching under the algae. Significant amount of the ludwigia has melted under the algae. Found some crypt parva at LFS, and added that to the tank.
I've been increasing my NO3 and PO4 dosing significantly on both tanks based on the testing I've been doing. Can't seem to keep NO3 up despite some serious dosing, especially in the wood tank, where I started at 5ppm x 3times week, then tried 7ppm, then 9ppm, and today I put in 15ppm in the morning. Tested tonight and had only 5ppm left. Could my tank really be eating through 10 ppm a day? I doubt it. Photoperiod reduced to 8hrs as well.
Photos from this past Saturday after water change.
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