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stonevs 11-05-2012 03:18 AM

Stone's Do!Aqua mini s
 
Hello,
I am setting up a Do!Aqua mini s aquarium. This is my first setup but so far everything is going pretty smoothly. Hayden, my brother, has guided me through setting it up, and has a pretty nice aquarium himself,:icon_mrgr,:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=191724. Anyways, I am already about three weeks into the process of starting my aquarium, but it has gone by very fast, seeing as I already have my fish! Speaking of that, my aquarium was created on the idea that it was for a Black Moor Goldfish. That is how my whole idea for it started. My biggest flaw I have encountered so far is the "shelf" that my mini s is on. It is unbalanced from right to left, and it is kind of annoying. But other than that I am pretty optimistic for how my aquarium is turning out!

Here are the specs of my aquarium:
Do!Aqua mini s
Archaea 30cm LED light
Tom Aquatics mini internal filter
Rocks from a nearby creek
ADA sand

--I will probably give an update every 1-2 weeks or so, but with no plants there is not much to update.:)

(Sorry about the links,but I can't get the pictures to directly upload.)
Main shot:
http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=0

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=6

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=5

Shots of Black Moor:
http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=1

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=0

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=2

http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=3

I feel like this is mandatory to upload:icon_wink:
http://s1289.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=4[IMG]

arsNatura 11-05-2012 03:31 AM

your tank looks excellent and I love moors, but I have to tell you as someone that has kept fancy goldfish for 6+ years, that little guy is going to quickly outgrow that tank. Goldfish need a min. of 10g per fish to really thrive and grow - they poop A LOT! So you may want to think about setting up at least a 10g in the future as he grows. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I have gone through A LOT of goldfish and they need a lot more care than people think. In fact a black moor was how I got started in this hobby. I got one in a mini shelf tank and it quickly developed Ick, after researching why it got sick I got involved on a message board and started in this fantastic hobby. If you have any questions or want to further discuss goldfish please feel free to bug me anytime! Good luck! It is a nice looking scape you have.

arsNatura 11-05-2012 03:34 AM

For now just keep up on water changes and watch water parameters as much as possible, like I said, they create a lot of waste and ammonia can really spike in no time, but I want you to know that I do really like the look and set up you went for :)

Green_Flash 11-05-2012 06:00 AM

hi, welcome to TPT.

i like the clean rocks and sand feel.

GMYukonon24s 11-05-2012 04:08 PM

Welcome to the forum. Nice tank

stonevs 11-06-2012 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsNatura (Post 2067860)
your tank looks excellent and I love moors, but I have to tell you as someone that has kept fancy goldfish for 6+ years, that little guy is going to quickly outgrow that tank. Goldfish need a min. of 10g per fish to really thrive and grow - they poop A LOT! So you may want to think about setting up at least a 10g in the future as he grows. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I have gone through A LOT of goldfish and they need a lot more care than people think. In fact a black moor was how I got started in this hobby. I got one in a mini shelf tank and it quickly developed Ick, after researching why it got sick I got involved on a message board and started in this fantastic hobby. If you have any questions or want to further discuss goldfish please feel free to bug me anytime! Good luck! It is a nice looking scape you have.

Ya I have had black moors in the past also, so I know about how much they poop. But I haven't had outgrowing problems in the past, but it might be because I just had them for a year or so at a time. Oddly enough the first black moor I ever had got ick also, so thats kinda funny.:D. But he lived through it luckily.

freph 11-06-2012 01:45 AM

I really like the simplicity of this tank. Good job.

arsNatura 11-06-2012 02:29 AM

Thats great! Moors do tend to be smaller than other goldies, even when I kept one in a 55g with other goldies he stayed smaller than the rest. Will look forward to how it progresses with the lil guy :) welcome to the forum!

Geniusdudekiran 11-06-2012 02:36 PM

I like the tank. I now want to do a non-planted tank.

stonevs 11-06-2012 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 2069286)
I like the tank. I now want to do a non-planted tank.

I am glad I inspired you! Thanks for the compliment also!

Stone

stonevs 11-17-2012 11:51 PM

Update:
Diatoms are starting to grow on the rocks. :(

stonevs 11-21-2012 01:48 PM

Update
 
My black moor is not doing so well. He has formed two identical bubbles/bumps on either side of his head right by his gills, and has one translucent one on his chin. He will also swim around normally, but then go to the bottom next to the filter and lay there. As of yesterday I put in some Ick/fungus disease remover, because he also has some fuzzy white fungus on him. I also stuck a heater in the aquarium to raise the temp. a little just in case there was a parasite issue.

Best of luck for Mr. Black Moor


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