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Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2012, 10:36 PM
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Posted By srivihk
Finally the rescape was completed over the...

Finally the rescape was completed over the weekend.

Some pics.

FTS

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/vijayvenkat/2012_07_11008.jpg

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Forum: Fish 07-07-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,377
Posted By srivihk
Pics.... Pics.... Pics....

Pics.... Pics.... Pics....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Surprise! Surprise!. I thought that my black...

Surprise! Surprise!. I thought that my black molly might be pregnant. Well she might still be. But to my surprise one of my platys dropped 12 little frys on Tuesday. I bought the platys and mollys...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2012, 02:07 PM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Did a 75% WC today and scrubbed the tank for...

Did a 75% WC today and scrubbed the tank for algae. Restarted the DIY CO2. Just added slightly less than 1/4 tsp of yeast and 1/8 tsp of baking soda, gave the 1 liter bottle a good shake and CO2...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Well even before I could introduce the shrimps to...

Well even before I could introduce the shrimps to tank one of them kicked the bucket. They got down to cleaning work almost immediately, waiting for them to clean my glass.

Also I found that (a)...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Picked up 4 amano shrimps (1 inch long). Was...

Picked up 4 amano shrimps (1 inch long). Was going to introduce into my tank, but was worried if my zebra would make a meal out of them. Any views on this?

Also picked a nice piece of DW, that...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,029
Posted By srivihk
This is an interesting advice. How does the...

This is an interesting advice. How does the conversion happen.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Thanks. Seems like a plan. Replace 6 platys with...

Thanks. Seems like a plan. Replace 6 platys with 10 amanos and 3 neon tetras (adding to the existing 3 tetras).

As an experiment, I removed my black background (it is not attached) today and voila...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Just curious to know - how to estimate bioload of...

Just curious to know - how to estimate bioload of shrimps. I'm sort of working on this rule of a fish a gallon. Would adding 10 amano shrips add significantly to the bio load?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Oops... The one that I'm looking at has small...

Oops... The one that I'm looking at has small white balls.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
The algae issue is under control (no GSA or GDA...

The algae issue is under control (no GSA or GDA on the glass) and the rate of change of water color to green is slowed down considerably. I did a few things and do not know what really helped.

1....
Forum: DIY 06-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,062
Posted By srivihk
The peak on CO2 was 30 bpm. Now its at around 2-3...

The peak on CO2 was 30 bpm. Now its at around 2-3 bpm.

Started on Jun 9. Its only 13 days. The fizz is almost gone. Should i try adding 1/2 tsp of yeast or should i restart the entire setup again....
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Couple of things to update: 1. Black molly...

Couple of things to update:

1. Black molly status

Jun 13 : Noticed Pop eye
Jun 14 : Noticed the ulcer (top of eye)
Jun 15 : Moved it to QT with medications for bacterial infection
Jun 19 :...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Any advice for me to improve this design. ...

Any advice for me to improve this design.

Going to the gold fish market to look for drift wood and get some Amazonia AS.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Think time for a rescape. I find the fishes...

Think time for a rescape.

I find the fishes are not interested in the unplanted area. So the gravel goes.

Thinking of adding a twiggy drift wood towards to the left corner of the tank.

As...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,175
Posted By srivihk
Pretty set of tanks. May be you should make...

Pretty set of tanks.

May be you should make them 4 tanks (one for each season)!!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By srivihk
[/QUOTE] Srivihk: What do you mean my trim...

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Srivihk: What do you mean my trim the alternate stems?

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What i meant was trimming only a few stems (50%) and i used the term alternate, just like the way my hairdresser...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Shimagoma : Thanks for your comments Danios...

Shimagoma : Thanks for your comments

Danios - I love them. Had them as a kid 20+ years ago, back in India and lost them (that was the end of fish keeping for me then). When i started again in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Used a sheet of foam to create a black...

Used a sheet of foam to create a black background. Intention is to (a) bring out some colors better and (b) reduce the intensity of the sunlight.

Not sure if I'm creating an imbalance, but with my...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
After a 75% WC yesterday, the Green water is...

After a 75% WC yesterday, the Green water is almost gone. I have very less green algae on the tank walls now, at around 5% the previous levels.

A few things that happened which might have...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 40,839
Posted By srivihk
That is very interesting..... would like to see...

That is very interesting..... would like to see how that goes...

Nice tank btw.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Thanks theericafish :thumbsup: Will try...

Thanks theericafish :thumbsup:

Will try doing a 3 day blackout from Monday. Also trying to get a black background (may be get a black vinyl sheet) Doing a large WC today. As much i see the green...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
Advice needed

Well...

Its just 6 hours since the 75% WC. Its already turning green.

Need advice badly.

Should i just ignore as plants are growing good and water would be fine eventually.
(unfortunately...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,491
Posted By srivihk
I'm turning green (along with my water) on seeing...

I'm turning green (along with my water) on seeing your first attempt. You sure this is your first tank.

I wish mine was half as good as yours!!!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By srivihk
An unknown plant pearling.... the algae/ diatoms...

An unknown plant pearling.... the algae/ diatoms on the plants is from pre CO2 days. Do not see that on the new shoots....

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/vijayvenkat/2012_06_15007.jpg
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