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Old 12-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Coldwater Kings fresh 40 breeder


Hey all just thought I would start a new tank journal after being requested and my other one was horrible. The pictures will be coming later today. The plants;

Amazon sword (shocker)
Anubias
Java fern (I had to travel to the jungles of petco to get this)
Anarchis
Corkscrew Val

Most of my substrate is sand but I put little pots of dirt under the amazon swords.

Fish;

A goldfish that will soon have a Friend

Equipment;

Marineland 200 biowheel
Fluval M150 heater that I love
Current USA satellite LED (not the plus version)

ALL CRITIQUE IS ALWAYS WELCOME!
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:09 AM   #2
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Just picked up some Rotala and plopped it in the dirt. Grabbed a Lilly and onion plant bulbs and the onion plant bulb is growing like crazy with 3 leaves in a span of 4 days . Got another filter running which is the aquatop cf-300. My new ranchu is getting along with my black moor, I was worried about this as the moor was getting picked on before. I'll try as I said before to get pictures up but my tank has been a real mess lately because I am rescaping the whole tank.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:19 AM   #3
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Yea for whatever reason finding java fern in good quality has become more difficult for me. The only places that seem to carry them in great shape only sell mats of them and at an extremely high price at that. Look forward to looking at the progress of that tank and pictures
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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The pictures:







The two amigos;





I will be fixing how you can see the pots soon but I have to wait till my hand heals up. I also want to put a carpet of some plant around the area of the rotala and java fern, any suggestions on the plant used as a carpet?
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:33 AM   #5
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I decided on using dwarf sag or e. tenellus as my carpet, I also found this stuff pretty cheap. I have been taking a long time with this tank to make sure that the end result will hopefully be decent.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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Wow has the tank changed, now updating the thread after 3 months the tank has changed a lot. I ended up beating my really bad 6 type algae problem by dropping the water level and letting it run its course, now I am taking anything with algae out of the tank and either dumping it or letting it sit in hot water. I have not put in any plants but I did take the anarchis out because it was COVERED in BBA and Hair algae. I am going to let the Vals stay in a chain so I can use them as a background in the back of the tank.

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(There is a airstone in the side of the tank because my moor goldfish was sinking yesterday, he is good now thanks to some peas but I am going to keep the stone in there for a few days to raise the oxygen levels.) Sorry for the bad quality pictures it the best I could do without a tripod.
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My fish are doing good after a week on vacation, I had a friend come over and feed them. The Marineland HOB filter decided to die on me without a notice a few weeks ago. I've got a lot of work ahead of me to trim down my Rotala, which has grown out of control.
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