Journal: RIP, 6/04
Well... to be honest I never intended to keep this tank running once I got my ADA tank. But it's been up and running for so long, I just can't tear it down right now. I'm simply not ready to set up my ADA tank - it doesn't even have a stand. I'm SO broke right now!
Well anyways. I've had this tank for about 8 months now. I got it off a classified ad for $40 (tank, stand, lights, filter, heater, 2 powerheads and a bucket of gravel). It's been through a lot of tank layouts, however, a massive cyano outbreak (lack of nitrates I think) and other algaes destroyed previous scapes. I tore it down and rebuilt it but the same thing. I just finished a 5-day blackout now to kill the cyano, did a massive vaccuum and water change, and started up DIY CO2 again. I also started dosing EI ferts including nitrates and small amounts of phosphates.
The tank has also been ravaged by disease - I believe either TB or Neon Tetra disease are the most likely two. I have lost a LOT of my fish stock, including 13 neon tetras, 4 german blue rams, otos, gouramis, and various others. For now I'm trying to maintain a clean tank to try and slow the disease progression and see where we go from there.
Tank specs as follows:
33 gallon rimless Hagen
40w T8 CFL's 4100k (eww...)
Eheim ecco 2234
DIY CO2 with powerhead diffuser
100w heater set around 78 deg.
Combination of EI and Flourish line ferts.
PH is ~7
GH is 100-120ppm
Tank is fully cycled but I dose nitrates around 5-10ppm.
9 Harlequin rasboras
2 German blue rams
5 black skirt tetras
2 neon tetras
1 red wag platy
1 dwarf gourami
Plants are just generic Petsmart selection, nothing rare or interesting. Some crypts, anubias, vals, etc.
I will post progression photos in the next post.
Last edited by Jaguar; 08-19-2013 at 04:47 PM.
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