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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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My 10g rimless (UPDATES 56k warning!!!)

I got this tank about 1 1/2 months ago from albany aquarium in berkeley.
So far, I am pretty satisfied with the tank.
I put 4 cherry barbs, and 1 corydora catfish in there. 1 cherry barb and the cory died within 2 days. My fault for entrusting petsmart for my fish. I guess I was just desperate for something swimming.

The tank is experiencing some algae, most of the algae on the anubias is from my friends tank, and so far the newest leaf that the anubias has has yet to develop any algae.

I have a Penguin Biowheel 330 as the filter for this tank and I have yet to get a heater, been broke for a while. Thats life!
The substrate is plan old pea gravel, nothing fancy at all.

I will continue to update this journal as I go along.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
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The algae on the anubias looks pretty bad, and it looks like staghorn or BBA. I would give the plant a bleach dip. Anubias are very hardy and it should handle the bleach dip fine.

Other than that, looks like a nice start.
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OK, how long should the anubias be in the bleach for. No more than 45secs to 1 minute?


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1 part bleach to 19 parts water. 2 to 3 minute soak, rinse thoroughly.

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Alright thank you. I haven't been able to do it since it was suggested because I have had so much work.


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Alright, Scratch everything above. I decided the tank above just wasn't working for my tastes. So I visited Phil and Agy at Ocean Aquarium in San Francisco right after I dropped my GF at SF international airport to go back to hiroshima =(.
Nonetheless, the trip today brought my spirits up and something to look forward to.
Dropped 45 bucks there and had a good conversation with agy. Decided not to get some fish.

I did a completely new rescape, with new gravel. Didn't bother to put anything special for the substrate. It will be my lowtech tank for me to enjoy.










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Alright, Scratch everything above. I decided the tank above just wasn't working for my tastes. So I visited Phil and Agy at Ocean Aquarium in San Francisco right after I dropped my GF at SF international airport to go back to hiroshima =(.
Nonetheless, the trip today brought my spirits up and something to look forward to.
Dropped 45 bucks there and had a good conversation with agy. Decided not to get some fish.

I did a completely new rescape, with new gravel. Didn't bother to put anything special for the substrate. It will be my lowtech tank for me to enjoy.
I went there yesterday as well...what time were you there?

And I think the new rescape looks great

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I went there yesterday as well...what time were you there?

And I think the new rescape looks great
11-12:30 afternoon.
When were you there?


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The new layout looks great.
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11-12:30 afternoon.
When were you there?
Oh, I was there at around 6

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There is now a small discus inhabiting the tank because as soon as I put the discus in my 55g, all of the angels showed extreme aggression to it. So the discus is lone in the 10g, I think it may be too small but Its going to have to stay there. I got a heater for the tank too. I really wish I didn't have to put the discus in the tank, but I have no choice.... =(


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I would like to get my DIY co2 up and running after work. would one 2 liter soda bottle suffice for the needs of this 10 gallon?


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yea a 2 liter should be fine. how are you diffusing it?

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yea a 2 liter should be fine. how are you diffusing it?
I have some ideas how to diffuse it but space is a factor and I am not sure what is the best method...
Any suggestions?

BTW, here is the discus in the tank.




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Very pretty. I like the new 'scaping better than the old for sure! What kind of light it that you have over it? Looks cool.
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