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Old 02-29-2016, 11:14 PM   #91
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Thanks! Not much algae so I can't complain too much.

The aquarium society meeting is on tonight so I'm hoping to win a light in the door prize

It's interesting watching the angelfish lurk around now. When they squabble they have enough room to sink into the plants and then pop up the other side of the central ornaments like a lurking submarine (unfortunately to be run over by the loachy speedboats).
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That looks really good! Hope you won the light!!!
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Sadly got home just on midnight(!) with no light. Two great presentations on cichlids of West Africa. I'm also the proud owner of a book on the subject which was autographed by one of the authors.

I always thought our tap water was fairly good but talked with a few people that had issues in the past. Not often but guess you only need once a year to be a problem.
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At least you won something! How's the tank holding up? I keep meaning to update my thread but I can't add pictures any more.


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I tested the small dual t5ho and that is adding about 15 PAR one foot down so something extra. I'm tempted to get the cheap underwater lights to try - will probably order this weekend after testing how much par has increased after lowering the light onto the tank.

Usually at Easter time I'll buy more fish so starting to think on what I could get. The bumblebee catfish is still in the tank but I hardly ever see it so a bit of a waste. Still tempted on maybe danios, hatchet fish or some sort of barbs. Tetras and my tank don't seem to get along. Could get some more loaches too.
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With the light lowered 4inches or 10cm to sit on the glass tank top, I'm picking up about an extra 20% PAR. I assume it was just getting reflected off before. Which was why the family were saying the light was bright whereas I knew the LED lights were brighter.

I count just about any bubble as pearling but I could see this extending across about two thirds of the tank tonight (from CO2 reactor). So even though a small drop in light height, it seems to have a big difference.

However I found I had to shift the light right over the light meter otherwise it actually read lower! So I'm not getting the spread of light that I was. Hmmm, no such thing as a free lunch unfortunately.


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Well if you're at 40 par substrate level Tom Barr would argue that that is plenty for all. If it is not uniform you may be better placing the plants that require higher light in those areas?


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Well if you're at 40 par substrate level Tom Barr would argue that that is plenty for all. If it is not uniform you may be better placing the plants that require higher light in those areas?


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Alas another foot to go down to get to substrate .

I guess this water change I should lower it down to substrate and test. Long weekend so a bit more free time here.
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Finally after several months I've managed to get some pictures of this bumblebee catfish. I don't know what it has been eating but it looks fat and happy. Whole algae wafers disappear in a second but it is very shy even though bigger than most other fish in there.

Here it is coming out to check out what the bn catfish have (much to his disgust ).





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Nice have 4 of them i think still lol only seen 3 so far an hardly see them

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