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Old 06-06-2016, 02:15 PM   #10271
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Painted the new top for my 75g. Now I just have to install the screen work and then I can finally place my order on live aquaria. (Darn fire fish and their crazy jumping habits.) also cleaned out the sump
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:18 AM   #10272
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Today, was busy day!

Went to a special plant nursery found a couple plants I can use for the pond container, found some very small pond plant containers like pint and 3 inches at the ReStore - new never used, as the ones at the nursery were for very large plants and ponds. Will be using a bag of organic Miracle Gro I got maybe 2 years ago and chickened out of the dirted tank,

Found a Butterfly Koi white with a orange-y yellow under tone.

Filled the qt tank - spent a little time to get the tank at the right temp. Adding the Play trios and the Koi at the lower Temps say 74F. Good for both.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:41 PM   #10273
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Fun find tonight...A Western Painted Turtle in my yard, then went over to the area near the wildlife pond a pool of water contained cool snails half of them with a cool stripe. Will try and load it so you can see, and a million worms in the mud!!! Brought a number of the snails over to my outdoor AquaFarm tank. Pretty fun and most beautiful.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:33 PM   #10274
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Decided to put up my pond again. Will need to find a different filter than the trash can one I made for it before - probably. Maybe I will be able to hide it.

Deciding on whether or not to get a different shape, or make it a rectangle. It will be going under the stairs area of a 2 story deck, so I might be able to figure out if I can dig out and put it in all the way or partly inground and use a liner. Maybe this year I will just use my little preformed pond and plan for this bigger build next spring. Sounds like less work now.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:05 PM   #10276
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Ooh a pond! Sounds good Autumn
Cleaned my elephant nose tank, can't believe how big he's grown.
Pwc on my shrimp tank, lost 4 babies and 3 adults which I think has been down to the heat wave we've had.
Hubby bought me some more boraras 22 of them. They're in QT at the moment, thinking 2 week's. They all look really healthy I hope they stay that way! Can't wait to add them in with my other guy's.
Fed live baby brine shrimp to the boraras who loved hunting for them and live bloodworm for Gonzo. Think that's it!

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Old 06-12-2016, 07:37 AM   #10277
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A pond would be great. Having one built in under the deck would be nice too. It's something I will hold off on till I own a house though.

So I found a bargain today. I've waited a fortnight for this to eventuate. But I picked up a coralpower quad t5 light and a fluval 305 filter for $300. For now the filter is too big for any running tank but means I'm halfway to filtering a tank I'm keen to get running. I'll have to buy another filter and build a stand. But I'm about ready to set up my 4x2x2 foot tank. I've waited a long time to set it up.

The light was the real prize though. I wish I had held off on buying a dual t5 last month. I'll only have to replace two bulbs. I'll swap the two from the dual t5 and maybe aim to add 1/4 bulbs to offer the plants some different light colours. The fixture has two switches so I can adjust the light intensity. I'm really happy with it.

I added some alternanthera reineckii mini last night to my 3foot tank. No signs of change yet but it was an emerced growth pack from aquarium industries. They're developing a good range of plants lately. I've had trouble finding a lot of plants I wanted but they've surprised me lately with some nice additions to their range. I might work on getting more CO2 injections in my 3 foot tank and risk the algae fight by running the tank at high light.

One of my goals has been to get all the plants that will show reds or pink to colour up. I've seen good signs of that with the dual t5, the quad t5 should provide plenty of light. It's a little scary to think of how quickly the algae can take hold though.

I'm expecting my endler guppy to drop some young soon. My LFS has been trying to order me more for three weeks but they're not available. The plan is to get a small breeding colony started. Sadly I only bought the three available and one died. I'm down to a male and a female. Hopefully I see some young soon. Guppies are my last resort for breeding a vertebrate. I tried breeding bn plecos but Frank and Barry weren't as keen to breed as id hoped before betty became Barry.
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Well did bring the plastic pond to the spot under the deck and not so pretty sitting on top and not in the ground as it was designed for.

Thought about the rectangle in ground with a pond liner, and saw some nice material for putting around the edges called rock on a roll and it seems like a splendid solution to the ugly black liner and endless stones to secure and take up space around the edges, as I have small amount of space for plants as it is in the confined area.

Doing 50% pwc on the 72G and the 46G today. 20% on SW nano. Need to order more Prime!

EDIT: Did the Tangerine Tiger tank substrate clean and WOW I can't believe what a mess that was, just clearing up now and probably 7-8G water change with all the cleaning.
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Platys! Platys everywhere, Mr. Rico!!

So, I did the usual 20% water change today, plus a major plant-trimming. While working on the tank, I saw a tiny platy fry swimming among the Cardamine Lyrata! This guy was tiny, no more than 2mm, so he (or she) must only be a day or two old. Smart little fellow, he's hiding among the plants where the tetras can't get him.

I trimmed back the cardamine and my ludwigia repens, which was throwing the whole right end of my tank into shade. It was frustrating to throw away the trimmings; I wish I knew another aquarist in the area. Why does West LA have no aquarium club?

I added four more neons (bought at Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica), bringing my school to 11. It's really made a difference with them, as I noticed them schooling more tightly. So pretty in the tank.

I also bought five amano shrimp. Naturally, being aquatic bugs, they hide a lot and I've never seen all five out at once. It was funny to see one of the platys try to "investigate" a shrimp ("Can I eat you?"), and the shrimp go into "Back off, Jack!" mode.
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Did an extra clean on my boraras tank, got up this morning to a dead bamboo shrimp don't know why my other 3 are fine. Soo sad.
Fed live bloodworm to my elephant nose he's been out all day hunting for them! At least someone is happy!

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