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Old 04-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #2971
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Changed an Old 55 G

Hello Aa...

Got board with an old 55 G that's been running for 4 years or so and removed half of the mechanical filtration and replaced that with an emersed land plant. The roots remove the wastes the fish produce rather than just filtering toxic water and returning water that's a bit less toxic. The plant was much cheaper than the filter would have been and does a better job.

Did have to lower the tank water, so the plant's leaves remained above or it would drown, but left some of the aquatic plants, so it still has a bit of a normal look. See attached pics.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #2972
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Water changes all around! Floor's wet, arms are tired...and still gotta work tonight! And secured an order of some Brilliant Endler juvies and some Japanese blue guppy juvies and breed em for the LFG. He has commons and Lyres but none of what I will bring him...
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #2973
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I installed an adjustable valve on the airline leading to the sponge filter in my black betta's 10 gallon and put in a thermometer that sticks to the glass to replace the liquid crystal crappy one. And Ninja flipped out. Flared like crazy at the thermometer, it gave me a good laugh. Also did a water change on the vase I am quarantining a new female betta in. When she colors up a little and perks up some she is going into the sorority, but since she was from Walmart and not my LFS, she needs a little tlc before I want to put her in with the rest of my girls. Got lucky and found a female crowntail at Walmart, though, so I don't mind having to do a little pampering. Also bought two more females from aquabid this morning! Once they come in my sorority will have 8 members.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:11 PM   #2974
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Changed things up in my 80 hoping to mellow my spoiled king out a bit. It seems to have helped. He's not chasing the new guys around as much. Still picks a bit here and there but I think that would be normal, after having the whole tank to himself for so long. I'll attach pics of the new guys (still thinking of names) and the new scape. I'm not very good at scaping but I think it will work for the time being lol!
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:12 AM   #2975
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Mlani,
What a beautiful tank! Way to go! OS.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #2976
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What a beautiful tank! Way to go! OS.
Thank you. I've taken advantage of having to change it around and added some live plants. Hopefully I can keep them better in there than in my house. Lol
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:13 AM   #2977
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Changed things up in my 80 hoping to mellow my spoiled king out a bit. It seems to have helped. He's not chasing the new guys around as much. Still picks a bit here and there but I think that would be normal, after having the whole tank to himself for so long. I'll attach pics of the new guys (still thinking of names) and the new scape. I'm not very good at scaping but I think it will work for the time being lol!
Looks beautiful! Can't wait to see pics of your new guy's
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Put my first fish in my 110 last night.... An electric blue ahli and a five bar. The five bar is super shy and I can't get a good shot of him yet. I think they're enjoying having this huge tank all to themselves.
This morning I rearranged the rocks in the tank and made more caves and open space for them. After my coffee it's water test and change time for the goldies, betta, and angelfish... Aka my morning workout.
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Put my first fish in my 110 last night.... An electric blue ahli and a five bar. The five bar is super shy and I can't get a good shot of him yet. I think they're enjoying having this huge tank all to themselves.
This morning I rearranged the rocks in the tank and made more caves and open space for them. After my coffee it's water test and change time for the goldies, betta, and angelfish... Aka my morning workout.
Your tank looks amazing!
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Your tank looks amazing!
Wow thank you thank you! I think it looks like amateur hour compared to some of the ones I've seen on here! Lol!
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