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Old 06-30-2014, 03:26 PM   #6811
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Finally getting caught up!

Finished the small tanks pwc. Cleaned the prefilter sponge in the 6.6 Edge and although I usually rinse it, flow was getting low so I blasted it with tap water to get out the crud. No more crud. since it was running flow very well after that I decided not to replace the sponge just yet. Same thing for the 12G Edge it is running with excellent flow since I cleaned it so I still have 2 brand new sponges.

Saw a bunch of saddled (female) Blue Velvets in the 12G. Looking at getting the young Albino BN Plecos out of there so I won't have them eating the babies. They are very healthy looking and big enough not to be eaten in the other tank now. Last attempts ended in failure to catch. There are just too many plants, weird angles and DW for the job to be simple.

Finally everyone's schedules line up and the one Betta in the 2.5G is going to his new home tomorrow about an hour away.

SW Rescued 2 coral frags which blew off the ledge. One was up side down and the other just fell off over night. Haven't glued them since I haven't decided on the new rock placement yet.

Moved my in tank Chaeto back to the top also ended up at the bottom front due to the flow level. Maybe need to buy and try a low quality nylon sock or some tulle (fabric store) to reduce flow but still have big enough holes to suck up particles.

Hoping tomorrow will be the pwc opportunity for the 72G and the 35G and SW 15G.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:33 PM   #6812
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Water Changes

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Nothing but water change, water change and my favorite, the water change. Change at least half the water in all my tanks every two weeks. The tanks are large and well planted. Quit testing the tank water some time ago. With all the new water going through the tanks, it's always pure for the fish and plants. So why waste the money on testing equipment?

Like to use land plants to get the tank water chemistry even a tiny bit better. Not really concerned how pretty the tanks are, just how pure can the water be.

Attached is a pic of one of the planted 55s.

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:01 PM   #6813
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50% water change on my 40 gallon, I think I'm finally winning my battle against nitrates. I Was away from tanks for a month between my wedding and honeymoon so water changes were neglected. And fish were overfed.
I've been doing 25% water changes every second day so not to shock the fish with a massive change in water chemistry.
I'm finally down to 50ppm nitrates, not there yet but at least the end is in sight.


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Old 06-30-2014, 05:27 PM   #6814
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Gold dust molly is acting funny. Hiding all day. Endlers are having fun. Brown algae is all over the place. Have to clean the 20G soon.

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Old 07-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #6815
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I was able after many years to find a viquarium kit and started up a new tankClick image for larger version

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Went to the LFS and got 3 more female RCS for my male, the other two died because they were brought between the breeding facility, LFS, and my house too fast and were acclimated to each tank so they got shocked and died. Hopefully these guys make it and I get a successful colony


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Old 07-01-2014, 03:51 PM   #6817
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20% water change, and I admired my first batch of new born fry, I managed to catch one and separated him, the others will have to fend for them selfs but there are plenty if hiding places! Click image for larger version

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Old 07-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #6818
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:03 PM   #6819
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #6820
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Placed my order for a 60" buildmyled XB series 6300k! Pretty pumped and can't wait to get it on the 120g
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