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Old 02-07-2014, 06:55 PM   #391
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I got into this hobby about 8 months ago, and have already owned up to 10 tanks (6 up and running at the moment). I buy a bigger tank, intending to take a smaller one down, then usually can't bear to take the old one down. My husband has had to reinforce the beams/bracing under my 120 gallon cold-water system, and now needs to upgrade our wiring to keep up with all the tanks and chillers.
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1- 4g planted RCS
1- 10g planted RCS
1- 20g planted FW community
1- 38g CW marine w/pipefish & shrimp
1- 120g CW marine (former Red Lobster tank)
1- 10g SW tank for feeder shrimp & amphipods
I also have two more in various stages of the set-up process...
1- 66g CW (new home for the pipefish)
1- 44g tropical FOWLR SW (will be my first attempt at warm SW)
Oh, and we drove 20 hours straight, through 3 states, to pick up the lobster tank. Even the dog is jealous of the time I spend looking/messing with the tanks.
Hmmm, now that I'm writing this all down, I'm thinking that I may need an intervention!
You won't find an intervention here. We just don't seem capable of it at AA. I'm in the early stages of MTS but my symptoms are getting worse. At the moment i have
20g Comunity. Neon tetras, Harlequin Rasboras (that may be false harlequins) bristlnose plecsand Kuhli Loaches
36g Comet tank. Temporary home for them
6g and 5g QT tanks
20g scaped and ready to fill and plant
I have more tanks but want something 4x2x2 feet that i can plant out and add a nice community to. I'd like to try a dutch style aquascape and i think that would give me enough space to add the plant variety i want.
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When you go to the pet store to get more Prime and end up with a new betta
Oooh, I need "to get some Prime!"
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Ah, you found a name! I needed to go to pick up some things at the pet store, but I want a Betta right now and I shouldn't get things which take up more tanks, not sure I can trust myself!

...When you spend more time cleaning and organizing fish tanks and supplies than your house...
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #396
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You won't find an intervention here. We just don't seem capable of it at AA. I'm in the early stages of MTS but my symptoms are getting worse. At the moment i have
20g Comunity. Neon tetras, Harlequin Rasboras (that may be false harlequins) bristlnose plecsand Kuhli Loaches
36g Comet tank. Temporary home for them
6g and 5g QT tanks
20g scaped and ready to fill and plant
I have more tanks but want something 4x2x2 feet that i can plant out and add a nice community to. I'd like to try a dutch style aquascape and i think that would give me enough space to add the plant variety i want.

That sounds beautiful! I love the Dutch style aquascaping. My planted tanks are all low-tech right now, but after the next two tanks are up and running I would like to look into trying CO2 on one. Do you run CO2 on your planted tanks?
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You won't find an intervention here. We just don't seem capable of it at AA. I'm in the early stages of MTS but my symptoms are getting worse. At the moment i have
20g Comunity. Neon tetras, Harlequin Rasboras (that may be false harlequins) bristlnose plecsand Kuhli Loaches
36g Comet tank. Temporary home for them
6g and 5g QT tanks
20g scaped and ready to fill and plant
I have more tanks but want something 4x2x2 feet that i can plant out and add a nice community to. I'd like to try a dutch style aquascape and i think that would give me enough space to add the plant variety i want.
86 gallons total not bad
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That sounds beautiful! I love the Dutch style aquascaping. My planted tanks are all low-tech right now, but after the next two tanks are up and running I would like to look into trying CO2 on one. Do you run CO2 on your planted tanks?
I'll see if i can find the thread that made me want to try it. One of the mods here runs a beutiful 220g dutch planted tank that inspired me.
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I run DIY CO2 on my running dirted 20g (1x2litre bottle some bread yeast, sugar, air tube to run from bottle to tank, glue to hold the tube in the CO2 chamber and an airstone). The 36g was going to be heavily planted but the Comets destroyed that so it's got some ludwigia still planted an Anubias and other floating stem plants but i won't run CO2 on it until i rehome the comets and plant it out properly again. The DIY CO2 works great for my 20G tanks. I get great growth with dual T8 lighting using one 6400k bulb $6.00 and an aqua glo bulb $20-$30 that came with a $20 fitting I bought. Low light at the right intensity has worked better than i hoped. Not so much spread from my carpet plants but they grow well enough in their plantings. Stem plants are at jungle stage right now and badly need trimming. Crypts grow slowly as they are supposed to but they are getting larger (DIY root tabs are helping).
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I'll see if i can find the thread that made me want to try it. One of the mods here runs a beutiful 220g dutch planted tank that inspired me.
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That 220g is beautiful!

I run DIY CO2 on my running dirted 20g (1x2litre bottle some bread yeast, sugar, air tube to run from bottle to tank, glue to hold the tube in the CO2 chamber and an airstone). The 36g was going to be heavily planted but the Comets destroyed that so it's got some ludwigia still planted an Anubias and other floating stem plants but i won't run CO2 on it until i rehome the comets and plant it out properly again. The DIY CO2 works great for my 20G tanks. I get great growth with dual T8 lighting using one 6400k bulb $6.00 and an aqua glo bulb $20-$30 that came with a $20 fitting I bought. Low light at the right intensity has worked better than i hoped. Not so much spread from my carpet plants but they grow well enough in their plantings. Stem plants are at jungle stage right now and badly need trimming. Crypts grow slowly as they are supposed to but they are getting larger (DIY root tabs are helping).

I tried DIY CO2 once but it was a mess. The glue didn't hold and it basically did nothing, no bubbles ever even came out. Your system sounds much easier and better than the one I attempted. You may have just inspired me to try it again.
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I tried DIY CO2 once but it was a mess. The glue didn't hold and it basically did nothing, no bubbles ever even came out. Your system sounds much easier and better than the one I attempted. You may have just inspired me to try it again.
Well i just made a single hole in the top of the 2 litre bottle (edit) in the lid so you can remove the tube to mix the yeast sugar and water. if you make it small enough that the tubing is a tight squeeze and you have to drag it through, most of the sealing is already done for you. I have a hot glue gun that i use as insurance. A light seal on both the inside of the bottle top and outside and it is good to go. you can also cut the tube and apply a valve that you can switch off to refresh the bottle. Good luck if you try it. it is very simple really. Get the seal right and you have a cheap CO2 source that shouldn't ever suffocate your fish. I have run three bottles at once to try and clear algae and the fish seemed fine for the fortnight i had three bottles running.
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