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Old 09-26-2016, 05:53 PM   #21
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Wow - nice looking fish! How short is the life cycle? Could you regularly pick up more perhaps.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:19 AM   #22
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Wow - nice looking fish! How short is the life cycle? Could you regularly pick up more perhaps.

They have about a 12 month lifespan. Haven't seen locally so have to so would have to reorder if I don't breed.
From what I've read, they breed easily and I have the spare tanks to do breed. But not sure I want the hassle of having colonies of freshwater and saltwater micro foods going at the same time lol.


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Old 09-28-2016, 04:10 AM   #23
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Ah, good point - gee that is short for the muck around factor.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:19 PM   #24
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So a more pressing issue. my one hob is going. Was shopping around for a replacement. Now if I went for HOB would go for an aquaclear, but I've seen the price of sun sun canister filters drop to below $35 with media.

Has anyone used one of the 3 media varieties?

Side note for all the flack they take my pair of whisper filters has done their job for the life of this tank.
Even have one growing a basil plant lol.

Other updates wisteria has grown on me after shooting up more growth.
Java moss has grown well.
Seeing some runners from my narrow leaf chain, but months away from seeing a decent carpeting. Definitely growing betting than the micro sword.

Loving the effects of sand and flourite vs dirt and small gravel.

First live purchase will probably be rcs as my sole ghost shrimp(I bought 20 from pet smart months ago, only one that lived through qt) isn't quite doing the leave clean up my amanos did.

And lastly my last diamond tetra is finally looking the way of the others. If I ever do a larger community tank I would love to see them in large school. These may not be the most prized tetra but their schooling behavior plus their purple/silver shimmering make them an awesome fish. I will miss him.


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Old 09-30-2016, 02:30 AM   #25
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That's too bad about needing new equipment. As for the Sun Sun, have heard many people love them AND some hate them (never had one myself)!

Diamond Tetras are really nice fish, I only had a few and couldn't find any more locally to get a nice group but they were pretty. Yes, an under rated fish.
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Was away for the weekend did a water change, cleaned filters and cut and planted some narrow leaf runners.


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Update.
Filter finally died, toned down the light to 70% and chopped off an hour of photoperiod. A day of low flow equaled lots of algae :/. Added a power head till replacement is in next week. Went with the sun sun 370gph model. Lost the first guppy born in the tank. Have some great green snakeskin offspring of hers still there though. Click image for larger version

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How is the sun filter? I've heard concerns on cheapness but mostly good reviews. I have aqua one filters and I don't think they prime or filter as well as the good brands but much cheaper.
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Arrives tomorrow, will post a review of it here once it's hooked up and running for a bit.


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55 gallon rescape.

I have the Sunsun 302. It's been quiet and dependable since I set it up in May. The flow wasn't as strong as I wanted so I added a circulation pump.

The trick to priming is to fill it up to within an inch from the top. Put your top on and tilt around to get out the air bubbles. Then poor more water in through the intake until full.

Reconnect your hoses (that are full of water) and it will not need any priming.
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