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Old 05-25-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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I'm Canadian and live in Switzerland and I've just recently returned to being a hobby aquarist after a long hiatus (I used to breed Swordtails when I was a kid in Canada) and after a few months with a small tank that I got as a gift from my husband (40l), I decided to buy a large second-hand tank from someone who could no longer take care of it (it was her husband's, who is no longer in the picture) and use the small tank for other things (after only a few weeks + gestation period my swords had fry so I also NEEDED to upgrade to avoid overcrowding issues).

So, I've upgraded and I have questions! Off to pop them over in a Freshwater forum!

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Welcome ! Yay someone else who has tons of questions! lol I love swords, haven't had the pleasure of owning any yet but I plan to in my 29 hopefully.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:39 PM   #9
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Thanks again for the welcomes.

My "new" second-hand tank (approx 232l) as it was yesterday:
After Some Work, New Lights And New Fish - My 230l tank after some more work, including replacing the lighting (noticed it was regular office tubes, no wonder the plants were dying!). Aquarium Advice Gallery a month after moving it and trying to "redecorate".
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Just wanted to say I've managed to rehome the Common Pleco and the Clown Loach. The swords that were unhealthy in the 40l were on the mend, but the tank they were in didn't seem to help them, so after several weeks, I moved them one-by-one into the 230l tank. Since moving them, they've all recovered.

The female platy that was being chased by the male black ruby barb finally broke down from the stress of it all and developed pop-eye. So I moved her into the 40l tank to quarantine her from the others. After two weeks of intensive trying, I decided it was time to euthanise her. I wish I had had the time to do so as 2 days after I was going to do it, she died. She's now gone to the toilet up in the sky.

I am going to totally take down and sterilise the 40l, perhaps using it as a QT tank in the future. For now, my big tank is doing well and I look forward to not having to siphon the pleco's waste every other day!

Here's my stocking now in the 230l
http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...201004011154:0

Off to ask for advice for "show" fish as the Pleco was my son's favourite and now I'm afraid he'll lose interest.
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