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enrgizerbunny 06-27-2015 08:43 PM

Major rescape today. Planted the two Amazon swords I purchased last week and added two pieces of driftwood. Added the new angels to the 55 and moved the rainbow shark to the ten gallon. Pictures coming tomorrow since my wifi is out.

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enrgizerbunny 06-27-2015 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MacabreGoblin (Post 3240488)
I picked some remaining dead plants out of my filter head, and gazed wistfully at the gravel substrate which I'll be replacing next week. Not looking forward to it.

I did that job recently. Get a big Rubbermaid, drain half the tank water to it, remove decor, net fish, add to Rubbermaid and go for it. Easy peezy.

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cgthebeast 06-27-2015 09:03 PM

Pulled out all me freshwater filters an gave them a good scrub (saving the bb of course

FishieKeeper429 06-27-2015 09:20 PM

Set up a 3g betta tank for my boyfriend. Let's see how this turns out lol. Of course, I'll be doing the maintenance and he'll be doing the feeding and cooing at.

Saekalive 06-27-2015 11:28 PM

Made a DIY 50% water change plumb thingy to take out half the water in the 45, and going to make an adapter for the other tanks in the house, and planning to split the 10 to rescue a betta from walmart. (A really nice looking crowntail)

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fish wrangler 06-28-2015 12:07 AM

Gave the inside of my DIY light hood its first polyurethane coat. 1 or 2 more coats on the inside and 2-3 coats on the outside and it's ready to be wired up.

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enrgizerbunny 06-28-2015 08:03 AM

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Major rescape today. Planted the two Amazon swords I purchased last week and added two pieces of driftwood. Added the new angels to the 55 and moved the rainbow shark to the ten gallon. Pictures coming tomorrow since my wifi is out.

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Stacey W. 06-28-2015 09:47 AM

I performed another pwc. My tank is still cloudy in my 55 gallon after 5 days! Can figure it out, it's not algae. Might be going through a mini cycle, all my levels are normal. Grr!

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Saekalive 06-28-2015 09:51 AM

Have you put stirred the substrate recently? Might just need to let the particles settle

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Stacey W. 06-28-2015 09:59 AM

No, I swished my filter and biomax in old tank water. Did a glass cleaning. Don't know if I created a mini cycle, my biomax kicked up dust, or one of my poly resin decoration is leeching (had it for 2 years ).

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K69ace 06-28-2015 04:14 PM

Ok. So I tested my KH and GH in my 60. I recently lost two cardinals ( had for 8 months) 1 neon (6mo) and two new neons. All the rest of the fish are fine. (Zebras, yoyos, guppies, white clouds, cherry barbs and rummynose).
My KH is a 4.5. Which is great for my plants and tropical community fish. But the GH is a 12!! So if I understand correctly I have non-carbonate hardness? My ph is a7.4 after I did 5 gallons of RO water. ( too expensive near me).
How can I lower my GH so my fish thrive and the plants grow best? I have a 48" T5HO double bulb light and Co2 system. I fert with root tabs and liq ferts.
Any ideas guys?


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fish wrangler 06-28-2015 09:53 PM

Fed my fish some mosquito larvae and they loved it...finally those dang things.

I gave my SW tank hood interior it's 2nd coat of polyurethane. https://www.aquariumadvice.com/attac...c168de0391.jpg
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/attac...a9f2e45c6a.jpg I will have a piece of ply on the open part with a full length hinge along the back. Yes I'm going to put lights in it
here it is on the tank

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scuba dude 06-30-2015 12:26 PM

Light shopping for my 90 gal freshwater tank , my old light had some LED's go out. Time for an upgrade

enrgizerbunny 06-30-2015 02:31 PM

Add two more hours to my photo period last night, so it's 2 on 2 off 3 on 3 off 4 on

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serena00 06-30-2015 02:33 PM

Getting new fish for my new 40B tonight. Still haven't got my full stock list down I'm working on it right now. Suggestions are welcome.


36g semi-aggressive
20g community
10g betta, nano fish, shrimp
5.5g betta

rubyandlochness 06-30-2015 03:34 PM

cleaned my glass lids and lighting fixtures on 90G
 
A decade ago, I had a gorgeous school of Denison barbs and 3 plecos for years until a heatwave and loss of electricity devastated the tank and I closed it down in mourning.

I have a 90g freshwater that I rebooted last year after taking a few yrs fishkeeping hiatus.

I cleaned the tank lids and lighting fixtures and entire top perimeter today.

I have a simple setup atm of 7 black skirt tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and an oto. I have tried keeping a school of otos in the past but am never successful. They all end up dying sans for one so I now just buy one every few yrs (when the one I have eventually dies of old age). They do an amazing job of keeping my tanks free from brown algae that seems to always affect my tanks no matter what I do.

I am fairly new to live plants and have a few live Amazon swords and real bogwood that i bought many years ago from ebay from an individual that was selling old wood from the swamps in Louisiana. They would water-pressure clean and keep the pieces submerged and ship them wet. The pieces selected were always water-contoured after a century or so of being in the swamps. I wish they were still in business. I regret not buying more than one ;)

Soon I will add more fish. I was considering a school of Corydoras, but the ones I am searching for seem to be difficult to find (Corydoras nattereri ) so I will keep reading up on the various ones available.

thanks for reading :)

ImACoolguy 06-30-2015 03:42 PM

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Got 2 coats on my 75g today.
And brought home 4 2.5 inch discus :D

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FishieKeeper429 06-30-2015 03:42 PM

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Got 2 coats on my 75g today.
And brought home 4 2.5 inch discus :D

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How can you afford all of these tanks? 0.0

ImACoolguy 06-30-2015 03:45 PM

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How can you afford all of these tanks? 0.0


Store credit paid for some of the discus fee. That and I worked a government job at a nuclear plant for 11 months.


Caleb

FishieKeeper429 06-30-2015 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ImACoolguy (Post 3242602)
Store credit paid for some of the discus fee. That and I worked a government job at a nuclear plant for 11 months.


Caleb


Dang. Hard work pays off :D


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