Six-Footer, What Have I Done?
Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:44 PM
Well, I am controlling the nitrite spike, it hasn't got any worse in the last two days and I still expect it to sort itself by the weekend. All the fish are healthy and I didn't lose any in the move. The two sets of fish from the two tanks have amalgamated quite well although the black phantom tetras are very shy and stay in the greenery most of the time. After seeing a lot of the Khuli loaches at first they have obviously seen a place they like and I haven't seen any of them since, typical. My zebra loaches lurk in the undergrowth most of the time but then they always did. My diamond tetra's are always out and about schooling nicely and of course the corys just go on as if nothing had happened.
As soon as the clowns decide to move under the wood (IF they do) I'll remove the drainpipe but they do love drainpipes.
Here is a final picture. The water is a bit yellow as the new wood is still leeching a bit and that after 2x 200 litre water changes this week. To give the tank a sense of scale note the Clown Loach in the bottom right of the tank -- he is five inches long!
Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:01 PM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:03 PM
That's Bisley, he won Pet of the Month here once. He is sixteen now, a little unsteady on his back legs and stone deaf but when he meets another dog he stands with his ears up and his chest out proudly with tail wagging. After the other dog has gone he looks visibly knackered with the effort of looking tall and proud. We love him to bits although he's also a little incontinent (both ways) at times. He has a heart defect, he's deaf, he has no thyroid gland left (he has daily thyroxin supplement) and has daily anti-inflammatories for his hips. The anti-incontinence medicine is expensive as are the other drugs. Is he worth it? Probably not in the grand scheme of things but to us he's family and he's staying until he can't go on.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:47 AM
The tank is looking lovely
Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:51 PM
Fluval Spec 5 Gallon: 1 Male Betta, 1 African Dwarf Frog