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#61 Brian

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

Is this what co2 does Ace, makes you have a "plant tank",? I can only see around 8 fish and they are hard to see.....
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

View PostBrian, on 10 May 2014 - 08:41 PM, said:

Is this what co2 does Ace, makes you have a "plant tank",? I can only see around 8 fish and they are hard to see.....

Ha, ha. Well, everyone likes different things I suppose or likes lightly stocked tanks

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

Just makes me think that the fish become secondary to all the workings of the tank, ie; Co2, refugiums, posh lighting, big external filters, Tanks then more tanks oh and another tank, the list goes on, it's like having roast beef and Yorkshire pudding without the Gravy
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:33 PM

View PostBrian, on 10 May 2014 - 09:17 PM, said:

Just makes me think that the fish become secondary to all the workings of the tank, ie; Co2, refugiums, posh lighting, big external filters, Tanks then more tanks oh and another tank, the list goes on, it's like having roast beef and Yorkshire pudding without the Gravy

Ehh... I have the following:

4x Bolivian Rams
14x Rummynose Tetra
10x Galaxy Danio

You can't really see the Danio's as they're at the back messing around in the plants. And the rummynose are fast as hell.

Adding another 2x 24W bulbs, 6 Cory's and 2 Ottos tomorrow. Along with a bunch of new plants.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:25 PM

It will be good to see the end result Ace.....its nice to see a good scape with lots of fish......
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:18 PM

So a bit of an update:

Went to the Fish Shop got a bit carried away, saw some beautiful Golden Laser Corydoras. Had to buy them, also bought two more 24W T5 Lighting tubes, and a buttload of plants and some rocks. Just waiting for plants to perk up a bit after transite, will reorganise a bit more when they do!.... Below is the result!



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Didn't measure where to drill the hood properly, left my tank looking holey!:

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:26 PM

Better picture of the Cory's, they are too quick to capture. Going back on Weekedn to get another 3. And 2 otto's then tank is fully stocked!

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

Tank looks good Ace, do you have a algae problem? thought you had co2 set up? hope you don't mind me asking......
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

View PostBrian, on 13 May 2014 - 06:57 PM, said:

Tank looks good Ace, do you have a algae problem? thought you had co2 set up? hope you don't mind me asking......

Only a bit of new tank diatom bloom, should clear up when I get my CO2 nad lighting levels a bit more stable. And the tank is a bit more mature.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

All perked up, some new additions: 1 Zebra Snail, 5 Amano Shrimp, 3 Otocinclus

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

I like the look of the tank Ace, I think you did a good job with the design, I worry that the algae is spreading quite a lot, is your co2 on? and will that get rid of it?
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

Algae cleared up a lot with the addition of my awesome CuC and a better lighting regiment, replaced the wood below is a picture waiting for the other bit of wood to sink...

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

That is looking real good Ace, fishes paradise
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:28 PM

Yo Ace, I take it this is Ed and not someone else? Haha, good to see you on here, tanks looking great.
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