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Thread: Woo-hoo! Amelia's new 120g!
03-18-2013, 02:29 PM #21
So - anyway, you might try the spirulina flakes and the algae wafers and peas - or yours may just continue to be a picky eater. As for temperament - everything I've read says they are very mellow fellows so I'm hoping that will hold true. Right now, he's a sweetheart. It's fun to watch him with the little cory cats. if they have a wafer, he watches them for a while then gently noses them out of the way, takes a bite, then moves on.30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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03-18-2013, 02:29 PM #22
03-18-2013, 09:34 PM #23
Great looking tank. I agree that the decor needs more height - more OOMPH...if you know what I mean.
Nice looking stock list (although I will never understand why people don't go for green severums) and that JD is a beauty. Would love to see some more photos. You have a clean looking tank with nice looking equipment - I like the background. Lots of them look too "tiled", but this looks a good type. Keep it!
03-18-2013, 11:02 PM #24
Thank you all! I'll try to keep adding photos. Those are actually all taken with my cellphone, hence why the colours are a bit washed out.
The equipment are dual Sunsun HW-304B UV canisters filters. I think they're sold as Aquatop CF500-UVs in the US, not sure if they're sold in the UK. But bang for buck, they are absolute primo value. I am thoroughly impressed with mine. As you can see, even with all those messy cichlids there is no detrius on the sand. I personally think i'm even overfiltered with 2. I bought two for the whole double-what-you-need filtration thing but after I set one up I seriously doubted whether I needed to add the second, it was already doing such a great job.
And just 'coz, here's some more photos.
03-18-2013, 11:17 PM #25
03-18-2013, 11:25 PM #26
Lol it tend to float if I move it from where it is. it's not 100% waterlogged yet and I think it's just the suction from the sand that's keeping it down. I will try moving the hardscape around in a few weeks though.
Thanks about the wood -- instead of dishing out $60+ for a big ugly chunk from a pet store I bought these bits (not sure if you can tell but there's 3) for $5 each off a guy who found them at the beach. I found the rocks at the beach too. Next time I muck around with the aquascape I'll take some pictures of the wood individually. The middle bit is particularly cool and definitely has potential to add some height.
03-18-2013, 11:35 PM #27
03-19-2013, 12:36 AM #28
It's much easier if you have access to beaches or rivers and can find stuff like that yourself, just have to clean it properly. :) When I was waterlogging those big bits I just changed the water in the bathrub every day with the hottest water out of the tap. For the first week the water went like tea-brown from all the tanins. The hot water gets the tanins out faster and also makes them sink, and kills anything living on/in it.
03-19-2013, 02:52 AM #29
I know you've already made up your mind to take back the Polka Dot loach's but darn they look sharp.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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03-19-2013, 03:05 AM #30
Thanks steeler! They are very cute and it was a tough decision but I think I'm better off sticking to what I originally wanted. Also I think when they get big the Polka Dots look a little too similar to the Dwarf Chains which I already have, and I'd rather something which looks a little different.
On an unrelated note, my Dwarf Chains are starting to develop that lovely gold "eyebrow" marking. :)
See what I mean? Quite similar. Wheras the yoyos look quite unique as they age.