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Thread: Evie's 79g hexagon aquarium
04-11-2014, 04:01 AM #21
Perfect. I've been switching the water when it gets cold, to hot water. Doesn't really seem to be working so far, all about patience I think.
Mommy1- thanks :) hmmm,.. There's also the extra cost isn't there? Cause I'm on a budget.,, :S
04-11-2014, 04:05 AM #22
Those pieces of wood look like they may need more cleaning. Any loose bark (really all bark) should be removed. I scrape mine, then go to the car wash and hit 'em hard with the pressure hose.
It will help you have a cleaner start-up and less nitrates from rotting material.
04-11-2014, 08:04 AM #23
Ok, scrape with what? Like a knife or something?
04-11-2014, 11:46 AM #24
Ok got some Goldilocks, dunno if u guys have that? And gunna scrape tomoz, just before next load of hot water, will take pics if I remember! Or maybe I'll do it now... Hmmmm only 11pm?
04-11-2014, 02:09 PM #25
That's a fun, original tank you've got going there! I don't have experience as others do here, but would love to share my thoughts if you'll just keep that disclaimer in mind.
Plants: I am thinking your idea of plants planted on your driftwood up high will work nicely. You'd have lots of shade down low, so you'd end up creating different 'light zones'. Tall and/or spread-out plastic plants for the bottom will provide cover and landscape there.
Fish: A big school of tiny fish would look so neat in that tank, IMHO. I'm thinking endlers or possibly Harlequin Rasboras or Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish. While researching, one of my questions there would be if they are exclusively top dwellers (and rule out any that are), searching for a variety of fish that likes the middle most of all.
It could be so interesting with a whole lot of tiny critters in it. I don't know a lot about shrimp, but am fascinated with those, currently. They'd love your driftwood, certainly.
The thing I'd be concerned about (instead of only looking at water volume) is the amount of surface area you've got in that tank. The more experienced people here might well know how to amplify your water/gas exchange area. My guesses would include considering a bubbler, but I am not sure.
Were I you, I'd also want to make certain that any bottom dwellers in that tank did not need to surface regularly.
It can take some time to water-log wood. You could consider lashing it (very well), first to each other and then to a rock with a hole to weigh it down. Just a thought. I'm considering doing that in mine, using fishing line. (I'm not certain if that is the best material to use, though.)
This tank sure does seem fun! I'm looking forward to watching it evolve.
04-12-2014, 12:06 AM #26
075 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
04-12-2014, 06:34 AM #27
Well got me some silk plants today, got pics, so it's all ok! Ummm what else. Haven't scraped wood yet, but thicker piece is getting closer to being water logged, and both now only need one stone to hold them down, yay! Might go scrape and do more water now. Will let you know how it goes.
RiversGirl- I'm prob going with a dwarf gourami, guppies, platties and a golden bristle nose. Got a bn already. He's in another tank, but think he will love this one with all the wood more! I love ur idea of tying rocks to the wood that's perfect, as for fishing line I've heard that's fine :) but u might wanna ask around :)
04-12-2014, 06:36 AM #28
04-13-2014, 02:39 AM #29
Pretty new plants!
04-13-2014, 03:42 AM #30
Thank u! Also after checking water got me a dwarf gourami today :) and rearrange the taller thinner plant so it looks better