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Thread: Johns 29 gallon

  1. Default Johns 29 gallon


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    I have never started a journalmfor this tank, and now I want to.

    Plants
    Water sprite
    Anubias nana
    Arqentine sword

    Details
    40 lbs Eco complete
    Nutrafin plant grow once a day, doing less often, (see dosing for updates)
    1 AC70
    100 watt aqueon heater
    96 watts t5ho, only running 48 watts until I get some plants that require more light
    3 pieces Malaysian driftwood

    And last, but the most important to me, my angelfish. One of my first fish(well first fish when I thought I new what I was doing, I'm not counting 'goldfish bowls' when I was little) she has been through alot. Very very very very high ammonia, high nitrates, cycling, aggression(well she is the one that killed the other angelfish) bad feeding, many other things including massive algae, ph swings from using those stupid chemicals, yeah, a whole lot. Obviously she is stunted and may be part runt too. She is about a year old and half dollar size.

    Oh yeah I got other stuff


    New Dosing Schedule started up today
    Dosed NPK today(three major macro nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium)
    Tommorrow will dose 5-15 ml nutrafin plant grow(probably 10)
    Repeating this over and over

    I'm still working on a perfect balance of nutrients. Going to get seachem fundamentals kit for better micro nutrients.
    I have algae obviously(very small amount) and once again still trying to find the perfect balance. Before it was lots of micro nutrients and low light, I didn't have algae so yeah.

    Maintenance
    Every couple days 3-4, I take my plant scissors to disturb the substrate.
    Attempt to vacuum a little bit during pwc
    Once a week at least 10% water change, normally 20%. (pretty low maintenance)
    At feeding if something gets away I try to get it out of the tank
    Feed one flake, gets eaten, put in another flake gets eaten, etc.
    Every once in a while clean the media in water form the pwc from the tank.
    Wipe of algae.
    Look for baby water sprite ready to clip off, clip them off, let them float.
    Wipe algae off anubias nana (grows slow, so algae likes it)

    I also have detritus worms and am stuck with them. Tried tearing down the tank with new gravel no help. Tore it partially down a second time and
    changed to Eco complete

    Feeding
    Ocean nutrition cichlid omni flakes
    A mix I made(frozen food)
    Frozen-bloodworms-brine Shrimp
    Used to feed a couple other flakes but they weren't high quality

    I will try to get some pics up soon of the tanks evolution.

    Comments accepted
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

  2. Default The bad days


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    first i had 2 plastic plants (no pics)
    i got rid of them
    bare small tank with 2 angels = the death of one Angie killed the other one
    tank got moved (while i was at school) to another room
    algae went away
    lots of stuff happened which if i explained could fill a book ( do not ask i really dont feel like typing it all )
    anyway had more plastic plants when the tank cleared up and got live plants and some others, i think this is when i got the "nematodes" and took out my hardscape besides a little treasure chest ( they went under the hollow inside of the plastic ones that was their home)plants were left to float around
    tank

    thats the only picture i have
    then i added real driftwood and rescaped

    Then i got the live plants IDed the one on the left is non-aquatic, the right is an argentine sword

    i took out the dw, got an ammonia spike from on of the pieces




    Next comes the tear down because of the "Nematodes" i think the thread i started when i made the choice to tear down i learded the "nematodes" were detritus worms

    after the tear down
    was a start of a new era






    :-)
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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    Gahh computer froze. Hang in there. Mods for no confusion, I'm logged on on my computer and iPad. Sorry


    Wait.........more pics coming soon
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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    Gahhh! Again!!!Computer is almost about to crash posting one last thing on the computer. Then attempting on my stupid iPad that's impossible to copy. I hate technology.

    Computer won't work. Posting on my iPad if I can get pics to work.
    Last edited by Fisharefriends27; 08-11-2011 at 02:36 PM.
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

  5. Default Plant newb era


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    My iPad won't work right either. Hmmph.
    Attempting

    After learning how to propogate and letting it grow it turned out like this

    Don't worry did the whole process
    Not sure if I had the new lights yet.


    The next next era is next.
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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    My iPad is really being a pain now
    After adding Ecocomplete, blurry

    Another pic

    It needed a trimming because of those baby plants :-)
    It has grown alot since then, but I can't get any new pics because of the computer.
    Here's the link to the photobucket page (under my moms name)
    http://s1094.photobucket.com/albums/i450/Kristi_Buynak/

    Hope you enjoyed it, it took a long time to do. Comments welcome like I said before.
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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    how it looks today, computers working.


    the anubias (one of them) is yellowing from th tip. I think if i remember correctly it that is a pottasium defieciency. dosed NPK this morning(already mentioned) and that should help.
    just took that picture. now Angie


    Technology is a pain. i take forever and spend so much effort to load like one picture. so here it all is.

    Ive been keeping fish over a year.

    sorry for all of the water marks. lol.

    Any suggestions?
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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    Everything is good. I want to get a co2 test kit before I start running co2. I have it set up and ready besides the mixture. Dosed npk today. I need to top off today, most likely doing a pwc tommorrow.

    I'm thinking about trying another plant soon. Probably a stem again, maybe a carpet. One of the lfs's had a HUGE melon sword. I mean it was growing out of the tank with massive leaves.
    I need to see if I can sell them water sprite sooner or later.

    It looks like haven't gotten anymore algae growth than what I already had. It's too soon to tell if the tank is getting better. I moved some water sprite around. The floaters have gotten a bit more growth. I would like to add some more fish sooner or later, but then the tank won't be as low maintenance so I probably won't.

    Maybe I'll get rotalla indica. Or perhaps vallisnera. Or maybe a type of ludwigia. Or even dwarf hair grass. Maybe glossostigma elatinoides. Who knows.
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

  9. #9

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    Your tank is looking good. It seems like you have a lot of the one plant in there. Ha. Kind of like a jungle goin on in that tank. Good job.

    my two favorites in my life.

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    Ok here is the plan
    1) beg my mom to get some plants today
    2) decide the plants
    3) get some more dechlorinator
    4) rescape(not the hard scape though)
    5)start co2
    6) pics

    Here are the plants I think I want
    -rotalla indica
    -dwarf hair grass
    -maybe glossostigma elatnoides, but I think I'd like a carpet of dhg better
    - vallisnera spiralis
    -possibly some moss but I like the look of the driftwood as an accent to all of the green lol
    Still need research done on them

    This tank is supposed to have the sloppy jungle look, but still look ok.

    Any plant suggestions, suggestions to change the set up, tips about non pressurized co2?
    120 gallon29 gallon
    5.5 and 2.5 gallon
    The harley man......no not the motorcycle, harlequin rasboras
    Angie R.I.P. 10/29/11

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