10-13-2011, 08:31 PM #21
From what I understand, it's pretty normal for anacharis to melt in a new setup, especially if there has been a significant temperature change from its previous home.
It should spring back to life in a few weeks.
10-14-2011, 10:40 AM #22
hehe Dizzy I dont think there will be any left in a couple days never mind a couple weeks. :)
10-14-2011, 06:34 PM #23
Little yellow glofish has disappeared I fear he has parished. how sad.
Tested the water today to keep track
Ammonia .25 or lower. those yellows are so hard to read.
Nitrate under 5.0 but higher then 0
Day 3 of fishless cycle and day 3 of stability.
10-15-2011, 09:31 PM #24
Day 4 of cycle and stability.
Last night added 2 more glowfish an orange and yellow to replace the one that died. They all seem happy and healthy darting around the tank.
Added a "Seachem Ammonia Alert" I have no idea how well it works but I will use it in conjunction with API test kit.
Also today I pulled out the anacharis. UGH what a mess that made, it just deteriorated in my hands. Ended up having to do a 30% water change just to vaccuum a bunch of the goo out.
Tank is looking good this evening after the water change.
Added some new plants also while I had the water out. A few Pygami chain swords.
10-16-2011, 08:08 PM #25
Day 5. Everyone looks happy and healthy. Water testing tomorrow. Not bothering today since I did a large water change yesterday.
10-17-2011, 11:37 PM #26
Day 6. Did a water change today. had ammonia and nitrites but no nitrates
10-18-2011, 06:57 PM #27
Day 7. Last day of stability.
Everyone in the tank is healthy. I think I forgot to post saturday that my local fish store had what they say are german blue rams except they had long fins. I know they need pristine water and are not good cycling fish but he was so pretty I couldnt resist.
SO.. My cycle fish have been
1 female beta
1 German blue ram
The ram loves the Danios and HATES the female beta. He will follow the danios around and when they are near him he comes out of hiding. They make him brave. Anytime the beta comes near his side of the tank he attacks her and chases her out. Why she keeps going back to his corner of the tank I do not know. She either loves him or loves tormenting him.
New runners on a couple of my plant and my dwarf Lilys have quadrupled their size.
10-19-2011, 01:23 AM #28
I'm just wondering, are glo fish dyed? I know they are genetically engineered but are they dyed? My sister REAAAALLLLY wants glo fish but I don't wan to keep dyed fish.90 Gallon FW Community Tank: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=89157
10-19-2011, 10:43 AM #29
Enzo, they are not dyed :) If glofish have babies they will be glofish also.
They have been great to watch and so bright against the black backround and green plants. I am really glad I got them.
10-19-2011, 02:32 PM #30
Glowfish are albino zebra danios that have had a gene from a jellyfish spliced into their DNA, which is why Glowfish breed true.
It was originally done as a science experiment.
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