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10-04-2012, 04:03 AM #101
Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
I really want that angel :o). So maybe I'll just stick with adding him and the additional BP. Could I still squeeze in 6 congos?
10-04-2012, 04:08 AM #102
Ya know...Id honestly toss an AC110 on there or another canister in all honesty. You can get a SunSun 302...theyre cheap but hold a pretty decent amount of media and are pretty equivalent to the Cascade.
I would probably stick with adding an Angel and BP...6-8 congos should also be fine. Just keep in mind your tank will be heavily stocked....you need the extra filtration and will be doing atleast 50% weekly changes3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon
10-04-2012, 04:12 AM #103
0Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
And when I do the 50% W/C (which is what I was planning) should I be doing 25% X 2 a week or a 50% all at once? Would prefer the 50% all at once, of course ....
10-04-2012, 04:17 AM #104
Optimally 25% twice a week would be better....but 50% is fine, most of us dont have time for multiple changes anyway3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon
10-04-2012, 04:21 AM #105
0Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
10-04-2012, 06:44 PM #106
Looks like I missed some updates - good ones at that. I'm glad to see that everything's working out for you and you're reaching some normalcy in your tank. =]
You know... you're worried about plants, but my plants weren't really an issue until I added fish. lol Then I had deaths and algae to deal with, instead of just algae. ;P I didn't mind the algae so much, but the deaths are certainly worrisome. I can understand why you'd want to handle one thing at a time.
Looks like you're going to add a few more fish to the tank and some additional filtration. I can't wait to see all of your fish matured and getting along. You have such a wonderful community tank and it looks great.
Originally Posted by mchrkiller
10-04-2012, 06:51 PM #107
I've also looked at the SunSun as a possibility for my tank. I was advised that these use more energy than other brands. Cheaper filter-- higher electric bill.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
10-04-2012, 07:04 PM #108
0Originally Posted by MandyK
10-04-2012, 07:17 PM #109
Thrusday update - more progress post 1 of 2
I am so happy to report that I have removed all the rocks and rid them of the diatom. Hate that ugly brown crap. Am hoping the worst of that 'new tank' issue is past and I won't have to deal with it on such a large scale again. But ... I'm considering Ottos if it comes back.
I also vacuumed today and did about a 20% W/C. Want to get the salt out slowly and not have more chemistry issues. I'm giving the poor little creatures a break tomorrow and will do another W/C on Saturday. Hopefully then I'll be back to weekly maintenance W/C to coincide with my other 2 tanks.
Wait - I have 3 tanks. The first of the year I had 0. How the heck did that happen??
Oh well ...MTS, I've been told is often unavoidable. Seems the case for me.
Anyway, my fishies are looking fit and fine and I swear they've grown through all of this. So all is well in the 90 gal world ... well, except ....
and with fish, I'm learning there is ALWAYS an exception.
Early on, I moved 2 of my 3 dwarf gouramis from my 30 to the 90 so they would have more room and so it would look like the 90 actual fish in it - not just rocks and driftwood, which ALL the other fish consistently hid behind. Now that they are getting over their shyness, (except for Napoleon, the Emperor Pleco who continues to play "Where's Waldo?") however, and all feeling better, they're chasing the 2 gourami's a bit and when the bigger fish aren't chasing them, the littlest gourami is being harassed by the bigger one. I'm HOPING this will settled down once new territories are established (couldn't help but move a few rocks and caves when I cleaned) and peace will reign over the kingdom again.
I just want them to play nice, eat their veggies and grow up to be fine, outstanding citizens ... er, I mean fish.
Oh ... photos:
The two BPs and the Golden Sev
Nice shot of the geophagus and the EBJD
"She can't see me, right?? Right??"
2 more photos next post ....
10-04-2012, 07:17 PM #110
2nd of 2 with photos
My Golden boy. Well, more my butter boy.
thanks again for all the support I've received here. I LOVE this forum!!