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04-16-2013, 10:46 PM #441
get another tank...
04-17-2013, 12:21 AM #442
04-17-2013, 02:18 PM #443
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12-01-2013, 01:47 PM #445
01-25-2014, 11:44 PM #446
Okay. Firefly was right. this journal is well over due for an update so I shot some video and a few stills of the tank.
My current stock is 3 blood parrots (which I adore) one Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, one gold sev, one jurupari, a pair of kribs, a baby clown pleco, 7 male congo tetras, my single dwarf gourami (my very first fish) and several apple snails that I raised. This is the original stock from when I set up this tank well over a year ago. Oh - and I have one lone colombian tetra that I couldn't catch when I rehomed the others to the LFS. I'll try again next time I make a trip to the LFS but for now, he thinks he's a congo and shoals with them.
Originally I had a blue angel in this tank but she became very ill and I had to QT her for six weeks last spring. Happy to say she survived and is now thriving in a 30 gal with some harleys and zebra danios, cory cats and a BNP because when I attempted to return her to the 90, she turned into a holy terror and upset the entire tank.
I original decorated with silk plants in addition to the large piece of real driftwood and larger rocks, however I finally made the switch. The driftwood is now planted with nanas, java fern, hornwort and anacharas. Fortunately, all the fish leave the plants alone. I love the look, love that it helps with both nitrates and brown algae.
I'm running the same filters, dual heaters and have not yet missed a weekly water change of 50 - 70% but I'm thinking of adding another canister as the fish are maturing nicely and I think the extra filtration would be beneficial to them. IE - the ebjd was barely over an inch when I got him and he's now a strapping 5+ inches nose to tail.
All and all, it's a very peaceful tank - especially considering the cichlids. Maybe it's because they grew up together. Maybe because they have not yet reached full maturity, but in any case, only rarely do I see the occasional chest bump or chase. Hope it stays that way.
I feed shrimp pellets, cichlid pellets & flake food + once a week they get frozen blood worms and once a week they get frozen brine shrimp. The pleco and the snails devour a slice of zucchini daily and love to also have some super soft spirulina pellets and veggie wafers. The tank is fed once a day - in the morning - and I fast them on the day I change the water and vac the substrate.
I think that about covers it but if you have any questions, just ask.
Here's the video. Photos to follow in the next post
01-25-2014, 11:50 PM #447
here are some still shots from different angles. As I snap these photos I realize how badly I need a better camera, so apologies up front.
Here's a side shot of the ebjd and 2 of the bp's with a congo tossed in for good measure
this is at the other end of the tank with the gold sev and a bp being shy. you can also spot one of the kribs and some of the congos. note the broken crockery. the ebjd and the bp's love it. I have two in the tank and don't see any possibility of getting rid of them soon.
Last edited by fishmommie; 01-25-2014 at 11:52 PM.
01-25-2014, 11:54 PM #448
more photos of the 90
Last edited by fishmommie; 01-25-2014 at 11:59 PM.
01-26-2014, 12:05 AM #449
And finally - one of the blood parrots in her crock - which needs to be cleaned of some green algae :o(
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01-26-2014, 12:13 AM #450
Lovely fish. The pleco is adorable!