01-23-2013, 02:12 AM
Yeah I'll have to figure out how to do that... there are currently 37 of them, I hope to get some from my parents house to bring the number up into the 40s and then pick up some more in a few weeks to get up to 60 or 70.
The tank looks a little crazy when they aren't schooling, but they ball up nicely whenever I walk in hahaha.
01-24-2013, 01:43 AM
Bad news today guys... one of my Eheim 2217s went out. I took it apart and checked to make sure that everything is sitting the way it should be and it is. I can't seem to figure out whats wrong with it. I've moved all the filter media into the other filter and everything is going okay so far. If anyone has had experience with an Eheim fouling up, I'd love some ideas.
To keep the flow up in the tank, I put in a small powerhead. The rasbora seem to love it, I'll see if I can get some pics of them hanging out in the current. Slight ammonia spike from the addition of the 30 rasboras, will probably need a water change tonight.
01-24-2013, 06:20 AM
Big schools of Rasboras are an awesome sight.
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01-24-2013, 02:43 PM
Nice pics, HP. I can't wait to see a video of them of the big school. 60 would be spectacular, I'm sure.
Can you tell if any of the GBRs have a pink belly? It'll be quite noticeable and a tell if it's female.
01-24-2013, 03:08 PM
Bad luck on your filter. Hope someone can help you out.
In the meantime, I love the way your tank looks.
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01-25-2013, 01:46 PM
Thanks guys. No pink bellies on the GBRs yet, three of them don't even have a black spike or dot yet. However, two of them do have that blue sheen covering the area that the dot should be so thats a slight but inconclusive indicator.
As for the filter, the tank seems to be doing okay, the readings show less than 0.25ppm ammonia which is probably due to the fact that I've cut feeding back to once a day in the mornings. Hopefully the bacteria will catch up by the weekend.
01-29-2013, 02:56 AM
Just a few pics, everything is going well in the tank. Got the other filter fixed, needed a new impeller, I'm still $70 ahead of the game with this whole second hand filter thing. Filled it up with new media too, 1kg of Fluval ceramic noodles and half a bag of filter floss... hopefully that'll really leave some space for BB.
Amano Shrimp in the moonlight:
The Rasboras going nuts over a sinking food pellet:
01-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Great pics HP! Love the moonlight shot. I'll have to try some of those to see how they come out.
01-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Thanks Kevin... I hadn't realized that the feeding pic was so blurry until I put it up here... Looks like I'll need to start using the Nikon instead of my iphone lol. You should definitely try to get some cool moonlight pics, works surprisingly well!
01-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Just a little update:
The tank was doing really well once the filter was back online. Water parameters are back to where they should be, Amm0/Nit0/Nitrate~0, so I've gone and picked up two more GBRs. Cute little guys are boasting a bit more color than the four I got previously, better genetics? I've picked out a bully amongst the GBRs, not quite sure if I should be worried about him though as he isn't always chasing the other fish... plus, since there are 5 others, the aggression gets a large spread.
Any ideas on the mean guy?
To treat the BBA, I've still been looking for a SAE (more like 5 of them), but they're no where to be found. So in the mean time, I've started hydrogen peroxide treatments. I spot treat the algae at the anchor with 3% H2O2, the basic stuff you'd find in a drugstore.
Here's a picture 18 hours after treatment, IME reddening indicates death of the algae, lets see if it falls off: