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Offline Adam

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The Cut and Shut
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:49:12 pm »
Started a new tank up yesterday (Finally!)

Spec
Tank: 55l Approx.
Filter: Fluval 4plus
Heater: 75w
Substrate: Playsand

Current Stock
L333 Plec - (aka. PB) Hitchhiked in without my knowledge.

ACTION STATIONS!
Emergency action required.


MTS x? - No idea if I have any, hopefully I got a few hitchhikers.

Scape
Bogwood
Plec caves
Various rocks and stones


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The plan.
This will be for after I've setup the Juwel 240. Whenever that is...

Stock
Corydoras x 6
Some small shoaler x 10

MTS x ??? - Keep the sand nice and turned.

Scape
Corydoras - Open lower areas for swimming, sandy substrate.
Shoaler - Open areas for swimming.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:35:34 pm by Adam »
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it...

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 04:54:43 pm »
    Emergency action taken.

    PB moved into a floating tub with a tiny filter, used a cut from the mature media to fill it.
    I now have a diddy plastic floating tank that's mature and housing PB.

    The rest of the media now fills half of the Fluval 4plus.

    Also used the opportunity to rescape.

    Adding first ammonia dosage tonight.





    « Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:36:14 pm by Adam »
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    No we didn't light it
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 11:17:04 pm »
    Looking nice Adam, hope PB makes it, are you changing his water?
    Whoop-de-doo Basil, but what does it all mean?

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 09:58:48 am »
    Word of caution Adam (having read your other thread). Take your time! You do not want any ammonia water getting in this tub. At least daily water changes in the tub as well, even with the filter.
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    "We found this spoon sir"

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 11:13:56 pm »
    April 16 - PB died
    _________________

    I have a singleton MTS...yes, surprisingly, just the one. But it's very active and fun to watch (sort of).

    Received Vale!'s plants today, so I did a little jigging around with the decoration and put the hood on to the tank.
    This is what the tanks looking like at the moment:


    I wasn't really planning on adding many plants in here, but I'm about to put an order in at LTP.
    Couldn't control myself.

    Planning to use lino as a background. Here.

    Getting on with a little experiment too as I've no fish. Here.
    « Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:37:07 pm by Adam »
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 12:23:02 am »
    *rip* PB :(
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 11:03:18 pm »
    30th April - Tank cycled!
    Visited the LFS and came back home with the last remaining danio's in stock (picking up more in a couple days). I'm not bothering to stock the tank fully yet.

    _________________________
    1st May - Received plants from LTP today (got stuck at royal mail for 2 days). Gordy sent me some snails in a jar too. [Very nice of him, dontcha think?]




    Current Stock:
    Zebra Danio x 2
    MTS x ???
    « Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:39:40 pm by Adam »
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 08:36:41 am »
    Looking nice Adam. Surprised with your choice of Danios tho. Want rid of mine and have found a home for them  :)
    *coffee* It's not officially morning until I've had my coffee !

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 08:44:31 am »
    Never planned to get them when I stepped into the shop. I was mainly looking for harlequin rasboras, shame they were looking pretty ill - couldn't go home empty handed after all that walking so I took the last few danios. These will probably serve as target fish for the kribensis, doubt a krib will ever manage to catch one.

    I've got a breeding trio of BN's reserved in Halifax and some L333's in Bradford. Not taking them in until the main tanks set up.
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 01:11:26 pm »
    7th May
    Picked up 1 zebra and 2 leopard danios. Again last in stock.
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    Current Stock:
    Zebra/Leopard Danio x 5
    MTS x ???

    Should be picking up a BN breeding trio THIS weekend!!!
    They're only been homed in here temporary, the 240 should be running within a month...hopefully... *rolleyes*

    Should have some more L333's when the main tanks running.

    No phone to take pictures, broke it accidently (Honest!)...
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    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it...

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 11:37:45 am »
    No phone to take pictures, broke it accidently (Honest!)...
    A likely story! *laugh*
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    "We found this spoon sir"

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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 02:04:41 pm »
    29th May
    Picked up the BN trio around a couple weeks later than planned, heres the pictures.





    and within a day, this is a small area that they covered in poop - I thought that was bad - now I've got mounds of it, compost anyone?



    5th June
    a week later, all the plants are uprooted  roflmao except a few...



    Here's some more pics of them - pictures of the male are piss poor - but you get to understand the sheer size of him.











    This is how I used to serve them food (now I attach a clip to the spoon, so no wet arms)



    7th July
    Uncovered a load of wrigglers accidently, put most into a breeding trap, left a few in the cave.

    17th July
    The fry trap - complete with bogwood, spoon, clip and cucumber.







    The tip as it stands - yes I store some equipment in the tank  *laugh*


    Close up of the breeding ground
    « Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:41:46 pm by Adam »
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 06:29:22 pm »
    18th July
    More fry on the way

    22nd July
    Picture of the rapidly growing fry.

    Lowered the trap a little and some of them are making their way out into the tank, only a few left in the trap.

    aaaand some new additions today!
    2x Bronze Corydora  


    I did like the peppers but temperature would have been an issue.
    Talked to the guy at the shop and he's happy to take the 5 Danios off my hands - so I'll be adding another 3 maybe 4 bronze in their place...apparently new stock in next week too *applause*
    « Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 02:30:15 pm by Adam »
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 03:28:02 pm »
    28th July
    Returned the Danio's  *yahoo*
    Two more Bronze Cory's - I seem to have a knack for picking up the last ones in stock, gotta wait for more now.
    and 6 Emporer Tetras which were new stock
    - really wanting more of these IF I upgrade...They seem to be juvenile and in honesty they're the best fish I've had to date.

    Got a fair discount too  ;)
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    Current Stock:
    BN x 3
    BN fry x 100
    Emporer Tetra x 6
    Bronze Corydora x 4
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    Re: The Cut and Shut
    « Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 04:31:13 pm »
    4th August

    Was a tad worried yesterday as the female holding set number 3 of eggs looked very very stressed - caught them doing the dutty in the morning but there were no eggs.

    [apparently, they don't like being disturbed]

    Checked again at night and theres a huge batch - female looks alot better too  *dude*


    Better news still, I AM UPGRADING!!!

    Planning on getting some rearing tubs for the fry too, I'm grossly over stocked at about 120 inch [not inclusive of the coming additions] in a 70l tank...
    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it...