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Author Topic: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio  (Read 8995 times)

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Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2010, 09:33:20 pm »
Update: ordered some plants by post they arrived today!  *yahoo*

They are  currently sitting in the tank waiting for me to plant them tomorrow:

Cabomba Caoliniana
Hygrophila Difformis
3 x Vallisneria Asiatica
2 x Alternanthera Lilacina
2 x Bacopa Myriophlloides
Hydrocotyle Aquatica
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown
Echinodorus Ozelot
Lilaeopsis Novae-Zelandiae (New-Zealand Grass?)
and a couple of moss balls (which I obviously won't be planting)!

One question arises:

The New-Zaland grass stuff is a 10x10cm patch growing on some kind of plastic coated wire.  I'm a bit worried about the edges where its obviously been cut into a square from a bigger piece.  These feel a bit sharp - and I don't want my Cory's to hurt themselves on it.  Can I remove the grass from the grid and then plant it separately somehow?

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #31 on: November 09, 2010, 09:49:43 pm »
    You could certainly do that, T o n y, although you'd need a heap of patience if you were to deal with it plant-by-plant!  Small clumps might be feasible, though?

    This wire stuff : is it bendable-backable on itself such that the 'raw' ends could be tucked away underneath?

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #32 on: November 09, 2010, 09:53:03 pm »
    You could certainly do that, T o n y, although you'd need a heap of patience if you were to deal with it plant-by-plant!  Small clumps might be feasible, though?

    This wire stuff : is it bendable-backable on itself such that the 'raw' ends could be tucked away underneath?

    Hmmm... maybe.  I'll have a go tomorrow with my pliers!
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #33 on: November 13, 2010, 10:35:16 pm »
    So... here are a few photos of the current state of play...

    Update: to replace huge pictures from gallery with thumbnails via upload.

    « Last Edit: November 13, 2010, 11:43:06 pm by ynotfish »
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #34 on: November 13, 2010, 10:40:18 pm »
    Very nice, Tony!

    Look at that poor plant I sent you. It's become all scraggly!  *giggle*

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #35 on: November 13, 2010, 11:47:10 pm »
    Very nice, Tony!

    Gee thanks!  *giggle*

    Look at that poor plant I sent you. It's become all scraggly!  *giggle*

    I'm hoping that Johnnies Ferts will help...  *dontknow*

    How are the plants doing which I sent you?
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #36 on: November 14, 2010, 09:59:38 am »
    Very nice *dude*
    Some fish

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #37 on: November 14, 2010, 11:17:24 am »
    ooo I like.  Some lovely plants you have there, they'll be great when theyve grown on a bit.  I love your Angel and Swordtail, very nice fish.
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #38 on: November 14, 2010, 12:17:20 pm »
    Nice looking tank, Tony :)
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #39 on: November 16, 2010, 12:44:29 am »
    Lovely :)
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #40 on: November 21, 2010, 09:12:16 pm »
    So... 1 week after starting dosing with 20ml Johnny's ferts per day + 4ml EasyCarbo...  *dude*

    had to trim off a few leaves which were going brown ("acclimatising" - thanks for the tip Johnny!) and now everything seems to be growing nicely.  The Vallis are the only plants which do not look happy - Johnny says they have an issue with EasyCarbo!  :(

    Fish are happy, water looks clear - only strange thing is that the NitrAtes have shot up from 12.5 last week to around 50 (my test kit only shows 0, 12.5, 25, 50, 100) this week?  *blink* *frantic*
    Ammonia/um and NitrIte are both still at 0.

    20% water change done.  I'll check the values again tomorrow and do a further water change if necessary...

    Enough waffling... Here are this week's pix  *camera*

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #41 on: November 22, 2010, 07:19:32 pm »
    Started new thread for NO3 spike: *link*

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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #42 on: November 29, 2010, 09:34:46 pm »
    Stopped feeding the fish for three days in the hopes of reducing the NitrAtes - tested today - again 50+.  *curse*
    Did a 20% water change and will feed the fish every other day...
    Darned brown diatoms seem to on the march again too.  *cry*

    On the plus side, the plants are all growing like nobody's business - and the fish seem to be happy enough despite the high nitrAtes!  *applause*
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #43 on: December 05, 2010, 11:32:52 am »
    The tank is looking great Tony.  You really did well.
    I love all you have going on in the tank.  All the different little things. A little ornament here and there. And the different level on the sand.
    And the Angel fish are lovely.
    What ph did you say you had?
    I can never get angel fish to live..I haven't tried in a while.  My ph is 8.2

    I can't figure out whether you have a backround on the tank or not????  Which is a good sign. :)

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    28L   Shrimp.
    54L   Goldfish.
    60L   Tropical
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    Re: ynotfish's 240L Juwel Rio
    « Reply #44 on: December 05, 2010, 11:47:14 am »
    The tank is looking great Tony.  You really did well.
    I love all you have going on in the tank.  All the different little things. A little ornament here and there. And the different level on the sand.
    And the Angel fish are lovely.
    What ph did you say you had?
    I can never get angel fish to live..I haven't tried in a while.  My pH is 8.2

    I can't figure out whether you have a backround on the tank or not????  Which is a good sign. :)

    Helen

    Hi Keepy!

    I have a pH of around 7.8 to 8.0.

    The kids made my background for me - its a piece of old cardboard from a box with assorted "fishy things" drawn on it - there's even a SpongeBob lurking there somewhere behind the plants.

    I used to have trouble keeping angels, then I got rid of my CAE (Chinese Algae Eater) which used to harass them and learnt about aquarium maintenance from a couple of forum (like TFF) and stopped "cleaning the filter" every few weeks and bingo!

    OK - time for the weekly water test, algae removal and water change...
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