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Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2016, 08:53:35 am »
Added some tetras and all is well, some Corys next week and a couple more shrimp and that'll be it, thanks for all your help in getting this far
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #61 on: March 24, 2016, 05:16:56 pm »
    a week in and so far so good, shrimp have attacked algae and looking better already testing everyday and ammonia and nitrite zero nitrates 20ppm ish, done a couple of pwc suffering a bit with brown stuff on plant leaves which i believe is diatoms so going to give a little clean tomorrow
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #62 on: March 24, 2016, 09:08:43 pm »
    Great to see you finally have fish and real life ones too!  *grin*
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #63 on: March 25, 2016, 02:17:21 pm »
    No pics of the inhabitants then? ;) *grin*
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #64 on: March 25, 2016, 06:35:19 pm »
    Pics soon added 4 bandit Corys today and they seem to love it so far. Photography is my living but I normally shoot products which don't move !! And wanted to give the new arrivals a bit of time before trying to photograph them
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #65 on: April 02, 2016, 03:09:01 pm »
    well.... 6 weeks in and all so far is good 12 neons, 10 harlequins, 4 Corys and 6 shrimps (cleanup crew) all happy thought we'd lost a shrimp but it was just a skin from when it had moulted. Water levels good ammonia maybe slightly higher than zero but less than .25 and same as tap water nitrites 0 and nitrates 10-20ppm water changes proving easier every time and plants growing like a mad thing. Shrimps have done a fantastic job of dealing with an algae issue on the anubias plant which was covered but is now clean, diatoms are disappearing and I've bought a cleaning pad/brush thingy which is making cleaning glass a lot easier. Cory's are really fun to watch when they are not attacking my moss and pulling it off of the piece of rock id tied it to. One think id change is in hindsight id have gone for sand and not smooth gravel but all in all everything is fine
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #66 on: April 02, 2016, 08:41:21 pm »
    Good to hear all is well. Cory are great fish, very playful and fun to watch. It's a lurning curve but it will make your next tank much easier.  *grin*
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #67 on: April 09, 2016, 03:38:53 pm »
    All still good, am considering upgrading to a external filter (i think I've got the fish keeping bug) must take some photos
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #68 on: April 09, 2016, 08:47:24 pm »
    Haha! It happens to us all. Externals are the way to go, much more tank space, much less maintenance and better water circulation.
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #69 on: April 10, 2016, 02:51:32 pm »
    Have ordered a Teratec ex800 rightly or wrongly I'm sure I can get a fish tank and accessories as a business expense 😜
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #70 on: April 10, 2016, 03:41:09 pm »
    bit of a dodgy pic but everyones happy, I've noticed that my cleaning wasn't so successful lower down the glass !!

     
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #71 on: April 10, 2016, 08:42:22 pm »
    Haha! Yeah, stick it on the business account.  *grin*  Tank is looking great.
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #72 on: May 21, 2016, 03:29:53 pm »
    well.... long time no post been very busy with photography photographing holiday cottages all over the place but all is well fish wise, after the hiccup and 5 harlequins dyeing over a couple of days when i upgraded to an external pump which leaked all has been well for the last 6 weeks or so added 6 rummy nose tetras which are fine and happy everyone else are well. Having a bit of an algae issue though which is down to a bit of a schoolboy error due to not allowing the position of the sun rising and now for about 30 mins in the morning sunlight is on the tank which i think maybe is causing the issue, have monitored temp when this is happening and no problems hopefully this won't be a big problem as moving the tank is a no no, once again i thank everyone for their help
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #73 on: May 22, 2016, 09:46:18 am »
    Glad it's going well. :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: Andrew's Journey could be bumpy
    « Reply #74 on: June 15, 2016, 07:02:14 pm »
    All still good apart from a random snail which seems to have appeared from nowhere
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