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My multiple tanks log
« on: July 03, 2017, 07:10:08 pm »
Hi everyone.
I have decided that I should start a multiple tanks log so welcome.
The reason why I am starting this log is to keep all my running tanks in one place. I only have 1 tank running at the moment, my 300ltr. The build and beginnings of this tank can be seen here -> https://www.tropicalfishforums.co.uk/index.php/topic,194530.0.html

I am building a fish room and the progression can be seen here -> https://www.tropicalfishforums.co.uk/index.php/topic,230426.0.html

So I will indeed have multiple tanks running soon.

Anyway, a little info about my fish keeping adventure.
I started keeping fish over 2 years ago now and got really hooked on the hobby immediately. I Started with a 30ltr tank and my first fish was a betta. He didn't last very long unfortunately due to my lack of knowledge and the usual [email protected] advice/sabotage.
After loosing the betta I decided to educate myself and went and got a load of books and then joined this fantastic forum. I then decided that I needed a bigger tank and purchased a second hand marina 95ltr tank. This tank was much more successful and I stocked it with a mixture of soft and hard water fish naively. I had a female blue ram who lived for around a year, 10 danios  (which I still have 6 of) and platties  (which bred like wildfire).
After some time wishing I had a bigger tank I went ahead and purchased my 300ltr tank. This tank has given me a rough time because my water went soft and acidic as a result of a poor choice of compost. That resulted in numerous deaths and almost wiped out my platties all together. The water eventually returned to the original hard alkaline conditions after a few months, I am still keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way.
Recently I moved house and the new home has a basement that I can turn into a fish room. Mooving the 300ltr tank was a mighty task but I managed it with no damage thankfully.

So that's the introduction done, here is what I currently have residing in the 300.
From the top,
Danios x 6
Green fire tetra x 7
Betta splendens x 1 (rescued from a friend who moved back to Poland)
Platties x 3 all female
A single female guppy
Australian rainbows x 3
Western rainbows x 3
Brochis/Cory splendens x 6
Corydoras venezuelanus x 8
Bristle nose plecos, 2 adult females and probably 50 ish little ones rescued from a tank I purchased.
Assassins and Malaysian trumpet snails.

I want to buy more fish but I will wait until I have more tanks set up just incase the parameters change again.

The tanks equipment is as follows,
1 ehiem pro 4+ canister (surface flow)
1 tetratec ex1200 canister  (substrate flow)
1 Fluval plus3 internal filter  (surface breaker)
1 tetra aps400 air pump running 3 stones
And A hydor inline heater attached to the ehiem canister.

Plants are as follows,
Amazon swords
Java ferns
Vallis
Crypt brown
Annubias
Cambomba
Elodia
Peacock moss
Mairrimo moss
And water lettuce

Also in the tank is alot of wood, granite and hides.

I hope everyone enjoys following my log as more tanks are gradually included.

I had a rearrange and general tidy up today after the move left everything messy so here is a picture to complete the opening post.

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 08:45:54 am »
    Nice to see the precis of what's happened, and the tank. :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 07:32:53 pm »
    I have been trying to post multiple pictures but just keep getting re-directed to start a new topic  :mad:

    Any I will post them 1 by 1.

    Brochis.

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 07:33:35 pm »
    BN's

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 07:35:14 pm »
    Betta  (I love this guy but have just seen him being nipped by a tetra)

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 07:36:25 pm »
    Rainbows and one of the platties given to me by GL

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 07:58:07 pm »
    Will you be updating this instead of the basement log now?

    Like your 300l tank mate. Will follow with eager eyes!

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 08:40:34 pm »
    No, the basement log is going to focus on just the assembly of the fish room. This tank is in my dining room and is my display tank.
    This log is where I will document all the goings on in every tank once it's up and running.
    I am glad that you like it, this tank has been a real rollercoaster ride.
    « Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 10:52:17 pm by Newbie fishkeeper »

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 08:23:35 am »
    The pics must be too big if you can't get 10 in one post.....try resizing to around 200k ;)
    Nice pics :)
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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 11:33:33 am »
    Over the weekend we had a house warming and I added 8 new fish. I got 4 platties, It ooked like 2 males and 2 females to add to my 3 existing females but upon releasing them i realized that I had only brought 1 female and 3 males. They are all beautiful so I will have to get a couple more females this weekend.
    Also added to the tank was 4 rainbows. 2 red and 2 blues. All looking looking amazingly well. I had 1 big Australian that used to bully all the others but is much better now. Unfortunately the big bit of wood I added after the move has tanned the water so pics are not very good.

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 11:42:28 am »
    Also the corydoras venezuelanus have been spawning for the last 4 days in on the trot.

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 11:43:33 am »
    Rainbows and cory

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:25:24 pm »
    Nice tannins *grin*
    They look good fish. :)
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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 11:57:09 pm »
    Well today to my amazement, I seen 4 young platties. They are quiet sizable, probably about 10mm so they have been hiding well. What's amazing is that I haven't noticed any pregnant looking fish and I only included males to the group 3 weeks ago.  They are all totally white, I have 1 fish that looks similar and it's a male.

    Also I have a cup full of c. Venezuelanus fry floating in the tank aswell. I am in the process of getting permission to locate another tank in the same room for growing on fry, I have the perfect tank, just need to do some more begging  *grin*

    Also, if anyone wants a bristle nose pleco or 3 then you can have them for nowt if you collect from Loughborough. I have albino and normals.

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    Re: My multiple tanks log
    « Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 05:04:36 pm »
    I have started to set up another tank in the dining room for raising fry.
    It's only small (45ltr) and is going to be ran on sponge filters. It has 2 partitions making 3 15ltr nurseries. I have situated it just below the OH's shrine so that all who are raised here are blessed.
    Picture attached.