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Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 02:57:09 pm »
Your 60l tank is a total SNAP with mine!! ☺️

In my 60l I had 7 cherry barbs, 11 green neons (only asked for 9....ended up with 11!) and 5 c.habrosus

Had to move the corys to my new guppy tank though as temp was a tad high for them once I got my blue rams.




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Your tank is much better looking though
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60L Aquarium:

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8x Neon Terta

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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 03:23:26 pm »
    Oh no I like yours!! *thumbsup*


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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #17 on: May 14, 2018, 04:31:43 pm »
    Thanks!
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 09:50:25 pm »
    646514-0New air pump arrived and installed to the aquarium and it looks great!
    Also got some pictures of the tank, please let me know what you think of the photo I have been messing with settings. There is also a picture or two of the barbs as they are starting to explore more!
    (Yes I know there is sand on the plant, i ruffled some sand messing with the bubble stone.

    20% Water Change tomorrow and the fish will be getting freeze dried blood worms for the first time!
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #19 on: May 15, 2018, 06:58:01 am »
    Looks great! *thumbsup*


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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #20 on: May 15, 2018, 08:19:14 am »
    Looks good. :)
    Don't forget to soak the freeze-dried food in tankwater for at least 20 mins to rehydrate. ;)
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #21 on: May 15, 2018, 09:25:09 am »
    Thanks guys, and Yeh good job you reminded me that I would've have forgot seeing as it's been a couple years since I used blood worms haha
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 09:41:12 pm »
    Fish loved the blood worms, was the most active I have seen them yet. Their colours are getting more vibrant by the day and they are becoming more accustomed to people.

    I added some new sand on top of the old sand as it was getting thin, rinsed thoroughly and is slightly different colour to the old sand but i don't mind the mix!

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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #23 on: May 18, 2018, 06:12:58 pm »
    So I looked up the water Hardness levels in my area and as a was sure i have soft water. So this should suit tetras and barbs

    Calcium mgCa/l - 16.36
    Magnesium mgMg/l - 1.21
    Hardness as mg/l CaCo3 - 45.81
    Clark degrees - 3.21
    French Degrees - 4.58
    German Degrees - 2.57


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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #24 on: May 18, 2018, 07:22:55 pm »
    Yes, lovely and soft.
    I know what I would keep and breed in that.......zebra plecs. My wife would have other ideas about spending hundreds on fish though...... ;)
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #25 on: May 18, 2018, 09:28:38 pm »
    Yes, lovely and soft.
    I know what I would keep and breed in that.......zebra plecs. My wife would have other ideas about spending hundreds on fish though...... ;)

    You would have to speak very nicely to her  *mock* Also just googled Zebra Plcs...they look so funky and cool
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #26 on: May 18, 2018, 10:18:50 pm »
    With the fish settling in nicely a week on, I have been able to check the male:female ratio.

    It would appear i have 2 males and 5 females, so not much colour as i would like to have but i plan to add neons in the next couple weeks once things quiet down at work.
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #27 on: May 18, 2018, 10:48:38 pm »
    I think the female cherry barbs are beautiful! I have one in particular and her gold stripe is stunningly bright. Hopefully yours will colour up more! I bought more females as the males were too aggressive with each other so I think your ratio is ok ☺️


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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 11:28:58 am »
    Yeah they are nice but I love the bright red of the males
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    Re: Jack's 60L Aquarium
    « Reply #29 on: May 19, 2018, 09:08:41 pm »
    I was wondering if my lighting hours are ok, i have no live plants in the aquarium so its more for reducing algae.
    Currently, 10am-1pm, 2pm-10pm

    Tonight's water tests:

    PH (low) - 7.6
    PH (High) - 7.4
    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 0ppm
    Nitrate - 0ppm

    All looking well, fish are very active and their colours look great and eating well.  *fish2*
    Recently back in the hobby and still a Cherry Barb lover!

    60L Aquarium:

    5x Cherry Barb
    8x Neon Terta