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Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2012, 08:37:50 am »
I think i got 5 females as all their fins are yellow :)
160 Litre tank...
4 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 Bolivian Ram,
2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #31 on: June 09, 2012, 03:32:41 pm »
    can't wait for better photos, my blurry old eyes can't see the blurs ;) bet your tank looks way better though with bigger fish in it as well as the wee ones :)
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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #32 on: June 09, 2012, 03:45:23 pm »
    The praecox are not much bigger than the harlequins to be honest.  I've taken loads of pics but they are way too fast for me (and my camera's not the best) so all blurry and now my memory card is full so need to delete some. grrr
    160 Litre tank...
    4 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 Bolivian Ram,
    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    « Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 06:48:04 pm by zelda1982 »
    160 Litre tank...
    4 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 Bolivian Ram,
    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #34 on: June 21, 2012, 02:35:30 pm »
    Here's a little video of praecox as i just cannot get a photo of them.  Need a new camera.

    http://youtu.be/7Y4TjXECHh4
    160 Litre tank...
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #35 on: June 21, 2012, 06:25:58 pm »
    My new cherry barbs are spawning already, only got them Sunday  *grin*
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #36 on: June 21, 2012, 09:59:17 pm »
    you must be a mermaid or something :)
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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #37 on: June 23, 2012, 08:05:43 am »
    Lost a guppy last night  *bye3*  Not sure why,
    ph 6.4
    ammonia just over 0.00 (best its been for ages)
    Nitrites 0ppm
    Nitrates 5ppm
    Couldn't see any damage to him, so must just of been 'his time' 

    On a brighter note, I'm getting 4 dalmation mollys tomorrow  *grin*  Hoping they will be OK in my ph, but if not I've got a back up tank and I'm thinking of using proper ph if I need to.
    160 Litre tank...
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #38 on: June 23, 2012, 01:11:52 pm »
    no need to use pH up or down grrr lol, when you get the molly test the bag water and your tank pH, then over the hours add about 5-10ml every 5-10 mins of tank water to the bag till they match up, if its loads different it could take days lol
    then don't add the bag water to your tank, just net the fish and add them, no bag water as they have been in transit then in the bag for a lifetime it will be well polluted :)
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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #39 on: June 23, 2012, 01:22:23 pm »
    I'm getting them from someone off here, so confident the water will be fine, though routine will mean I don't add the water anyhow. 
    Was going to do the drip method, but I believe you need a one way valve, which I don't have.
    I'm in all day tomorrow so it can take as long as it takes, there's no rush.

    Oh and I meant if they don't do well in my ph then I will set my smaller tank up for them and use the ph up stuff in that one and add some aquarium salt to make them more comfortable. So there's a back up plan I needed.
    160 Litre tank...
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #40 on: June 25, 2012, 07:25:01 am »
    So for the 1st time in 8 weeks or so my ph has gone UP unfortunately so has ammonia after 3/4 days of finally being 0

    Ph 6.6
    Ammonia 0.50
    Nitrite 0
    Not done nitrates as they are never high and doing a water change later anyhow.

    I did leave a bit courgette in there for the plecos so maybe that made the ammonia go up?

    My cloudy water is almost all clear now :)  Thinking of going to get some cardinal tetras but putting them in my smaller tank for a few weeks to Q them.
    Oh and i could only see 6 cherry barbs yesterday, but i think i've spotted them all today (they're so fast)  Still not seen all the shrimp though :(
    160 Litre tank...
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #41 on: June 25, 2012, 08:11:50 am »
    More research by me and by adding an airstone and therefore oxygen, its is making my ph higher as oxygen is driving off the carbon dioxide gases in the water.  Why did no-one tell me this?? lol  Would of added an airstone ages ago if i knew  *d'oh*
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #42 on: June 25, 2012, 09:12:28 am »
    ... oxygen is driving off the carbon dioxide ...

    Do you have a link please, Z? 

    In a planted tank, an airstone creates extra water movement that improves outgassing of excess CO2 at night which, in turn, prevents a pH drop in very soft water.  If you've found a reference proving that dissolved oxygen directly displaces dissolved carbon dioxide I'd love to read it.   Thanks.

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #43 on: June 25, 2012, 09:22:01 am »
    Well it was just on another forum.  I just googled "does increasing oxygen raise ph."

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/archive/index.php/t-61438.html

    I just took it at face value as it sort of made sense after what i'd experienced the past few days.  Maybe i'm just reading it wrong?  :blush:
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    2 Peppered Corys, 2 Panda Cory,
    2 Bn pleco,  1 Angelfish,

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    Re: Zelda's new 370 litre tank log.
    « Reply #44 on: June 25, 2012, 12:11:33 pm »
    glad you are sorted :)
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