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Re: Low budget tank
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 07:11:53 pm »
It's nothing spectacular at the moment. The stingray filter wont be staying, its just there to promote gas exchange over the summer.
70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 07:12:18 pm »
    Upload them to Photobucket or similar,
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 08:21:02 pm »
    0ppm of ammonia left
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012, 09:54:03 pm »
    Baby Guppy!!!!

    Just found a guppy fry in my main tank. One more guppy to go in the school tank in september. Hope it survives and that there are some siblings in there somewhere.

    Nitrites are still spiking in the filter tank.

    The hornwort has shot up in the 60l tank. Gave it a trim and replanted the pieces. Should be nice and overgrown by september.
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012, 10:37:58 pm »
    keep a log for the kids at school too, so they know how to cycle a tank when they get their own :) theres another hour lesson sorted for you :)
    yeah great stuff :) keep the photos coming :)

    about the cories spawning? in the tank you are cycling? it won't have enough nice stuff for the cories to feed on or maybe I got you wrong, clearing up... are you thinking of putting the cories in the newly cycled tank to get eggs?
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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #20 on: July 14, 2012, 08:39:34 am »
    3 more baby guppies spotted after lights out.

    I was wondering about this. Putting the guppies in the cycled tank might be a better solution. I do think that any eggs the corys lay will be eagerly eaten by the guppies. Im also concerned about the minnows. They seem to copy the guppies.
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #21 on: July 14, 2012, 11:34:10 am »
    Latest water tests:

    Ammonia: 0ppm
    Nitrite:5ppm maybe higher
    Nitrate:80ppm

    The bacteria are growing  *applause*
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #22 on: July 15, 2012, 02:01:13 pm »
    Ammonia is now being processed in under 24hrs and I seem to have loads of baby guppies in my main tank. Its difficult not to spot them now.
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #23 on: July 15, 2012, 02:08:40 pm »
    I have baby/juvenille/adult peppered cory in my 3 foot tank overrun with guppies :) life will find a way, just have loads of plants/moss :)
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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #24 on: July 18, 2012, 07:20:53 pm »
    Over 20 baby guppies in my main tank. The older guppies dont seem that interested in eating them now.

    After a few days away, the filter's tank has gone down to 0ppm ammonia and 0ppm nitrites. Doesed the ammonia again. Will see how long it tanks for the nitrites to go down.
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #25 on: July 18, 2012, 07:52:36 pm »
    lol the only fish in our school is 1 massive oranda in a baby biorb feel so sorry for it

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012, 05:21:44 pm »
    lol the only fish in our school is 1 massive oranda in a baby biorb feel so sorry for it

    poor thing, though if these guppies are going to breed this quickly, they are going to get alittle cramped  :(



    Ammonia is back down to 0 but nitrites have returned to 5ppm
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012, 07:44:45 pm »
    Ammonia (5ppm) going withing 12H and nitrites within 48H
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry

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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #28 on: July 20, 2012, 10:33:57 pm »
    just add up to 2ppm ammonia now :)
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    Re: Low budget tank
    « Reply #29 on: July 26, 2012, 05:30:27 pm »
    Nitrites are now at 0ppm on every test. I'm going to keep dosing the tank with ammonia until I work out whit I am going to do with the very small aquarium and filter for the next month. If my lfs can get in any hastatus, maybe a quaratine tank.

    Exciting news: The adolescent guppy that came free when I got the guppy/endlers appears to be male. It has developed a gonopodium. It my just be my imagination but it appears to have a darker smudge on one side, possible an endler black bar?
    70L tank (Juwel Rekord 700)
    7xSalt& pepper corys, 10xPygmy corys 8x wcmm.
    some red cherry shrimp and a few snails & a couple of limpets
    Tetra 60L with 2 guppiexendlers + fry