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Author Topic: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)  (Read 17126 times)

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Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
« Reply #240 on: January 02, 2014, 11:48:11 am »
Well, it's been a while since i've checked the forums... life has been busy with work and Christmas so i'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you had a fun filled Christmas. :)

A little update on my tank:

I got some aquarium tools for Christmas of the gardening type... LINKY

Used these and had a little trim up yesterday, got rid of some dead leaves and took cuttings from my Indian Fern and Hygrophila Polysperma and replanted them. Put some new roots tabs in to help and it's due for a water change tonight so i'll be able to dose with some more TNC Lite (and Carbon) to help even more.

On a sad note though, Natalie noticed one of my Cory's had an accident... it seems to be missing it's tail. :s I'm not quite sure how it could have happened though. :( I don't think the Endlers would go for it, let alone one of the other Cory's. Any suggestions?

I'll put some pictures up soon.
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #241 on: January 02, 2014, 12:12:16 pm »
    if it went fungal, there is a very good Chance that it basically rotted off. fish will aIso pick at fungal patches on other fish.

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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #242 on: May 14, 2014, 09:25:08 pm »
    Well, life has been really hectic, hence why i've not been on recently.

    Just a quick update on the tank, all fish are still alive and well, my amazon sword has got a bit too big now though so i'm going to be looking to get rid of it and replace it with something not as big. I'm also thinking of swapping out the indian fern too. Options at the moment are Anubis Nana and Java fern, although i'd like something that grows about 10" tall ideally.

    Hope you're all well?!
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #243 on: May 15, 2014, 07:51:01 am »
    Cryptocerone (sp?) may do what you want......
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #244 on: May 15, 2014, 11:28:32 am »
    Photo update???  *grin*
    Roma 240:  Angels tank
    6ft: Discus, Red head Geos, Phantom plecs
    200l work tank:  Keyhole Cichlid, dwarf rainbows, loads of cory and a BN

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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #245 on: November 08, 2015, 10:14:21 pm »
    HELLO!


    Well it's been far too long since i posted on here... moving house and a busy job have distracted me. Anyway, i wanted to give you all an update on my tank and a little extra news too. Pics first: For my sins i let the tank 'run away' a little so this was before i gave it a bit of a thorough clean:





    After a visit to my friend at a local [email protected] (please don't judge) i took some advice on re-aquascaping the tank and some ideas to combat the substrate algae. Then this happened:





    I'm really happy with the new look and the stock seem to enjoy it too (although the shrimp have taken to hanging around by the filter). The addition of the gravel was in an effort to try and aerate the sand a bit better to avoid algae buildup.



    Little cory chilling out.

    Anyway... i realise my current stocking isn't to everyone's taste and i know that certain fish are happier in groups and such but it's working so far and my plan of getting a new tank is finally come through. I have a 155L AquaOak on its way later this week! I can't wait to get it set up but i'll be starting another thread for it.

    Just so everyone knows, current stock is:

    1 x Dwarf Cory
    6 x Endlers
    3 x Japonica Shrimp
    3 x Dwarf Oto
    Many MTS and Assassin Snails.

    P.s. It's nice to be back. Comments please! :)
    « Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 10:19:43 pm by jimmyphoenix »
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #246 on: November 08, 2015, 10:33:07 pm »
    Welcome back.
    Tank looks nice, the mts should do the turning the sand over job for you. Those aqua oaks are great looking tanks. Will be good to see how it goes.
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #247 on: November 09, 2015, 08:56:57 am »
    Very nice :)
    Your "dwarf" cory is a trilineatus, which should get to at least 2.5", but, if it's a female, will reach about 3", not so dwarf ;) *grin*
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #248 on: November 10, 2015, 07:17:54 am »
    Very nice :)
    Your "dwarf" cory is a trilineatus, which should get to at least 2.5", but, if it's a female, will reach about 3", not so dwarf ;) *grin*

    I thought this was a Julii.... :/ (now i know what you were talking about in my other thread too lol)
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #249 on: November 10, 2015, 10:43:35 pm »
    You would be lucky to find a proper julii and if it cost the same as a tril, snap it up.  *grin*
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #250 on: November 11, 2015, 09:36:57 am »
    You would be lucky to find a proper julii and if it cost the same as a tril, snap it up.  *grin*

    Hahaha... good to know. :) How can you tell the difference by the way?
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    Re: 'Bodged' BiOrb (Traditional Conversion)
    « Reply #251 on: November 11, 2015, 01:13:12 pm »
    Julii spots on head, trils reticulations. :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
    I really hate "autocorrupt"!!!

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