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Re: Tank Log
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2014, 06:33:51 pm »
think with timings of things its easier if i add the fish and everything now. ill send pics once done. ill put gravel down and use current ornaments, sand plants and new fish can arrive when i actually have money

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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 09:30:32 pm »
    Well that's them all moved over. Don't know how long it took but think it went fairly well. Made sure to give all new gravel being put in a wash. Ornemants a quick dip in old water so there's no food or poo being brought into new tank, woods still slightly browning the water but I'll live with it. Decided to leave the air bubbles out there's only four of them and there's loads of ripples on the surface can always add it later. Let me know what you think it's no where near a finished project it's just a new house old furniture :)


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    Re: Tank Log
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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 09:42:09 pm »
    Looks good but sand & real plants would look a lot better :) fishys will be happier with more space though


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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 09:46:08 pm »
    I would add another filter or get a bigger one as that one doesnt really look big enough for the tank, fish must be loving the new tank though :)

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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 09:57:49 pm »
    I know just looked at them today and thought they've really grown... Ive got all the stuff here why am I waiting had a big clear out though I'm such a hoarder I've got a load of mini led lights and a filter and another filter and a tank (got another one hidden away as a medicine tank. It's tiny but it'll do for a week at most for the fish to get back on it's fins) it's a aqua flow 50 which says it should do 100 l/h and is fine for up to 50 l I may splurge as I add more fish though to make the water clearer :) they're all exploring it and looking round so cute. Snails hidden off somewhere already. So glad I did this today :)


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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 10:05:27 pm »
    total of fish equipment  i own:
    - stingray filter
    - superfish filter (in use)
    - cheap air pumped powered filter
    - 10l tank
    - 21l tank
    - 40l tank (in use)
    - epsom salt
    - aquarium salt
    - fungal medicine
    - polly pads
    - x 12 ornaments ( 9 in use 4 not)
    - x4 types of fish food
    - syphon
    - x 4 bottles of potions (de-chlorinators, weekly water cleaner, de-stress liquid and aquarium starter)
    - water testing kit
    - x2 buckets

    .... defiantly becoming a hoarder need to get rid of some of that haha *mock* *laugh* :blush:

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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 03:34:20 pm »
    just done my first water change once my testers arrived and i tested for everything for the first time in this tank

    GH 180
    KH 80
    PH 7 (use to be 7.5 ish so woods done something)
    nitrite 0.5
    nitrate 40 (this is before water change)
    and ammonia was 0 last night up

    literally took seconds didnt have to take the fish out they hid underneath the wood while i gave a quick run over with the net before hoovering the gravel/taking water out. if i'd have had everything set up and ready it would have been a minute all that held me up was running up and down the stairs with buckets of water XD

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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 07:48:45 pm »
    You don't take the fish out during a water change.....just syphon the water out and pour back in, either slowly from a bucket, or use a jug (specifically for fish use).
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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #24 on: May 14, 2014, 05:46:27 pm »
    They didn't have anywhere to hide away in the old tank where as there's more floor room in this tank than there was in the old tank there was a bigger risk of them getting syphoned up (as did happen once) whereas it didn't have to happen this time


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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #25 on: May 17, 2014, 10:34:56 pm »
    Did some peas didn't cut it small enough on all of the peices but here it is (how do you put a video on here ?!?)


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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #26 on: May 18, 2014, 01:33:04 pm »
    Just crush peas with your fingers if you haven't got a garlic crusher.
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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #27 on: May 23, 2014, 12:22:08 am »
    well its typical couple of days before the week long holiday comes and the condition of the oily surface hasn't gotten better its only gotten worse. ive fed the fish once every three days, ive done my weekly water changes and kept the filter on full blast. only change is there now seems to be literally millions of bubbles all over the tank which quickly rise to the surface. ammonia is 0, i need to do a water change but nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 40. hopefully they'll make do on a 50% water change and being fed every three days :\ they should be fine after all they're danios and theyve managed to stay alive this long in my care

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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #28 on: May 23, 2014, 09:09:42 am »
    What are you using for food? Some of the flakes are quite oily-based (especially the cheaper ones), and they do this more than others.
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    Re: Tank Log
    « Reply #29 on: May 24, 2014, 02:42:26 pm »
    Oily surface doesn't seem too bad now must have been the light there are bubbles everywhere though but daren't turn the filter down because of the slightly oily surface. I'm giving them British king I think it's called. I posted a picture of the brand in another thread asking about cory food


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