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Author Topic: Zac460's Multiple Tank Log  (Read 26470 times)

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Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2014, 08:25:24 am »
Water is almost completely clear :D Just waiting for ammonia to arrive now.

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #16 on: May 25, 2014, 09:23:37 pm »
    Ammonia has arrived and backround is on... I got a huge piece of wood which is just soaking (in the tank (its the only place I could put it :/)).


    Also, I've started collecting a few plants: Anubias, java fern, this spiky-grassy plant and more on order!

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 09:25:53 am »
    Plants have arrived :) Thanks Dave

    - Eleocharis Acicularis x2
    - Crypt. Willisii
    - Echinodorus Paniculatus
    - Hermianthus Calletrichoides
    - Crypt. Walkerii
    - Hygrophila Polysperma
    - Straight Vallis
    - Java fern
    - Micranthemum Umbrosum
    - Alternanthera Rosaefolia
    - Lileaopsis

    Any tips on how to keep them?

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 09:27:11 am »
    Here's a pic:

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 03:56:17 pm »
    Keep them how? As in keep them alive in the tank? Or alive outside the tank?
    4ft bow front - planted

    2 German Blue Ram
    2 Apistogramma Cacatuoides
    12 Neon tetras
    9 Rummy-nose tetra
    6 Peppered corydoras 

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 05:39:05 pm »
    Inside the tank. I have planted them in properly now. Just waiting for the water to clear now. Any suggestions for the layout? I was hoping for a bit more hight but hopefully that'll come with a but more plant growth.

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 05:51:34 pm »
    Post a new photo tomorrow when the water has cleared up. It's difficult to see the plants at the moment :P

    This is my tank, if you want any ideas..
    4ft bow front - planted

    2 German Blue Ram
    2 Apistogramma Cacatuoides
    12 Neon tetras
    9 Rummy-nose tetra
    6 Peppered corydoras 

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 08:12:44 pm »
     Thanks. I will take another pic tomorrow. Nice tank, unfortunately, my tank funds are pretty low at the moment so I can't buy any more decor any time soon :/

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #23 on: June 07, 2014, 08:27:51 am »
     I have started cycling today! I have added 6.1ml of Kleen Off. Hopefully, (according to the calculator) that will add about 2.5 ppm

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #24 on: June 07, 2014, 06:26:13 pm »
    Just did a water test:
    Ammonia: ~3ppm
    Nitrite: 2ppm

    I think the nitrite is from some decaying plant matter as up until now i have just been 'pushing water round a tank'.

    Am i doing everything okay?

    Thanks
    Zac ;)

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #25 on: June 08, 2014, 09:11:27 am »
    Sounds like it :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #26 on: June 08, 2014, 09:40:08 am »
    So what do I do when the ammonia goes to 0? Top back up to 2ppm?

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #27 on: June 08, 2014, 10:35:15 am »
    Correct :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #28 on: June 09, 2014, 09:00:25 pm »
    Just tested ammonia today and is still at about 3ppm. It is quite difficult to judge the colours :P
    My Lileaopsis is growing super fast - it's basically at the surface now! It this plant normally a fast grower?

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    Re: Zac460's Roma 240 Tank Log
    « Reply #29 on: June 11, 2014, 09:16:56 pm »
    By Lileaopsis, I meant Hygrophila Polysperma or course *grin*

    Also, ammonia is down to about 0-0.25 so I topped back up to about 2.