Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank
Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:43 PM
Cleaned canister, pulled out plants (trimmed ferns right back and wood, got most gravel out in bucket.
Just waiting for it to drain, then scrape out rest of gravel to clean tomorrow. Refill and put plants back in.
Will run with internal filter only.
Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:21 AM
Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:59 AM
Added aquarium soil pellets, ada power one sand (mainly pumice) and gravel from before (could of skipped that maybe but oh well).
Tank seems to be clearing amazingly fast. Think I’ll add the wood and plants sitting in buckets tomorrow and that will do for moment. Next weekend get the canister filter and maybe CO2 going again. Maybe, settled into new house but usual tonne of work to do.
Water change tomorrow while I lay a few pavers for air cons going in Wednesday.
Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:02 AM
Lastly I added 18l of leftover gravel (could of skipped that maybe but like colour better).
Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:08 AM
Eventually I’ll shift tank back against wall but thinking of getting some screens to put either side to hide stuff. Also has large window on right side so thinking I can block the sun as well. Lots to do
Oh yeah - I learnt that I can’t slide the tank on Lino like on tiles....
Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:45 PM
Between stretching into tank and laying pavers for air-con, done stuffed a muscle in my back so nothing further. Need some more plants up back right of tank but left room for CO2 and filters.
Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:42 AM
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:50 AM
So been a while of not doing much and took a photo while doing a water change.
Readings of less than 5ppm nitrate (might explain the unhappy bolbitis) and 0.5ppm phosphate (test kit expired ages ago yikes!).
Bought a timer to run the second light for short periods but not really seeing the need. The t5ho doing the job for the ferns and Anubias. Still dreaming of getting to a fish shop when funds permit.
On the good news side, zero GSA on glass since turning off second light. Minimal green algae on glass.
Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:41 AM
Posted 16 June 2019 - 05:30 AM
I ran an experiment for a couple of weeks (ie I forgot I’d done it), where left the second light running. Result was drastically browned off bolbitis (which I’ve generally taken as deficient in majors not algae growth) and green algae on tank glass.
Nitrates read 5pmm so upping dosing. Out of date phosphate test kit read 0.25ppm and new kit read 1ppm (I thought interesting that I’d found out of date nitrate kits to also under-read).
I’m still tempted to run the second light for an hour just as it sits there lol but apart from one plant, the ferns and Anubias I confess seem fine without it.
Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:24 PM
since getting rid of all my americans, my bolbitis and coffeefolia have gone nuts. If you want bolbitis let me know.
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