Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank
Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:12 PM
Lights on, no CO2 yet.
But got everything sorted and pretty much put away. Thank goodness.
Tank full to top.
Bolbitis in middle. Kept half the java fern.
Piled up driftwood in centre but hard going one-handed.
Backing does need replacing.
Almost forgot - ceiling much shorter in this new place
Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:01 PM
Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:34 PM
Do CO2 bottles go ok with rental inspections??
2 filters (canister and internal).
2 CO2 diffusers and ph controller.
Once set up it just runs along except filling bottle every 6 months.
Throw out backing on bin day.
Resist temptation to add more substrate.
Found the TDS meter I bought last year.
Also found the planter boxes I bought when had run out of room and was going to attach these via the suckers to glass sides (as you do). Will keep them for buce as kept the planted tank substrate from small tank.
Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:18 AM
Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:18 AM
Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:07 AM
Is that t5 light high output? if so, it shouldn't be resting on cover glass. have you got acrylic legs to put on the light?
and if you want some more anubias nana and some bolbitis let me know (free of course)
Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:55 PM
It is a t5ho - it sits on tank rim (just). Was on legs but dropped it down as gained 10% PAR and reduced the reflection off Perspex covers. I’ll have to look - have a suspicion legs may have been thrown. Idk, I chucked a lot out while shifting. I either hoard stuff for ages or have a big throw-out of anything.
All bit of a mess really.
Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:56 PM
Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:26 AM
Once I know the tank is completely cycled I think I will turf the gravel and put in the substrate I want. Re-arrange the driftwood better.
Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:41 PM
Checked the bolbitis and the brown algae is actually looking like nutrient deficiency with holes in leaves and looking re-absorbed. Which should be an easy fix to start ferts dosing and testing again. Check light settings as well. Get the routine back.
Only one angelfish ended up swimming inside the gravel vac this week so hopefully they are getting bored with doing that.
Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:50 AM
Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:28 AM
On the good news side starting to get the water changes sorted.
And still tempting to swap substrate out over Easter.
Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:12 PM
Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:41 PM
No more fish lost - yay!
Ammonia and nitrite 0ppm. Checked ammonia against tap water and pretty sure both 0 (always have trouble with colours).
Tap ph much lower in new place - around 7.5 straight from tap. Old place was 8.2 and it settled to about 7.8 ph. I’ve left some cuttle bone in tank.
Tank ph from probe and pen fairly close at 6.9 to 7ppm.
Nitrates 0ppm. Dosed 1.5ppm off Calc app and got a nitrate reading between 0 to 5ppm. So will increase nitrate dosing (feel like I might as well just get more fish!).
Yet to check kh, gh, TDS. Then dose kh maybe.
Plants don’t look very good. Hoping the nitrate dosing will help.
Left backing as got told this would help protect on scratches when shifting again. Still thinking. Still to get to shops.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:38 PM
Gh 7 on JBL (api test kit expired a year ago oops).
Tds - tap 240ppm
Tds - tank 250ppm.
Not really sure if that is good or bad TDS.
Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:19 AM
Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:35 AM
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