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Shazza

Member Since 26 Jun 2020
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2021 09:05 AM

#367821 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 18 November 2020 - 12:56 PM

After water calmed down.

Obtained some hygro off a mate and a few medium chunka of trident fern!

Dosing 2hr aquarists all comprehensive.

Will be adding some more khuli loaches and another Borneo scooter soon.

Any thoughts on a nice schooling fish that’s easy? Rasboras?

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#367819 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 14 November 2020 - 03:58 PM

Righto!!!

Well finally after much gathering of supplies and sorting out a few small things, I have finally gotten around to swapping out the substrate and adding co2.

Tanks still clearing up but everything seems to be doing well.

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#367802 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 20 October 2020 - 06:48 AM

Update!

Had some success with the peroxide dosing for BBA.

Lost a couple of my lemon tetras through my own fault, so lesson learnt!

Going through a substrate change soon as just realized the substrate I have is calcium carbonate based so would be helping with my phosphate levels!!!

Switching over to flourite black sand and will be dosing root tabs and LCA fertilizer!

If anyone had experience with the black sand please contact me let me know how ya went.

Hopefully set up the co2 this break also!

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#367762 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 17 August 2020 - 06:54 AM

Tank update!

Everything seems to have settled down and is coming along slowly.

Will be adding pressurized CO2 in the coming month.

Still have a smallish case of staghorn I believe, but it hasn’t spread or gotten worse.

Maybe a small peroxide dose or excel might clear it up?

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#367756 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 29 July 2020 - 12:08 PM

Thanks Jules,

I was a little concerned I had too much live stock in there already?

As I’m new to freshwater. Kept marine tanks as a child.

Might have a bit of imbalance somewhere as this has begun to show up. Not sure exactly what it is. Any help would be appreciated.

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This is latest full tank shot as of yesterday

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#367750 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 21 July 2020 - 04:47 PM

Had enough of the stock surface skimmer taking up so much room in the tank and just looking big and intrusive.

Found some 3D printing designs online and got a lady to knock this up for me.25ef766e5d9b4907b8768aff196bf72f.jpg
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Here it is inside the tank running like a dream! Still cautious of water level and stuff but will experiment with it.

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#367744 Converted Red Sea Max 130

Posted by Shazza on 07 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

Hi All,

Thought I would post my RSM 130 that I converted into a planted community tank for my young bloke, after gettin pestered for ages to get him a tank.

Few mods have been done to get it where it currently is.

If ya keen let me know can go through what I did and dramas I had.

So far been going great after initial cycle. Current tank is 2 months.

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Had a good mate who needed to prune his tank so scored a heap of Anubias and java fern.

Plan is to keep it low tech.

Fish

3 serpae tetra
3 lemon tetra
6 black neon
2 x corydorus
3 khuli loach

Heaps and heaps of ninja and cherry shrimp. But we don’t see them as the piece of driftwood in there is massive and is full of cracks and holes.


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