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In Topic: What’S This?

06 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

Sorry mate personally didn’t see this using Tapatalk.
Hope the cods well.
Is it possible that its some sort of fin injury, been broken or squashed etc? To me it looks like either injured or scarred tissue between the fin rays?

In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

23 November 2018 - 12:19 AM

Thanks mate, really waiting on everything to start filling out and to get some more plants

The substrate shouldn’t be leaching anything extreme that beneficial bacteria wouldn’t be able to process or that would be detrimental to the fish. 2 toned is well documented, I do a 50% waterchange every Saturday which removes extra nutrients too

If the problem still hangs around after a few weeks / months then I’ll have to consider absolutely everything but pretty confident it’ll disappear with no stress and strong healthy fish


In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

21 November 2018 - 09:22 PM

Little bit of an update on the tank.
Very sadly I lost the 47cm Neosilurus Ater. Got a few wounds from the Coal Grunter, but him in quarantine with meth blue but whatever the cottony stuff is that keeps appearing when there’s any stress killed him.. [emoji20] sad loss so here’s a nice photo of him. Poor thing.
Anyway, I’ve decided that since this cottony stuff is hanging around a bit I’m going to keep the tank partly under quarantine, so money’s been going towards plants!!!
New additions:
Hygrophila angustifolia
Limnophila aromatica
Ceratopteris thalictroides (watersprite)


Fissidens dietrichae
Mini Sydney fissidens
Star Moss
Native Bushy moss
Native flame moss
Native carpet moss
Unidentified native fissidens

Most of these came lose bagged so I’ve stuck them down on rocks with mesh other than the star moss which has been superglued
Moved the lights apart too. They light up the whole tank pretty well and looks way better.
The smaller neo doesn’t seem to be much of an uprooter - much to my surprise only 2x Limnophila aromatica stems have become uprooted. He’s a well fed fatty though.
Unfortunately the Blyxa aubertii I got a while back melted and disappeared. I will be getting some bigger ones which should be better.
Finally the whole “Big angry fish with planted” idea seems to be reasonably coming together.
Only current problem is there’s cyanobacteria growing on part of the background right where a lot of the light hits. Tank’s currently in blackout mode for the week and I need to hit it with some hydrogen peroxide. If that doesn’t kill it ChemiClean will.

By the looks of things everything should be finally running the way I really want around christmas. Getting a pile more plants has been a big help [emoji846]

In Topic: Bloody Great Lizard

10 November 2018 - 09:35 PM

Geez he’s inquisitive. How big?

In Topic: Lights For Small Tanks

10 November 2018 - 08:59 PM

UpAqua Z series are pretty decent and bright


 http://www.theaquari...Light Z-20 60cm