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#1 Delapool

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:37 PM

Hi,

 

Thank you for having me on this forum. I think I'm also connected in through tapatalk on the iphone but bear with me while I figure things out.

 

I'm hoping to make some meetings and think I got the membership form sorted out and sent off.

 

I do have some angelfish but mainly community fish. Also a betta tank.

 

Main tank is 4 x 2 x 2.5 ft high-tech planted with angels plus serpae tetras, mollies, rosy barbs, yo yo loaches and bn catfish (sorry, bad on the scientific names but all common fish).

 

Plants are nothing special, I'm always happy anything is growing really, (apart from black beard algae), as still a steep learning curve here.

 

I'd love to have more tanks but still working on a good excuse.

 

 



#2 malawiman85

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:24 PM

Heya,

welcome to the club.
Your tanks sounds great. Throw some pics up.

MM

#3 jjm66smokey

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:52 PM

Hi Delapool, welcome to the forum and to the club... :)

 

Ditto on the please post some pics of your tank!



#4 Mattia

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

Welcome to the club!

#5 Delapool

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for the replies!

 

Er, I'll have to try during the week. Can I load an image from phone or desktop or does it need to be on a website somewhere? Sorry! Pretty new to all this.



#6 dicky7

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:36 PM

Welcome to the club  and the forums enjoy your stay and your membership card is in the mail so keep an eye out

 

Cheers thankyou

 

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#7 Bailey

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:13 PM

Any excuse is a good excuse to set up another fish tank


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#8 Kleinz

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:21 AM

Best to have your pics hosted on a website like photobucket ( which many of us use).

 

Welcome.



#9 MrLeifBeaver

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

Welcomee!



#10 Delapool

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 10:28 PM

Thanks all for the information. I'll keep an eye on the post.


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#11 Delapool

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 08:33 PM

Hi all,

 

Sorry if you saw a heap of saved edits come through. I think I have the photobucket software sorted out and have joined this century.

 

The tank looks much nicer with the wood hood on but I've had to take it off to run the LEDs. I've actually switched the middle box light off for this as it's all reds and er, looks a nasty shock when not used to it. Hoping to sort out this year and replace the light.

 

Second link (hopefully) is of narrow leaf val, then some plant starting with "a" I think, then giant hygro in background and foxtail wrapped around the filter outlets.

 

 

 

Also thanks for the membership card - has arrived safely in the post and very excited :)

 

 

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Edited by Delapool, 18 July 2015 - 08:48 PM.


#12 Delapool

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

Ok, it worked :) A little more. The substrate is fine gravel and must be several kilos of API laterite gravel in there now. Plan to keep adding more of the API laterite gravel as time goes on. Keeping an eye on other substrate though (but definitely won't do a tank rebuild for a long time). CO2 injection is just Ista gear with ph controller. Dry ferts dosing plus glut dosing. Phosphate and potassium levels I have fairly well stable, nitrates bounces around a bit sometimes. I had it down to 5ppm, then next week got 40 after I started a specific nitrates dosing table and threw out a bucket of foxtail. Oops! Was doing DIY substrate ferts pills but hard to find room to get them in now and a bit time consuming. Filtration is two canisters plus internal u4 (really for mechanical filtration) plus UV unit. The giant hygro I usually cut the tops off and replant so self sustaining now. It is a BBA magnet (main algae foe for me) so each week seem to be replanting and trimming. Lights were running 7hrs with co2 coming on an hour early (for two sessions). Just dropped it to 6hrs to see if the BBA slows down a bit. Edit - ps oh and there's fish in there. Forgot them :) They take no responsibility for the fish keeper.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Edited by Delapool, 18 July 2015 - 09:28 PM.





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