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#61 Mattia

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:38 PM

Oh no :( <br />Don't you have lids on the tank? <br /><br />They are pretty timid and not aggressive at all, but remember they are still cichlids ... ;) <br /><br />Btw, have you done your research about what water parameters they need? I was trying to pinch myself and not say anything but....... :D

#62 chocky

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:44 PM

Oh no :(
Don't you have lids on the tank?

They are pretty timid and not aggressive at all, but remember they are still cichlids ... ;)

Btw, have you done your research about what water parameters they need? I was trying to pinch myself and not say anything but....... :D

yeah they need harder water pH around 7.8? and water around 24C? erm other than that is there anything else? I'm not completely sure hmmm

no i dont have lids cos it's a rimless tank. but i guess should look at getting something. :(

#63 Mattia

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:20 PM

Yep they need high ph/kh/gh which you'd hardly have in a tank with aquasoil... <br /><br />That would be a good idea putting some lids on it ... Those red caps are stunning and it would be a shame to lose them!!

#64 malawiman85

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

What happened to Rovik?

#65 malawiman85

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:37 PM

And in other news... I dont want to do a biotope anymore.
I want to fool around with some non native plants.

#66 Mattia

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:16 PM

Shame shame shame

#67 Westie

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:21 PM

Why? Are you bored of doing the Biotope? Stick with it dude, I enjoy reading your thread

#68 malawiman85

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

Did Mattia just pull a Derryn Hinch line on me?

Not bored with the biotope but I dont have tanks all over the place like I did have and I kinda want the freedom to muck around.
I have a lily in my tank, its not native but it looks great and my fish love it.
I'll continue with the journal but not as a biotope.

#69 Leichardti

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:25 PM

Tank looks awesome MM!! Love the plants. :) The little guys are so cuuutee! Something weird happened to the post though.. The text and photos have been duplicated. Unless it's something on my side. I have been looking forward to seeing what we both do with our tanks due to the similar fish in there haha.


Edited by Leichardti, 03 August 2016 - 07:28 PM.


#70 malawiman85

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for the heads up... fixed it.
Yep cant wait to see how your tank comes along... must be about time you show us your scape.
I think the entries this year are looking pretty impressive! The comps starting to get exciting... despite the fact im basically ineligible to win anything now.

#71 Westie

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:37 PM

Hey bostave, don't you hate it when crypts melt? I put some crypts from a larger tank in to a smaller tank last week, and a few days later they melt...... Darn planted tanks!!!!

#72 Bostave

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:40 AM

Yes Jason. I did match the water parameters of the new tank to the one they came from. May be the light was a bit strong in the new tank. Lost two pontederiifolia, one survived. So all good! With cryptocoryne I could have avoided the weekly trimming. Sad that they were arranged in ascending order as per their heights.

#73 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:36 PM

Hey Jase, have you tried stacking the 3rd rock on top of the back two?

#74 Westie

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:55 PM

No I haven't. Bring that water lilly over and I'll let you do it ;)

#75 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:07 PM

I dont think ive had the necessary immunisations to travel down that way.
Seriously though, I Might be heading that way (more or less) at some point tomorrow.

#76 Westie

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:39 PM

Really? I'll be home at 5pm if you're still in the area. Pop in if you are

#77 Westie

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:31 PM

Hey Ryan
If you want some fine black sand, I have a bag of Tahitian Moon Sand you're welcome to have for this aquascape

#78 chocky

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:27 AM

Jason - that's pretty cool your fish spawned straight away

#79 Westie

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:34 AM

Yeah I'm really happy about that. If only I was better at raising fry.......

I may need to get a larger tank though, and take the babies out of that tank once they are a reasonable enough size to move



#80 Bostave

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hey Chocky,
I have similar problems in my aquascape. Blackbrush has popped up on the Bolbitis. It might be due to slow growth of the Bolbitis and extremely bright led light, light duration as well as plant metabolism of the co2 and nutrients, that may be causing it. I am considering of removing Bolbitis and substituting it with a slow growing plant where the leaves don't last as long as the Bolbitis. May be a cryptocoryne as a central plant?
What do you reckon?
Cheers,




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