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#361 Westie

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:54 PM

I like the dark background.

#362 Delapool

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:52 AM

Thanks! It does bring it back to the plants and make them pop a bit more in colour. I tend to notice the glass needs a clean now! but I’m looking for it.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:18 AM

Hmmm, the GSA is still hanging around and also getting green algae on glass from the vertical blinds letting in light onto one corner of tank.

Bulbs are over 8 months old now but can’t see the point of replacing even if spectrum shift does happen as I know the new bulbs will be stronger and trigger algae.

Thinking of adding some floating plants which would help the betta out as well. Maybe in a cutout lid plastic circle so they don’t get banged around by water flow.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:25 AM

Random thoughts - along with not trusting hoses to stay in tank when filling, watching the angelfish squabble when tank is filling near top can be crossed off bucket list...

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

Just get the ista brand garden hose clip from either Aquotix or Avid for $5 and you’ll never have to worry about the garden hose coming out of the tank.

#366 Delapool

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:26 PM

Thanks - that’s a great idea

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:46 AM

Summer weather - where art tho?!

Swear I saw the heaters come back on.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:31 AM

Glued the CO2 diffuser together and seems to be holding well. Darn near glued me to the fish tank as well.

Thinking of swapping out some bulbs or just cutting back. The bolbitis is taking off again over the tank. Thinking of swapping to all pink bulbs. Still have LEDs in front to whiten up the look.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:44 PM

Having two bulbs turned off seems to have slowed down the GSA on glass a little. Still tempted to swap to all pink bulbs but haven’t worked up the enthusiasm yet to find where I put them :)

Sadly lost my male bn catfish of 7 years or so to old age. A cranky sod who put up with loaches stealing food from under him and was pretty entertaining.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:40 AM

So switching off two bulbs has slowed down the GSA. No longer seeing so much on glass. Still debating on swapping to all pink bulbs.

Aaaannd the bolbitis is pretty unhappy that I dosed a teaspoon of micro ferts to see if that made any difference to GSA. Lots of black tipped leaves. Anubias is all fine.

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

Tempting thought today to join them in fish tank.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:59 PM

Hmmm, lots of expired test kits. Phosphate expired back in 2016!! Oops...

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Well just done water change so seemed possible - phosphate 0.5ppm and nitrates 5ppm. Will have to grab more test kits.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

Bit of bad news - one of the white angelfish is missing food right in front of it and doing the odd cartwheel at feeding time. I’m guessing(?) it smacked itself on the glass and fingers crossed. Eyes look fine but it’s missing pellets a centimetre away.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

Random thoughts - along with not trusting hoses to stay in tank when filling, watching the angelfish squabble when tank is filling near top can be crossed off bucket list...

 

I use a laundry thing for water changes... Much easier, has never failed. See link below:

 

http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=63966&p=360721 



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 08:08 AM

Thanks - I’ll ask next time I’m at Bunnings A’s looks useful.

CO2 bottle empty again - seems to last about 6 months it seems. Will see if I can get it refilled today. Over the next few weeks, I’ll start boxing stuff up and breaking down tank for shifting to new place.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

New CO2 bottle refill in and running! Of cause now one of the tunz reactors got over-loaded and is presently doing big bubbles - turned down bubble count and hoping it will fix itself lol.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:00 PM

Grr, darn thing. Had to take lights and covers back off to get it going again. I broke the glue that was stopping it popping off mount so just hoping it lasts a few more weeks.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:31 AM

Ok, so definitely cut back - managed to get to pack all aquarium stuff in one box! Well, apart from stuff for running the tank for couple more weeks, the stuff on the bookcase and gear out in the garage (but that’s for other tanks or substrate or spare filters so doesn’t count).




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