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#321 Delapool

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:27 AM

You should invest in a dosing pump and you wont have to worry about dosing ferts.
I have been thinking about doing that but i enjoy the daily "hello fishies!" routine, especially with the baby angelfish I just picked up on the weekend. So cute!


Kind of tempting :)

Lol, I do like angelfish - always up to something and not hiding away.

The yoyo loaches are great but always off chasing their tail or something.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:29 PM

Good news is this plant is now staying in the pot. Bad news is there is one leaf left. Roll on next auction I think :)
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:38 AM

Hold the fort Batman! Several new leaves have appeared in last week. Plant now before it got photo-bombed by fish.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:39 PM

Plant still hanging in there. Getting some green algae on glass so will have to clean that soon.

Hoping to get some indoor plants and wondering how these would go next to tank? Thinking of getting a stand for them or something.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:01 AM

Water change again today. Bit of plant pruning as the anubias is getting lost.

 

Readings from last night were just above 2ppm phosphate and 20ppm nitrates so curses on the water change.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:48 PM

Plant in pot has 8 leaves now! Doing very well despite being buried deep so just leaving as is. Extra nitrates dosing and CO2 helping on think - more on target. Fingers crossed!!

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Lol - I tossed out half a 5 gallon container of java fern and will put another pot plant there instead for moment. Have to pull the bolbitis out next weekend and prune it.

Realised buying guppies and angelfish wasn’t my best move but so far ok.

Hope to get photos later. Might toss the other side java fern as well.

The internal filter was blocked solid has hadn’t cleaned it in ages - oops! Running better now.

And got a new CO2 bottle so will also hook that up.

Both kids sick else would grab them for a hand doing pot plant.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

Found the auction guide.

Barclaya longifolia (red) again - always intended to try two pots of these.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

Couple of snaps - tank still the same pretty much in this rental. New plant at front with toothpicks holding it down. Spewing on other potplant - I didn’t realise the pattern is only spray on or something.



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Idea is to throw out the java fern on other side eventually if the bolbitis keeps spreading and doing well. Will see - something different anyways.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:13 AM

Looks awesome, definitely my favorite 3 plant species growing in there, very nice.

 

I still think a solid colour back drop would make it look even better.

 

Thought about growing plants on the sides of the pots? They look porous so something would eventually root to it.

 

Are you going to add more fish? a group of neon rainbows in there or a big group of blue eyes would look nice!



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM

Thanks! Would love to do more with it and get rid of background - just suckth at moment as I’m hoping to shift in October or November so have been leaving as it is. Does look pretty bad.

Would like to do discus next but just waiting around

That’s a great idea on sides of pots.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:11 AM

Ah, the serenity of a planted tank, the plants, the fish .... the potted pla... hang on a sec...

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