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#441 Delapool

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:08 PM

Drove down south today. Stopped at Aquotix on way and they had them there so grabbed four. Presently sitting in a small tank. Score :)

Really need to do a plant re-scape to find room but later.

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 02:11 AM

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Bucket of Anubias pulled out of tank for trim. I guess brace is about a foot wide and two feet deep for an idea on size.

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 10:11 AM

Holy crap batman!!!

Amazing piece!!!


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Posted 30 January 2021 - 12:23 PM

Couple of years growth there I think. Was a decent size when it went in and I only pruned for algae and when it spread to along glass (which algae loved again grrr).

Tiger barbs - whoop, all this extra room and I can see my barb mates whoot

2 seconds later - squabble, squabble, squabble ...

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 12:26 PM

Let me know if you want to part with some at any stage.


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Posted 31 January 2021 - 07:10 PM

Ok will do.

Couple of tank photos below. Cleared up more today although filter intakes need a clean. Bought some driftwood (and sold some driftwood at swap mart as you do) so planning to add that on weekend and just let it all hopefully settle in. Feels a bit weird looking at gravel :)

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 07:12 PM

Couple of photos of tetra tank.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 09:21 PM

Looks good are they cardinal tetras?

If so are they a little more hardy than the neons?


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:39 AM

I might have to put some more plants back into large fish tank sigh.

The Hygrophila pinnatifida has been cleaned out except for the bit I rescued and put in another tank. That piece is getting some new growth albeit slowly as low light.

The ambulia is also slowly getting cleaned out. The swords, crypts, anubias, ferns are all fine.

Thinking it’s either the two mystery snails added recently or just so few plants in there now after rescape. Or they are just ganging up

Also have been looking at getting a wifi water leak detector. Just in case tank ever cracked or left a tap on.

Looks good are they cardinal tetras?

If so are they a little more hardy than the neons?


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I think cardinal tetras are meant to be more hardy but I confess I never do really well with tetras. A pair of kribs and a young catfish in there was well.

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 08:25 PM

The ambulia is sadly just about all shredded and thinking of replacing with val at back of tank. Swords are starting to get a going over as well Convinced it’s the fish but yet to see a culprit in action.

In other news the CO2 bottle did usual trick of finishing on a Monday so hope to replace bottle on weekend coming.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 10:19 AM

Added 8 pots of val up back of tank to replace ambulia and hoping it does well (but not too well and spreads quickly haha). It did cross my mind that I ditched about a bucket of the stuff a few years ago and here I was buying more :)

Have been unable to replace the CO2 bottle so have hooked up the small one which generally lasts several months. The tunz diffuser I removed the impeller cover off is going well - in fact a little too well and bubbles are getting blown out the bottom before getting chopped up sigh. Will see how it goes and maybe put cover back on (soon as I find it).

Water leak detectors connected to wifi. Cheap ones - they work but I need to ask someone to set them off and see if I get a message outside house at shops or something. Placed one near tank and one in kitchen.

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 09:19 PM

Not having a good run are ya?


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Posted 16 March 2021 - 07:05 PM

Yeah the only thing I like about the tunz diffuser is completely inside tank so no chance of leaks :)

Sometimes just putting in a few fancy goldfish and swapping to cold water tank is tempting...

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:09 PM

Finally replaced the large bottle of CO2 yay. Will let the small one keep running until empty.

Replanted the val and repositioned the diffuser to be more vertical. All working! Then I noticed one of the leaves from the val was over diffuser intake but somehow it all works great. Soooo crossed fingers and tip-toed away.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 10:34 AM

One of the Cryptoheros Septemfasciatus (apparently, another auction impulse buy) channelled his inner yoyo loach and managed to escape the tank somehow. All covers on and plastic around pipes/cords (but only escape area possible).

Picked up to bin and surprised to find still alive after 2 metre fall. Into tank and disappeared into plants so seemed ok. Fingers crossed.




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