60ltr new tank - Page 4
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » The Tropical Fish Keeping Community » Aquarium Photography » 60ltr new tank

60ltr new tank

This is a discussion on 60ltr new tank within the Aquarium Photography forums, part of the The Tropical Fish Keeping Community category; --> Day 4 A white bloom has attached itself to my big wood. Still no shrimp, getting them tomorrow....

Like Tree67Likes

Reply
Old 01-05-2014, 02:31 PM   #31
 
Day 4

A white bloom has attached itself to my big wood.

Still no shrimp, getting them tomorrow.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 02:33 PM   #32
 
Pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (61.5 KB, 28 views)
willow and aussieJJDude like this.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 02:37 PM   #33
 
willow's Avatar
 
yuck the white fuzz,i only had that once,always on the same bit of wood
i got my clown loaches today at maidenhead aquatics,cheaper than p@h
willow is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to willow For This Useful Post:
JonandJo (01-06-2014)
Old 01-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #34
 
Decision made, I've transferred my 3 otocinclus into the new tank to start on the algae.

The theory states it should all be good as the plants will stop the ammonia rising. I'll keep an eye on water quality just in case and if things change I can put them back in the other tank.
willow likes this.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 03:20 PM   #35
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by willow View Post
yuck the white fuzz,i only had that once,always on the same bit of wood
i got my clown loaches today at maidenhead aquatics,cheaper than p@h
Glad you got your loaches. I'm trying to find a good LFS but I am struggling to find somewhere you go in and think yep they look after there fish. I have possibly found one but it's 20 mile away.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 03:45 PM   #36
 
willow's Avatar
 
20 miles…gosh..but then i guess if it looks and feels right it's worth it.
willow is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to willow For This Useful Post:
JonandJo (01-06-2014)
Old 01-06-2014, 10:59 AM   #37
 
Well some new arrivals today
4 shrimp
2 snails
3 Otocinclus
And straight to work they went (after being acclimated).

I also got a CO2 system just a cheap manual one the type where you fill the chamber. It will do for now till I can afford a decent system.

Next in my list is a 18" T8 tube for plants.
Posted via Mobile Device
willow likes this.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 01:24 AM   #38
 
Day 8
Shrimps and Otocinclus working hard on the white fuzz.

However my snails seem to like the spray bar, grrr!! Get off it and eat the algae.
willow and aussieJJDude like this.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 03:49 PM   #39
 
Well another water change done, 50% changed.

No change to preparer change numbers
pH 7.4
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Ammonia 0 - .25

Unfortunately I discovered one of the new Otocinclus has died. He didn't look good in the tank yesterday but I thought he was just getting used to his new environment. All other Oto's look well.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 04:01 AM   #40
 
Day 10

White fuzz just about gone off my bog wood, shrimps the best idea ever and doesn't effect the bio mass.

Lol more than two snails now I wonder where they came from.

Some plants looking a little brown not sure why. Might try a different lamp as I'm not sure if the one I have is good for plants.

The cheap CO2 delivery system I got doesn't seem the best. For my size tank it suggests I fill the full container. However this lasts over 24 hours. I didn't think CO2 was good after lights go out.

I've notices some thread type algae on other plants according to various sites this could be because water is to hot. So thermostat getting turned down a little bit.

Depending on water quality later I may add my lemon tetras there supposed to be hardy.
JonandJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
cycling, journal

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.