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Old 01-12-2014, 05:46 AM   #51
 
Well after a little more reading I need to drop the temperature by another 2 - 3 degrees
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #52
 
Day 14

Yesterday I added some more filter foam to my spare pot in my canister filter. This is to replace the filter media I had in as I'd used filter wool and this was just useless after it had been running two weeks. Will remove the old foam as soon as new foam has had chance to take on bacteria. Water is lovely and clear so that's ok bit with all the foam the output is slowed down some so not much flow in the tank which I think the fish are enjoying.

With not much flow the CO2 delivery system is not very effective, may have to write a product review.

Water numbers are
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 0 - 0.25
Nitrite 0.5

Just noticed a patch of what looks like fungus in tank.

40% water change done. Fungus stuff hoovered up.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:27 PM   #53
 
Day 16
Water numbers
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0.5
Nitrate 0
pH 7.4

20% Water change.

Bog wood cleaned as it had fungus on it.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:34 AM   #54
 
Day 18
App suggests water change today.

Second filter added just to boost flow in tank.

Still not happy with CO2 delivery system. Really will have to look into a better system.

Couple of leaves to be trimmed.

Still a little bit thread algae left but a big improvement since lowering the temperature.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:40 PM   #55
 
Have been watchingy dwarf puffer today. They say they are aggressive, I have yet to see signs of it.

My neons and lemon tetra are to fast and agile. My dwarf gourami seems to intimidate it, not sure if intimidate is the right word. It goes nowhere near the plecs or Otocinclus.

Hope things don't change as it's a nice addition to my tank, the wife uses the word cute.

Feeding is awkward I've fed live blood worm and brine shrimp but it just doesn't seem to be in any hurry to feed. I fed the same pellet the LFS feeding but doesn't seem interested.

Looks like I have some snail eggs on a leaf so maybe he's keeping the snail population down in my tank.

The kids love it and it has had three names mags after a friend of diminutive stature, puffy cause it's a puffer fish and now it's called baby guess cause it's the smallest fish in my tank, our tank lol
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #56
 
Day 19

When examining my tank today I noticed a new piece of decor. The wife had been at it again.

Can you spot it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #57
 
It's our sons train it is his tank (suppose to be) and he wanted it
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:49 PM   #58
 
Day 20

Well three weeks nearly up.

water numbers
Nitrate 0
Nitrite .50
Ammonia .50

50% water change

A little bit pruning of some dead/browning leaves.

The CO2 delivery system had a bubble inside so it wasn't dispensing gasses properly.

Canister filter playing up again, but I got work tomorrow so no time to really clean it up. Lucky I got second filter in the tank.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:01 PM   #59
 
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Great journal...following!
Please watch your nitrite levels. You probaly know that nitrite should never be higher than nitrate... preferably 0 for ammonia and nitrite, but your low levels should be ok till the tank stabilizes.
Good luck!
Oh... and dwarf puffers are awesome fish. They have a reputation as meek and docile but they are actually fairly aggressive fish. Capable of holding thier own In a tank with larger, semi aggressive fish. We have a cat named puffer because while she is the smallest of the three cats , she takes no bull from any of them!
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #60
 
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Great journal...following!
Oh... and dwarf puffers are awesome fish. They have a reputation as meek and docile but they are actually fairly aggressive fish. Capable of holding thier own In a tank with larger, semi aggressive fish.
Our dwarf seems pretty passive the tetras are to fast and stay out his way, the cats he isn't bothered by and gourami out swims him
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