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Old 02-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #81
 
First months lessons
Even planted tanks get a nitrite spike during cycling. So don't put fish in to soon.

Shrimp shed there carapace.

Heat kills Ich but promotes algae.

Otocinclus are delicate fish when first introduced they have a high mortality rate in the first two weeks of being put in LFS tanks. Always ask how long they have had them.

Acclimatising fish can take a while, not so much the temperature but it's pH shock which kills. Allow time especially if it's a big pH difference.

Get a feeding pattern going. Instead of putting food in all in one go put a little bit in to start fish feeding before putting bull of food in. Select right food for fish.

Don't trust everything your LFS says. But on the other hand get a good rapport as they are full of useful information. Even if this means travelling.

And I'm sure there is more but it's late and I can't think.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #82
 
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That's a good list to come away from the first month with - a few of them look familiar! Keep up the good work - you're doing great!
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:09 PM   #83
 
Day 45
Just about to do a water change when I noticed my filter tubing is full of white stuff stuck to the walls. Worried! I am
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #84
 
Day 36

water numbers
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0

40% water change

Filter cleaned and filter tubes replaced.

White spot looks like it's gone so a couple more days of high temperature then back to normal.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #85
 
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Day 38
Tanks looking good, all fish are behaving themselves well apart from to Otocinclus may have been getting a little jiggy with it. Looks like I have a fat Otto or pregnant.

If she is them the problem arises of what to do. I have only one fish in my tank that could possibly eat the fry and that's my dwarf puffer, I don't think neon and lemon tetra will eat them, not sure about the Dwarf gourami either. I don't really have the space for a nursery tank.

I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm chuffed if she's pregnant but I wont be able to protect the fry, the plants are coming on well so there will be some hiding for the fry. But then again I don't want to be over run with baby Otto's. I'm so hoping she's fat. Only time will tell.

well 2 weeks nearly up since start of white spot so temperature going back down in tank. May leave it mid 20's as fish are more active and I seem to have avoided an algae bloom, looks like my shrimp, snails, Otto's and bristle noses are doing there job.

My little boy is loving the tank, its just at the right height for him to look in at the fish. When I'm doing anything with the tank he's there trying to help and watch his dad. At only 19month I think he has a while to go to help out but he does help feed every now and then.

I personally like watching them just as the light goes on in the morning, caught the Dwarf puffer eating snails one morning, its strange to watch its eyes moving independently to locate prey.

Money well spent I think.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:49 AM   #86
 
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hi
what happened with the white stuff in the tubing ?
hope white spot has gone.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:19 PM   #87
 
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what happened with the white stuff in the tubing ?
hope white spot has gone.
I replaced all the tubing. I cleaned all the parts of the filter I could. The white spot has gone so tomorrow when I do water change I'll turn the temp down.

Thanks for asking
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:20 PM   #88
 
Day 42

New developments

Firstly invasion of the white dots, Snails or something else

Secondly my Hygrophila are sprouting roots from half way up the plant, it looks ugly. Maybe have to get some new plants and remove these

Thirdly looks like my DG is eating through the Hygrophila, little bugger it is.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #89
 
Well looks like I got Hydra
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:15 PM   #90
 
Looks like my solution to hydra is borrow a friends empty tank and move my fish over for a few hours till I can heat the water in my tank and kill the Hydra.

Thoughts
  • Hoping there tank isn't to big as I don't have the space in the house.
  • Should I use water out my original tank to add to new tank?
  • Shall I move the second filter over as a temporary measure?
  • How long will it take?
  • Will my heater bring the temp up enough?
  • Will my shrimp and snails have to be moved over?
  • Should I treat my bog wood with alumn?
  • Will the Hydra be in my filter system?
  • Most importantly what else can go wrong?
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