10 Gallon Build Log - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 82 Old 07-14-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
bigehugedome is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 82 Old 07-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Could be nitrogen deficiency (ammonium), this comes from fish and bacteria (don't clean the substrate to encourage organics). The roots growing into the substrate is natural, not the issue itself, just so you know.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #13 of 82 Old 07-15-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
The tanks chemistry is all off. It has allot of hair algae but the java fern is dying, and that crypt that is now in the 10 (and I made another post before) grows very well. I need to really work on it. I have reduced the amount of light and scrubbed the wood and it has been better. The betta seems to be doing fine and parameters are OK, i just need to finally get rid of the algae and redo the plants.

As for the 10. I will be taking the filter out of my 29gallons canister tomorrow and putting it in the 10. I added a few more plants and I'm using stability. If I can get to the LFS tomorrow ill hopefully find some wood and rock, and I may try some moss. I think im going to do the community tank, and I'm set with ember tetra, just don't know when I can get/find them.

Should I keep the damaged java fern in the tank right now? I'm not concerned with looks as I have nice, healthy green fern from my 29 that I will move into this tank, I just want the plants to start filtering the water so its safe for the fish.
bigehugedome is offline  
post #14 of 82 Old 07-19-2011, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
OK so I decided to do the community tank, and bought 7 Ember Tetra 3 days ago. They are doing great, and I really like them, they are really active. This tank is on hold until i get the driftwood to sink in my 29gallon, as the wood in this tank is the old wood from the 29 and but I may have to move it back into the 29 for a while.

While I work on the driftwood issue, I would like to add MTS, but I cannot find them locally


Last edited by bigehugedome; 07-19-2011 at 10:37 PM.
bigehugedome is offline  
post #15 of 82 Old 07-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
That's very nice. I would only add a pygmy chain sword in one front corner; it will settle and send out runners and you'll have a nice patch of thin-leaf plants around the wood.

If you could find some of the dwarf-species corys... that's an ideal setup for them.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #16 of 82 Old 07-20-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron View Post
That's very nice. I would only add a pygmy chain sword in one front corner; it will settle and send out runners and you'll have a nice patch of thin-leaf plants around the wood.

If you could find some of the dwarf-species corys... that's an ideal setup for them.
Thanks for the plant suggestion, that is exactly what im looking to do.

Dwarf corys are in and out at my LFS so I will get them, but not for a while, especially because it looks like they are sensitive. My next addition will be some MTS shipped from a forum member hopefully next week.

Also, there are some white spots on the tetra and one had stringy white poop last night, so I need to keep an eye on that.
bigehugedome is offline  
post #17 of 82 Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 PM
i have a chain sword and I started with one and now have 12 runners, it over run my ten gallon, but then again, it looks kinda good

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
Christople is offline  
post #18 of 82 Old 07-24-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
OK so its been a few days. Ember Tetra are doing great, I added some more plants, and adjusted the wood/heater/filter to the final positions.

I love the ember tetra. They are so active. Still light in color, but I will be feeding frozen food soon so that should help, plus I'm sure they are still getting used to their surroundings.

I will be adding MTS this week thanks to DKRST. He is sending me ~100, mostly small ones. How many should I put in the 10 gallon to be my clean up crew/move my sand around? The rest will go in the 29 gallon with the eco complete. My zebra loaches may enjoy them.

While messing with my 29 gallon, I broke the roots of my dwarf lily off its bulb. Will that continue to sprout or did I kill the plant? If its ok I moved a couple of sprouts with roots in the back right corner to see if it would grow, and I planted the bulb in the 10 so it would grow faster.

I cant decide on final stocking, although I know I want sparkling gourami (donno how many) and a dwarf cory (I was thinking 7). If I did that I don't know if I could add a dwarf rasbora if I ever found them. My LFS has rasbora brittani but I don't like them. I would rather have mosquito rasbora. I would also up my ember tetra from 7 to 10 maybe because I like them.

Here is a pic of the tank now:


What is this on my substrate. Is it snail/ fish poop or junk from the wood/plants?
bigehugedome is offline  
post #19 of 82 Old 07-24-2011, 11:04 PM
Member
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
The stuff on the substrate looks like stuff from the wood imo. Is that the old piece of driftwood you said you had moved over to ur new tank? If so how old is it? Is it soft to the touch? If soo that stuff is probably from the wood and imo should be thrown away. But I would definitely get some others opinion for sure on this. As I am not really experienced on this matter. One thing I am sure of is I would definitely siphon it out of the tank.
Boredomb is offline  
post #20 of 82 Old 07-24-2011, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
In a weeks time it covered a nice part on the tank. I got most of it out after I took this pic. The wood has been in my other tank for about 10-11 months. I also swished my fingers around above the substrate and it started to float an the filter got some of it out
Posted via Mobile Device
bigehugedome is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
29 gallon build dylan94 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 21 01-06-2011 09:04 PM
90 gallon build mollies Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 08-28-2010 12:02 AM
The 16 Gallon Build(s) TexasTanker Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 16 06-18-2010 07:38 PM
65 Gallon build terryap Saltwater Journals 103 03-18-2010 10:56 AM
20 Gallon Build LouzZ Saltwater Journals 4 01-21-2010 02:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome