Originally Posted by Chesh
Lovely video of lovely tanks, looks great, Fox! Glad that things are going so well for you, and that all is healthy and peaceful in all of the tanks. Such amazing creatures you keep. I loved seeing the ropefish snuggling!
Thanks Chesh. Thing continue to pretty well with the exception of the 90 but I think as of yesterday that has been fixed.
The 90's heater seems to be only able to get the tank up to 72 degrees. Which is well below what the fish in there need and it seems to be slowly killing off the plants.
I finally stole the big black 200 watt heater from the 150 since it has a brand new good heater anyway, and put that in the 90. Tank now sits at around 77 degrees which is a vast improvement. The 150 is only dipping down to 76 degrees with the heater missing, which is acceptable.
I have an update on the over all condition of the 20 tall that Clover calls home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cghZXJ9Y1Jw
The Bristlenose went and hid, but the growth in the tank is wonderful. That tank's filter had to be replaced though. The internal Marina began to develop strange noises and ...seem to keep coughing which is the best way to describe it.
When we were out and about a bit ago I came across this: Fluval Nano Aquarium Filter
It's a really brilliant design for an internal. Pulls the water from the bottom side (which helps remove the issue with dead water right below a filter), pushes the water through the media and then into the top where the motor is. Hopefully this means I won't have motor issues like the Marina Internal had.
My only issue is that the spray bar just...can't be used. Not without really strange rattle noises when you throttle the output to be gentle. That's fine though, I'm going to see if I can get some long tubing that can fit over the output, and poke lots of holes in it and run it around the inside of the tank to see what that achieves.
Also the Fry have gone through their second water change and my how they have grown from being tiny specs with eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOV9qI67GZs