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post #21 of 39 Old 09-06-2007, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Ok, we're nearly there with the cycle, and i've put some plants in (which i'll show y'all when the latest bacterial bloom settles down) I reckon it'll be monday or tuesday when i can get some fish in there (Current stats: Nitrate: 10ppm - Nitrite: 0.5ppm - Ammonia: 2ppm - pH: 7) So we should be good soon.

Just a couple of questions i'd appreciate answering, if you would be som kind. Firstly, as predicted by tophat the vine wood has a coating of white crud now, not too much, and only on a small part of it. Is this a problem other than being unsighly, and is there a way af getting rid of it apart from taking the wood out, rinsing it off in hot water and thus killing off all the good bacteria that have settles on it.

Also, there are some Giant Danios in my LFS, and they are really pretty, i have heard that these can be a bit overly playfull with some fish, and can stress them out a bit. Would they be ok with my Angels, of would that just be daft?
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Also, there are some Giant Danios in my LFS, and they are really pretty, i have heard that these can be a bit overly playfull with some fish, and can stress them out a bit. Would they be ok with my Angels, of would that just be daft?
It's your choice. I find them okay with angelfish. It's the discus that I would be more worry of as they get stressed easily by a lot of activities.

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post #23 of 39 Old 09-12-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
OK, the latest bacterial bloom has pretty much died away, it's still a bit cloudy, but you can at least see to the back of the tank now.

I've put some real plants in there, but i decided to keep the fake ones in there too, because i like the bushy look, i'll gradually replace them with real ones as i get the chance/money.

The cycle is over, and I've popped some fish in there to keep things going till i can get to the LFs (which won't be till at least monday now, since i have a stupidly busy working week this week!)

The fish in there are some mollies that i've had for ages now, they have been pretty much the first fish in every tank i've set up bar the first one. i know that they are just plain boring old mollies (and one balloon, which was a surprise, as they came as fry!) but i'm quite fond of them, and as you can see from the last pic, when the light catches them in the right way, they can be really pretty!

So, i just can't wait to get some more fish in there!







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looking good ms :D nice molly's
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post #25 of 39 Old 09-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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Looking really good.

I don't think the mollies are boring at all! They're lovely! :)
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post #26 of 39 Old 09-15-2007, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
Yay! New fish time! Having had a ratch at the LFS they have got in some Boeseman's Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani), which I have purchased 6. They are still plain grey/silver at the moment, but i'm assured (and have looked up) what colours they will eventually become. Pretty fish!

They are still acclimitizing in the bag at the moment, but as soon as they have settled in, i'll get some pics up for you all!

Oh, and the tank is now no longer cloudy, which is nice. I do so like to actually be able to see my fish!
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post #27 of 39 Old 09-26-2007, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Ok, I've been offline for a while, but I've been busy without the internet to distract me...

The tank has been cleaned up and a few plants shuffled around, but, of course, the most important thing is that I've got more fishes! There are now the two angel fish, who are a lot happier in the new tank with more room. Not so agressive, and much brighter colours!

I've also added 12 Black ruby Barbs, which have proved VERY hard to photograph.

This is almost it for stocking, I am gonna add 12 cories, probably 6 sterbai and 6 others, but I'm not sure which... My LFS is getting a shipment of "exotic cories" in soon, so I think I'll wait to see what qualifies as exotic...

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The only decent pic of a barb I could get, they are really rather nippy!



A nice pic of one of my angels, with a cheeky barb sneaking in!
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post #28 of 39 Old 09-26-2007, 05:08 PM
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Looking really good.

I like this tank a lot.
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looks great,love the angels. :)
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post #30 of 39 Old 09-26-2007, 07:17 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, what are the dimensions of this tank and what size are the angels? They look really comfprtable in their new home.
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