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Old 10-04-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
 
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Starting again

As some of you already know, I had a whole catalogue of disasters with my main tank which lead to the loss of a great deal of my fish, and most of the plants. I was gutted about losing both but attempting to get things back on track now. I managed to save a few of the plants, but the tank looks incredibly bare.

Here's a couple of shots of its former glory





I ordered new plants today and was disappointed to see that the company I have used for the past few years (Greenline Aquatic Plants) has ceased trading, so I had to go with a new one. I ordered the following

Potamogeton Perfoliatus
Pygmy Chain Sword
Hygrophila Polysperma
Crypt Wendtii
Crypt Becketii
Gymnocoronis Spilanthoides
Crypt Lingua
Willow Leaf


Anyway, thanks for looking and I'll post up some more pictures during the week when the plants arrive, and also pictures of the tank progress.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
 
sorry about your loss.. if you don't mind, what happen to your main tank?
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
 
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Firstly both lights went at the same time while I was away and my plants suffered very badly. Then my fish started to die off very rapidly for some mysterious reason - I never got the bottom of it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
 
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aww kate,you'll be back to the fantastic soon.
i know you will.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Amphitrite
Firstly both lights went at the same time while I was away and my plants suffered very badly. Then my fish started to die off very rapidly for some mysterious reason - I never got the bottom of it.
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thats terrible!

good luck with your new tank <3
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
 
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Thanks guys :)

I've added some tall vallis as a background (thanks Willow!!) and hopefully the plant order will arrive next week at some point. I'll post some pictures up soon :)
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:46 AM   #7
 
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Hope to see some corys scurrying about soon!
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:49 AM   #8
 
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Thanks 1077 :) I have four sterbais left. I'll give it a couple of months to be sure everything's settled down and get them some buddies :)
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:47 PM   #9
 
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Finally after a couple of weeks the plants arrived. Excuse the cloudiness of the first couple of pictures - it took a while for the tank to clear after putting the plants in

Filling it back up



Still cloudy


Starting to clear now





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Old 10-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #10
 
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And a couple more (it'll look better once the background plants have grown in a bit)..



Ancistrus sp3 - he wouldn't sit still:



Gourami attacking an algae wafer:

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