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post #41 of 46 Old 01-31-2010, 09:38 AM
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Final re-aquascape due to issues me not following directions the 1st time about having rocks in before the sand.
What? I did the same thing...I put sand in after rinsed thoroughly and then put rock in...what problems did u have and what do you mean by leaky tank?
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post #42 of 46 Old 01-31-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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What? I did the same thing...I put sand in after rinsed thoroughly and then put rock in...what problems did u have and what do you mean by leaky tank?
my tank began to leak -- got a replacement, re-aquasacaped.. didn't like it, and plus I placed sand in before rocks. so I took all the rocks out and rescaped again. this time I nudged and shuffled the sand until the rocks were near the bottom and then laid the stones on top of the foundation rocks. all is well -- it looks like a gigantic C, but that's okay. I like the cove look. I was trying to get a lagoon going, but that failed. 28 lbs of rocks is just not that much. I forgot to acclimate a red sea star and it started to fall apart. so I euthanized it instead.

status as of now:
right now the tank is just going through some ich, but i'm feeding with garlic + vitamin C + selcon for nutrition. all the fish except my flame is responding to it and the ich infestation is beginning to fade. I'm really unhappy with the swap of my flame from my LFS -- it looked great in the tank that they had and it was eating well. I acclimated it into my tank for 1 hour using floating + cup of tank water type deal and it took it well. fish went in, showed no signs of stress -- day 4 comes by and it's infested in ich. I had a wrasse in there too, ich on it (but responding extremely well to feedings -- so it's recovering).

My original flame was REALLY skinny, but it ate pellet food and also had no ich -- it's immune system was great... this new one is not so much, but i'm hoping it starts eating well soon, it picks at brine shrimp and it won't go for pellets. After everything is done with the ich wave, i'm going to swap their diet over to pellet food.

As of now, I rather not treat for ich, garlic + vitamin C + selcon is the best way around it. it's like feeding a cold -- eventually you'll get through it, it'll just take time.


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2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

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Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
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Java Moss
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Anubias minima
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As of now, I rather not treat for ich, garlic + vitamin C + selcon is the best way around it. it's like feeding a cold -- eventually you'll get through it, it'll just take time.
I generally handle ich the exact same way. You might look into Ocean Nutrition's pellet foods. They are garlic enhanced, and I have had great experiences with this brand.

Also, keep in mind that ich often represents itself for up to 90 days in an aquarium. You really should wait an extended period after being "ich free" before purchasing any other fish.
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I generally handle ich the exact same way. You might look into Ocean Nutrition's pellet foods. They are garlic enhanced, and I have had great experiences with this brand.

Also, keep in mind that ich often represents itself for up to 90 days in an aquarium. You really should wait an extended period after being "ich free" before purchasing any other fish.

that's agreed -- i've been stocking with coral. the tank has really changed since i've gotten it -- and it's pretty much where I want it. though I rather have more swimming room, the cove look is not bad. just leaves abit of swimming room to be desired. I might change the look again though, but who knows. I thin kI might leave it for the way it is now. if not i'll swap it around again. since I think room to swim around is more important than the look at this time


-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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I redecorate too much!





-=+8 Gallon Planted+=-
Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #46 of 46 Old 07-08-2011, 08:17 PM
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Hi, okay i have so many questions for you and you sound like you know what your doing. Please reply if you can help
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