New 75 gallon aquarium - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 26 Old 07-13-2018, 08:17 PM
Member
 
Ya fixed for me anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGreatSlayer View Post
sorry, im a big enough person to admit when i when i am wrong and i was wrong. i did go to far with the fear part but that does not say that adding fish or anything from outside your system without a quarantine is smart. not everything is treatable, to see what adding fish to a system without quarantine can do look at Solid Gold Aquatics. she lost everything in her fish room due to 1 fish being mixed in her bunch too soon. i hope this fixes my previous post's mistakes and i hope ill be welcome to post and help people on tropicalfishkeeping in the future.

Everyone gets fired up about something. Thank you for not letting run away with you for very long.
couger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 26 Old 07-13-2018, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Tank is up and running. I added Seachem Stability and planted the tank. Have not yet seen any ammonia or nitrites. Have 10 neons and two corys that are eating and active. Things seem Ok, but will keep monitoring.
Thanks for the input.
DW
dalewebb is offline  
post #13 of 26 Old 07-18-2018, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Water chemistry is pristine. I just added 4 small discus, 5 rams, and a pleco. They are doing well except the discus are shy and hiding in various caves and such. A couple of the discus are accepting food, but I rarely see the other discus.
DW
dalewebb is offline  
 
post #14 of 26 Old 07-18-2018, 04:34 PM
Member
 
discus cam be picky feeders. be sure to spot feed near the caves they are hiding in.


But all in all seems like things are going well.


my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
beaslbob is offline  
post #15 of 26 Old 07-19-2018, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Unhappy Hypoxic?

Is it possible that my 75 could be low in dissolved oxygen? There are many plants (I know they USE Oxygen at night) and excellent surface turnover with power heads that spew bubbles as well as water.
The respiratory rate of my rams seems a bit fast and my bronze catfish repeatedly breaches the surface.
The temperature is about 81F, but most of the fish are warm-loving fish (discus, rams). Any thoughts appreciated.

Along another vein, one of my discus is a bully and won't let the others eat. I am feeding brine shrimp (frozen), blood worms (freeze dried), and live fruit flies in rings and worm feeders. If I distribute the food, it just goes to the bottom, uneaten. I bought some mini beefheart sticks, but they go unnoticed.
Thanks,
DW
dalewebb is offline  
post #16 of 26 Old 07-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Member
 
very unlikely you have low oxygen. Live plants will make the tank a new consumer of carbon dioxide and source of oxygen to the surrounding area. Even with no circulation. Usually reflected in pH values of 8.0 or higher.


Sure the plants respire at night. But still the highest carbon dioxide with plants is much lower then the lowest level without plants.


my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
beaslbob is offline  
post #17 of 26 Old 07-20-2018, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Lost a neon (1/10) and another has cut itself out of the "herd." One ram (1/5) is looking poorly. Water chemistry is still pristine: no ammonia, no nitrites, no nitrates; pH is 7.4. Maybe they were just the lowest fish on the ladder.
dalewebb is offline  
post #18 of 26 Old 07-20-2018, 05:04 PM
Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalewebb View Post
Lost a neon (1/10) and another has cut itself out of the "herd." One ram (1/5) is looking poorly. Water chemistry is still pristine: no ammonia, no nitrites, no nitrates; pH is 7.4. Maybe they were just the lowest fish on the ladder.

Neons can be difficult. not only is there a neon desease but IME I had much better experience when I used peat moss in the substrate. with no peat moss kh and gh rose to very high levels. With peat kh was 4 dkh and gh 9 dgh.


or it could be just weak fish.


my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
beaslbob is offline  
post #19 of 26 Old 07-22-2018, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Lost 3/5 rams this morning. Water quality is still no ammonia, no nitrites. Planted aquarium suggests nitrates are minimal. Am baffled. Discus are still alive as are 9/9 neons and two corys. Feeding Tetramin and dehydrated blood worms. Using Seachem Fluorish and Flourish Advance for the plants.
DW
dalewebb is offline  
post #20 of 26 Old 07-22-2018, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
As of this evening, lost 5/5 rams. It's like they were programmed to self destruct after a week.
DW
dalewebb 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
New 75 Gallon Planted Aquarium mxgalaxy Freshwater Journals 39 01-10-2012 01:36 AM
75 Gallon Planted Aquarium Update Week 4 mxgalaxy Freshwater Journals 6 07-21-2011 08:51 PM
NEW NEW Pics of MY 75 Gallon Planted Tank... idle0095 Freshwater Journals 12 07-28-2007 05:39 PM
A Few Pics of my 75 Gallon Aquarium shavon Freshwater Journals 6 03-16-2007 04:17 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