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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby markee » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:11 pm

Very nice & natural tank & a good centre piece bit of bogwood :wink:

Be careful of those beans though............................they'll turn the water cloudy & give your fish terrible wind :lol:
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby Carylnz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:16 pm

:rofl: @ Markee

Looking good. Love those two central pieces of bogwood.
That Egeria is illegal in my country and the rotala is what keeps taking over my tank, it grows so well.
As a hint, if you lie one of the lengths of rotala along the substrate, weighting down small sections to stop it lifting, it will grow side shoots all along the length and create a nice wall of rotala :wink:
A little rotala can go a loooong way! :mrgreen:
Not too sure about the placement of some of the plants. Tall ones should be at the side or back and it looks like some may be too far forward and central (but might just be the angle, or my eyes)
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby 4eye » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:13 am

Thankyou both, it's not quit finalised yet I needed to get the plants in as they were in a bucket for 2 days,so when they all settle in and i know exactly how they will get on and what they will look like coming togetherI will move them ...plus I like the thougt of getting a carpet plant/short grass . It's a work in progress.

The tannin from the wood leaches out and probably will for a while but that's ok, I can live with that ...after all if wont last forever.

Thanks for the pointers with the rotala, why is egeria illigal , does it grow in your water systems there?
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby Carylnz » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:56 am

4eye wrote:Thanks for the pointers with the rotala, why is egeria illigal , does it grow in your water systems there?


Yes it does - and well. We have a lot of unique flora and fauna that can't compete with strong growing species like Egeria. It causes problems in a number of rivers by taking over, including the one that runs through my own town. People have drowned after getting caught in its fronds and it clogs the waterway requiring constant, and expensive, mowing by specialist machinery.
Most outbreaks of it have been caused by aquarists emptying their aquaria into the waterways :evil:
Having said that, my pond has the illegal stuff (I did not realise it at the time) as I collected it from a park in town. When I cleaned out the pond I made sure the removed plants were composted. A friend wanted some but I said no as she lives in an area which periodically floods. Plant from her pond would end up in another, so far Egeria free, waterway as a result.
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby 4eye » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:42 pm

I have some gutting news...looks like the new fish brought white spot to the tank, will be going to my lfs to get treatments tomorrow! I am gutted!! :cry:
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby Carylnz » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:28 am

This is not unusual. The stress of being caught and moved can be enough to trigger an outbreak. You do not know what has happened to the poor things prior to them being caught for you either. It all adds up. The white spot cures work well. make sure you follow the instructions. Raising the tank temp as high as the fish can tolerate will speed up the whitespot cycle too. Make sure you treat for at least as long as they suggest, even longer, to make sure you get them all. They are only treatable during one part of their life cycle.
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby 4eye » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:42 am

Thanks, I've read a handy artical about it, if I raise the temp to they max the majority can take it looks like the minnow won't survive seen its already out if its comfort zone, had a new home for it too :(
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby 4eye » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:32 am

Not looking good at the moment, I have lost an old neon and another is on the brink, my RFT are peppered with spots and lathargic, I am now doing 50% wc every 2 days (before re dosing),and giving the substrate as good as a clean as I can. It appears that one of my adult RFT has picked up a fungal infection also. Bads times at the moment.
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Silvertip tetra
Glow light tetra
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Red phantom tetra
Albino corydoras
Chinese algy eater

1 White Cloud Mountain minnow stowaway from store


4ft of ich ....bloody typical!
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby Carylnz » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:26 am

This is why it is suggested you quarantine new fish :-(
Hopefully it will improve and the survivors will have built up some immunity to the disease.
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby 4eye » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:19 am

It's a royal pain but I don't have the funds or space for another tank
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Re: 4eyes tank

Postby Raffael » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:29 am

That was a good tank,, you can pot a knife fish on that tank,,
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