Jump to content

Delapool

Forum Member
  • Content Count

    373
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

Everything posted by Delapool

  1. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Well just done water change so seemed possible - phosphate 0.5ppm and nitrates 5ppm. Will have to grab more test kits.
  2. Thought I'd post this here for interest for those in QLD. Replanting a high tech tank at Easter hopefully. Hopefully the picture makes sense. Looking at a tank re-do buying some more plants and using some existing ones. Any ideas welcome. Thinking of a front hedge of narrow leaf Java Fern, back-Right side will be crypts mainly, back-Left side will have red and green stem plants. Back behind central ornament will be aponogetons (this is the flowing one I have that gets 2ft leaves). Around the central ornament - maybe some swords? Trying to make this more plantation style rather than a jungle. Specific areas for each plant and not so crowded (hopefully). No fine leaf or plants that spread by runners (will miss the val but not the ambulia!). And less work as well (if such a thing is possible). Same old tank ( ) so 4ft x 2ft x 2.5ft high and high tech light/CO2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Hmmm, lots of expired test kits. Phosphate expired back in 2016!! Oops...
  4. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Merry Christmas [emoji319] everyone May Santa bring you something for your fish tanks!
  5. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    So switching off two bulbs has slowed down the GSA. No longer seeing so much on glass. Still debating on swapping to all pink bulbs. Aaaannd the bolbitis is pretty unhappy that I dosed a teaspoon of micro ferts to see if that made any difference to GSA. Lots of black tipped leaves. Anubias is all fine.
  6. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Having two bulbs turned off seems to have slowed down the GSA on glass a little. Still tempted to swap to all pink bulbs but haven’t worked up the enthusiasm yet to find where I put them Sadly lost my male bn catfish of 7 years or so to old age. A cranky sod who put up with loaches stealing food from under him and was pretty entertaining.
  7. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    First flower from the Anubias
  8. Treating with an antibiotic?
  9. Handy tip. Just need something for carpets
  10. Delapool

    Hey

    Welcome
  11. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Glued the CO2 diffuser together and seems to be holding well. Darn near glued me to the fish tank as well. Thinking of swapping out some bulbs or just cutting back. The bolbitis is taking off again over the tank. Thinking of swapping to all pink bulbs. Still have LEDs in front to whiten up the look.
  12. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Random thoughts - along with not trusting hoses to stay in tank when filling, watching the angelfish squabble when tank is filling near top can be crossed off bucket list...
  13. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Hmmm, the GSA is still hanging around and also getting green algae on glass from the vertical blinds letting in light onto one corner of tank. Bulbs are over 8 months old now but can’t see the point of replacing even if spectrum shift does happen as I know the new bulbs will be stronger and trigger algae. Thinking of adding some floating plants which would help the betta out as well. Maybe in a cutout lid plastic circle so they don’t get banged around by water flow.
  14. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    The new betta flared at the angelfish last night and chased off his guppy rival. The first fish was like ‘dude, I’m sleeping’ and the second fish had to slow down to draw it out. All this morning, the betta (tank sorted!!), has been proudly fast asleep (half his luck!!), near the filter pipes. Will check this arvo but all looking settled. Feels weird to have bought fish and not any plants though at auction.
  15. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Don’t think I’d like it long term but for something different.. Also it’s birthday month - a nice card from my Aunty.
  16. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Alrighty - was in Bunnings and got some builders black film (plastic sheet) to try as will be renting over xmass still. I’ll spread it out and see if I can cut it to size to put on as backing. There was some nice looking black floor matting which was quite thin but wasn’t sure how it would look under lights.
  17. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    New timers are setup and working. Electric ones instead of manual so fingers crossed no issues as made by same company. Lowered the bubble count on one CO2 reactor which was getting too much for it to handle. Looks better this morning. GSA still hanging around. Cleaned glass again.
  18. Delapool

    External tank heater problems.

    Handy info! [emoji106]
  19. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Finally got some readings - 1ppm phos and 40ppm nitrate. Not too far off. Yet another timer seems to be playing up so off to hardware shop to buy a different brand this time. Yet to get around to trying a different backing.
  20. Delapool

    Delapool's 150 gallon tank

    Does anyone know of a black / dark blue plastic film that is pretty cheap to go on back of tank? Looking at 4ft x 2.5ft area and can’t slide tank out. I figure I could be renting past xmass and might as well replace old background but don’t want to get a good one that will just get ripped shifting. Pot plants are doing well. Aunties are not quite convinced that’s what they meant when they said to add indoor plants but technically...
  21. Delapool

    Nitrate Filtration

    If he would leave floating plants alone could be worth a try. Threads I’ve seen on filters to remove nitrates have generally been specifically setup as slower flow I think.
×