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mlaser

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  1. Evening People, One of my tanks cracked and I've had to move them into my main tank. Want to make sure I'm not overstocked for my tank now. Annoyingly I was just about to order 10 x Pygmy Cory's but I'm afraid I'm at capacity. Fish: 3 x congo tetras 3 x black widow tetras 15 x cardinal tetras 7 x cherry barbs 3 x ottocinclus??? saw two the other night but I saw 3 a while back. 4 x SAE 5 x Zebra Danios 5 x Common bristlenose - 1 x adult, 4 x jueviniles 1 x peackock eel Tank: AR980T - 240L Filters: Eheim 2217 and Otto PF1200N Plants: Medium to Heavily Planted. CO2: Yes Ferts: EI method Food: Everyday - newlife spectrum thera A+ (small fish), twice a week - hikari algae wafers, once a week - frozen blood worm, once a week - zucchini, every 3 - 4 weeks live blackworm. Cheers
  2. Just wondering what the dimensions are.
  3. Have you got just the one golf ball or more?
  4. Just checking that this is Java moss and not something else like a type of algae (even though it looks like there is algae on whatever it is) Cheers
  5. Hi Julli, I've got an AR980 and you can fit 4 x MML tubes in the original hood. Only "mod" I did was cut some more vent holes in the hood to let out more heat. I plan on replacing the hood just so that I can spread the lights out more and because I've already replaced the filter with a canister filter (old top filter is currently storage for fish stuff I don't want the kids getting at). Any questions let me know. Cheers
  6. That's awesome, love it.
  7. I'd love some colour but not surely lighting would promote it. I'll look into the one you suggested. I showed my wife's website and she picked every difficult high light plant despite me saying bright plants might not work.
  8. Hi All, Wife tells me she doesn't like the Val in my tank. So after some recommendations for replacement. I recently removed a large Aponogeton Crispus which was blocking alot of light and also removed a large marble queen which also was blocking alot of light. So suddenly my wife tells me she doesn't like the Val. Can't remove it without a replacement as the tank would look rather bare. I'm considering Limnophila sessiliflora and Rotala sp. 'Green'. I'd like Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' but apparently needs high light. I'm running injected CO2 and using a 100cm dee LED light 42W, plus two extra 50cm LED strips just to bring it up to 54W total light. (they fit in the enclosure so I hooked them up.) Cheers
  9. Sorry took tank dimensions from website which must include the filter at the top. More like 60h than 70h, width is 98cm and depth is 47cm. The 240L is also from the aqua one website. I don't plan on adding anything for a while. Just planning ahead as I just don't want to end up in the situation where I would like a certain number of fish and end up not being able to as my stock levels have reached their limit. Made mistakes of rushing in to begin with and want to be properly planned ahead. I've also got a decent sized quarantine tank (standard 2ft) that I will set up for two purposes. One to grow some plants that keep multiplying from the main tank and also as a quarantine. It will have a filter in there for flow only and another one which will be loaded with seeded filter medium when needed to be used as quarantine or hospital tank. Filters I'm running at the moment in the main tank are a Eheim 2217 and an Otto PF800N. The otto is mainly for water agitation and water polishing.
  10. Hi all, I'm trying to figure out what sort of stock level I'm at. I've had some losses and want to figure out what I want to put in one the tank has been good for a while. I'll start with what I have andfollow with what I might add. Tank is 240l - 98w x 47d x 70h 7 x cherry barbs 4 x cardinal tetras 3 x congo tetra 3 x black widow tetra 2 x ottocinclus 1 x common bristlenose 1 x spiney eel (maybe 10cm) What I would like to add. 2x sae Dwarf loach maybe 5 3 x common bristlenose Is that overstocked? Cheers
  11. Hi all, I'm trying to figure out what sort of stock level I'm at. I've had some losses and want to figure out what I want to put in one the tank has been good for a while. I'll start with what I have andfollow with what I might add. Tank is 240l - 98w x 47d x 70h 7 x cherry barbs 4 x cardinal tetras 3 x congo tetra 3 x black widow tetra 2 x ottocinclus 1 x common bristlenose 1 x spiney eel (maybe 10cm) What I would like to add. 2x sae Dwarf loach maybe 5 3 x common bristlenose Is that overstocked? Cheers
  12. I did a 50% water change 5-6 days prior to the ammonia spoke. I normally only do 20-30% water changes but might change it to 50% weekly for a while.
  13. No idea why the Ammonia spiked, I'm hoping it was from a dead fishy. I also disturbed some Val that was getting in the way which caused some of my dirt substrate to cloud the tank a tiny bit. After the ammonia spike from 0 to 0.25 - 0.5ppm. I did a 40lt water change and dosed the new 40l with double prime. Next day was down to 0 - 0.25 and now is 0 again. I'm not having a lot of luck atm. Although my other tank (2ft guppy, molly shrimp and l144) just went through a room move and me messing around with plants and driftwood and is going strong. I'm just pushing on for the moment, very stressful. A few years ago I had ZERO interest in fish keeping, to the point where I was always like "pfft fish, how boring". Now it consumes my free time (two kids under 3 so not much free time).
  14. Not having much luck atm, after losing a bunch of fish I was thinking everything was going well. Had a random ammonia spike and found a dead ottocat 4 days ago, ammonia back down to zero but a day after the ottocinclus I found a cherry barb with dropsy (I euthanized her ). So now I have a congo with a growth........ Problem:- Congo tetra has a growth on his/her mouth. Ph:- 7.0 Ammonia:- 0.0 Nitrate:- 0.0 Nitrite:- 0.0 Gh:- 214.8 Kh:- 214.8 Size of tank:- 240L Temperature °C:- 28 Been running for:- 3 months Filtration:- eheim 2217 + otto internal pf800n Fish in tank:- 1 x spiney eel 3 x black widow tetras 3 x congo tetras 7 x cherry barbs 4 x cardinal tetras (there was 14 as of friday) 3 x ottocinclus 1 x common bristlenose various cherry shrimp Plants in Tank:- Val, red ludwigia, 3 x crypts, 1 x sword, HM, APONOGETON CRISPUS, 2 x marble queen....cant remember the rest. Also has co2, 1 bubble per second. Feeding:- Tropical fish pellets, one pinch at night for two days then on the third day they get frozen bloodworm. Occasional live black worm Recent Medication Treatments:- 2 x half dose of promethysal last dose was tuesday last week. Last water change:- 30% a week ago. Water change normally done weekly, didnt have time this weekend.
  15. Ok, so about a week ago I dosed the main tank and the quarantine tank with Promethesyal (did a half dose). No one has died in the last week, plants aren't super happy but was wondering how long to keep the fish I caught in quarantine? and do I do another dose?