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My 240l Planted Tank, Again.

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Offline Helen

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #100 on: November 29, 2018, 07:21:15 AM »
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Btw, it is a really low tech tank. No added CO2, lighting is probably lower than average (as I'm a muppet and got shorter units than best for my tank). No special substrate (the Eco Complete and gravel mix was sieved after about 8 years,  the sand is childrens play sand). I don't feed my fish every day, but probably feed a little too much. Water changes are about once a month, and usually 50-60l (in about 210l of water) and nearly always some vacuuming. I sporadically add plant fertiliser and have pest snails.

The choice of plants has slowly evolved to be best suitable to the conditions. The rotala is the fastest growing, then the nymphoid. The crypts breed like crazy and I can't keep mosses alive at all!

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #101 on: November 29, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
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There's a lot to be said for low tech, low maintenance tanks.  :cheers:
I've found that crypts do quite well for me too.
Your set up looks great, and your fish look really happy with their environment.  :afro

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #102 on: November 29, 2018, 07:10:46 PM »
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Great video and nice amount of movement in your tank :) your khulis are huge!!  :fishy1:

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« Reply #103 on: November 29, 2018, 09:47:06 PM »
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My kuhlis are pretty old.

The last time I bought kuhlis was before I had any children (or even a bump). It was in winter and I think they got too cold on the way home. Anyway, whitespot developed and wiped most of them out. These two are the last survivors, though at least 3 survived the whitespot.

 My daughter is nearly 6, so they could be 8 years old! I don't think they get on particularly well as I rarely see them sharing a space and they certainly don't wrap up together as you see in the shops. I can't really tell, but I think they may both be females.

It is also possible that at least one of the was 'born' in my tank, because when I had half a dozen, I remember suddenly seeing one that was significantly smaller than the others. I have always struggled to count them, because there are so many places to hide in my tank and they never all come out at once. So maybe they're not as old.

Perhaps I have more than 2, but I've only seen 2 at the same time for a very long time.

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« Reply #104 on: November 29, 2018, 09:57:58 PM »
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My fish saw me sit in my "watching spot" so they've all come to the front to beg for food!!

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2018, 05:00:00 PM »
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Helen, what are the small patches I can see, which obscure the vision a little....?  I'm colour blind and can't tell if it's something that's supposed to be there or if the tank glass could do with a scrape...

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« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2018, 01:01:35 AM »
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Tank definitely needs a scrape!  :-[ Annoyingly I forgot to do it when I rearranged the decor. So it has to wait till I find a moment this weekend.

It is definitely some sort of algae as it appears if i over fertilise (or may just be when I pour the fertiliser in at the front of the tank). But it doesn't go unless I scrape it.  >:( The plec doesn't touch it and it doesn't appear to be green. But it doesn't seem to get any worse than it is now, so I tend not to worry about it.

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« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2018, 02:04:42 AM »
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Interesting...  As you know, I'm colour blind but even so it still doesn't look like algae...  I wonder if it is indeed some sort of deposit from fertiliser, as you suggest... 

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« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2018, 07:36:31 PM »
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Seneye pH trace dropped for a few days after introducing the new wood. Then again when I added some plant fertiliser (green square) I'm trying to decide if now is the right time to add a cattapa leaf.

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #109 on: December 03, 2018, 05:59:45 PM »
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I was looking at your Seneye output Helen. What timescale are the readings over ? I canít see the bottom scale on the pic.

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« Reply #110 on: December 03, 2018, 11:03:25 PM »
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Oops, sorry. I didn't mean to crop off the scale. That is a week's trace.

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« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
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When you have young children that are cute enough to be given free things and a birthday in late January when the fish shop is clearing out its Christmas stock...

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Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2018, 08:40:19 PM »
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Great addition to the tank for the festive season.  :)

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