Brought New Aquarium

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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I know but ste brought it back for something different and I told him it would die and instead it's doing well :eek: don't worry i'm shocked myself :whistling:
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Logan and @Kazzawazza my new Guppies are the two blue tailed ones with a split in the middle plus the white one and the 4th has a black tail with spec's of white half across the tail.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well never again will I have live plants @Kazzawazza and @Logan...omg the mess they made before dying off...so this week hubby hoovered tank out besides having to net it to remove the leaf mess. They've been replaced by two more artificial plants and I've bought another filter pump which sucks onto the side of the tank and besides altered my filtering system at the top it now contains bio balls and 8 Evolution Aqua Pure Aquarium.

    I think my cycle is ending because ammonia keeps coming up 0 but the nitrite is high at 2.0ppm and nitrate 20.00ppm and i'm only doing 2 water changes weekly and fish are being fed every 2 days days but they're healthy and very active.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Many many years ago I had two 30 gallon aquariums with an assortment of fish in each. I made the mistake of putting a new school of 9 tetras in the wrong tank. The school did fine the first day, then the next day I could only find 8, the following day 6. I then realized that the two Tiger Barbs were very happy with their new food supply. The remaining Tetras were transferred to the other tank. Problem solved. Sometimes it takes awhile to work out community issues.

    Jerry
     
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    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    @Gail-Steman I tried lots of different live plants over the years, the first ones being the lovely purple/pink coloured ones. They look nice in the shop, but when I put them in my tanks, for the first few days they were fine, then they started to fade and look a mess, leaves also went brown and broke off. The tanks looked a mess, so I took them out. From recollection I tried Anubias nana and Sword plants lots of times, sometimes even tieing them to bog wood etc. with cotton to try to get them to grow on it.

    Many a time fish and plecs also dug up the plants and broke bits off and I often used to come home to plants floating around in the tanks.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Hi Jerry, sorry about your Tetra but you managed to save some...my fish I have are all settled nicely and my hubby brought back one tetra nice size though and it's in to it's 2nd week and doing nice...it swims with the guppies or the rasbora on occasions.
    Hi Kazza, I've seen this with tying them to wood but you know what i'm like and I was going mad this end...never again, hubby showed one of his friends it tonight as he's got a pond and out of his mouth is comment was, it looks like a Disney land scenery [​IMG]….well you can imagine how I felt :smt022
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well I took some photo's of my shrimps, the new filter on the top and side plus new plants added and how it now looks.:)
     

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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well why I've not been to good hubby as took care of my fish bless him and vacuumed them out last Friday as they was due for it and since added those Evolution aqua pure balls in the tank 8 weekly, ammonia as been 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm and nitrate rises the most to 10ppm...I now have 29 fish in total. :sete_056:

    3 Albino gold algae sucker fish,
    10 Guppies,
    1 Neon Tetra,
    3 Black neon tetra,
    2 Red tip rasbora,
    3 Glass bloodfin Tetra,
    3 Copper harleguin rasbora,
    2 sparkling gourami,
    1 bamboo shrimp,
    1 Ghost shrimp....(the tank is in pure harmony and they get along great.)

    Hubby took this video for me with them feeding and what a stupid title he called it. :rolleyes:



     
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    It looks great Gail the fish look settled and happy :)
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    They are now...I added four endler guppies with my normal fan tails and they was being attacked left right and centre and the chap where I brought them from said they would be ok..as soon as they was removed everything as gone fine but I told the chap weeks back not to recommend them to other people, as the endlers are hybrid a mixture of normal guppies and another species of fish and they hate larger fish.
     
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