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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:56 am Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 Sorry  for  disappearing  completely,  was  dealing  with  some  issues.  The  tank  has  been  getting  regular  water  changes  and  other  maintenances,  but  there  have  been  no  additions.  I  dosed  a  few  more  of  my  DIY  root  tabs  last  month  and  the  vals  have  been  responding  pretty  well  to  it.  Amazons  are  not  gaining  height  but  have  started  throwing  runners  and  new  leaves,  albeit  slowly.  The  one  internal  1200lph  filter  was  seemingly  not  enough  for  the  tank  and  the  water  was  always  a  bit  cloudy.  Added  another  1000lph  filter  yesterday  and  replaced  the  foam  with  filter  floss  to  clear  out  finer  suspended  particles.  Tough  times  meant  I  couldn't  add  any  more  plants  for  some  time  but  gonna  order  a  few  soon  hopefully.  
 
 I  still  haven't  added  any  fish,  but  November  will  see  some  life  hopefully.  Im  really  hoping  to  get  a  school  of  glass  catfish  along  with  rainbows  and  tetras.  
 
 I  was  worried  about  not  being  able  to  fill  the  tank  with  plants  however  vals  have  almost  formed  a  meadow  in  the  middle  of  the  tank  and  Im  loving  it!
 
 A  few  anubias  and  ferns  on  the  wood  and  a  few  crypts  here  and  there  is  all  that  the  tank  needs  now,  and  maybe  a  few  giant  valls.
 
 Picture  for  reference:  
 
 
 EDIT:  Finally  able  to  place  an  order  for  my  plants!   Cheering  
 Here  is  the  final  list:

     
  • Cryptocoryne  pontederiifolia
     
  • Echinodorus  argentinensis  -  medium
     
  • Echinodorus  parviflorus  
     
  • Sagittaria  subulata
     
  • Echinodorus  grisebachii
     
  • Hygrophilla  corymbosa  “  Compacta”
     
  • Limnobium  laevigatum
     
  • Cryptocoryne  wendtii
     
  • Cryptocoryne  spiralis  -  Red
     
  • Microsorum  pteropus  "Wrinkled  Leaf"  on  SS  pad
     
  • Anubias  barteri  'Coin  Leaf'  -Pot  
     
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:28 pm Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 New  update.
 
 Plants  arrived  on  17th  October  and  I've  planted  them  the  same  way.  Wanted  to  have  a  jungle  appearance  and  the  valisneria  meadow  in  the  centre  really  added  to  that.  While  planting  I  had  to  pull  out  almost  20  valisneria  individuals  to  make  space  for  new  plants.  
 
 4  individual  Java  ferns  emerged  from  the  SS  pad,  while  3  individual  anubias  plants  were  extracted  from  the  single  large  anubias  pot.  The  seller  added  10x  sagittaria  extra  as  a  gift  and  I  am  over-all  extremely  happy  with  the  purchase  from  the  seller,  Sreepadma.com  
 
 While  planting  I  went  overzealous  and  added  about  20x  diy  root  tabs.  The  valisneria  as  usual  have  embraced  it  greatly  and  they  seem  to  gaining  height  now.  
 
 There  are  new  leaves  in  the  crypts  and  a  few  echinodorus  individuals.  Sagittaria  and  e.  grisebachii  aren't  looking  good.  Fingers  crossed.
 
 Hygrophila  corymbosa  is  probably  my  new  favourite  plant  lol.  Its  throwing  new  leaves  and  already  has  a  few  centimetres  of  roots  emanating  from  the  sides.  I  even  mistakenly  planted  one  plant  under  the  shade  of  the  wood,  but  it  still  grew  from  underneath  the  shade  towards  the  light.
 
 There  is  an  expected  outbreak  of  green  water  algae,  what  was  I  thinking  blasting  the  tank  with  so  much  nutrients  lol.  Anyway,  there's  nothing  I  can  do  except  for  wait.  Hoping  the  fast  growing  plants  like  corymbosa  and  vallisneria  as  well  as  floating  plants  will  outcompete  the  algae  soon.
 
 Ive  restricted  my  lighting  to  8hrs  a  day  as  well,  vs  10  hrs  previously.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:27 pm Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 Happy  New  Year  folks!
 
 It  has  been  fascinating  watching  the  tank  evolve.  I  added  livestock  in  November.  First  ones  to  go  in  were  red  eye  tetras.  Then  came  in  a  few  Serpae  Tetras  and  Cherry  barbs,  added  the  three  Rathbuni  Tetras  from  my  7G  to  the  tank  too,  4  painted(dyed)  glass  tetras,a  few  swordtails  and  most  recently  Kuhli  Loaches.  Current  stock  is:
 

     
  •  20x  Red  Eye  Tetras
     
  •  12x  Serpae  Tetras
     
  •  5x  Cherry  Barbs  (added  6,  lost  one)
     
  •  4x  Glass  Tetras  (P.  ranga  )
     
  •  4x  Sword  tails
     
  •  1x  Rathbuni  Tetra  [added  3  lost  two  day  one  of  adding  them]
     
  •  4x  Kuhli  Loach
     

 
 All  these  fishes  were  added  gradually  over  a  period  of  2  months.  I  really  dislike  the  trend  of  "painting"  fishes  by  injecting  dyestuff  into  their  systems,  and  Ive  made  it  pretty  clear  to  my  LFS  several  times.  However,  seeing  as  though  there  is  always  a  demand  for  these  fishes,  he  isn't  gonna  stop  bringing  more,  and  this  practice  isnt  gonna  stop.  I  wanted  to  get  glass  catfish,  so  I  was  interested  in  the  P.  ranga  for  a  long  time.  So  I  thought  maybe  I'll  just  get  a  few  painted  individuals  and  hope  their  dye  fades  soon  and  they  turn  back  to  their  natural  self.
 
 The  other  event  was  the  battle  with  cloudy  water!
 The  tank  had  turned  almost  opaque  with  the  cloudy  water,  first  it  was  a  bacterial  bloom,  then  green  water,  then  it  was  simply  cloudy  for  some  god  forsaken  reason.
 
 Here  is  a  picture  of  the  tank  in  October,  shortly  after  posting  my  last  update.
 
 
 As  you  can  see,  the  water  was  already  a  bit  cloudy,  but  it  was  okayish.
 
 
 The  floaters  quickly  dropped  long  roots.  These  ended  us  being  a  good  source  of  snacks  for  the  fishes  later  on.
 
 
 The  first  pioneers  to  swim  in  this  setup.  Water  is  still  cloudy  and  getting  worse  everyday.  All  my  parameters  were  normal.
 
 
 The  tank  was  at  its  worse  during  this  time.  This  pic  is  from  14th  November,  and  the  tank  stayed  the  same  way  till  the  end  of  December.
 
 I  tried  various  things,  total  blackouts  for  days  on  end,  reduced  photoperiod  to  just  6  hours  a  day,  daily  20%  water  changes,  weekly  80%  water  changes,  added  "aquaclear"  which  supposedly  removes  cloudiness,  but  nothing  worked.  The  tank  was  still  cloudy.  The  only  difference  was  that  instead  of  green  water,  the  water  was  now  milky  white.  After  scratching  my  head  a  lot,  I  had  an  idea  about  raising  the  temperature.  I've  seen  plants  absolutely  go  wild  in  warmer  waters  (35C  and  up),  so  much  that  even  algae  cant  keep  up.  However,  35C  is  way  too  hot  for  a  tank  with  livestock,  so  I  raised  it  to  what  I  felt  was  the  highest  fishes  could  handle,  and  kept  it  at  28C.  And  in  just  3  days,  this  was  how  the  tank  looked:
 
 
 
 You  can  see  the  stark  difference  within  just  3  days  in  this  image:
 
 
 I  wanted  to  share  this  picture  of  one  of  the  male  cherry  barbs,  its  super  saturated  but  looks  cool
 
 
 Here's  a  small  gif  I  made,  5  minutes  in  the  tank  condensed  into  15  seconds.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:29 pm Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 nice  improvement  ashwin.Thanks  for  the  update
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:52 pm Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 I  have  wasted  all  my  money  buying  all  other  plants  since  valisneria  has  completely  overrun  the  tank  Chuckle  
 So  much  so,  that  I  over  past  month,  I  have  given  my  LFS  so  many  baby  valisneria  plants  that  he  gave  me  a  small  7G  hex  tank  for  free  today  ROFL  
 
 The  tank  now  has  a  good  number  of  fishes  as  well.  This  is  the  current  stock  list:
 
 

     
  •  18x  Red  Eye  Tetra
     
  •  12x  Serpae  Tetra
     
  •  5x  Cherry  Barb
     
  •  1x  Rathbuni  Tetra
     
  •  4x  Glass  Tetra
     
  •  4x  Kuhli  Loach(  could  be  3,  Ive  not  seen  all  4  together  for  sometime  now)
     
  •  5x  Sword  tail
     
  •  1x  Month  old  sword  tail  baby  Hearts  
     
  •  4x  Black  Mollies
     
  •  2x  Platinum  Mollies
     
  •  4x  Albino  Corydoras
     
  •  4x  Bronze  Corydoras
     
  •  6x  Bosemani  Rainbow
     
  •  6x  German  Rams
     

 
 Here  is  a  (low  quality  since  my  phone  broke)  pic  of  my  tank  as  of  today:
 
 
 And  heres  a  side  shot  of  the  valisneria  jungle.  It  almost  looks  otherworldly!
 
 
 I  know  its  a  lot  of  fish,  so  I  do  30%  WC  weekly  and  80%  monthly.  Its  running  one  1200lph  canister  filter  and  1  1200lph  internal  filter  along  with  one  3000lph  circulation  pump.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm Post subject: Re: 125G tank Journal Reply with quote

 May  2019
 
 The  tank  is  doing  fine.  Nothing  much  to  report  on  the  fishes.  The  baby  swordtail  has  grown  into  a  fine  juvenile  now.  There  was  one  male  molly  who  died  after  being  sucked  into  the  inlet  of  the  canister,  I  wonder  how  that  happened  since  its  got  a  net  over  it  and  everything.
 
 Here  is  the  tank  a  day  before  the  changes  I  mention  later  in  the  post:
 
 
 The  major  highlights  are  the  Corymbosa!  They've  become  HUGE!!  Not  compacta  at  all  Chuckle  
 
 However,  the  crypts  are  not  doing  too  good.  They  are  yellowing  in  places,  and  while  valisneria  and  corymbosa  are  thriving,  Java  moss  and  anubias  have  almost  withered!  I  think  its  because  the  wild  growth  of  these  two  species  has  sucked  ALL  the  nutrients  from  the  water,  as  I  have  almost  negligible  algae  now.  Thats  not  a  good  sign  for  the  plants  IMO.  To  tackle  this  problem,  I  have  started  dosing  the  tank  from  this  week.
 
 I  was  dosing  KNO3  for  sometime,  a  few  months  ago,  but  I  saw  no  effect  on  the  plants,  while  algae  was  increasing,  so  I  stopped  it.  Turns  out,  my  dosage  was  pretty  low.  Now  I've  started  using  the  nilocg  prescribed  method,  following  this  link.  Nilocg  Dosing
 
 I  already  had  KNO3,  ordered  KH2PO4  and  CSM+B  off  of  Amazon.  Potassium  Phosphate  came  very  quick,  and  I  used  the  same  seller  from  whom   I  had  ordered  KNO3.  It  came  neatly  packaged  and  in  time.  I  mixed  the  macros  in  a  single  600ml  Bottle.  The  website  states  to  mix  in  500ml,  but  I  had  a  600ml  handy  so  went  with  it.  To  compensate,  I  dose  30ml  instead  of  the  prescribed  25ml.
 
 The  CSM+B  is  yet  to  come,  so  I'll  probably  make  its  solution  in  a  similar  fashion.  
 
 I  also  increased  the  lights  a  bit,  and  added  two  18W  phillips  T  bulbs(again  without  diffusers)  to  the  unit.  I'll  observe  for  a  week  or  two  if  there  is  any  significant  gain  after  these  two  changes,  i.e.  lights  and  dosing.  
 
 Side  Note:I  came  to  know  that  day  that  KNO3  cools  water  down  significantly!  It  chilled  the  hot  tap  water  down  to  almost  freezing  in  under  a  minute,  utterly  cool  stuff!
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