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Revival project 2016

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jagermelifter, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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  2. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    what kind of algae is this? im having a hard time identifying it. any help will be greatly appreciated.




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  3. keithgh

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    I would not worry too much the way that shrimp is eating it.

    Not the best of photos sorry to say.

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  4. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    day 37, slight trim and a little replanting. i just moved some plants around to compensate for growth image and to compromise the light requirements of some of them. also i did my h202 spot treat, and added 3 albino bnp and 1 sae. im starting to doubt the twinstars capability now. need to do more research on electrolysis i guess.

    some of the algae looks undercontrol now after the blackout, but the coral algae seems to got a little bigger. hopefully the sae will clean it up now.

    took out 10 rummynose and added 4 emerald rasbora, i know they might interbreed with the galaxy but whatevs. still waiting for my cacatuoides to come in.

    fresh waterchange pic. cheers!

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    To help with the Algae several Ottos would certainly help and add some Khuli Loaches to act a vacuum cleaners.

    SAE are only good while young as they age they become very lazy and prefer fish food rather than hunt for their natural food Algae.

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  6. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i do have 4 ottos in there but they dont do much haha. yes thats true about the sae, but yeah ive had good experience with them so they have thumbs up from me. but about the khuli loaches, what exactly do they vacuum? they eat algae aswell?


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  7. keithgh

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    Mine would go over the DW that had algae they were best at cleaning up every thing else in the tank.

    Habitat, diet, parameters, and related information
    The natural habitat of the kuhli loach is the sandy beds of slow-moving rivers and clean mountain streams. They are a social fish and are typically found in small clusters (they are not schooling fish but enjoy the company of their species), but are cautious and nocturnal by nature and swim near the bottom where they feed around obstacles. They natively live in a tropical climate and prefer water with a 5.5 – 6.5 pH-but will tolerate 7.0 pH in aquaria, a water hardness of 5.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 75 – 86 °F (24 – 30 °C). Kuhli loaches are scavengers, so they will eat anything that reaches the bottom. They usually feed at night, but can be taught to feed in the day in the home aquarium.

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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks keith for this helpful info. 25 years on and off on fishkeeping but ive never had a kuhli, ive seen them at pet stores but i didnt know theyre usefull. ive always resorted to shrimps as my scavengers. my ph goes up to 7.4 when the c02 is off, hopefully they can adapt to it.


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  9. ashley

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    I've kuhli loaches loaches in my work tank and they are very cute. Hardly see them though as they are nocturnal. Comes out occasionally when plants are being trimmed or when food being fed. But I doubt they eat hair, brush, or staghorn algae. They defintely scavenge though. They do that all day.

    Yeah SAEs I have two in my home tank and they are about 2"? They try their best to eat livefood, any food other than algae if possible. :(

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    When I pulled my Shrimp tank down I thought I had 1 or 2 Kuhli but I found 5 big fat ones nothing like the little skinny ones I bought.

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    One of my fat Kuhli Loaches at feeding time.

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  11. jagermelifter

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    day 43

    added a pair of gbr, but i think theyre both females? lol and i found a few hara jerdonis at my lfs so i had to grab 3. dimmed lights to blue 75%, green 75%, red 85%, and white to 55% at 6.5 hours. c02 is on 30min before lights turn on and off. algae seems to be undercontrol for now, resumed ei last week. definitely needs a minor trim and waterchange tommorow! some pics from a proper camera at last.

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    It does kinda seem you got two female gbrs. But a closer and more zoomable picture would be nice to confirm.

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    Tank has great potential and I think that is developing the right direction(y)
     
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    The water's so clear it looks like it's just air
     
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    This is looking fantastic! Keep it up!

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    im gona take one back to aprils later, im pretty sure its 2 females coz of the pink belly.


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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thank you! any suggestions from you guys is appreciated!


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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thank you sir!


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    One question back center and slightly to the right what is that white marking?

    Some purists would say its over planted and looks rather regular.

    My personal opinion its a natural natures Aquascape done to perfection, only comment I would like to see a similar Aquascape in a massive 3-4mt tank filled to capacity with colorful inhabitants.

    Or sitting on my 8ft Buffet in my lounge room.

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  20. jagermelifter

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    which white spot? the one by the mini pelia?


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