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  1. nel.pogorzelska

    Golden cobra snakehead group tank

    Woah, looks like a tin of sardines. Beautiful sardines, but the tank looks so small.
  2. nel.pogorzelska

    Sea of Ferns - Tank Closed

    Just for fun I've put the stocking into aqadvisor 230%, even if aqadvisor is not accurate this is so wrong and there are sooooo many warnings about incompatibilities. I agree in 100% - this is the reason for algae.
  3. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Yeah, I've messed up the link at first, the photo was there after a few minutes.
  4. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Noodles are doing good, I'm hypercautious though. Here is a happy noodle in his new hiding.
  5. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    It's quartz sand ~0,5 mm fraction from local garden supply. Similar to pool filter sand I guess.
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    Ropefish playground

    Today I did full water test (I really don't remember the last time I've done such a complete test!): pH 6,7 NO3 <5 ppm PO4 0,5 ppm K 14 ppm Fe 0,1 ppm dKH 3 dGH 5 Ca 35 ppm Mg 18 ppm TDS 167 ppm NH4 0 ppm NO2 0 ppm I'm using my sister for testing. She started biotechnology this year, so it's...
  7. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    When I bought the tank years ago it was meant for discus. 60 cm tall. I don't really like the dimensions, I prefer longer tanks (length is only 2 times height), but I knew nothing about scaping in middle school ;) Before the disaster I had a 10 cm layer of sand, so it hadn't looked like it's...
  8. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Ropes are back in their tank, stressed, but exploring their "new" tank eagerly. I've put them back on Friday and yesterday (Saturday) I did a 100 litres water change, another tomorrow. If the ammonia goes up too much, I will do 100 litres everyday, that's the maximum I can do with my RO (my...
  9. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    I don't really have any more ideas of what could have happened... It was all going great for more than 10 years and for last two years I didn't change much. I guess it will be one of those unsolved disasters :/ I know ropes are breathing air (they really don't mind being out of water, many...
  10. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    No power outages - family was at home, just never looked into my room. I have really fine substrate (0,2-0,3 mm), so it might have participated. The problem with large dead fish is only cories were really probable to die out of nowhere... And those are small fish. It's hard to believe that a...
  11. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    The filter was cleaned 3 weeks ago (usually I'm cleaning it once in 2 months), I have massive surface aeration (additional wave maker 2500 l/h directed to the surface), I'm doing weekly 30% water changes (with trimming and cleaning the sponge on the filter intake), fish were looking incredibly...
  12. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Sadly I think bacteria in my filter are dead too. Bloom must suffocated them. The filter smelled horribly (same as the tank), so I'm guessing it's not in a good shape. Good thing is I have 5 other tanks and I can take some filter media from each. Those tanks are much smaller, but seeding media...
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    Ropefish playground

    Right now I'm at home 3-4 days a week. So today I came home, first thing to do: let's check the tanks. The tank was dead. Horrible bacterial bloom, all fish dead. So after crying a lot I started breaking down everything. A little ray of hope. Four out of five ropes survived. They are now in a...
  14. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    As my blyxa infestation is getting more and more severe echinodorus tenellus began to mix with it. So tenellus went out today. I've planted some Alternanthera reineckii mini and pogostemon helferi. Both are from tissue culture, we'll see how will they do. News: I've started mixing my own RO...
  15. nel.pogorzelska

    1ft Cube - Jungle Scape

    I have exactly same sized tank with 8 CPDs, betta and some random shrimps. I think boraras brigittae would be a better choice, but now that I have those CPDs I'll probably stick to them. I have 2 females and 6 males, they're breeding regularly, but the eggs are eaten. They were in the tank...
  16. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Thank you! @sciencefiction yeah, their mouths are big, every fish I put in the tank has to be chosen based on that. Most tetra would be eaten (congos are probably the only tetra, that would be fine here).
  17. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Update! My echinodorus collection is growing, I have major, vesuvius, aflame and Reiner's kitty now! Other new plants: legenandra thwaitesi, some crypts (purpurea and some other). Big bushfish are just the grumpiest fish ever.
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    Red & Green - End of days?

    I have 5 Hara Jerdoni and I would definitely get more. They love baby shrimps and are quite good in finding them though. I have them in 30x30x30 cm cube tank with CPDs and some cull shrimps.
  19. nel.pogorzelska

    Congo Swamp Monster (750l biotope)

    I wouldn't worry too much about plants not doing good in freshly started tank. They need to adjust, just fertilize, give them time. When Nymphaea's roots will be established you will have another worry - it will cover all the surface. Mine is sprouting around 10-15 floating leaves every week...
  20. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    For now it's just a little taller than b. japonica (it's in the back), I don't think it grows much differently. Maybe a little bit slower, but no big problems. Thank you! My fish choice was kind of random at first. I had a free tank after I failed with discus. Somehow I've found ropefish...
  21. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    Kribensis are much worse when it comes to plants. Ropefish tend to uproot carpeting plants when looking for food (they're adorably bad ad finding food), but after having big monte carlo carpet floating, I went with echinodorus tenellus and seems like it has strong roots. On the other hand...
  22. nel.pogorzelska

    Ropefish playground

    This tank is with me for more than 10 years. At first it was a discus tank, but after I completely failed with them I got 5 little 20 cm ropefish. They're with me to this day and this tank is dedicated to them although they have other tankmates now. The tank was never restarted after ropes where...
  23. nel.pogorzelska

    Congo Swamp Monster (750l biotope)

    I have 4 butterfly fish in my 345 liters tank. They love to stay under lily pads, but wherever the surface is not covered they might jump. When food is appearing they won't even think before jumping, maybe with enough cover they won't find a place to jump out... Nice thing about them is they...
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