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EA600 high tech jungle, fingers crossed!

Harry H

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Week 10

Started getting some hair algae on front LH side, near the bazooka, removing leaves with algae, scraping the stones. I think it is under control, thinking of getting a twinstar sterilizer, or just an air stone maybe. I d9nt know enough about sterilizer, need to look into it. The red eye tetras turned out to be quite suicidal, 3 left from original 6, and saved couple as well. They are crazy, darting out of water for some reason, flying across the room. Added 3 gourami, a dwarf, a honey and a red, I love them. Lost one amano as well, he was a jumper too. I decided I will not have any moss on the wood next scape, takes hours to siphon afterwards, there must be an easy way. Overall, going ok, weekly water changes now. Even wife brags about our fish tank to her friends. :lol:

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Yep I agree, really nice scape and the wife does right bragging about it :thumbup:
Shame about the fish, some species are more prone to jumping and amanos do tend to wander if the water level is high.
 

Harry H

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Week 14

I had some more algae issues, had to remove worst effected crypts, scrubbed some stones, lowered the light intensity and upped the CO2. Seems like it is settling in, manage to have about 1 point drop in last two pH profiles. I added a Chihiros Doctor, thanks to @MattDear, hope that will help to control algae and added some bolbitis from @Kezzab, thanks.

Unfortunately lost the dwarf gourami, and another red eye tetra, now only 2 tetra left. Added 2 more honey gourami and I watched the one already in the tank turn darker around the belly! Literally in about 5 mins, it looked like a complete different fish. And tonight, there was some special action in the tank, I thought gouramis make bubble nests, well, they were too busy to make a nest! Shamelessly taken a photo :)

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Harry H

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Some photos after weekly WC. Added 6 green neons, they lifted the whole aquarium, there is much more movement now, amazing little guys. Replaced the dwarf gourami that I lost as well, hope this one lasts. Plants seem to grow ok, I had to move all Sagittaria subulata to right back corner, as some of the leaves are longer than 50cm.

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After a haircut and water change. Did not have time to clean the glass ware. Next week maybe. Bob the Betta passed away, got Bob Jr, this time blue crowntail. My 7 year old insisted full military honours in the garden, Bob now is burried next to the shed. Explosion of cherry shrimp population.

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Harry H

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Complete rescape, with different wood but same plants. The wood was in discus tank originally, I swapped them, kept the epis that were on it. New wood is slightly too big for the 600, but I think it would do. Overal, spent no money for rescape, I will get some hairgrass for the front later. No more sand in front, a bit less hassle :cool:

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Also the old wood in discus tank
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