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now its not going to be a hardscape that appeals to all, esp with the addition of the Bristol Bear. But its a family tank in a family room, so design by committee. with a very opinionated client in a 2 and 4 year old.

so that’s how I have rose quartz a a nice dense lump, that in my mind looks like the body and ramus of a cows jaw.

the tanks sumped and just off cubed, illuminated by a Radion G2
 

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so fish, coral inverts gone and its a shell of its former self

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dismantled and reassembled in a new location and soil added

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lights just starting to ramp up to 20%

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lights ramping, will chuck the heater in the sump, was there while I leak checked the plumbing
 

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at full 20% on the pre set planted option

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strange how silent they are when not running at almost 100%


bit of scum on the substrate after the return pipe sloughed its biofilm.
 

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I quite like the bear. :)
It almost looks natural, like when you see a natural rock and think it looks like something, - in this case a bear. :)
 

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Excuse the glass, I'm holding off cleaning until some clean up crew are in place. Not that I'm sure what to go for. But on the positive, there's growth to be seen in the leaves and also roots.

Lights on for 6 ish hours now, plus the sunlight in the room and still only at 20% through a bit of perspex.
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while out today popped into PaH and grabbed some Salvinia auriculata, so now there’s some surface cover

the Java fern seems to be budding and the sword has a flower spike shooting up.

Seems some where at least one snail has made it in, noticed one just pre lights out the other day and there’s a little bit of damage to a few leaves.
 

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Such a glam Friday night

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Hoping to be able to ease up on these big water changes soon, currently the tanks way more labour intensive than the reef ever was, but still least the plants have taken.
 

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Is bronzing normal in this plant (sold unlabelled 🤦🏼‍♂️) much more brine to the eye
 

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Never brought anything so small before, and that's after having a whole host of gobies before
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The Cory's have had a little bit of stress from the guppies seeing them as a meal, but seems to have settled.
 

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remembered I have a filter sock in the workshop, so now any riders of the pipes (almost at one of each species now) will be bagged ready for reintroduction to the tank and not need a bit of hands and knees net work.

also using a sock on the hose to syphon, as everyone likes to come up close to the pipe and managed to catch a Cory as it was about to exit the window and have had a clown goby before get stuck in the opening of a pipe,
 

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Hi all,
Is bronzing normal in this plant
Looks like it might be a Ludwigia sp. and a lot of them <"have bronze shoot tips">.
The Cory's have had a little bit of stress from the guppies seeing them as a meal
Not ideal, you may also find that the Guppies get all the food before the Pygmy Cories do?

If you feed some really small food items, it gets around this. <"I like micro-worms"> for all the little Corydoras spp. (and Corydoras fry), the fish <"really like them"> and bigger fish can't be bothered with them.

cheers Darrel
 

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Hi all, Looks like it might be a Ludwigia sp. and a lot of them <"have bronze shoot tips">.Not ideal, you may also find that the Guppies get all the food before the Pygmy Cories do?

If you feed some really small food items, it gets around this. <"I like micro-worms"> for all the little Corydoras spp. (and Corydoras fry), the fish <"really like them"> and bigger fish can't be bothered with them.

cheers Darrel

Thanks Darrel

I'll try and sort out a culture then, seems to be harmonious in their now, every one swimming about, but always good to give some enrichment and not just one boring meal
 

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Enough growth to have had to do a round of tip pinching.

Working out of I keep or rage war with the hitchhiker snails, seem to look to be growing into ramshorn and pond snail shell shapes. As yet only squished and fed to the tank the ones that were easy pray.
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I was asked previously why keep things like the mag on a viewing pane, tonight was a good example of it being handy to be able to see. It could get out, but had I moved the scraper, it might not have been a good ending

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Wanted to see if I still had 4 pygmies and felt like the odd snips now and then had controlled things I now needed to give it a more substantial cut.
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So a load of stems cut and placed back into the sand and the shorter ones composed on the front garden.
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The filters not stuck on as I like a variable flow and tend to move it about each day and it also moves a bit on its own. Must fix the mp40s wetside bearing and have the nice tidy option back
 
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