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Dantrasy

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You're ready for the money shot!

Time to remove the glassware, scrub the big rock a little, lower the water level (say 2-3cm about the tonkinensis), grab the hair dryer and camera and... get some fish in there (where did they go??).

It really has turned out brilliant!
 

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You're ready for the money shot!

Time to remove the glassware, scrub the big rock a little, lower the water level (say 2-3cm about the tonkinensis), grab the hair dryer and camera and... get some fish in there (where did they go??).

It really has turned out brilliant!
Holding thumbs for the 28th September, hopefully my fish arrives...


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What a beaut! Your cabinet arrangement is so nice and neat. How many bps are you running in your reactor? Do you have all of your 6 T5-HO tubes turned on during the photoperiod?
 

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How many bps are you running in your reactor
I can comfortably count to about 6 bps in the drop checker, and then i turn it up just a bit more... :) yellow side of green in the checker.

Do you have all of your 6 T5-HO tubes turned on during the photoperiod?
Lights on for 5 hours
2 tubes from 16:00 to 19:00
2 tubes from 17:00 to 20:00
2 tubes from 18:00 to 21:00

Full intensity of all 6 tubes only for 1 hour a day.
 
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So, still buzzing with excitement, the majority of the fish that I've been patiently waiting for finally arrived on Tuesday evening...
Brigittae Rasbora x 50
Pygmy Corydoras x 100

The tank is now looking like there's a bit more life in it...

Not the best video, but it gives you an idea..:

 

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Will post an update soon, been very busy with exams and work over the last few weeks. Got some strange sort of slimy green thread algae that is bothering... On the rocks and plants, comes off easy with syphon, so I'm not too worried, tank is still fairly new... So algae is expected... Writing my last paper on Monday, so then I'll have plenty of time and tlc for my tank again...

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The majority of the live stock is doing well. We had a heatwave a few weeks ago and the temperature rose to almost 30deg C in the tank and I lost all my CRS.

Installed some fans on a timer and that solved the problem, back to a comfy 24 deg C.
Ordered an industrial digital temperature controller yesterday with a thermocouple, to be connected to the fans, should give me better control over the water temperature.
Will post details on that DIY when I'm done.

Also planning on redoing / scaping my 18L Nano shrimp tank in the kitchen, super excited for that...


Catch you later!!!


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Upgraded the electrical system yesterday... Very OCD, be warned...

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Everything runs with good old kettle plugs now, no more messy multi plug units.
Both Eheims have separate 24V power supplies built into the DB and the doser it's own 12V power supply. Needed only one digital timer for the co2, the overhead light has its own timer built in...

All works really well.
Was a nice and challenging little project for a Sunday afternoon


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40 Brigittae rasboras
100 pygmy Cory
15 ember tetras
6 Ottos
Some Amano shrimp

That's about it...


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