few updated pictures
1: Cherry Barbs, Neon Tetras, Guppy
2: Glass Catfish
4: Planted Tank
5: Otocinclus (otto)
Your plants look well john what ferts do you use? Also do you know what lights you have? My plants are not doing so well.
I'll check what it's called in the morning Matt, I know it's a cheapish one as I bought it on the quick just so I had some ( thought something better than nothing lol) I've read easy carbo is good
The lighting are T5 tubes
I started to suffer from a bit of hair algae that I'm trying to keep on top of now
You can see the grass looking plant ive cut all the tops off lol and I cleaned the java fern with a toothbrush to remove it
Getting there though and I'm really enjoying it too, the fish not the algae lol
Last edited by Rat; 24th August 2012 at 23:38.
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cheap but seems to be doing a pretty good job tbh
Hats of to you rats i been wanting to do an aquarium for years my mum and dad used to have 2 6ft tanks and i remember watching the fish when i was little they truly are fascinating to watch and your tanks looks well kept and very fine one indeed.
Keep the pics coming as i enjoy reading this thread and gives me a bit more knowledge about aquariums.
I just wish I had the room for a bigger tank lol as there are so many pretty fish Id like to add
Matt this it the hair algae problem I had
it really only affected 2 plants the grass mainly but also a bit on the java fern, it seemed to go mad like that when we had the bright sun and hot days
as I said the java fern I managed to clean with a toothbrush as the plant has wide leaves and it cleaned up pretty well tbh, the grass I tried to clean a few ways but it was no use so I decided to cut the tops off, if it re grows all good if not i'll just remove and replace it
Tanks looking good mate. Good job
the grass never recovered lol think I $acked it too much
the java fern is looking good again
the hair algae is now under control, a little bit but nothing unsightly so Im happy with that
although Im not totally happy with all the plants Ive got so may re plant at some point
I had to take the Cherry Barbs back to shop as a few of them was nipping a certain guppys tail (guppy in post 28), this was a week or so ago and its healing up nicely now the Barbs have gone
Ive added 2 nice Mollys today, 1 Black and 1 White
and 2 blue Dwarf Gourami, these along with my Ram Cichlids are my favourite fish
Ill get some piccys up later