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Re: Wiggles tank

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Sounds like it is the lack of flow causing it then.

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Ordered myself an inkbird temperature controller as keep reading about people having heaters go wrong so seems like a good investment for £35.

Still deciding what to do substrate and plants wise, might do my son's Betta tank first as a trial run

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I had an electric aquarium vac and got rid of it, didn't like it at all, much prefer the wafting method @plankton mentions.
With the algae in the substrate, what about a kid's rake, get them with a bucket and spade beach set. I use to level out sometimes.
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I just struggle to get the required suction with the Syphon, stuff goes into the Syphon then just falls out
again rather than through the hose...
Rake seems like a good idea!

Got the inkbird set up now so have temperature alarms etc.

Have quite a few apps on my phone that now control
My tanks, I'm a bit of a gadget nerd
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Done some checking on aqvisor and they say 24-26°C for my stocking I usually had it at 26.5ish so might lower slightly, stock says I'm at about 58%

Currently have
12 cardinal tetra
11 rummynose tetras
4 panda Cory's
2 Bolivian rams
1 bristlenose pleco
1 marbled hatchet fish


The hatchet fish is the last of the 6 I had when I first set up my first tank but I don't really want anymore... I will get some more corys but they seem to be considerably more expensive lately, looking at maybe another type of tetra, lemon maybe?

And maybe another group of a different Cory, the rams are very territorial with each other (despite being male and female, not signs of them breeding) but don't care about the other fish at all... Burly worried anything else big or similar type would cause problems

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You need to swap the pandas for sterbai really at the temps you're running, pandas really don't like it above 22C long-term.
The rest will be ok at 26C, the BN may metabolise quicker than normal, but they seem to cope ok.
Lemons will be ok at that temp as well.

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Thanks for the advice got plenty of time to decide anyway with lockdown and my favourite LFS is closed at the moment anyway.

Next update was replacing the glass sliding lids with acrylic, the glass was heavy and didn't slide well across each other and one had a corner chipped off so was worried it was going to break more and end up with glass in the tank...

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Put off Changing until I had an LED light as the old tubes possibly would have warped acrylic from the heat but the fluval light runs nice and cool.


Also got a black piece to cover the front of the Weir so you can't see the pipes which was always the ugliest part of the tank, temporarily held in place by magnetic glass cleaner until I decide how to attach it more permanently.


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That time of week again, I removed the magnets and the black backing plastic appears to have decided to attach itself to the back of the tank by itself 🤷

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Mounted the inkbird on the wall as can't go inside the cabinet unless I move it to get the wires behind and I didn't feel like shifting half a ton today



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Water tension is pretty strong ;)
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Gingerlove05 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 20:41 pm Water tension is pretty strong ;)
Spoke to soon fell after a few minutes 😂

Have to find something more permanent

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