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Staffylover wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 17:59 pm
Will post pics as soon as I do anything I promise :D
We must have this written in your own blood, signed, witnessed by @plankton or @Vale! and guaranteed on your life! :grin:
Ring-a-ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! we all fall down! :dodgy2:
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Ok ok here is a pic to keep you happy! lid is off ready for cleaning out, makes the tank look a good bit smaller I have to say, but no changes yet :rolleyes:

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Staffylover wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 22:35 pm
Ok ok here is a pic to keep you happy! lid is off ready for cleaning out, makes the tank look a good bit smaller I have to say, but no changes yet :rolleyes:
Yay! ...a side shot, we'll drool over this image, you do know this is aquarium porn! :grin:
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LOL Martin ROFL

Not much to report, just basic maintenance for the 2 existing tanks, 18l tank all cleaned out hope to be able to use it for quarantine good job I am not planning on getting any more big fish - and none at all for a while, substrate added to new tank, hope to put a plant order in this week ready for some planting next week, pic of sessiliflora plants waiting and hopefully growing some root in 350 and one of new tank :D


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Looks like a pet snake having a stretch ;)

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Today I thought I better get on with planting my order that came in post as some were starting to melt, also put my stones in and the wood out of the 350, have some background plants to put in hopefully tomorrow but it's amazing how they have all disappeared thought I had ordered quite a lot but it doesn't look much now :O
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Water sprite
Crypt Balansae
Crypt Wendii brown
Monte Carlow
Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan

For some reason my pictures wont post so will come back to this post to post pics later..
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To mis-quote "Jaws": You're gonna need a bigger plant order :D

Looking forward to the pics ;)

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Ok this one has worked, my singular pearl danio that will be one of the first to benefit from the new tank assuming that I can catch him!

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Finally got things to work - one at a time was the answer :)

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Today was new tank day, I forgot how much work setting up a new tank is, some things worked well others not so much but at least I have not yet flooded the house, :)

attached new length of hose to syphon that worked a treat, drained half the water out of the 350 into the garden no bother, it needed a large water change as I took all the long grass runners out plus the Sessiliflora for the new tank, it now looks pretty bare, I do have a plan to totally revamp it but that will not be for at least a few weeks
Sadly the connector I got for the kitchen tap wont work as I can't get the end bit to unscrew, have ordered a different one now, still 50% success with new hoses so not too bad,
The Emperor Tetras really liked having the stem plants floating in the tank even showing some possible spawning behaviour though I never saw any eggs, if I get sufficiently bored I might set the 15l up put a couple of them in there to see if anything happens, likely to busy again soon with work though so perhaps not,
Also I was really pleased with my new algae scraper, it's just a better version of a credit card but makes things a lot quicker - it's the little things!

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